Holiday Party Outift Ideas | Lace & Leopard Dresses

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Happy Friday!

Holiday party season is here and we LOVE it! Lindsay and I so enjoy a reason to get dressed up and wear some red lipstick {and some sparkly eye shadow too, LOL}! The month of December is always packed with parties and gatherings. It truly is the best time of the year! Plus our birthday is in just a few days so that makes it even better, right? 🙂

We’ve had lots of messages about finding the perfect dress for an upcoming Christmas party. So today we thought it would be the perfect time to share what we are wearing for our holiday parties this year! We are also going to share lots of other dress options for you all as well as shoes, bags, accessories and more. Whether you want something business casual or dressy, today’s post has it all. Let’s get started!

Dresses

Whether you want a versatile dress that is casual or something that makes a statement we’ve rounded up 10 options below that we know you all will love! Many of these dresses come in petite and tall sizes as well. We love how they also start at size 00 and go up to size 18.

One of our favorite styles shown below in the shopping widgets is definitely this dark navy sequin shift dress. This red pencil dress featuring pearl detailing at the shoulder would be so chic on its own or paired with a velvet blazer. We are also loving these modern jumpsuit styles featuring black velvet and a bold red hue. Both come in regular and petite size options too!

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Shoes

One of the best parts of picking out a holiday look is definitely finding the perfect pair of heels. For today’s sister style looks we are each wearing the Leanna bow pump, which we are loving! Some other great options that will be in style for years to come are included below.

Don’t you just love these leopard pumps with black bows? We also ordered these crystal bow strappy sandals and they are SO cute. They do run big so make sure to go down a half size. You will definitely love them!

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Necklaces

A little added sparkle is always a good idea when it’s time for a holiday event. Whether you are looking for a simple piece or a bold statement maker, here’s a wide range of necklace options below. We especially love the twisted pearl and rhinestone combination necklace as well as the pearlized fabric necklace in the shopping widget below. You will get compliments on them all night long!

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Earrings

Now that you have your dress, shoes and necklace all set – it’s time for some earrings! From sparkly studs to modern tassels, there are so many earring styles available HERE. All of these options shown below could be worn several different ways so you will definitely get lots of use out of them. They would all make a great gift as well!

Purses

No holiday dress look is complete without a bag! We are loving the new envelope clutches that just debuted for the holidays. They are lightweight yet durable. Don’t you just love the sparkly crystals on this black option Lindsay is using in today’s post? I can’t get enough of this green velvet one too. Hello, holidays! These velvet navy and lilac options featuring bow ties are so cute as well.

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Coats

Now that your full look is set, you can’t leave home without a cute coat! We definitely say you can’t cover up a gorgeous party look in a black coat you’ve had in your closet for years. Thankfully, we have some other options for you that are well fitted, warm and will last for years to come.

This red funnel neck coat is one we already own and love. This winter white coat has been a best seller too! Make sure to stay tuned for a very special birthday post on Monday that will include this stunning oversized plaid printed coat. It’s so gorgeous in person!!

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Now that we’ve shared our shopping guide for finding the best holiday look for you, it’s time for some more details on our individual party looks!

Lindsay’s Holiday Party Look

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A little black lace dress is always a great choice when it comes to holiday dressing. Lindsay’s knee length dress is lined and features a back zip closure. It is called the Lace Fluted Sleeve Flare Dress and is available in petite, regular and tall sizes. It comes in a stunning berry shade and has great reviews too!

Lindsay paired her LBD with this amazing leopard coat that we had to order the day it came online!! It is SO soft and flattering. It definitely is one of our very favorite new items of the season. You all will absolutely love it!!! Lindsay is wearing a size XS here so we’d say it runs true to size.

To finish off her party look, Lindsay is wearing these chic gold Leanna bow heels, sparkly envelope clutch, crystal bow ring, triple strand necklace and tassel earrings. I just love how it all looks paired together! I’m defintely going to be borrowing it all very soon. 😉

Whitney’s Holiday Party Look

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As soon as I saw this Spotted Mock Neck Flare Dress debut online, I knew it would be the perfect party dress. The fabric is silky but very substantial. It doesn’t wrinkle which is a very nice feature when it comes to an event dress. I ordered a size tall to have an extra inch in the length. It does run true to size and comes in regular and petite sizes too. Lindsay just had me order one for her too {sadly I’m an inch taller / size bigger so we can’t share clothes LOL} since she didn’t want to miss out on such a lovely leopard dress.

Now for my layering piece! This emerald green Belted Chesterfield Coat adds the perfect pop of color. It’s very warm yet not bulky. I’m wearing my usual size small here and it fits perfectly. If you have short arms then I would suggest going with a petite size. It has a very classic by edgy feel to it that is very on trend right now.

Last but not least, it’s time for my shoes and accessories! I’m also wearing the Leanna bow heels but in the black suede version {it comes in red too}. I’m wearing my usual size and they fit really well. I was suprised how comfortable they are. Comfy heels are a must when it comes to picking out your event look. Nothing is worse than having to hobble an hour into your party. 😉

This sparkly link necklace, tassel earrings, and emerald green velvet clutch finished off my glam party look. You can shop them all quickly by clicking the images in the shopping widget above.

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As a reminder, you can shop all our items shown online and get free shipping on orders of $25 or more when you use the ShopRunner checkout option. It’s free and it is truly amazing!! Some of our orders arrive in less than 48 hours from the time they are placed. You can also purchase your items online and use the “Pick Up In Store” option if you need them the same day. This is a feature we use often as well.

Also, we had to share that today through Sunday, you can get 40% off your entire purchase with code “GIVEANDGET”. It’s a great way to save on new arrivals including everything shown in our post today!

Thank you so much for stopping by our sister style post featuring all things holiday glam! We hope you so enjoyed it. Please let us know if you need help with picking out an item. You can leave a comment below or email us at thedoubletakegirls@gmail.com. Have a fabulous weekend!

xx,

Lindsay & Whitney

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Photos by Logan & Maddi Magill

Outfit Items c/o Ann Taylor. Thank you to Ann Taylor for sponsoring this post. All opinions are our own.

7 Comments

  1. December 8, 2018 / 5:57 pm

    Beautiful looks…love!! Especially the leopard with the velvet. Yummy!

  2. adriana
    December 9, 2018 / 3:59 am

    You girls are just the prettiest! I love that these outfits match and go together so well! Obsessed with that velvet clutch!

  3. Stephanie
    December 9, 2018 / 10:38 pm

    That lace dress looks just like one my sister and I were eyeing the other day. Both dresses are stunning – and the coats too! I love these outfits from head-to-toe!

  4. December 10, 2018 / 1:43 am

    Okay, most definite favorite part of both outfits? That green velvet envelope clutch! It is to die for 🙂

  5. December 10, 2018 / 3:56 pm

    Ahh, I love leopard print! I love how you guys really leaned into the boldness of the pieces! So on-trend and gorgeous!

  6. December 10, 2018 / 6:02 pm

    I love your gorgeous take on leopard print!

  7. December 12, 2018 / 2:02 am

    GREAT OUTFITS IDEAS! PERFECT FOR THE HOLIDAYS AND THE LEOPARD TREND IS SO STRONG RIGHT NOW!

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