What Outfit to Wear for the Holidays

Holiday celebrations are back and we can’t wait to RSVP YES!

One of the quickest and easiest ways to get into the Holiday 2022 spirit — aside from making a steaming cup of hot cocoa — is to slip on your favorite holiday outfit! From company holiday parties to fancy dinners at home and nights out for holiday lights gazing, our Holiday 2022 Collection has fabulous party dresses and flattering jumpsuits for any occasion! 

Leanna is wearing the Eliza Scarlet Red Scarlet Lace Dress. She paired this dress with a Shimmering silver clutch, silver heels and a light weight sparkling grey shaw.

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Company Holiday Party

Celebrate the holidays with your colleagues in a workwear style fit for a party. 

For most of us, this is a tricky one to dress for because on one hand, you want to maintain an air of professionalism in front of your co-workers. While on the other hand, 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 we come in. Try our Lisa 2.0 tried-and-true faux wrap dress! She is already a part of our top workwear staples, however this season she is in a fun and festive red floral print perfect for that Holiday party!

Terri is wearing the Monica Cardigan Dress in Red Floral Velvet. Paired with booties and a wide belt, she's great for an office to party look. 

The Lisa 2.0 we love is now in emerald green. After swapping flats for black pumps, grab a clutch and head to you office holiday happy hour.


Diane 2.0 is your next go-to work and holiday event wrap dress. Pair with simple jewelry for the office and feel great knowing you don't have to swap anything out!


Cozy Up with Cardigans

Don’t forget to grab a shrug or a cardigan to complete your Holiday look!

A look is never complete without a little extra coverage during the cold winter season. Go for a cool and cozy layered look by adding a shrug or cardigan on top of your outfit for the Holidays! Contrary to popular belief, a cardigan does not have to be an outfit ruiner, just pick one that has unique features that will ultimately add to your Holiday look. The Adele is a good bolero jacket for formal dresses with its textured, soft material, cropped length and added coverage. She will keep you warm all night while also elevating your look! 

Kaylyn is wear the Adele Bolero over a simple black sheath dress. Add this shrug to instantly elevate your outfit.

We love Ruth for her comfort, coverage and versatility.


This black cardigan will never let you down and she’ll make sure you're warm from day to night.


Holiday Gala & Special Occasion

Stand out in sequin lace or a bold colored gown!

When the occasion calls for formal attire, polished glamor and feminine charm is the key for your holiday outfits. Catch the light at every turn and steal the spotlight in photos with sparkling sequins, or a bold colored gown. No matter how you celebrate the Holidays, when figuring out what to wear for a holiday party, keep in mind the nature of the event. Show up feeling confident in your look by being prepared and dressing for the right dress code. Learn more on our Dress Codes Decoded blog!

Terri is wearing the figure flattering, Sunny dress in an all new Velvet fabric. Let the dress peak for itself and pair with simple, matching accessories.

Formal galas call for stunning pieces like the Petra! This floor length piece has flare and shimmer to make a head turning look.


When a fancy special occasion or wedding calls for a contemporary yet formal, look no further than Sheryl.


Holiday Family Portraits

Look and feel your very best in photos that will last a lifetime!

Family photos for the Holidays are always a mother’s favorite! Granted, there is a level of stress that comes with dragging your family to a photo shoot. However, the end result is always worth the hassle! Book a great photographer and let us help you with what to wear! However, knowing what to wear for holiday photos can be hard, we recommend a bold holiday color, or go neutral. Whether your Holiday outfits for family photos are going to skew casual or fancy, we have a style for you.

Gloria is wearing the Elsa dress in an updated red floral print. With its subtle silver metallic threading, this dress is perfect for family photos. 

You’ll love every moment you’re wearing the Harlow dress. 


Meet the holiday version of our classic Lisa 2.0 wrap dress. Perfect every woman no matter her shape or size.


Gayle is made from stretch jersey knit that holds you in at all the right places. 


Holiday Cocktail Hour

Choose a sophisticated and modern style for a Holiday cocktail party!

Nothing says cocktail hour quite like a sequin lace dress. Our Sunny Dress is perfect for a holiday cocktail hour. The chiffon flounce neckline adds a sophisticated and modern twist to a classic sheath silhouette. While the fabric hugs your body in all the right places without being constricting. Pair with strappy black heels and your favorite silver jewelry for a stand out holiday outfit your girlfriends won’t be able to stop talking about.

Gloria is wearing the Sunny dark mallard dress in an eyelash metallic fabric. Notice how the matching gold heels and clutch complement the sparkle and shine of this dress. 

Leona is a classic figure flattering sheath dress made from wine red sequins and long chiffon sleeves.


This version of Lisa is a great new addition to your cocktail party round-up.


Holiday Light Gazing

Look chic, but feel cozy when checking out the Holiday lights with your loved ones.

Here’s a dress for staple winter wardrobe to go with your seasonal staple traditions! Put on your favorite holiday playlist, slip into the Brenna dress, and go for a drive around town to see all the fun holiday lights. Our Brenna Red dress is guaranteed to keep you comfortable whether you’re walking around or sitting down. Not to mention the relaxed fit and vibrant red will is the perfect holiday outfit choice for all your pictures. 

Meet the holiday version of our classic Brenna dress. Terri has paired it with black booties and her work for this day to night look.

Our CAxLZ Sheri Palazzos are your new go-everywhere pant. Dress them up for Holiday light gazing with a cardigan from our collection. 


New Year’s Eve

Celebrate the New Year right with a sequin or metallic look!

Can you imagine ringing in the New Year without the sparkle of lights? There'd be no magic! So shouldn't your new year's eve outfit shine just as bright? We think so, which is why we turned up the razzle and dazzle on our favorite holiday fashions for women with gorgeous details that celebrate shimmer, glimmer and glamour. The Drew silver sequin dress is a glitzy knee length sheath dress that will elevate any special occasion. No matter if the moment has you watching the ball drop at home with family, out with friends or celebrating at a glitzy event, these holiday outfits will have you looking spectacular.

Make any holiday or New Year’s Eve plans shimmer in Drew. Let this sequin bodycon, figure flattering dress do all the talking.

Make any holiday or New Year’s Eve plans shimmer in Stevie.


Soft and lightweight, you'll love ringing in 2023 in Sheryl.


Gloria is wearing the Effie Color Block Cardigan Dress, Leanna is wearing the Sunny Red Floral Bodycon Dress. 

You’re invited. 

Whether you’re trimming a tree, spinning a dreidel, lighting a candle or sending love out into the universe. we hope to take some stress out of holiday outfits. We can’t wrap your gifts, we can’t pour you a glass of wine (although we really wish we could), but we can provide help with ideas on what to wear for the holidays.

Dresses that comfortably move from a formal Holiday portrait to a six-hour family dinner are a reflection of how Connected Apparel integrates fashion and comfortability. Whatever your plans this Holiday 2022 season, we hope you slip into holiday outfits that make you feel comfortable and confident. If you loved these looks, shop the full Holiday 2022 Collection for more luxurious, affordable holiday dresses and jumpsuits.

And if you wear any of our dresses for women or flattering jumpsuits to your Holiday 2021 celebration, remember to tag @ConnectedApparel and use #InMyCA on Instagram. We’d love to see! 

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