With the holiday season upon us, chances are you’ve got some parties on the calendar. Of course you’ve also got 800 gifts to buy, four dozen cookies to bake and an entire house to decorate, which means choosing the perfect holiday party outfits might be low on your list of priorities. (The physical and mental load is real.)

But before you throw in the towel and resign yourself to the same black dress that you’ve worn a hundred times, let us help. Getting dressed up (or at least out of leggings and Uggs for a hot minute) is one of my absolute favorite things about the holiday season and I don’t want you to miss out if you feel the same way.

Whether you’re headed to a holiday concert at your kids’ elementary school, a quiet dinner party with friends or even a fancy soiree, we’ve rounded up a collection of holiday party outfits that will make you look and feel your festive best.

Fancy holiday party outfits

Eliza J. Sequin Wrap Front Long Sleeve Jumpsuit

Eliza J.

$198

Sequin Wrap Front Long Sleeve Jumpsuit

In my world, it’s not the “holiday season.” It’s the “season of sequins.” It’s the perfect time to rock a disco-ball inspired look and personally, I will attend any event that gives me an excuse to do so. For a look that’s both elegant and totally show-stopping, I’m really into this wide-leg jumper. Not only does it give total boss vibes, it also eliminates the stockings/no stockings conundrum those of us in the colder climates always face during the winter.

Buru Peter Pan Collar Day Gown

Buru

$178

Peter Pan Collar Day Gown

How often do you find a gorgeous dress that actually allows you to mom in it? Practically never. This beauty is a rare exception. Not only is it a total vintage-vibey stunner, it’s also made from washable cotton, offers easy access to nurse and has giant pockets. We’re in love😍

Dress the Population Emery Long Sleeve Sequin Cocktail Dress

Dress the Population

$253

Emery Long Sleeve Sequin Cocktail Dress

If a wall of sequins is just too much, opt for this sleek number which uses them to create an Art Deco inspired pattern. We love the sophisticated silhouette which dips low in the back to wow them as you walk away.

Kiyonna Verona Velvet Gown

Kiyonna

$188

Verona Velvet Gown

Is there a look more holiday appropriate than red velvet? I think not. This elegant gown has a lot of details to adore–like a flattering sash waist and flowy feminine sleeves–but if we’re being honest, we love the pockets the most.

Free People All the Time Mock Neck Velvet Minidress

Free People

$168

All the Time Mock Neck Velvet Minidress

But it’s not just red velvet that feels holiday ready! This swing dress features a colorful paisley pattern that works just as well for a Thanksgiving outfit as it does for New Year’s. We love the fun, flirty length (which looks killer with a pair of over-the-knee boots!) but the clincher is that adorable bow at the nape of the neck. Swoon!

 

A New Day Velour Jumpsuit

A New Day

$38

Bell Long Sleeve Velour Jumpsuit

It might feel like athleisure but it certainly looks party-ready! And while the wallet-friendly jumpsuit comes in black, we vote for the hot pink instead.

Hill House Home Ellie Nap Dress

Hill House Home

$150

Ellie Nap Dress

The Nap Dress sensation isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, it seems. An easy style to dress up or down, it’s no wonder drops sell out in minutes. This season they’ve released two festive plaid prints which with a couple of accessory swaps can take you everywhere from your kids’ holiday concerts to a night out in the city!

J. Crew Willa Cropped Flare Pant

J. Crew

$139

Willa Cropped Flare Pant

Personally, I think it’s high time I had a holiday party appropriate powersuit in my closet. The wool tartan plaid pieces from J. Crew are not only timeless, but also just as stylish mixed-and-matched.

H&M Sequin Top

H&M

$29.99

Sequin Top

The only thing better than sequins is sequin fringe. I mean, is this not the most fabulous ensemble you’ve ever seen? Add in the pants for head to toe shimmer that even Taylor Swift would be jealous of.

Casual holiday party outfits

Old Navy Long-Sleeve Mock Neck Mini Sweater Dress

Old Navy

$69.99

Long-Sleeve Mock Neck Mini Sweater Dress

Chic but comfy, you can never go wrong with a sweater dress! Paired with tall boots, or even booties, it’s an effortless holiday outfit that works for so many occasions. This one from Old Navy gets high marks from reviewers who say they love it so much they’ve scooped it up in multiple colors.

Old Navy Velvet Bodysuit

Square-Neck Velvet Bodysuit

$29.99

Old Navy

Consider this versatile piece part of your holiday capsule wardrobe. Old Navy’s raved-about Square-Neck Velvet Bodysuit pairs with everything from pleated skirts to jeans depending on your social calendar.

J. Crew Cable Knit Mockneck Pullover with Jewel Buttons

J. Crew

$99.50

Cable Knit Mockneck Pullover with Jewel Buttons

Can we collectively retire ugly sweater parties? I do not have enough social events on my calendar to waste one looking not cute. That said, I do love a good sweater and this one from J. Crew is top of the heap. A row of sparkly buttons makes it feel a little fancier no matter what you pair it with.

A New Day Short Sleeve Slim Fit Mock Turtleneck Velvet T-Shirt

A New Day

$20

Short Sleeve Slim Fit Mock Turtleneck Velvet T-Shirt

A T-shirt, but make it party attire. Pair this simple velvet number with jeans or cropped pants and some leather ankle boots and you’re ready to roll.

Spanx Front Slit Velvet Pants

Spanx

$128

Front Slit Velvet Pants

When you want to wear stretchy pants but still look chic, Spanx is always the answer. This wide-legged style features a fun front slit to lend an edgier look.

Gap Scarf Top

Gap

$69.95

Scarf Top

With a little bit of shine and the most gorgeous jewel hue, this sophisticated top will come in handy long after the invites taper off.