It’s no secret that in a world rapidly changing, “home for the holidays” has taken on an entirely new meaning. With the season fast approaching, and new norms for holiday parties accompanying the growing reliance on virtual gatherings, it's no surprise that our ideas of house party outfit ideas are changing with the times as well. This season, comfort and class are working in concert, elevating online quality time, and bringing a homey comfort to Christmas parties and gatherings of close friends and family.
Don’t Sleep on Loungewear
It’s amazing what a few years can do for style, and sweater weather is having its athleisure moment. This season, we’re excited by the emergence of loungewear as everyday comfort essentials that can be easily accessorized to make excellent holiday party clothes. Holiday pajama parties, the natural extension of early morning gift exchanges, are going modern and mainstream, with friends hosting at-home get-togethers without a formal dress code. Of course, laid back doesn’t mean a lack of style, and chic loungewear is a perfect way to stay classy and cozy. A Comfort One-Shoulder Jumpsuit is great for a day at home or a night with friends; and a Sweet Hoodie can be surprisingly easy to dress with an unstructured blazer.
Sweater dresses are great choices for house party outfit ideas. Perfect for casual gatherings, a sweater dress features a great drape and plush-to-the-touch elegance. Easy to dress up, this homey holiday option also pairs well with simple, elevated accessories for a fabulous look. Adaptable, adorable, and an easy addition to some holiday travel or some at-home fun, don’t be surprised if you find a new fascination with the seasonal look primed for fireside cheer.
A New Accessory
Spending quality time and growing closer with our loved ones has always been what the holidays are about, and in a season where closeness requires an extra bit of care, many of us have added things like masks and sanitizer to our daily go kits. There’s no reason holiday party clothes can’t include a great looking reusable mask (and there’s no reason your PPE has to make your holiday party look like a clinic!). Accessories have always found their origins in practicality (that chic scarf you love is the descendant of a lifesaving fabric that kept your ancestors warm) so as we become accustomed to stay-at-home gatherings and Zoom parties, so too do we maintain our style while staying safe with a great looking fabric mask.
Some things are synonymous with the holiday season. For some, it’s recipes passed down through generations; for others, it’s recognizable old songs playing while putting up holiday decorations. There’s a reason we call these things “timeless” -- and some house party outfit ideas are just that. While prints are always bold and fun, a knit dress with a mid-thigh hem evokes old-world style while giving a sleek, modern silhouette. Smocked dresses are an ideal go-to in solids or prints, adding a traditional sartorial grace to a fun, casual look. A maxi dress can be just at home in the boho-chic Malibu winter -- where you’re as likely to hear crashing waves as sleigh bells -- as fireside at a Rocky Mountain chalet. Classics are classics for a reason, and there's no better time than the holiday season for playful takes on much-loved styles of holiday party clothes.
Here are a few classics with a twist we love:
- Tie-Front Maxi Dresses: Evoke an inner goddess of the hearth, or simply enjoy the elegant flow of a lovely dress that brings a little sunshine to the winter months.
- Mini Ruffled Dresses: A mid-century chic dress with a modern cut is great for fun under the city lights or right by the fireplace.
- Prints: Less ostentatious tones like olive, with micro-prints on flowy dresses, work great for a classy go-anywhere look that still stays in the casual outfit realm.
As you deck the halls this season, bringing loved ones together under one roof (or via a modern route of video conferencing), treat yourself to some comfortable house party outfit ideas from the lovely selection at Amour Boutique. Sprung from our family’s love of affordable fashion, and kept alive by our dedication to bringing our customers only the best, Amour Boutique offers impeccable clothing for a vogue look that is both daring and down-to-earth. Shop our amazing selection today, and see more of the styles we love on Instagram. We love comments and collabs, so get in touch or follow us to see all of our new arrivals today!