Go with a statement piece
Conventional wisdom may be to stick with the little black dress if you want versatility, but lifestyle writer Mackenzie Kassab suggests the opposite. “Invest in one statement piece that can dramatically alter basic looks: a printed satin bomber jacket, or a jaw-dropping pair of boots,” she says. “My holiday go-to is a vintage brocade maxi skirt [shown]. Paired with a short-sleeve cashmere sweater, a white button-down, or even a sheer t-shirt, it looks completely different—and always attracts compliments.” It’s also a perfect solution for what to wear to an office holiday party—it’s festive without being too risqué.
Invest in seasonless pieces
Marcy Cruz via Fearlessly Just Me
Marcy Cruz, blogger at Fearlessly Just Me and editor at PLUS Model Magazine says, “As a plus-size woman, shopping for a holiday look can be a challenge, so simplicity is a must for me.” Her solution for what to wear to a holiday party? I like to invest in key pieces that are seasonless, such as a sequin blazer, a gold shimmer skirt, or a faux fur stole or wrap.” Check out these ways to make your outfit look expensive.