12 Christmas-Dinner Outfit Ideas I'm Borrowing

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 Christmas-dinner ensembles, we turned to our vast network of fashion people 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 leather pants to a slip skirt, 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: Want to master the look of casual polish? Wear a button-up sweater with tailored pants in monochromatic hues.

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 a button-down shirt and leggings.

Style Tip: If you’re looking for a chic and simple outfit, you can’t go wrong with a printed dress and boots.

Style Tip: You can never go wrong with a classic black-and-white dress with pointy-toe shoes like senior news editor Erin Fitzpatrick is wearing here. Timeless. 

Style Tip: A flowy, champagne-colored dress and heels are the perfect way to dress up.

Style Tip: Another foolproof Christmas-dinner look is a slip dress with a warm coat over your shoulders.

Style Tip: And if you’re feeling bright, you can’t go wrong with a colorful sweater and an equally colorful coat.

Style Tip: Update your T-shirt-and-jeans combination with a simple leather shirt.

Style Tip: Give a monochromatic look some edge with a classic black crew-neck sweater.

Style Tip: If you want to take the black-and-white approach, you can always wear a two-tone jacket with a black miniskirt.

Style Tip: A cable-knit cardigan will give your ensemble the perfect touch of coziness.

Style Tip: If you want to wear pants, opt for a PVC pair and style it with a double-breasted blazer.

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Next, I’m Convinced That These Daring 2023 Trends Work for Everyone