16 Festive Christmas Outfits That Don’t Look Cliche 

By  Emily Konatella

LAST UPDATED - December 11, 2023

Christmas outfits are a tradition as old as time. Choose the right one, and you're guaranteed to be the life of the party. Choose the wrong one, and you'll be haunted for years to come by Christmas photos.

So what's the secret to creating the perfect Christmas outfits? Instead of cheesy Christmas sweaters, take advantage of colors and fabrics traditionally associated with the holiday season. Stick to festive colors like gold, silver, white, red, and green, and elevate your look with luxe winter fabrics like velvet, faux fur, and chunky knits.

To help you shop and celebrate the holidays in style, we've rounded up 16 stylish Christmas outfits to sport this year. Be sure to add them to your shopping list and order before they are gone for the season! With everything from velvet maxi dresses to cozy sweaters, there's something fit for every holiday occasion on your calendar.

16 Stylish Christmas Outfits For Women in Every Festive Color


Rag & Bone Pierce Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater

The search is over. When it comes to casual Christmas outfits, you can never go wrong with a cozy cashmere number like this Pierce Turtleneck Sweater from Rag & Bone. It's knit from ultra-soft 100% cashmere that'll have everyone going in for a hug! Twisted seams and split cuffs bring the perfect dose of style to this versatile basic.

Free People Emmaline Mini Dress

Look cute and stay cozy this Christmas in the Emmaline Mini Dress from Free People. Its flattering silhouette boasts a square neckline, subtle balloon sleeves, a drawstring waist, and a chic back cut-out. The knit mini dress pairs perfectly with tights or knee-high boots.

While we can't get enough of the holly berry red, the white and evening cream color options would work equally as well for last-minute Christmas outfits.

Jonathan Simkhai Liza Long Sleeve Sweater Dress

'Tis the season to look chic in this Liza Longsleeve Sweater Dress from Jonathan Simkhai. The ribbed midi dress makes it easy to get dressed up for Christmas dinner without sacrificing one bit of comfort. A back slit along the bottom hem makes it easy to walk, sit, and celebrate without stretching out the lightweight knit. The sleek halter tie neckline and body-con silhouette add just the right amount of sexiness.

More to Come Rachelle Button-Front Top and Flare Pants

The easiest way to look stylish while still wearing stretch pants: this Rachelle Matching Set from More To Come. The cropped button-up shirt and pull-on flares are cut from stretch velvet fabric that'll keep you comfortable all the way from appetizers to dessert. The Christmas party-worthy pieces look equally as stylish together as they do worn with jeans, oversized sweaters, and festive graphic tees.


Aqua Velvet Mermaid Midi Dress

Heading to a fancy Christmas party this year? This Aqua Velvet Mermaid Midi Dress is fit for any holiday soiree. The flattering mermaid silhouette features a fitted sweetheart bodice, waist, and hips, with a flared handkerchief hem that hits right above the knee. It's cut from slinky velvet fabric in a rich emerald green that feels just right for the holiday season.

The Kooples Cropped Cable Knit Cardigan

Keep cozy in this Christmas tree green Cropped Cable Knit Cardigan from The Kooples. The luxe crewneck cardigan sweater boasts an intricate, chunky cable knit made from an itch-free wool-nylon blend. The eye-catching green color instantly evokes a holiday feel and flatters a wide range of skin tones. It's so cute and comfy; you'll never want to take it off!

Theory Crushed Velvet Drawstring Pants

Staying in this Christmas Eve? These Crushed Velvet Drawstring Pants from Theory are perfect for casual get-togethers and laid-back holiday occasions. They're cut in an ultra-comfortable wide-leg fit with a drawstring waist. The wool-cashmere blend velvet feels soft and cozy while keeping you nice and warm.

SER.O.YA Sweater Dress

If you're the type of girl who wants Christmas outfits you can really eat in, you'll love this Amanda Sweater Dress from SER.O.YA. The button-up cardigan dress has a relaxed silhouette with structured shoulders and a detachable waist tie that accentuate your hourglass shape while effortlessly hiding your food baby. The 100% cotton knit is finished with subtle distressing along with the cuffs and bottom hem for an extra chic finish. Dress it up with sparkly heels, down with white sneakers, and style it open over jeans and a tee come spring.

Gold & Silver

Alice + Olivia Lucinda Top

Light up the Christmas season in this Lucinda Top from Alice + Olivia. The sparkly sequin blouse is surprisingly versatile. It can be styled with jeans, black trousers, slip skirts, leather pants, you name it! The statement-making one-shoulder silhouette stays securely in place thanks to a slim black spaghetti strap and elastic hems. Plus, it's perfect for a last-minute New Year's Eve or Valentine's Day outfit too.

Show Me Your Mumu Martina Jumpsuit

You're guaranteed to be the life of the party in this Martina Jumpsuit from Show Me Your Mumu. The black and silver stretch fabric is comfortable enough to move, groove, and dance the night away at your annual Christmas party. Its disco-inspired silhouette features a plunging v-neckline, front tie accent, and subtle flare leg. The figure-flattering silhouette hugs your curves in just the right places.

BOSS Sequin Dress

Searching for a Christmas party dress that you can actually dance in? Look no further than this stunning Sequin Dress by BOSS. It's got enough room to move, groove, and go back for seconds. In addition to providing all-night comfort, the simple shift silhouette lets the luxe gold sequin fabric shine (quite literally!) and add a touch of festivity wherever you go. While it pairs perfectly with sparkly gold heels, it layers well over black tights too.

Elie Tahari Metallic Rib-Knit Pants

These Elie Tahari Metallic Rib-Knit Pants are fit for any Christmas soiree! The stretchy, lightweight knit boasts a sophisticated metallic thread with just the right amount of sparkle. For the ultimate holiday look, style them as a matching set with the coordinating Elie Tahari Metallic Rib-Knit Tank Top and Metallic Rib-Knit Cardigan.

Winter White

Majorelle Vivica Cardigan

Winter white Christmas outfits instantly stand out from the sea of overdone red and green. This cozy Vivica Cardigan from Majorelle makes the perfect addition to any Christmas season wardrobe. The fuzzy knit fabric is dotted with pearl embellishments throughout for an elegant finish. Toss it on over a party dress or style it as a top with a skirt or pair of jeans.

3.1 Phillip Lim Variegated Ribbed Midi Dress

If there's one word to describe this Variegated Ribbed Midi Dress from 3.1 Phillip Lim, it's elegant. The body-con knit midi dress features a cut-out neckline with a tie-back closure for added style. Split cuffs and side slits show off a little skin, while the wool-blend fabric keeps you nice and warm. It's sure to be your new favorite winter dress.

Pierce Cashmere Pants

Elevate your casual Christmas morning outfit with these Pierce Cashmere Pants from Rag & Bone. The rib-knit joggers are just as comfortable and twice as chic as any pair of sweatpants, leggings, or pajama pants in your closet. An elastic drawstring waistband, fitted ankle cuffs, and side pockets add style and ease to your look. They're so soft and cozy you'll want to leave them on all day!

RE ONA Slouchy Cardigan

The weather outside may be frightful, but this RE ONA Slouchy Cardigan feels delightful. Its cozy chenille fabric and oversized fit make it the perfect choice for casual Christmas outfits. Style it over a ribbed midi dress, your go-to tee and jeans look, or even your matching Christmas PJs. If you have never had an oversize cardigan before, join the club! This is the kind of oversized cardigan you can throw on over anything and everything.

About the author

Emily is a fashion consultant, designer and creative director with more than 15 years experience creating, designing and developing clothing & jewelry. From managing pageant shows to turning concepts into actual designs, she has experience with almost all fabric types and jewelry designs and is in touch with the latest fashion trends.