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What to Wear Where: Outfit Inspiration for Every Holiday Party


Is your holiday calendar filling up with dinners, galas, and other fabulous gatherings? Lucky you! You’re going to need a way to make an entrance, start a conversation, and be the life of the party—the perfect excuse to shop for holiday outfits. And hey, even if your most pressing engagement is helping your grandkids pick out the perfect pine at the Christmas tree farm, we won’t tell. You can still shop for all the fun holiday outfits you want at Chico’s. Check out these styles and get inspired for every holiday party on your schedule. 

Family Getaway  

If your holiday plans include traveling to a long-awaited family reunion, you can definitely find inspiration with our Travelers Collection. Just because a garment is wrinkle-resistant and travel-friendly doesn’t mean it can’t be knock-out gorgeous. Our Travelers Classic Dress will make you feel cheery and bright for any holiday occasion. The silhouette is flattering for all figures, and the classic design works just as well for the office Christmas party as it does for the cookie exchange at your neighbor’s house. 

Who says holiday dresses are the only option for formalwear? The tinsel won’t be the only thing shining this year! Our Travelers Collection Velvet Jumpsuit is an elegant take on the modern jumpsuit, and it’s ready to party.  Thanks to the bateau neckline and ¾-length sleeves, it is beautifully feminine without lacy frills. The custom-colored velvet fabric gives this dress just enough sheen to make it holiday-ready. 

Drinks with the Girls 

After months and months of blank calendar pages, chances are your social calendar is now full of catch-ups with your girlfriends. Just because drinks downtown isn’t a black-tie affair doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dress for it. Maybe you’ve never thought of wearing some of your favorite jackets out at night, but our Embellished Jacket, with its touch of intricate floral embroidery, isn’t your ordinary jacket. The showstopper is a literal compliment magnet. Wear it over a turtleneck, ponte leggings, and brown leather boots to stay warm long after the sun sets. 

Holiday Date Night 

Winter date nights are always extra romantic (perfect cuddle-up weather). Plus, a simple change of scenery is an easy way to dial up the romance—no more eating at the kitchen table turned work-from-home setup! The Easy Chic Knit Column Dress is the little black dress you need this season. At first glance it may look simple, but simple is its superpower. With clean, modern lines, the silhouette of this dress is extra-flattering, and the luxurious knit fabric feels whisper-soft on your skin. This dress is a canvas that lets you create your own style. Adorn it with your favorite statement necklace for effortless elegance.  

Christmas Charity Event

Are you looking for inspiration for those extra-special occasions? Chico’s has got you covered. Nothing says holidays like velvet and sequins. Our Velvet Sequin Dress takes these two fancy fabrics and makes them even better with the chic addition of bell sleeves. The jewel neckline is perfect for showing off any extra holiday bling you’d like to add. And since we know you aren’t one to shy away from the dance floor, this lightweight dress has built-in stretch.  

Find More Inspiration at Chico’s

Whether your tastes lean toward the classic, the trendy, or the too-busy-to-fuss, Chico’s has a holiday party look for every occasion. The right accessories can turn almost any outfit into an unforgettable ensemble. Shop Chico’s accessories for the jewelry, scarves, belts, and bags needed to complete your holiday look. If you’re looking for even more holiday outfit ideas, our stylists have curated this outfit inspiration guide filled with our top picks. 

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