After much anticipation, the holiday season has finally arrived and from cocktail drinks to family dinners, office parties to Christmas galas, the number of events we’ve got in our calendar has got us busy until the new year. While an influx of different festivities can make finding an outfit seem like a chore, dressing for the holidays is one of the only times of the year where we get to wear a variety of outfits, so ‘tis the season to relish the opportunity. Here, we round up the best outfits fit for every dress code. From [comfy knits](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/clothing/knitwear), [skirts](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/clothing/skirts) to [cocktail dresses](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/clothing/dresses/cocktail), here’s everything you need to master every Christmas occasion.
Stages of Festive Dressing: From PJs to Parties
18th December 2019
The festive season brings a rota of events to our schedules, from family gatherings to Christmas drinks and galas. To help you out, we round-up the best outfits to wear to every festive event, and even after the holidays have ended.
###### **Morning: Christmas day morning, winter walks** Spending time with family and friends at home calls for casual, stylish clothes - enter the winter knit. Perfect for when we want to dress down and stay cosy, opt for a subtle take on Christmas with [Bella Freud’s jumper](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/clothing/knitwear/jumpers/fairytale-of-new-york-sparkle-jumper/0001111590-MIXGOLD.html) or fully embrace the festive spirit with [Wildfox’s witty knit](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/clothing/tops/sweatshirts-and-hoodies/wine-wonderland-sweater/0001152590-PEPPER.html). Ideal for Christmas morning gift unwrapping, elevate at-home pyjamas with [this patterned silk set from Olivia Von Halle](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/clothing/nightwear/pyjamas/print-long-silk-pj-set/0000365380-TROPICANA.html). If you’re heading outside for a walk or visiting a market, protect yourself from the cold weather with a padded jacket – [this one from Liviana Conti](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/clothing/coats-and-jackets/padded/padded-down-maxi-jacket/0001065807-A19-0.html) is sure to keep you warm and toasty.
###### **Afternoon: pub lunch, daytime drinks** The afternoons are often spent enjoying long lunches or drinks with friends, so it’s the perfect time to introduce festive styles into our outfits. Playfully decorated with metallic polka dots, pair [Piazza Sempione’s Foil Spot Knit](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/clothing/knitwear/jumpers/foil-spot-knit/0001095992-831.html) with a long skirt for a cosy holiday-themed outfit. Who says sequins are only reserved for night? Bring the Christmassy staple into the daytime with [this black sequined skirt from Weekend Max Mara](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/clothing/skirts/pencil/album-sequin-skirt/0001155553-001.html). If you’re going out to a daytime event with a semi-formal dress code, choose this [red dress from Lauren by Ralph Lauren](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/clothing/dresses/day/nemota-long-sleeve-day-dress/0001123416-005.html) – just make sure to wear tights and layer it with a [thick coat](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/clothing/coats-and-jackets/faux-fur-and-shearling).
###### **Night: office party, cocktail drinks, formal dinners** Whether your choice is sequins, velvet or glitter, dinner parties and cocktail hours are your opportunity to go all out and make a statement with your outfit. Bright colours are an easy option for a high-impact look, and [Roksanda’s Ronda dress](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/clothing/dresses/evening/ronda-dress/0001143730-CRIMSON.html) is just the right holiday red shade, while [Olivia Rubin’s Sienna dress](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/clothing/dresses/evening/sienna-dress/0001126278-PASTELOMBREMETALLIC.html) stands out with iridescent pastel hues. For sequin lovers, [this elegant dress from Lauren by Ralph Lauren](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/clothing/dresses/cocktail/eleene-sleeveless-cocktail-dress/0001038845-1.html) is perfect to wear to evening events. If dresses aren’t your thing, then try this [green velvet suit by FRAME](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/clothing/coats-and-jackets/blazers/velvet-classic-blazer/0001146710-DPMS.html) – equal parts festive and slick with [flared trousers](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/clothing/trousers-and-shorts/trousers/casual/velvet-panne-met-pant/0001146713-DPMS.html).