Best Dressed Guide: Holiday Edition

With the holidays quickly approaching that means a heck of a lot of parties coming your way and some major shopping hauls to find the perfect outfit. A closet full of clothes but nothing to wear, right? We love any excuse to swipe our cards for some new clothes, and holiday parties are the perfect one!

Dressing for the holidays, especially in Chicago, can be pretty difficult given that the weather is never a reliable best friend. Don’t worry though ladies because we are here to help you look your best. Whether it’s a Friendsgiving dinner or a holiday party for work, we got you covered from head to toe. Literally.

The great thing about wearing a bodysuit is how flattering they are on all kinds of body shapes and sizes. From velvet to lace, you can’t go wrong pairing a bodysuit with a leather skirt or your fave denim.

H&M, Velvet Bodysuit

H&M Glitter Bodysuit

During the holidays, dresses are probably the easiest outfit go-to. Bonus: they leave extra room for eating that third cookie followed by another glass of champagne. When shopping for that perfect holiday dress, don’t be afraid to go for different patterns, fabrics, colors, etc. A sweater dress is a classic staple that looks bomb when paired with OTK boots. On the other hand, a black dress with embellishments is perfect for those fancier December holiday get-togethers.

Lulus Dress

ASOS Curve Dress

Just because there might be snow on the ground soon, doesn’t mean you can’t still rock a fab pair of heels. We recommend opting for metallic or glittery vibes when it comes to shoe shopping for any holiday party.

Lulus Booties


If you’re not a dress or skirt kinda gal, check out some of our fave pant options. Grab a coated pair of jeans for a bold look or opt for a printed pant to look a little more festive.

ASOS Pants

Looking top-notch for the holidays doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of money. These looks are all pretty affordable and can be re-styled for different events! H&M, ASOS, F21, Target and Zara (sometimes) are the best budget-friendly places to shop for your next holiday party look.


Colleen McClintic