Simple Holiday Party Outfits for Women Over 50

Last Updated on November 11, 2021 by Candi Randolph

The Christmas party season is officially upon us, and whether it’s the office Christmas party, a special night out with friends or the family get together, it can get expensive if you feel like you have to buy new outfits for every party you’re invited to. No worries, my friend. The awesome truth about style and fashion is that you can create a memorable look without breaking the budget.

How about putting together some simple holiday party outfits, combining what you probably already have in your closet with a bit of pizzazz to create a special holiday look.

Simple Christmas Party Outfits

Let’s see what we can create that will be simple, stylish, festive and fun! Use the suggestions below as inspiration as you ponder the contents of your closet, or to guide your style creation. Or, click on any image to see all the details and purchase information for that particular item.

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Simple Holiday Party Outfits

A Little Black Dress:

Little Black Dress for a holiday party

The little black dress is always a winner no matter the occasion and is something that can be dressed up or down in line with your style comfort level and the type of gathering you’re attending.

An evening holiday party may call for some special pumps and statement jewelry, where an afternoon gathering might work well with a fluffy jacket and fashion boots.

This is such a timeless and classic look that you can wear it with anything, so having a little black dress in your closet that you can accessorize differently for each party is a good way to create an amazing look each time without having to buy a whole new outfit. Little black dresses are awesome!

LBD Look Book

Glam It Up

If you’re searching for that oh-so-special, memorable outfit, a flattering faux wrap dress might be just the ticket. This style is complimentary to many body shapes:

Christmas Casual:

Casual Christmas sweater

If you want to go for a Christmas look and keep things fun and casual, there are plenty of options for doing this. Choose a classic holiday or ‘ugly’ Christmas sweater that will express your mood…have fun with it and find the ugliest sweater out there, or keep your look a bit more understated and elegant.

Pair it with some black slacks or leggings and a pair of stylish boots or mules. This simple, casual Christmas outfit can take you from morning ’til evening, and keep you comfy, too.

If your holiday spending dictates keeping things on a budget friendly level, this look may be perfect for you! I love the challenge of scouting out the most interesting and stylish look at the best price. But that’s just me. 🙂

Be sure to check out this LookBook, too! You’ll find some of the expected ‘ugliness’ but some classic, lovely choices if that’s more your style:

Ugly Sweater & Classic Holiday Sweater Look Book:

Jeans and a Glitzy Top:

jeans and glitzy top

Jeans are such a versatile piece of clothing that can be dressed up and elegant, or fit in perfectly for casual looks. If a great pair of dress jeans work for you, but need a more dressy look, then consider something like a bright and jazzy top and some heels or just some statement earrings that can bring together a really dressy, but effortlessly stylish look for any Christmas parties you get invited to.

Casual Holiday Sparkle from WHBM

holiday party outfit from White House Black market

Create a stylish and eye-catching look with these striking separates from White House Black Market. I love the 35th anniversary ruched-sleeve blouse with the words, ‘Inspire, Dream, Create’ patterned on it, a reminder of all we can accomplish as women over 50 and over 60.

Select one to complete an existing outfit, or create a brand new look with all of these selections:

Hopefully, this post has helped you to see that finding some simple holiday party outfits this year really doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Instead, take what you already own and ‘jazz it up’ for the holiday season. Have a wonderful holiday!

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6 thoughts on “Simple Holiday Party Outfits for Women Over 50”

  1. I love wearing a little black dress for holiday parties. The best part is that you can always add a colored scarf and mix it up for different ones! I really love boots, too! Not only are they fun to wear, but I can wear warm socks in them, too!

    1. Yes, the LBD’s are always flexible when it comes to dressing for a party or gathering. And I love your thought about the boots, as I am now living in snow country I do the same thing!

    1. Hi Catherine, most of my fashion-related posts are for women in general. I don’t focus my topics on women who are short, or tall, or petite, or plus-size, although there are bloggers who speak only to women with a certain body shape or height. Many times, the clothing suggested in my posts can be purchased in petite or plus size. Thanks for taking the time to write!

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