Plus Size Holiday Party Outfits

December 1, 2019

My work holiday party is in about two weeks, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been thinking about what I’m going to wear to it since before Thanksgiving.


I skipped last year’s party because I was on a trip, but the other two years, I really enjoyed dressing up for the event. I would like to think I look nice on a day-to-day basis, but there is something about being around people you see everyday, but in nicer outfits, with potentially some booze in your system, and outside of your normal setting that seems a little intimidating.


This year, I was lucky enough to be gifted this dress from Lane Bryant I think will be perfect for my holiday party. It's a purple dress with a belted bow and a large ruffle detail at the bottom. For my party, I'm going to add a leather jacket, maybe some tights and a leather, black headband (not pictured). 


Do you dress really fancy? Do you just take it up one notch from what you wear every day? Do you go outside of your comfort zone and wear something you normally never would wear? Do you just play it safe?

No matter what you decide, I wanted to so you several fun options:

Just Casual:

If you are interested in keeping it relatively casual, or maybe your workplace is super casual, I put together a couple options (links for each item are below):

Outfit 1: Feeling Forecast Sweater, Simply Devine Velvet Pants; Outfit 2 (with options): Disney Holiday Cardigan, Grey topGreen and Black Plaid Sweater, Grey Cardigan, Black Moto Pants; Outfit 3: Animal Print Dress, Black Leggings.



Stepping it up a Notch:

This next section is for anyone who feels like taking it up a notch. Maybe you work in a business casual environment, so you want to have a little fun with your outfit. Here are a couple options (links for each item is below):


Outfit 1: Black Leather Jacket, White Tee, Black Sequin Skirt; Outfit 2: Red T-shirt Dress, Black Leather Jacket; Outfit 3: Plaid Cardigan Dress


Getting Fancy:

I personally love this next section. This is kind of the level of dressiness that I looked at for my holiday party. I never have the opportunity to dress up like this, so I enjoy having a reason. Here are a few options (Links for each item is below): 


Dress 1: Surplice Dolman Sleeve Dress; Dress 2: Rose Gold Glitter Fluted Mini Dress; Dress 3: Long Sleeve Faux Wrap Jumpsuit; Dress 4: Foil Dot Strappy Neck Dress; Dress 5: Rose Gold Glitter Fluted Mini Dress; Dress 6: Striped Sequin Midi Dress


Outside Your Comfort Zone:

Here is where I had a little fun. When I was looking at outfits, I thought of what I loved but wasn't sure about. If I wasn't sure about it, it went in this category. Here is what I came up with (Links for each item is below): 


Outfit 1: Greed Plaid Sequin Wrap Dress; Outfit 2: Charm School Pullover Sweater, Red Pleated Skirt; Outfit 3: Lace Romper; Outfit 4: All That Glitters V Neck Dress; Outfit 4: Blowing Bobbles Pullover Sweater, Premium Stretch Jeggings; Outfit 5: Black & Silver Glitter Crop Top & Wide Leg Pant Set; Outfit 6: Make My Holiday A Line Dress




Lastly, here are some accessories that can be mixed and matched with almost every outfit. This list includes shoes, bags, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. There will also be some tights listed. The accessories aren't pictured, but they are linked below: 


Perfectly Packaged Bow Earrings, ModCloth

Speaking of Sparkle Clutch, ModCloth

Over the Mood Drop Earrings, ModCloth

Sleek Status Ankle Boot, ModCloth

Plush On You Velvet Clutch, ModCloth

Holiday pack of 2 hair clips with santa baby with crystals in silver tone, ASOS

Hoop Earrings with folded pendant drops in gold tone, ASOS

Velvet Hair Tie Pack, Torrid

Gold Glitter Pointed Loafer, Torrid

Red Faux Suede Ankle Bow Heel, Torrid

Crystal Rhinestone Mesh Headband, Eloquii

Premium Opaque Tights, Eloquii

10 Headbands, Amazon

Green Padded Headband, Amazon

Black Opaque Control Tights, Torrid




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