For many, the holidays are the most wonderful time of year. And, it only comes around once a year, making it the perfect time to level-up your fashion game! Festive Christmas parties and holiday dinners call for a fancy outfit. Save your comfortable clothing for another occasion because Christmas is a time for celebrating with family, friends, relatives, and colleagues, meaning this is your chance to show off your style!
In this guide, we’ll provide you with some great men's Christmas party outfit recommendations. Whether you’re looking to impress at your work Christmas party or make a statement with a Christmas dinner outfit that is guaranteed to impress, this guide is for you! Now, let’s break down our party attire guide based on occasion beginning with the classic office party!
Work Christmas Party Outfit
Have you been wondering what to wear to a work Christmas party? Well, look no further. When it comes to office parties, Christmas is the time of year to step it up a notch and dress a bit more fun than usual. Now, some parties include a specific dress code so if that is your situation, we recommend respecting the dress code.
So, what goes into achieving an elevated men's work Christmas party outfit? Well, you can start by combining a classic white button-up shirt with one of your favourite sports jackets. And, if you’re feeling spendy, then take this opportunity to splurge on a new sports jacket! A great feature jacket, while not something you’ll wear every day, is great for keeping on hand to wear for special occasions like Christmas office parties.
When it comes to choosing a festive outfit for your upcoming work Christmas party, we recommend skipping neutrals. Say goodbye to neutral work suits and jackets, and instead opt for something with a bit more personality. In the spirit of the festive season, jewel tones reign supreme. Think rich hues of royal blue, deep purple, and emerald green.
Finish the look off with a pair of neutral dress pants and let the festive jacket speak for itself!
Casual Christmas Party Attire for Men
If your holiday plans are a bit more casual this year, have no fear! When temperatures drop, we find ourselves reaching for cozy knits and dressing slightly more casually. When it comes to dressing for a casual Christmas party, it’s important to dress for the occasion, while still looking elevated and well put together! With the right outfit, you can look chic and casual, without compromising comfort.
To start out this look, we recommend finding a statement button-up dress shirt to use as a layering piece. Don’t be shy! Have fun with this shirt. After all, you’ll only be revealing a peak-a-boo of its collar. Next, choose the knitwear that will be the centrepiece of your outfit! This is not an ugly Christmas sweater, this is an elevated, classy, handsome sweater. Choose a stylish sweater in a classic style like a button cardigan, ¼ zip, V-neck, or even a sweater vest if you’re feeling adventurous!
To complete this casual Christmas party outfit, we recommend pairing it with either a pair of dark wash jeans, chino pants, or dress pants. When it comes to choosing bottoms, this is where you’ll have to pre-emptively read the room to determine what the dress code entails. A casual party look can still be casual with neutral dress pants. Our advice? Choose whatever you feel best in!
Christmas Dinner Outfit
If you’re attending a Christmas party that includes a Christmas dinner, then you’ll want to find an outfit that strikes the perfect balance between comfort and style. The great thing about parties like this is that you have full freedom to unleash your personality and style!
Now, because you’ll be eating Christmas dinner, you’ll want to consider comfort! You don’t have to go all out and dress in a tux, however, a stylish suit or sports jacket will go a long way to elevate your look and turn heads without sacrificing comfort and style.
Stick to a simple 2 piece suit with a nice dress shirt or wear a stylish sport jacket! When it comes to Christmas party attire, colours, patterns, and textures are your opportunity to have fun and dress for the Christmas spirit. Velvet textures and playful patterns amp up the festivities and Christmas spirit. After all, Christmas only comes once a year!
Finish off the look with a pair of dress pants or denim. The pants you choose will depend on the formality of the Christmas party you’re attending and the impression you’re looking to make! Dress pants are a more formal option and a no-brainer, while denim is a more comfortable choice for indulging in festive Christmas dinners.
Accessories For Men Christmas Party Outfits
No man's Christmas party outfit is complete without some thoughtfully selected accessories! Whether you’re dressing in a 2 piece suit, a sports jacket, or a classy knit with denim, accessories possess the ability to instantly complete any outfit and give it that polished look. Leather belts, festive socks, and pocket squares can add a festive flare to your Christmas party look and ensure the entire ensemble looks complete!
There you have it, our guide to dressing for Christmas parties! We walked you through a few of the most common Christmas parties you’ll encounter, including the Christmas dinner party, work party, and casual party. Browse our selection of shirts, suits, sports jackets, knitwear, and accessories to pick up some new pieces for your upcoming Christmas party or to add to an already existing look in your wardrobe!