Outfit Ideas for Winter Occasions

Winter Occasion
Dress Trends

It’s that time of year again...the holiday season! As your calendar fills with office parties, wintry weddings, New Year’s Eve bashes, and destination ceremonies, your winter wardrobe will need a refresh. With temperatures dropping, it’s time for luxurious fabrics and saturated colors to take center stage. (Don’t forget about cold weather accessories like cover ups and wraps, too!) Whether you’re looking for the perfect wedding guest dress or a showstopping New Year’s Eve outfit, we’ve gathered some of our favorite winter occasion trends.


One of our favorite winter trends showcases the softest material in any closet: velvet. The plush, universally flattering fabric is perfect for a formal wedding or New Year’s Eve bash, since it keeps you warm without looking bulky. We love velvet paired with an eye-catching cowl neckline or vintage-inspired off the shoulder silhouette.


Nothing screams “holiday party” like a liberal dose of glitter! Winter’s darker palettes let you play with sparkle in refined ways—think a glittery maxi dress or a flirty, beaded mini. Our favorite part? Sparkle is surprisingly versatile; you can wear a glittering gown as a wedding guest and again for a NYE rendezvous.


Smooth, silky and sultry, charmeuse is a sophisticated addition to our list of winter trends. This drapey material is a shinier take on satin, perfect for transitioning from autumn to holiday events. Keep it casual with a cowl neckline and some playful pleats or go formal with a dramatic fringed hem. No matter how you style charmeuse, effortless elegance is guaranteed.

Jewel Tones

Each year, we embrace a richer palette as winter arrives; right now, saturated jewel tones are the stars of our seasonal closet. Bordeaux and emerald offer a sophisticated take on holiday reds and greens, while marigold and navy move seamlessly from autumn to winter. These vibrant colors are also exceptionally versatile, equally suited for a destination ceremony or NYE reception.


Hit the dance floor in one of our favorite seasonal silhouettes: the jumpsuit! Perfect to wear as a winter wedding guest or as a second look for the bride (cue the collective “Where’d she get that?!” gasps), jumpsuits equal an instantly flawless outfit. Silky fabrics and playful necklines keep them casual for a more relaxed soirée, while allover sparkle and striking silhouettes are ideal for New Year’s Eve.

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