Holiday Festive fits right between cocktail and business attire, a tad less dressy than cocktail and a bit more fancy than what you would wear to work. Holiday Festive dictates that you can be playful, women can wear a silk or chiffon top paired with a pencil skirt or slacks or a playful shorter length dress in a holiday color like red or emerald green.
Dress down a cocktail dress by throwing on a matching jacket and belt or wrapping a cashmere kimono sweater over the top. Women can also pair a basic black shift dress with a bold, glittery necklace and killer heels. This look is all about having fun while still being stylish.
Just an FYI, Holiday Festive does not mean wear a Christmas themed sweater, please, please throw those away!
Holiday Festive Party outfits from Net-A-Porter:
The perfect example of how to dress up a simple black dress to be appropriately festive:
Holiday Festive Ensembles:
I love the way a fitted black blazer anchors a flirty party skirt and tough heels pull the look together. A white button-down shirt can add sophistication to a metallic skirt and a simple black chiffon top pairs well with a winter white skirt. A slinky sleeveless tunic makes capris festive.
Holiday Festive Dresses: