Style Guide: How the CA Team Styles the Lisa Dress for the Holidays

The Holidays are in full swing!

From company holiday parties to gift exchanges with friends and festive dinners with family, this season calls for a celebration of togetherness. It also calls for an upgrade to our Holiday wardrobes! While we have lots of Holiday styles to choose from, we can't help but always turn to our Lisa dress to keep our wardrobes fresh during the holidays and all year long.

Lisa is our best selling silhouette for a reason! 

The classic Lisa silhouette is a Connected Apparel staple and is the perfect women’s dress to wear to any and all Holiday occasions and even throughout the year. The Lisa dress is designed to complement your shape, whether you’re pear shaped, apple shaped, or hourglass shaped. Lisa is made from a stretch jersey fabric that moves with you. She is crafted to be figure flattering with a faux wrap that keeps you comfortable and confident no matter the occasion. 

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There are so many different versions of the Lisa silhouette to choose from – Knee length, floor-length, sleeveless, flounce sleeves. We make our Lisa dress in multiple lengths, sleeve styles and trendy patterns so there’s truly a unique Lisa silhouette for everyone. Learn more about our best selling women’s dress and shop the full collection of Lisa dresses here.

How to Style the Lisa Dress for the Holidays, according to our CA team!

The Lisa dress is not only a customer favorite, but it’s also a CA team favorite! So we asked five women on our team how they would style the Lisa dress for the holidays. Read on to get the inside scoop!


Company Holiday Party

A company Holiday party can be hard to dress for because you want to maintain an air of professionalism, but you don’t want to dress like you would on any other workday. Where does that leave you? Somewhere between formal and festive, which can be hard to pinpoint—and that’s where our Lisa dress comes in. She’s the perfect balance of professional and fun, whether you choose a solid color or a unique print. 

Take on your company Holiday party with a workwear staple like Lisa, but with a Holiday floral flair.

“The Lisa dress is the perfect look to take to a company party. We all love the sophisticated figure-flattering shape of the dress and the bold red floral print gives Lisa that extra Holiday touch! I’d let the dress speak for itself and pair it with black accessories.”

- Terri, CA’s Regular Fit Model & Assistant to the CEO

Let us help you clear up the what-to-wear debate with a little styling advice that will help you master the ‘in between’ of professional and chic. Get ready to make an appropriately festive entrance at your company bash with the Lisa red floral & metallic faux wrap dress. The detailed and bold red floral print makes it easy to style with dainty accessories that will allow the dress to be the center of attention. Add on a black blazer or coat to keep warm and pair with a strappy black heel to add a chic touch. 

While the Lisa dress is what Terri will be wearing to our company Holiday party, maybe you are looking for something a little different. If that's the case, shop our full collection of company holiday party appropriate outfits. From reds, to bold blues, or more subtle black and white staples, we have a holiday dress that will have you looking and feeling your very best.


Gift Exchange with Friends

A Holiday get together with friends can be a little more relaxed, but that doesn’t mean pulling out the sweatpants and hoodies. Dressing for a more casual Holiday party can be confusing since no one wants to show up too over or under dressed. So before you make any decisions, make sure to check the dress code on the invitation or reach out to the host. Learn more about dressing for specific dress codes on our blog

Turn heads at your next holiday party with a lisa dress made in a bold blue fabric.

“I love wearing something a little more bold when I’m with my friends, but I still want to feel confident and non-restricted which is exactly what the Lisa 2.0 dress provides. There’s so many ways to style the Lisa dress, from dressy to casual.” 

- Jordan, E-Commerce Marketing Assistant 

Before you hang the tinsel and lights, get your outfit ready for your Holiday get together with your besties. A Holiday party with your friends is your time to shine, so bust out a bold blue dress like the Lisa 2.0 cobalt knee length dress and pair it with some sparkling silver accessories. If you’re going for a more casual look, try a leather jacket, stockings and pair of booties. 

Some say a Holiday party with your friends is the most exciting event of all! Bring out the bold looks and wear whatever makes you feel festive, merry, and even a little sexy. If Jordan’s look isn’t your favorite, shop our full collection of Holiday party looks that are sure to turn heads.


Festive Family Dinner

‘Tis the season of indulgence with yummy dinners, and even yummier after dinner pie. Planning and executing a Holiday dinner outfit can be stressful. Go chic for your pre-Holiday celebration with your family, while still having that extra wiggle room to eat that extra slice of pie! The Holidays are overwhelming, so take some stress out of your day by having a look ready to go.

feel comfortable and confident in a figure flattering dress like lisa this holiday season.

“Lisa makes for the best dinner outfit! The faux wrap and a floral print helps to hide some areas that show off all the yummy food I’ve eaten ;) When you’re wearing Lisa for a family dinner, less is more. A simple black heel or bootie makes the look!”

- Leanna, Director of E-Commerce & Digital Marketing

Plan an impeccable head to toe Christmas dinner outfit that will take some stress out of an exciting day. While there is still time to prepare, the day will quickly approach. Start with the Lisa 2.0 red floral faux wrap dress and add on a few simple accessories. Gold is definitely the perfect complement to this already bold dress. A necklace, earrings, and bracelet will do. Finish the look off with a low heel to keep it comfy.

If Leanna’s look isn’t exactly your style, try some of our other Holiday focused pieces. Go for velvet or pick a jumpsuit! Either way, these looks will have you feeling your best this Holiday season.


Visiting Santa with the Kids

Now that Christmas is around the corner, lots of families are getting ready to hit the mall to visit jolly ol’ Saint Nick. While visiting Santa is about the kids, this meet and greet can also come with many photo opportunities that you want to make sure you look and feel good for. This could also mean pictures that involve sitting down, so picking a dress that looks good no matter the position is the goal. 

wear a moveable dress like lisa for any situation that may involve photo taking!

“The Lisa dress is stylish and can adapt to any situation. Fancy or casual, standing or sitting, Lisa will always drape over your body beautifully. Whenever I go out with kids, my number one goal is to wear a dress that will be comfortable and to style it with shoes and accessories that I won’t have to fuss with!”

- Gloria, CA’s Head of Design

Visiting Santa truly brings out the kid in all of us! While Santa will be focused on the actual kids and what they want for Christmas, make sure you feel comfortable in the dress you’re wearing for the photos. Pick Gloria’s go-to Lisa red knee length wrap dress. The perfect color to match with the festivities. Pair this dress with a coat, stockings, and knee length boots. Also, add on some simple accessories to bring it all together.

If this Lisa dress doesn’t perfectly coordinate with the outfits of your family members, we are sure to have another look that does! Take the perfect Santa family photo and look your very best. Shop from a collection full of Holiday staples and pick the best dress or jumpsuit for you.


Holiday Cocktails 

Holiday cocktail parties are just around the corner which means you should shop now for your festive and fashionable looks. Grab a Lisa dress and a bottle of wine and hit the Holiday circuit. While it may seem like ‘cocktail attire’ is an empty phrase on every invitation, consider it to be the context of the event details and it may start to make a little more sense.

look chic and sexy at your next holiday cocktail party in a lisa dress.

“The Lisa silhouette gives off a sexy look without being too tight or uncomfortable. Definitely wearing this to my next Holiday cocktail hour with sparkly jewelry and high heels!”

- Camille, CA’s E-Commerce Manager

Choose an outfit that is appropriate for the time of year and style it accordingly. Decoding the cocktail attire dress code can be a challenge. Flashier than business casual, but not as formal as black tie. For this year's Holiday cocktail parties, Camille will be wearing the Lisa navy sleeveless dress. The form fitting silhouette adds a sexy touch as well as the V-cutout. Pair this dress with silver accessories to match the silver metal bar on the neckline. Dress the look up with a beautiful coat and a bold heel.

With last year’s ‘all dressed up and nowhere to go’ theme, take advantage of the many places to go this year. Dress to impress with Camille’s choice, or go with something a little different. We have a collection filled with staple cocktail dresses made to have you feel and look great.


New Year’s Eve

Wear something that feels special on the last night of the year! New Year’s Eve calls for a bold look! Don’t be afraid to stand out on NYE. There is joy to be found in dressing up for the night (or day) and getting in the countdown spirit. It is finally nearing the end of the year and we couldn’t be more excited. But before we kiss 2021 goodbye, get your new years dresses ready to go! 

sparkle under the nye lights wearing a lisa dress that features a subtle metallic bodice.

“I love the Lisa silhouette so much I’m planning to wear another version for NYE! The subtle sparkle of the eyelash metallic fabric used for the bodice makes for the perfect look to ring in the New Year. And all you need is some sparkly jewelry and your favorite black heels to finish off the look. ”

- Leanna, CA’s Director of E-Commerce & Marketing

It is finally nearing the end of the year and we couldn’t be more excited. But before we kiss 2021 goodbye, get your new year's look ready to go! Take Leanna’s advice and wear the Lisa black eyelash metallic knit dress. Pair this dress with bold accessories, because New year’s Eve means there’s never too much sparkle. A long dangling earring and a standout bag is all you need. Grab your favorite pair of heels, but make sure they’re comfortable so you can dance the night away!

New Year’s Eve is a night of celebration and sparkle, so leave 2021 with a bang and have a night filled with fun and fireworks! No matter the dress code -- casual, dressy, or fancy -- we have a look perfect for celebrating. Check out our New Year’s Eve style guide to find a look that matches your style just right.


It’s 10 years later and the Lisa dress is more popular now than ever before!

Made from fabric that moves with you, this classic silhouette boasts an extremely comfortable fit that looks and feels amazing on any body shape. Look and feel your best this Holiday season in our staple Lisa silhouette. No matter the version of Lisa you choose, you are sure to turn heads throughout all of your Holiday festivities. 

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