Decoding holiday dress codes is difficult even for the most devoted fashion fanatic – lucky for you, we’ve tracked down go-to outfits for outfits for every get-together this season. If you’re anything like us, you’ll want to lounge in something soft on Christmas, but you’ll want to amp things up a little on New Year’s Eve. We’ve got you covered with local retailers that know what's up when it comes to Seattle style.
Hear us out. Your friend will hit the gift exchange and they’ll all be in sweaters and leggings – show them up just a little bit with a sweater dress. The trapeze cut makes it easy for you to over-indulge a bit at dinner – add a scarf, some fancy tights and a pair of booties to disguise yourself as a totally put-together person when you’re in fact wearing a bit comfy sweater all day long. Bam – tricked ‘em.
Ready to amp things up a tad when you head to a fancy dinner – say, a nice dinner out or a trip to the theater? Upgrade the dress just a tiny bit, amp up your hair game and keep the tights and booties. By swapping in a sweet textured mini you’ve moved up a bit on the glam scale without sacrificing warmth. We love a velvet slip dress (with a jacket for party-hopping, naturally) or a lacy romper.
Feeling super fancy?
On New Year’s, we live by one rule: the more glam, the better. Go all out – we mean gown, strappy stilettos, and a blow-out. (We’re partial to Swink for their perfect take on Hollywood-style waves and their expertly-applied lash extensions.) Long dresses not quite your thing? A jumpsuit is about as festive as it gets. New Year’s is the perfect time to try one out.