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How Many Christmas Parties Will You Attend This Year And What Will You Wear?

Started 1355320240.39 in Fashion Talk | Last reply 1356319042.7 by baby burns

I have 3 this year and all are very casual. I really miss the parties my company used to have. They were at very nice places and you needed to get dressed up. I would spend a lot of time shopping for just the right dress and accessories. Now with the economy we just have something at the office and everyone just has their office attire on.

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Angry Bird1355320550.2034918 PostsRegistered 10/17/2007TX

Friday is our office party and we are having a dinner, raffle-we bring toys for Shriner's Children Hospital and get a raffle ticket for prizes. They are also having the ugly Christmas sweater contest.

The owner is providing the meal and drinks (3 drink limit) and designated drivers for those who get need to get home safely.

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happy hous­ewife1355320870.64731976 PostsRegistered 1/4/2007

A couple - and they are at restaurants where you can dress up a little. I bought a blue ponte knit Susan Graver dress with velvet dots on it (sleeveless) so I got a matching blue velvet shrug to wear with it. I'll also wear that to church on Christmas eve.

Our NYE plans are casual.

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LipstickDi­va1355321440.03338652 PostsRegistered 4/22/2005On the Lake in Ohio

None. LOL DH's party was Friday evening and was super casual. It was at a local bar. My office has a x-mas luncheon during work hours at a restaurant. Not sure what I'm wearing on x-mas eve, x-mas day and have no plans as of right now for New Year's Eve.

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Perkup1355322294.4636460 PostsRegistered 12/24/2008

Happily, the only party I am attending is the one for my children on Christmas Eve at my home. I worked for over half a century, but never really liked the office party thing - too many problems coming out of many of them. I always went and dressed appropriately, but usually found some reasonable excuse to leave early before the heavy drinking got underway. Just not my thing!

KathyPet1355323366.148214 PostsRegistered 1/25/2006Beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia

Three this year and since it is a different group at two of them I will repeat my Talbot's black crepe pants with bugle beads scattered on the pants hem and my sparkle black and gold Talbots cardigan sweater with black and gold jewelry.


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mizmolly1355323445.33888 PostsRegistered 8/25/2012

4 we know of so far (NOT office or work-related), 2 at restaurants, 2 at-home dinner parties -- but those hosts always dress to the nines & love for guests to do that too. There might also be something impromptu near or just after New Year's too, haven't heard for sure. I'm just sticking to my good old standby dressy-fabric black or black&ivory, varying it with different bags, shoes, 'statement' jewelry. I'd been looking around here&there ever since Sept. for some dressy clothes because that's an area I'm a bit limited in. Never found one blessed thing I genuinely loved, or even liked -- too sparkly/shiny, or cheap-looking, or not my better color(s), or didn't fit by miles... or WAY out of my price range, considering hub & I don't do all-out dressy very often except for these late-year holidays.

Halcyon1355325521.2771570 PostsRegistered 11/18/2010

To date, I have attended five Christmas affairs, with four more celebrations on the calendar before the 25th. Phew!

Six of the nine events require evening formal or very festive attire. I have only purchased two new gowns for these occasions, for thankfully, my wardrobe supports the others rather nicely.

I adore Christmas celebrations!



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straitgirl1355325670.32721632 PostsRegistered 7/29/2006

None, so no need to shop this year.

Reiss19801355325914.5378218 PostsRegistered 4/15/2011Central NJ /Freehold// Long island NY

{#emotions_dlg.biggrin} My office party ... which is a very large law firm. This year it will be in a very nice restaurant in Manhattans east side. I will be wearing my black suit and black and white striped blouse with black tights and burgundy boots and bag [a splash of color] My husbands party [also a law firm ] is even a bigger more formal affair it will be this year in a country club in long island .. I will be wearing my long black skirt and sparkly silver long sleeve sweater black hose and black high heeled shoes, Happy holidays all!{#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

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missyw11355326025.37332399 PostsRegistered 3/4/2007

zero

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trixie1355326513.8449 PostsRegistered 4/22/2005

None.

MarthaStew­ardess1355327312.7877295 PostsRegistered 11/14/2006

None.

Bungo1355327928.1333363 PostsRegistered 6/20/2006

zero--We think Christmas parties are a punishment.

I may never pass this way again.

Hildegarde­ Withers1355328092.12723377 PostsRegistered 7/3/2008

Maybe 1. If we attend, I will be wearing something nice, but more toward casual.


traveler1355328426.46711407 PostsRegistered 12/14/2004ALASKA

One on Friday. It is a bowling party again with the squadron commander and Native Contractor chairman coming. Food will be pizzas. I don't bowl but like the camaraderie so will go. Wearing jeans and nice top, probably a sweater. I miss the parties when DH was active duty but times change.

~Lucky Lu~1355330144.011050 PostsRegistered 8/15/2007Go Get 'Em Tigers!

Two at work, both super-casual. I wore trouser jeans and a wintry-scene fleece cardigan to the first; I'll wear jeans and a library-Christmas sweatshirt to the second.

My family is very casual, also. We used to dress up for Christmas Eve Mass and dinner out, but it's hard to find a restaurant that is open. So, now we change into comfy clothes and have potluck at my eldest DD's house.

No plans for NYE.

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chrystaltr­ee1355330868.53312611 PostsRegistered 5/10/2010

Three, probably four. But I won't be wearing velvet, sequins, beading or chiffon. Today's Christmas parties aren't like the parties we went to years ago. I miss that because big parties gave me an opportunity to get all dressed up. Dress up now means a sparkly top or gold sandals with your jeans. The company I work for stopped throwing the big sit down dinner with a band 10 years ago. I miss that too. We're hosting a Christmas Eve party and we're invited to a couple of house parties. Like I said, jeans and a sparkly top......and my good jewelry.

shoptillId­rop1355331035.029399 PostsRegistered 10/25/2006Michigan
On 12/12/2012 morning lover said:

A couple - and they are at restaurants where you can dress up a little. I bought a blue ponte knit Susan Graver dress with velvet dots on it (sleeveless) so I got a matching blue velvet shrug to wear with it. I'll also wear that to church on Christmas eve.

Our NYE plans are casual.

How do you like this dress? I just ordered the black one and also the black shrug. Looking forward to receiving them.

I tried being patient but it took too long.

FrostyBabe1355333394.583179 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004in the vicinity of an area adjacent to a location

I've got 2 under my belt and have 3 more. I have 2 black silk cocktail dresses that I rotate with different accessories.

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happy hous­ewife1355333714.5231976 PostsRegistered 1/4/2007
On 12/12/2012 shoptillIdrop said:
On 12/12/2012 morning lover said:

A couple - and they are at restaurants where you can dress up a little. I bought a blue ponte knit Susan Graver dress with velvet dots on it (sleeveless) so I got a matching blue velvet shrug to wear with it. I'll also wear that to church on Christmas eve.

Our NYE plans are casual.

How do you like this dress? I just ordered the black one and also the black shrug. Looking forward to receiving them.

I love mine - very classic style then the shrug adds a current touch. I wear a size smaller on tops than bottoms so I did have to tailor the top quite a bit but now it fit like a glove. And taking in a sleeveless top is fairly simple.

I think the simple, classic design of this will make it last many years and for any occasion. My neighbor across the street got it in Wine with the jacket/tank that was the TSV. Also very pretty.

When faced with senseless drama, spiteful criticism or misguided opinions walking away is the best way to defend yourself.To respond with anger is an endorsement of their attitude. -Dodinsky

running sh­elby1355334763.9531954 PostsRegistered 6/2/2008

I just had one last weekend. It was at a nice club with my sweetie's company. I wore a Luly Yang couture hand beaded silk tapestry bolero over a silk Charmeuse green wrap gown. I was glad to be able to reach into my closet and have some great choices. I didn't even consider shopping. The other women there were dressed up in their own special way. Lots of really great jewelry.

We will go out for festive shopping and dinner Saturday and I'm wearing a drop waist crinoline slip...It flounces out at about mid thigh under a stretch velvet tunic. I like it with a pair of lace up high heel boots. Very holiday Boho.

The Weekend before Christmas is family time and I'll be in tights and a skirt or leggings but casual enough that I can sit on the floor and play with barbies with the nieces or help bake cookies in my socks. There will be a variety of family parties.

cairnlover1355334785.3272883 PostsRegistered 7/29/2006

So happy to be going to ZERO Christmas parties! New Years Eve will be a house party with close friends & is always casual. I would be very unhappy to have to purchase fancy clothes that I'd only wear once!

winamac11355334958.8830939 PostsRegistered 12/29/2010Indiana

a sorority party

a family party

a friend's party

I usually wear a blingy type of top or sweater, some dressier shoes, either super dark "dressy" style jeans or black pants and some fun jewelry

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