for him & her: what to wear to a christmas party 2011

[ 3 ] December 9, 2011 |

Once again, the holiday season is upon us. And you know what that means…more office parties, family get togethers, charity events, etc., etc., etc…

Last year, we gave you our best Christmas party outfit ideas. This year, we’re doing the same! So, if you’re at a loss of what to wear, then we’ve got you covered. Check out these cool Christmas party outfits for women and men!

formal event

Headed to a formal dinner party or a charitable holiday event? Try this classic, yet festive, Christmas party outfit. This is the time of year when you can break out the shimmer and the glitter sans the strange glares. Add it somewhere unexpected, like a fabulous shoe, a shimmery clutch or a fab belt!

women’s christmas party outfit:

Hematite chiffon and sequin tiered spaghetti strap dress, $109.60, BlueFly ($40 off + free shipping with code: DEC40); Patricia necklace, $79.50, Banana Republic (35% off until 12/9 with code: BRSNOW); GWKIO, $110.00, Guess (25% off $100+ orders); Faux Ponyskin Zip Clutch Bag, $56.00, Top Shop.

Total cost of look = $355.10

Total cost of look with coupons (Bluefly, Banana Republic, Guess) = $259.78! (total savings = $95.32)

men’s christmas party outfit:

Tailored slim windowpane suit blazer, $375.00, Banana Republic (35% off until 12/9 with code: BRSNOW); Tailored slim windowpane suit pant, $150.00, Banana Republic (35% off until 12/9 with code: BRSNOW); Bayberry Solid Oxford Shirt, $135.00, Piperlime (Free shipping); RANNK, $89.95, Steve Madden (20% off $75+ order with code: RUSH25)

Total cost of look = $749.95

Total cost of look with coupons (Steve Madden, Banana RepublicPiperlime) = 548.21 (total savings = $201.74)

office christmas party

The number one rule of holiday office parties? Simple. Keep it appropriate. You’re mingling with your bosses and coworkers, so wear something that’s suitable to the type of work you’re in. What’s your work dress code? If it’s business formal, then choose a formal outfit. Same goes for every dress code. Think office wear turned up a notch.

women’s office christmas party outfit:


Little Gia Clutch, $75.00, Piperlime (Free shipping); Latest Love Dress in Evergreen, $54.99, Modcloth; Pizana Pump, $115.00, Guess (25% off $100+ orders); Matte opaque tight, $22.50, Banana Republic (35% off until 12/9 with code: BRSNOW); Shimmering Hoop Earrings, $2.66, Forever 21.

Total cost of look = $270.15

Total cost of look with coupons (Piperlime, Banana RepublicGuess) = $233.52 (total savings = $36.63)

men’s office christmas party outfit:

Gavin-fit straight chino, $49.50, Banana Republic (35% off until 12/9 with code: BRSNOW); Merino v-neck sweater, $59.50,  Banana Republic (35% off until 12/9 with code: BRSNOW); Decker, $95.00, Piperlime (Free shipping); Telly, $99.00, Piperlime (Free shipping).

Total cost of look = $303.00

Total cost of look with coupons (PiperlimeBanana Republic) = $264.86 (total savings = $61.86)


Are you attending any holiday parties this season? What are you planning to wear? 

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  2. Shannon says:

    Thanks, Janet! Glad you enjoyed the post! :)

  3. Janet says:

    I love the items you selected for the outfits. Very stylish and nicely done. :-)

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