Festive Christmas Outfit Ideas

The holiday spirit is in the air, so we’ve put together a few of our favorite celebratory looks for Christmas parties, New Year’s Eve toasts, and general year-end revelry. Start with the most beautiful dresses online – eveningwear dresses, brocade silk dresses, and ruffle maxi dresses, not to mention separates worth a look – then add dazzling accessories and you’re ready to RSVP yes. 

Velvet Dresses

A long, luxurious velvet dress makes a beautiful choice for the holidays. Consider a dark, wintry palette with pops of bright, seasonal shades of red, pink, and purple, or even with touches of sparkle. Our Black Plum Snake One Shoulder Gown is made from pure silk velvet (and lined in silk too), and its rosy motif would fit right into a scene of charming holly and poinsettias.
Or, if red is really your color, we love a statement dress like the Hand Embroidered Long Maxi Gown. This stunning, rose-red dress features a high neckline and long sleeves that are perfect for chillier temperatures. The green, gold, and purple embellishments evoke a twinkling, sophisticated holiday scene, while the flowing red skirt brings drama in the best way. The rich velvet texture is one of our favorite fabrics for Christmastime, both for its thickness and warmth and the way it subtly reflects light. 

Silk Dresses

Indian artisans are known for their skillful work in silk, and there’s no better starring moment for gorgeous craftsmanship than a holiday fete. Silk brocade is guaranteed to steal the show – just look at the Cassia Midi Silk Brocade Printed Pleated Dress, and the way its geometric pattern catches the eye. (We’ve paired it here with the Parijat Silk Velvet Quilted Coat, another wintertime favorite.) Brocade has long been a popular choice for Christmas and New Year’s Eve dresses, thanks to its thicker weight and celebratory feel.

Silk is stunning in a floor-length style, but a silk mini dress can be formal, too, with the right embellishments and an elevated construction. The Lychnis Silk Printed Mini Dress is stitched from luxurious, handcrafted silk, and finished with handmade, hand beaded tassels on the sleeves. It features a sultry side slit that’s ideal for a cocktail party, holiday reception, or even a wintertime wedding. Though the colors are Christmas-ready, this type of chic, youthful style can be worn all year round with ease.

Metallic Dresses

Nothing says Christmas like silver and gold. When it comes to metallics, we know how to find the sweet spot: just enough sparkle to shine, but not so much that the rest of the look disappears. For versatile holiday evening wear, we love a style like the Metallic Button Down Long Dress that can transform from Christmas or New Year’s Eve favorite to a standout choice for galas or weddings.

In fact, we’re strong believers that there’s no need to stick to a reds-and-greens palette for the Christmas. Mix things up with a burst of dazzling pinks instead – think of it like refreshing sip of holiday berry punch. This color-and-shine combo will stand out now, later, and forever. The Pink Metallic Hand Embroidered Tiered Long Dress is a ruffled maxi look we’d love to see at a holiday party, with its fun and playful ruffled tiers and its one-of-a-kind linear metallic motif.

Holiday Sweaters & Skirts

Who said a holiday outfit had to be a dress? These gorgeous tops are just as festive as any gown, and can be styled infinite ways to express your personality. We love the look of a sweater paired with a skirt, for example, like the Canna Embellished Sweater, worn here with a striking floral skirt. This holiday-ready sweater is crafted from 100% wool, sourced from the Himalayan region of Kashmir and dyed naturally. It’s knitted by hand in a relaxed fit that’s effortless to wear, and bedazzled with a scattering of colorful, metallic flowers.

The Saffron Embellished Cable Knit Sweater is another lovely example of this evening wear look. An everyday cool-weather piece like a cable-knit sweater can transform into something special as its vivid, chunky knit and bold, hand-embroidered detailing make a captivating complement to a long floral skirt. Together, they create a holiday outfit that’s chic yet casual, and of course, exquisitely comfortable.

Holiday Accessories

Looking for the finishing touch on your holiday look? A bright pair of earrings or a colorful clutch could be just the thing. Every Christmas party outfit needs some statement jewelry, and you can’t head out for New Year’s Eve without somewhere to tuck your essentials. All of our tasseled earrings, like this Burgundy Parakeet pair, are made from silk and tiny glass beads. 

And when it comes to a bag, go with something that makes the look, like our Midnight Forest Silk Tassel Pouch. Don’t be afraid to mix prints – layer floral on floral, and color on color. Especially around the holidays, more sometimes really is more.