Holiday Fashion Shopping Guide – 16 Picks to Get You Through All the Festivities

Are you ready for the holiday season?

The winter holidays bring with them so many fun dress-up occasions. With these events brings the challenge of what to wear!

Whether you need a look for an office holiday party, a cocktail party, New Year’s Eve, or casual holiday get-togethers, I’ve rounded up some amazing holiday options in every size for your consideration! I found some great options from Ann Taylor, Roamons, and Torrid (just to name a few)!  Enjoy!

Office Holiday Party:
For holiday office parties, you want a look that is festive, but also conservative. That means minimal to no cleavage, nothing too short, and no over-the-top bling. Think subtle shine and extra trimmings. Think special fabrics in shapes you would normally wear for work.

Torrid – Ruched Sleeve Lace Blazer
Available in plus sizes 0-5X
The Limited – High-Waist Midi Skirt
Available in straight sizes petite, average and tall
Ann Taylor – Sequin Jacket

Available in straight sizes petite and average XXS-XL

I kind of NEED that sequin jacket – just waiting for the right sale!

New Year’s Eve:

New Year’s Eve is the time to add more flair to your holiday looks. Lots of sparkle and shine. Shorter hemlines work for party time

Wet Seal – Gold Rush Metallic Surplice Romper
Available in juniors plus size 1X-3X
Roamans – Sequin Peplum Tank
Available in plus sizes S-5X (12-40) in black (as shows), boysenberry and marine blue
 

Custom Fit:
All of these pieces can be customized for your body and your preferred length, sleeve length, etc. There’s nothing like having a piece made just for you.

Smart Glamour is available in sizes XXS-6X, is fully customizable, and is always made in the USA! EShakti boasts a size range of 0-36W and has an impressive selection of holiday options this season!

eShakti – Baroque Brocade Short Trench Coat
Smart Glamour – Dewitt Lace Dress
Available in six different lace options and five lining colors
 
Cocktail Party:
Holiday cocktail parties call for looks that are sophisticated and have subtle sex appeal. I love the idea of a jumpsuit for a cocktail party as an alternative to a dress.

If you’re in the market for a new dress, I’d go with a dress in a simple shape that lets your body stand out but doesn’t overpower you. You want people to see YOU, not focus on what you’re wearing (though they will be noticing)!
Ann Taylor – Tuxedo Jumpsuit
Available in straight sizes average 00-18, petite 00-16, and tall 0-18
Torrid – Envelope Bodycon Dress
Available in plus sizes 1X-5X
 
Full-On Glamour Girl:

Do you have a glamorous event to attend?

I am really loving velvet dresses this season! They are simple to wear and look so fancy! Channel your inner Jessica Rabbit in a sumptuous fabric, rich color, and maybe even a sexy thigh high slit!

Eloquii – Studio Collection Velvet Gown
Available in plus sizes 14-24 in cabernet (shown) and black
Roamans – Velvety Wrap Dress
Available in plus sizes 14W-34W in boysenberry (shown) and black
Casual:

Have a casual house party or get together to attend? A cozy sweatshirt or sweater is a great choice. Add fun embellishments or metallic detail or opt for an “ugly” holiday sweater that is actually cute!

LOFT – Fair Isle Embellished Sweatshirt
Available in straight sizes average XXS-XXL and petites XXS-XL

Wet Seal – Keep Calm and Bite Me sweater
Available in straight sizes S-L

The Icing:
Don’t forget the accessories? Nothing spruces up that LBD in your closet like some sparkly new accessories.

Try an on-trend ear cuff or statement ring. 

The Limited – Starburst Statement Ring
Boohoo – Lily Glitter Box Clutch
See anything you love?

Hope this round up helps inspire some ideas for your holiday events. 

I wish I had more dress up opportunities! I just love the luxe fabrics, rich colors, and elegant vibe of so many holiday fashions!

Do you have any fun holiday plans?

Author: Cassie

I'm the owner/publisher of Style Cassentials, a curvy and petite gal OBSESSED with fashion and strong believer in making clothes work for YOU! I love sharing advice on all things fashion, especially shopping and fit tips!

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