One thing that's more stressful than making the actual Christmas meal is, you guessed it, planning and executing an impeccable Christmas dinner outfit. But fret not—there's still ample time to prepare and perfect the evening menu and outfit, and we're here to explain how.
To help you get some ideas for chic, family-friendly Christmas dinner ensembles, we turned to our vast network of fashion girls to see what they've been wearing. And just as expected, their looks didn't disappoint. While some have a hint of red, others carry just the right amount of sparkle. All of them, of course, hold an air of elegance. From that fiery red satin dress to a slip skirt–and-sweater combo, these are the Christmas dinner outfits you'll want to re-create this holiday season. Read on to see the looks and shop key pieces.
Style Tip: If you're looking for a chic and simple outfit, you can't go wrong with a printed midi dress and a wool coat.
Violeta by Mango Paisley Print Dress ($120)
Style Tip: If your family is the type to have a more formal sit-down dinner, another foolproof Christmas dinner look is a slip dress with a warm coat over your shoulders.
Stelen Dafina Faux Leather Trench Coat ($230)
Public Desire Maxi Slip Dress with Cowl Neck ($56)
Style Tip: Give a monochromatic look some edge with a classic black crewneck sweater.
Uniqlo Extra Fine Merino Crew Neck Sweater ($40)
Madewell Emmett High Waist Crop Wide Leg Pants ($53)
Style Tip: Want to master the look of casual polish? Wear a zip-up sweater with tailored pants in monochromatic hues.
Song of Style Rivka Zip Up Sweater ($165)
L'Academie The Desirae Pant ($178)
Style Tip: If you want to take the black-and-white approach, you can always wear a two-tone jacket with a black miniskirt.
Central Park West L’Horizon Two Tone Jacket ($196)
Violeta by Mango Leather Miniskirt ($170)
Style Tip: A cable-knit cardigan will give your ensemble the perfect touch of coziness for a family feast.
Urban Outfitters Recycled Fisherman Cardigan ($59)
& Other Stories Corduroy Flared Trousers ($89)
Style Tip: A silk top and skirt is perfect if your family is hosting a grand meal.
Allen Schwartz Jayla Dolman Silk Top ($310)
Vince Slip Skirt ($245)
Style Tip: Feeling festive this year? Sport a rich, red dress with a pair of semi-sheer tights.
Reformation Sage Dress ($148)
Wolford Amazonian Tights ($49)
Style Tip: If you want to wear pants to your dinner, opt for a PVC pair and style it with a double-breasted blazer.
Topshop Double Breasted Blazer ($95)
Commando Faux Patent Leather Perfect Control Leggings ($98)
Style Tip: If you happen to be putting together an outfit at the last minute, a good combination to keep in your back pocket is an oversize silk shirt, fitted trousers, and mules.
Orseund Iris Le Funk Silk-Satin Shirt ($275)
By Far Tanya Leather Mules ($385)
Style Tip: Looking to stay casual and cool for your dinner? A graphic sweater with black jeans is all you need.
Replica Cashmere Arrows Sweatshirt ($478)
Re/Done High Rise Loose Jeans ($265)
Style Tip: For the maximalist out there, style a tie-dye long-sleeve shirt underneath a silk slip dress. And if you need an added layer, throw a chunky knit cardigan over your look.
Tory Sport Tie-Dyed Stretch-Jersey Top ($130)
The Line by K Florence Hammered-Satin Dress ($165)
Style Tip: If you're having a simple meal with your immediate family, a classic sweater with sneakers in a similar shade will look put together without feeling over the top.
Everlane The Lightweight French Terry Crew ($38)
New Balance 574 Sneaker ($56)
Style Tip: Update your T-shirt and jeans combination with a simple leather jacket.
Violeta Buttoned Leather Jacket ($200)
Mother The Enchanter ($285)
Style Tip: And if you're feeling bright, you can't go wrong with a colorful sweater and an equally colorful coat.
Grlfrnd Jeane Suit Jacket ($318)
Aritzia Cosmic Sweater ($110)
This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Dale Chong.
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