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Festive Party Looks for the Holidays

The perfect guide to this season’s must-have outfits

With the festive season just around the corner, it seems like an impossible endeavour to find something in your closet that is suitable for all of your upcoming events and occasions. If you’re struggling to find the perfect outfit for the holidays, then fear not because our blog here at Pure Collection is going to give you all of the inspiration that you need to put together a perfect festive look. Whether that be the ultimate cocktail attire or work partywear, we’ll cover everything so that you always have an outfit in mind.

A common misconception is that the holidays mean everything has to be over the top, red and sparkly – but that certainly isn’t the case. We want to give you classy alternatives to the infamous movie quote Christmas jumpers so that everybody feels confident and comfortable in their choice of attire during these holidays.


This season, embrace the holiday spirit with a touch of velvet to make sure you get the most out of your festivities. This year velvet is at the forefront of the party outfit scene, offering classic and unmistakable holiday vibes. Velvet is a great material to incorporate into the holidays, allowing you to emanate the warmth, soft and classy nature of Christmas. Choose velvet in deep colours such as midnight blue, royal purple and wine red to stay on trend with the festive palette. 

Velvet doesn’t have to be exclusive for dresses but can also be fashioned in suits, tops and skirts, making the fabric super versatile. Velvet also offers a demure alternative if the glitz and glamour of sequins isn’t your thing, and the great thing about it is it isn’t just a Christmas-only fabric, so can be used again if you have another event throughout the year. Sometimes, less is more and velvet certainly proves that.


Shimmering sequins are a great way to get the party started, offering that added glam and glitz to the party front. If you have a work party or need something with added glam to help the dance floor glow, then sequins are the perfect addition to your holiday closet. Sequin tops are a great way to add that little bit of glamour to your outfit and can make maximum impact without the worry of going overboard. If you want to dance the night away at the works party or need that perfect outfit for hosting on Christmas day, then sequins are the one for you. Whether that be a subtle fleck of sequins sewn through a sweater, or a sequinned blouse nothing screams the holidays like a touch of glamour. 

Midi skirts

Midi skirts make the perfect holiday wardrobe addition, diverse yet classy so that you can wear throughout the year as well as the festive season. One of the best things about midi skirts is their diversity, whether you want it pleated, velvet or a classic plain black, your options are endless. You can dress your midi skirt with flat knee-high boots for a casual daytime look with a turtle neck or dress them up with a pair of your favourite holiday heels and a satin blouse for those more formal events. Checked woollen skirts are another holiday essential, bringing those traditionally British vibes to your festivities and offering seamless and sophisticated outfit options.


Sweaters don’t just have to be a mundane day-to-day school staple, they can be incorporated into the holiday festivities. Whether you have been looking for a cosy roll neck to wear with a pair of cords or a class V neck with a fleck of glitter through to wear with your midi skirt, they are the perfect winter addition. Sometimes Christmas sweaters get a bad reputation for being obviously cheesy or old fashioned, but that isn’t always the case. Christmas sweaters don’t have to be a singing Santa, but can be subtle and classy, bringing an extra touch of chic into the holidays. The best thing about investing in a timeless sweater is that you can wear it with anything. Whether you want to wear it for a Christmas cocktail evening or when you’re cooking up a storm on Christmas Day, it’s much more versatile and stylish than purchasing a one-off sweater. 


Classic black is a great way to make maximum impact with minimum fuss – living proof that less can sometimes be more. Whether you wear a power suit or go for a little black dress, they both have the potential to be highly impactful. If plain black is just that little bit too dull for you, accessorising is an ideal way to add the missing glam. You could add a belt, purse and heels if you want a pop of colour or sparkle, so don’t be afraid to buy simple! It’s a great opportunity to utilise what’s already in your closet, if you buy an LBD, see if you have a blazer that you could wear over the top or a black jumpsuit dressed up with some sparkly jewellery. 


The holidays are a super busy period, you’ve got a works’ party one evening and the next you’re out in your cocktail attire with the girls, but sometimes you just want to snuggle up on the couch and put your favourite Christmas movie on. Here at Pure Collection, we can’t think of a better time of year to use the excuse for a new pair of Christmas pyjamas! Pour yourself a glass of something red, put on a set of luxurious silk loungewear and relax. A great alternative to your partywear and the perfect way to take time to enjoy relaxing and spending time with loved ones cocooned in a new pair of sumptuously soft pyjamas.

We hope that this blog has helped spark some festive outfit ideas and have got you all feeling party-ready. Whether you decide to opt for a subtle sweater or go all out with a sequin dress, we know you’re going to look flawlessly beautiful in whatever you choose. So from festive velvet to cosy night pjs you should feel prepared and excited for the upcoming holidays.

If you’re still in need of further inspiration, why not check out our partywear edit here at Pure Collection for everything that you need to step into the season with a little bit of sparkle.