Holiday Cocktail Party Outfit #MomsDoHolidayStyle
Hello friends! Welcome back to 25 Days of Winter Fashion! Today I’m excited to share a holiday cocktail party outfit, and I’m also joining a bunch of fashionable friends for a Moms Do Holiday Style series to bring together our favorite holiday looks.
This metallic knit sheath would be great for a company holiday party or any other winter party you may need to attend that requests cocktail attire, but it really makes me think of New Year’s Eve. Either way, it’s figure flattering and comfortable too. I always like a dress with the ruching on the side.
On the Nordstrom website, it says it runs large, so I ordered a 6, and it fits perfectly. I’m often an 8 in dresses, so I would agree that it runs a bit big.
I accessorized with these mixed metal chandelier earrings from my Stella & Dot boutique. They make a great statement, and they’re large enough to show even if you have dark hair. I also wore a stack of bangles that are super old. They were also really inexpensive, but they come in handy at the most random times. I like how they are delicate even though they make a nice statement. I think I got them at Francesca’s many moons ago, but this set at Target is similar.
I decided to wear tights and suede pumps with this dress. I like the heavier look of the tights with the deep metallic tones in the dress, and it’s a more modern look that pantyhose. If I were going to a more formal event, I might opt for sheer black hose (charcoal) and pointy-toe pumps.
Another option would be black or gold dress sandals, but then you have to either do toe-less pantyhose or bare legs. If you live in the south, that might work for you, but here in the northeast, I think hose or tights make more sense and look nicer too at this time of year.
I wanted to carry a gold clutch, but I realized that I donated mine. D’oh! Sometimes I get a little carried away with my closet clean-outs. Instead, I opted for this black patent envelope clutch. It works okay because there are some darker tones in the dress, but I still think a gold bag would be nicer with this because you carry your bag close to your dress, and it would blend better and not stand out against the dress. (Does that make sense?? It IS possible that I’m over-thinking this. It’s been known to happen.)
I also like how this bag has a gold chain so I can put my purse on my shoulder and hold a drink in one hand and a tasty nibble in the other. I hate juggling a clutch and a drink while trying to eat at a cocktail party, so I always look for clutches that have a strap option.
Since it gets pretty cold here in Pennsylvania this time of year, I’ll need something over this dress. A black wool dress coat would be nice, or if you want to invest, a faux fur shrug would be perfect.
If I had a dressy New Year’s Eve party to attend, I would totally wear this outfit, but for my husband’s work holiday party this weekend, I think I’m going to opt for the cold shoulder dress I styled back in October. I love that it has long sleeves because I’m always cold, and I really want an excuse to wear those pink suede pumps!!
P.S. The dress is back in stock in all sizes!!!
Now it’s time to visit Cyndi to see the winter outfit she’s styling today!
Also be sure to enter our Moms Do Holiday Style $250 Nordstrom gift card giveaway, and then head on over to That Chic Mom and Take Time for Style for your daily dose of holiday style.
You may also enjoy my Holiday Style Pinterest Board.
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