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Christmas Outfit Ideas: What To Wear For The Holiday Season

06 December 2021

By Harriet Amurao


Holiday season is officially here! It’s the most beautiful (and busiest) time of the year where we get together with our loved ones, share good food, memories and most importantly, put together some banger Christmas outfits.

With so many celebrations and activities lined up, you’ll be booked and busy planning out your festive outfit rotation for the month. Whether you’ve got a Christmas dinner with your family, a fancy cocktail party with your workmates or a boozy New Years Eve party with your besties - we have the perfect range of Christmas dresses, two piece sets, and all-in-one jumpsuits and playsuits that’ll have you slaying this festive season.

This is our guide on what to wear for the holiday season.


1. Work Christmas Party Outfits

If you’re not sure how to tackle the workwear to partywear pipeline, we’ve got your back. We know it can be hard to decide how much is too much for an office party and we’ve found that the safest options are more sophisticated, classy and lowkey enough that it can easily be dressed up with accessories and reworn for other occasions.

It goes without saying that blazer mini dresses are the perfect one-and-done piece for a work party. It’s the perfect balance of business and party, and pairs perfectly with strappy heels. Alternatively, you can go for a less businessy piece like a floaty knee-length dress, satin slip midi dress or a two piece pant set. They’re all super sleek and extremely versatile options, so you can wear them across seasons. Pair ‘em with your favourite heels (or boots) and statement earrings for a polished work Christmas party look. 


Sharmaine Cut Out Blazer Dress in White



Sisters By Heart Asymmetric Cowl Neck Midi Dress in Emerald Satin



Adelaide Two Piece Set in Pink



Nour Dress in Navy Satin



Wild Nights Dress in Wine


2. Christmas Party Outfits

Whether you’re spending it with family, friends or your partner, a Christmas party will always be the perfect excuse to go all out and look your absolute best. If you want to keep the festivities high this holiday season, go for an iconic red or green ensemble. Now, you might think it’s a boring and overdone theme but it’s a safe choice that will never fail you…seriously! However, if colour really isn’t your thing, try a sleek and solid white number and let your accessories provide the much-needed pop of colour to the ‘fit.

Not too OTT and not too casual, jumpsuits and playsuits are a stylish and comfortable choice for those that don’t want to wear a skirt or dress. Make sure that your all-in-one piece has at least one key detail like wide legs, trendy cut-outs, splits or unique necklines to make a lasting impression, and complete the look with heels and statement earrings. But if you do want to wear a mini skirt set or dress, keep an eye out for ruffles, puff sleeves and satin fabrics when picking out your Xmas ensemble for extra style points, and team them with mules and dainty jewellery to top the look off! 


Girls Life Jumpsuit in White



All I Want To Be Dress in Green Satin



Primrose Cut Out Tie Back Long Sleeve Playsuit in Red



Astarte Two Piece Set in Green



I'm The One Two Piece Set in Red


3. Christmas Eve Outfits

If you’re going out or staying in for Christmas Eve, you’ll want to be all dressed up for those festive instagram pics, right? Regardless of if it’s a casual or formal dinner setting, it’s only right that you dress to impress on this special once a year occasion. Whether you want to become the centre of attention in sequin or satin numbers or keep it easy and lowkey in a co-ord set or jumpsuit, we’ve got the perfect options for your evening plans.

A co-ord set like the tweed mini skirt and blazer is a personal favourite for a semi-casual Xmas eve look. It’s such a chic take on festive dressing and gives off major Chanel-esque vibes - who wouldn’t like that?! But if that’s not your cuppa tea, a wide leg jumpsuit is a great alternative and can easily be dressed up or down. They’re both extremely versatile so you can rewear the pieces on separate occasions. For a more fancy dinner, a mini or midi dress will be your best choice to achieve that classy and polished look. Style them with boots or your favourite heels and a mini handbag to keep it extra stylish!


Cynthia Ruffle Jumpsuit in Black



Tomiko Cropped Tweed Blazer in Green Tweed



Cyndee Tweed Mini Skirt in Forest Green



Shaneal Off Shoulder Mini Dress in Wine Sequin



Kinsley Twist Front Midi Dress in Champagne


4. Christmas Day Outfits

Booked for a boozy bottomless brunch or a cocktail party and don’t know what to wear? We’ve got you! You’ll want to keep things bright, colourful and elevated for Christmas Day events. I’ve said it once but I’ll say it again, your holiday looks don’t have to be red, green or sequinified - you can go for similar hues like wine, mulberry, emerald and olive or go plain and simple with white. With Christmas Day having a completely different vibe to Christmas Eve, we’ve rounded up some fun looks that you’ll want to be seen in for the day.

Keep the vibes hot and feminine with trendy lace and halter styles, plunging necklines, high splits, and sleek silhouettes as seen on two piece sets, playsuits, mini and midi dresses, and everything in between. They’re all super elevated and sure-fire picks that can be styled in so many ways. Wear them with heeled sandals or sneakers (depending on the dress code), fine jewellery and a mini handbag, and you’ll be ready to party it up!


Fancy A Spritz Dress in White Embroidery



Forrest Halter Neck Top Twist Midi Skirt Two Piece Set in Berry



Clay Multi Tie Playsuit In Green



Waverly Halter Dress with Cowl Neckline in Red



Jamellia Low V Neck Drape Front Midi Dress in White


5. New Years Eve Outfits

Bring on the glitz, glam and drinks this NYE! As we celebrate the end of 2021 and the start of 2022, what better way to bid farewell to the weird year than by serving a jaw-dropping NYE outfit that everyone IRL and online need to see. Whether you’re going for diamante, velvet, gold lurex or silver sequin-heavy styles, there’s no doubt that you’ll be best dressed at that NYE party this year.

We’re loving sequin mini dresses with halter necks and ruching, one-shoulder midi dresses with bodycon fits and splits, and two piece sets that’ll flatter your figure on all occasions. Whatever the choice, finish the look off with knee-high boots or barely-there heels, a baguette bag and pop on some simple earrings and voila! You’re all set to ring in the new year in true Showpo fashion. Cheers to that!


Kaylah Cowl Glomesh Dress in Silver



Imogen Bandeau Top Two Piece Set in Rose Gold



Deni Diamante Strap Midi Dress in Black Velvet



Cluedette Cut Out One Shoulder Mini Dress in Silver Sequin



Carissa Ruched Mini Dress in Copper Lurex


With that, we’ve rounded up some outfit ideas that you could wear this holiday season. Of course, it all depends on the dress code, and how you and your friends or family spend each occasion but we hope that you’ve gained some style inspiration. We wish you an early Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!