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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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fbm2lsm1355336152.782597 PostsRegistered 8/25/2010

Service Organization Luncheon- Black boot cut dressy pants, Lapis blue satin jacket, with a black sequin camisol and black kitten heel pumps

Christmas Eve dinner at my house for 8 friends and family and then candle light service - Off white crepe pants with an off white sweater with gold beading and matte gold ballet flats. Since I am hosting no heels{#emotions_dlg.scared}

My Dhs' company, Nationwide insurance stopped Christmas parties years ago. Boo!

We have a dressier banquet in February, Hopefully something new and fabulous that I get at an after Christmas sale!

Went to friends for an open house, "dressy" Dark wash touser style jeans, Black cashmere turtlenck with a dark red pashmina looped around my neck with leopard kitten heel pumps.

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JJsMom1355336349.35319527 PostsRegistered 10/25/2007

I am going to two parties where I have to dress up, so I will wear a black dress/pumps to one and skirt/sweater/boots to another one. The other one is casual, but I will probably try to wear something other than jeans.

farmerwife1355338947.92765 PostsRegistered 3/11/2009

I've been to one Christmas party where I wore a black sequin top and black flowy silk pants. I have another one on Thursday where I will wear either a velvet tunic with matching velvet pants, a houndstooth skirt with jacket, or a sequin dress with matching jacket. Haven't decided on that one. I have another one on the 22nd which will be dressy, so one of the above mentioned things will be worn, or white dress pants with a matching white sequin sweater, actually these are off white. Then on the 23rd I will host a family party at my home where I will wear very comfy, yet dressy pants and top, probably sequins again. The 24th is another family dinner along with Christmas eve service at church where I will wear dressy clothes, depending on weather, either velvet or silk pants. Christmas day will be casual with family. I will be hosting a cocktail party on the 28th for about 30 people, and will be dressed in again either sequins or velvet top depending on weather with either velvet or silk pants. Have not such good feet, so unfortunately no heels for me, but I do have beaded/sequin flats which will work with most of the things mentioned. I love to dress up and Christmas is the perfect chance for me. Forgot about a very dressy night out with husband, and children. That will probably be a dressy suit with "blingy" jewelry.

Barbara in­ Virginia1355340785.417581 PostsRegistered 5/22/2010

Four parties plus Christmas Eve dinner followed by church, Christmas Day dinner, plus New Years Eve dinner party. We are both retired, so nothing work related. All with family and friends.

The style here is dressy casual, so no formal wear at any of these. But I will add some bling with a sequin T-shirt, a sequin-trimmed tunic top, and and sequin scarf with a dressy brooch and jet beads. I also have a gold sequin trimmed red sweater and a sequin draped neck top with very discreet sequin touches that I like under a black velvet collared red riding jacket. I also love velvet this time of the year, and often wear velvet jeans, pants, and tops. Velvet and chenille blazers. I bought some black suede "smoking" loafers I will wear with a lot of things. But will wear pumps with tights or knee high black suede boots to church.

It's fun to dress for the season and in a way I don't dress during the rest of the year!

sophiamari­a21355341711.177359 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004cincinnati ohio

girlfriend xmas dinner/casino/boogienights (dance club in casino) kdash sequin skirt, twiggy off one shoulder black sweater, tights and black shooties. family stuff more casual..if it's cold enough my new diane gilman velvet turtle neck tunic in navy with jeans and high black boots.

KatCat11355344540.35715820 PostsRegistered 7/21/2011

I am invited to a house party and if I attend, I will dress casually with my Michael Dawkins jewelry, of course!Smile

shoptillId­rop1355345141.489399 PostsRegistered 10/25/2006Michigan
On 12/12/2012 morning lover said:
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.

Oh I'm so glad you're happy with it. I'm excited. I love the combo of the dots and velvet. Can't wait.

I tried being patient but it took too long.

Xoticbrandi1355345365.567118 PostsRegistered 5/1/2012

Well, I've been invited to a party to end all parties. It's in a beautiful place where all the people there are very friendly, extremely personable and kinda funny. This shindig promises to be the best I've seen in a long time. And talk about decorations...nothing finer exists in town. In fact, it's the talk of the town. Oh, but the question was what am I going to wear. I'm going to wear my nice fuzzy slippers and the most comfortable pj's ever. I'll be attending the on air QVC presentation on Christmas Day. Live, not live, whichever it is. I'll be there and I'll be looking good. As for food, between the hams (maybe), the lobsters (I wish) and the Alaskan crab cakes (which look marvelous), I'm going to be full and comfy. Dessert---don't get me started, candy apples--I mean gourmet candy apples, delicious apple pies (oops-masterpieces) and one or two of David's famous recipes--so many, many wonderful and delightful desserts, it's going to be hard for me to choose. Happy holidays!

Can't wait til Christmas...it's my favorite time of year!{#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

wilma1355357504.12312896 PostsRegistered 7/10/2007

We have a few parties, and all of them are casual. I usually end up wearing dark indigo jeans or my black denim pencil skirt with a nice top or sweater and boots. I do not feel the need to wear red or green.

Suzzeee1355362972.0832331 PostsRegistered 6/15/2007West Coast
Ill go to 3-4 client parties and they are casal - good jeans, nice top, heels works for those. Ditto for my hubby's motorcycle club although that outfit will have more of a rock n roll vibe. I don't have to go to my company party this year thankfully because flying to NYC this time of year isn't my idea of fun! My hubby's company has a fab bash in San Francisco that we get to get all dressed up for. I'm thinking leopard print Calvin Klein wrap dress with a gold clasp on the side - making it a bit dressier, black/gold Gucci strappy heels , gold earrings, Gucci gold bracelet and Gucci gold/smoky topaz ring and I'll prob carry this cool gold Kate Spade clutch and my super dressy black alpaca Marina Rinaldi coat over it all so I don't freeze en route.

swrkr1355366066.083529 PostsRegistered 12/31/2010

Two black tie and one casual-I am wearing a tafetta saphire mid-calf length dress with patent black heels to one and black silk pants with a raspberry silk wrap top and black velvet heels to the other-

baby burns1355367350.0278793 PostsRegistered 12/9/2007

my husbands co, is pretty nice, sit down dinner, band, all money goes to charity, then pull names out, and they can win toys, if they have little ones, or bikes, ect. others can pick, gift certificates to nordstoms, or others stores, that are local but nice, men can chose gift certificates, to dinner, or get car detailed, some other gadgets men like. so everyone goes home with something, they like or need, the ones who have little ones love the toy selection, then can pick anything and some are expensive things. i wore a full lenght velvet dress, great jewelery, a long beautiful coat, i save for parties. then yea, we all come here, meaning family, th en we all pile in cars and go visit little ones, at there homes, kids should be home on christmas eve, then church on the way home, then finally just grown ups, eat drink and be merry!!

catlvr1355370425.6735721 PostsRegistered 5/5/2005

One sit down dinner at a very nice restaurant here in town (my bosses are committed foodies). And one dinner for 8 at a friend's house and a New Year Eve mosh pit (lol) at another friend's house.

To dinner I will wear a long, slinky black dress from Ann Taylor and some nice jewelry.

For friend's house it will be jeans with a sparkly sweater set.

New Year...I'm not sure yet.

I love parties!!!!

happy hous­ewife1355372866.50728029 PostsRegistered 1/4/2007
On 12/12/2012 shoptillIdrop said:
On 12/12/2012 morning lover said:
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.

Oh I'm so glad you're happy with it. I'm excited. I love the combo of the dots and velvet. Can't wait.

i had a hard time deciding on a color. I don't need another black dress and I thought the wine was too Christmassy if you want to wear it another time so I went with navy. I think the black looked awesome on the model. She really looked like Audrey Hepburn.

peachesncr­eam1355383775.0131732 PostsRegistered 4/22/2005

Only two parties coming up and they're casual (not counting the three family get-togethers every year).

I usually buy one new thing for the season. This year it's a v-neck August Silk sweater, red with lurex, from Macy's. It goes well with jeans, or with my white wool slacks.

Brown Sugar1356302435.8275991 PostsRegistered 4/12/2007Near Lake Erie in OH.

Went to my company party earlier in the month. A semi-formal affair. I wore a midnight blue tea length dress with sequins and bugle beads on the bodice. Sheer black hose as it was cold and raining that night and a pair of pewter glitter pumps.

DH wore a black suit with a red dress shirt and a subtle holiday tie. He was the only guy who wore a colored shirt and the ladies loved it.

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baby burns1356319042.78793 PostsRegistered 12/9/2007

we already attended our big party, my husbands co., we were dressed to the nines, had great food, lots of drinks, dancing, its fun, give me an excuse to buy something every year. now the the rest will be home parties, for couples, and nice beautiful meals! then we have an open house, for the neighborhood, then next couple days, are family only, and nice breakfast, open gifts, get on the floor with the children!! that is my favorite thing to do at christmas, we also have family party on new years eve. the holidays are for family, we get the other events done, then just us and our families!!

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