Dress to Impress This Holiday Season with 12 Christmas Dinner Outfit Ideas

by Sara Wennerstrom / Dec 01, 2022

Look as festive as the parties lined up in your calendar this holiday season. The perfect Christmas dinner outfit adds a little pizzazz to a normal ensemble, taking it from a typical gathering to one full of tinsel, presents, and eggnog. With cheery holiday colors, sleek fabrics, and glistening accessories, everyone at your holiday event will be complimenting your style. Here’s a helpful guide of Christmas dinner outfit ideas you can try out for your upcoming holiday parties.


12 Christmas dinner outfit ideas


Whether you’re hosting an intimate family dinner or dining with your extended family, the right holiday outfit elevates the occasion. From a cozy Christmas sweater and jeans to a sleek slip dress, these 12 outfits are bound to make a statement at your Christmas parties.


  1. All-black ensemble

An all-black ensemble is the perfect structured, sleek, and slimming look to wear for your holiday dinner. Whether you’re hosting a casual buffet or a five-course meal, an all-black look can be dressed up or down. For a more casual outing, pair black skinny jeans with a fitted sweater and a black puffer vest. On dressier occasions, opt for a fitted blazer and matching trousers or a midi sweater dress. To make your ensemble glisten like the newly-fallen snow, add a pair of sparkly bow or dangle earrings and a matching bracelet.


  1. Velvet pantsuit

Soft, cozy, chic – velvet is the fabric of the winter season. Spice up your holiday wardrobe with a powerful matching velvet pantsuit. Go neutral with an all-black look, or add some festive cheer with a deep red or emerald green set.


Then, complete your look with the Aria belt bag you can tie around your waist, chest, or carry as a clutch. Depending on the color of your suit, opt for a neutral hue such as chestnut or cream color, or choose a forest or merlot color.  


  1. Turtleneck knit dress

Looking for a dinner outfit that’s as soft as pajamas without their frumpy look? A turtleneck knit dress offers both style and elegance without skimping on warmth. For the perfect evening ensemble, pair your knit dress with sheer tights, boots, and a leather belt for a more fitted look.


  1. Tulle skirt and fitted sweater

For more formal occasions, a tulle skirt and fitted sweater is a great choice. It’s feminine and sophisticated, yet effortless. To create this look, choose festive colors such as a red shirt and white sweater, or go for neutrals with a gray skirt and printed white top. Add a pair of pumps and a matching purse to make a statement.


  1. Pleated mini skirt and trench coat

Pleated skirts are back in and are making their move this holiday season. Join the trend and opt for a Blair Waldorf-inspired look complete with sheer tights and an oversized trench coat. Add a jeweled headband and the Cadence Crossbody purse for a glam look.


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  1. Sequin pants with a fitted top

Bring on the festive holiday vibes this Christmas season with sparkling sequin pants. Whether you choose a fitted or flare, gold or silver, these pants are bound to add glitz and glam to your holiday scene. Add festive color to your ensemble with bold red lipstick and matching sunnies.


  1. Mock sweater with leather pants

Leather pants and a mock sweater are a great combination for creating a cozy yet polished dinner outfit. Whether you prefer a pop of color or a neutral-toned mock sweater, either option will look classy and cute. Complete your look with sleek silver heels and a matching necklace and diamond studs for the laid back yet festive holiday look.


  1. A slip dress with festive jewelry and hairpins

For a holiday party that’s all about the glitz and glam, opt for a sleek slip dress with festive jewelry. Choose between a satin black, silver, or gold dress, or opt for a bright red to make your outfit pop. Add some dangle earrings or berets for some extra holiday shine.


  1. A festive sweater and jeans

Wearing a bold festive sweater for your Christmas dinner automatically puts you in a cheery mood. For a casual outfit turned holiday, pair some jeans with a bright red or green sweater, or opt for a graphic Christmas shirt. Add some chunky boots and stud earrings, and you’re set.


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  1. Wide-leg trousers with an off-the-shoulder sweater

If classy, comfy, and chic is your go-to aesthetic this holiday season, try pairing wide-leg trousers with an off-the-shoulder sweater. Opt for a sweater that’s a bit more form fitted, otherwise, your ensemble may look a bit more frumpy than sophisticated when paired with oversized pants. To make this outfit festive, make your trousers a statement color, such as forest green, then add a coordinating mini bag, such as the Mini Alunna.


  1. A plaid scarf with a classic look

Some holidays, especially the ones spent with your immediate family, don’t require you to go all-out on the glitz and glam. If this is the case for you this year, choose a classic, comfortable look and add a few festive touches to get into the holiday spirit. Pair your everyday jeans and your favorite sweater with a plaid scarf and matte red lipstick for an eye-catching effect.


  1. A matching fur jacket and beret

Layer up for the chilly winter season with a fur jacket and matching beret. Not only will this ensemble keep you toasty during all your winter activities, but it’s also cute and classy. To ensure that you don’t go overboard on the fuzzy warmth, pair your fur jacket and beret with a fitted turtleneck, sheer tights, and metallic shorts. This combination of textures transforms your outfit into a true statement.


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Arrive for your Christmas dinner in style


Christmas is the best time of year to celebrate life and spend time with your family and loved ones. No matter what your dinner plans are this season, formal or informal, the right outfit will boost your confidence and bring out your inner model for the best holiday photos.


But, you can’t complete the perfect holiday ensemble without the right accessories. SENREVE offers a vast collection of handbags and accessories that are bound to make a statement. With multiple color options to choose from, you’ll find the perfect piece to complete your holiday look.