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The Guide to Holiday Party Dressing

The holidays are an eight-ish-week-long invitation to break out the shiny shoes, bejeweled bags, and your most glamorous gowns. A sequin-and-velvet free-for-all. An opportunity to get your colleagues and your leopard coat in one room. Understandably, this kind of sartorial freedom can cause delirium, so we’ve created a guide to holiday dressing as exhaustive as it is easy to execute.

THE ONE WITH YOUR SO’S WORK CREW

Any party with guests you see no more than once a year deserves the GP treatment: a sumptuous velvet suit in burgundy, plus art-piece earrings that catch the light (and a clean luminizer to reflect it).

  1. Gwyneth in Velvet Tuxedo Gwyneth in Velvet Tuxedo

    Photos courtesy of Drew Altizer for amfAR

  2. Vram earrings Vram earrings
    Vram Earrings goop, $43,200
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  3. G. Label Starr Velvet Tuxedo Jacket G. Label Starr Velvet Tuxedo Jacket
    G. Label Starr Velvet Tuxedo Jacket goop, $650
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  4. G. Label Kristina Tux Pants G. Label Kristina Tux Pants
    G. Label Kristina Tux Pants goop, $525
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Wear It With

  1. Robinson Pelham Necklace Robinson Pelham Necklace
    Robinson Pelham Necklace goop, $19,800
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  2. RMS Beauty Luminizer RMS Beauty Luminizer
    RMS Beauty Luminizer goop, $38
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  3. The Row Bag The Row Bag
    The Row Bag Matchesfashion, $1,048
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  4. Celine Sandal Celine Sandal
    Celine Sandals Celine, $970
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THE ONE AT YOUR PLACE

The most spirited party of the season—that cocktail sipping, tea spilling, annual catch-up with an extra short guest list—deserves a full sequin suit that can handle a three-martini dance party.

  1. Westman Atelier Contour Stick Westman Atelier Contour Stick
    Westman Atelier Contour Stick goop, $48
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  2. Jemma Wynne Necklace Jemma Wynne Necklace
    Jemma Wynne Necklace goop, $1,890
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  3. Harwell Godfrey Ring Harwell Godfrey Ring
    Harwell Godfrey Ring goop, $2,450
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  4. Joseph Sweater Joseph Sweater
    Miu Miu Bag Miu Miu, $1,150
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  5. in the mood for love Jacket in the mood for love Jacket
    In The Mood For Love JACKET goop, $350
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  6. In the mood for love Pants In the mood for love Pants
    In The Mood For Love PANTS goop, $295
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THE ONE WITH YOUR IN-LAWS

Keep it classic with pearls, puff sleeves, and a bag that speaks to your skillful investment strategy—then add pin-thin poppy heels to remind them that you’re both charming and fun. Your best accessory? A thoughtful hostess gift for when the conversation gets stale.

  1. State Property Earrings State Property Earrings
    State Property Earrings goop, $16,780
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  2. Shay Jewelry Ring Shay Jewelry Ring
    Shay Jewelry Ring goop, $3,750
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  3. What Goes Around Comes Around Chanel Bag What Goes Around Comes Around Chanel Bag
    What Goes Around Comes Around Chanel Bag goop, $3,750
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  4. G. Label Claire Puff-Sleeve Dress G. Label Claire Puff-Sleeve Dress
    G. Label Claire Puff-Sleeve Dress goop, $595
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  5. Prada Sandals Prada Sandals
    Prada Sandals Mytheresa, $950
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Gifting Gold

  1. Piecework Puzzles Puzzle Piecework Puzzles Puzzle
    Piecework Puzzles Puzzle goop, $36
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  2. vitruvi Winter Oil Collection vitruvi Winter Oil Collection
    vitruvi Winter Oil Collection goop, $49
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  3. Compartés Chocolate Gift Set Compartés Chocolate Gift Set
    Compartés Chocolate Gift Set goop, $90
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THE ONE WITH THE BLACK-TIE INVITE

Here’s a look that’s (le) smoking: With or without the YSL-inspired tuxedo jacket, this flattering high-neck halter jumpsuit is nothing short of smoldering. Add little sparkles everywhere—at the ankles, on your pinkie, and under your arm.

  1. Westman Atelier Mascara Westman Atelier Mascara
    Westman Atelier MASCARA goop, $62
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  2. Chloé Earrings Chloé Earrings
    Chloé Earrings Chloé, $450
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  3. Bondeye Jewelry Ring Bondeye Jewelry Ring
    Bondeye Jewelry Ring goop, $1,450
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  4. Paco Rabanne Bag Paco Rabanne Bag
    Paco Rabanne BAG Matchesfashion, $1,002
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  5. G. Label MR. & MRS. Tuxedo Jacket G. Label MR. & MRS. Tuxedo Jacket
    G. Label MR. & MRS. Tuxedo Jacket goop, $850
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  6. G. Label Hallsy Tie-Neck Halter Jumpsuit G. Label Hallsy Tie-Neck Halter Jumpsuit
    G. Label Hallsy Tie-Neck Halter
    Jumpsuit
    goop, $795
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  7. Jimmy Choo Sandals Jimmy Choo Sandals
    Jimmy Choo Sandals Farfetch, $1,295
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THE ONE WITH THE HOLLANDAISE

Families take many forms. So does brunch. A pleated maxi can hang with the mimosa-fueled hotel version as easily as it can with the deli kind. Whether yours calls for a cream cardigan or black pumps, round out the look with a little shine.

1 Skirt, 2 Ways

  1. G. Label Cardigan G. Label Cardigan
    G. Label Cardigan goop, $625
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  2. Proenza Schouler Skirt Proenza Schouler Skirt
    Proenza Schouler Skirt goop, $1,590
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  3. Celine boots Celine boots
    Celine Boots Celine, $1,850
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  4. G. Label Tracy Puff-Sleeve Button-Down Shirt G. Label Tracy Puff-Sleeve Button-Down Shirt
    G. Label Tracy Puff-Sleeve
    Button-Down Shirt
    goop, $375
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  5. Proenza Schouler Skirt
    Proenza Schouler Skirt goop, $1,590
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  6. goop Ginger and Turmeric Latte goop Ginger and Turmeric Latte
    Saint Laurent Pumps Matchesfashion, $792
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Wear It With

  1. Living Libations Face Oil Living Libations Face Oil
    Dorsey EARRINGS goop, $100
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  2. Bottega Veneta Pouch Bottega Veneta Pouch
    Bottega Veneta Pouch Bottega Veneta, $2,400
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  3. Azlee Band Azlee Band
    Azlee Band goop, $3,200
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THE ONE WITH YOUR OFFICE FRIENDS

You can’t close the year without an impromptu happy hour or extra-long lunch with your work family. Transform your desk look by swapping out sneaks for chic heels, grabbing a gold bag, and swiping on a quick cat eye to match your animal-print coat.

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  1. Jennifer Fisher x goop  Hoops Jennifer Fisher x goop  Hoops
    Jennifer Fisher x goop Hoops goop, $200
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  2. Apparis Coat Apparis Coat
    Apparis Coat goop, $320
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  3. Ganni Sweater Ganni Sweater
    Ganni Sweater goop, $395
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  4. G. Label Kelly Wide-Leg Trousers G. Label Kelly Wide-Leg Trousers
    G. Label Kelly Wide-Leg Trousers goop, $495
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  5. Balenciaga Sneakers Balenciaga Sneakers
    Balenciaga Sneakers Net-a-Porter, $895
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Add These

  1. Juice Beauty Eye Pencil Juice Beauty Eye Pencil
    Juice Beauty Eye Pencil goop, $20
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  2. Miu Miu Sandals Miu Miu Sandals
    Miu Miu Sandals Moda Operandi, $890
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  3. What Goes Around Comes Around Chanel Bag What Goes Around Comes Around Chanel Bag
    What Goes Around Comes Around Chanel Bag goop, $3,300
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  4. Katkim Ear Pin Katkim Ear Pin
    KATKIM Ear Pin goop, $1,220
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THE ONE IN THE TROPICS

A perfectly packable, airy—but with a waist—dress is crucial for escaping to somewhere warm, carry-on only. Wrap up the same sandals you wore on the beach for a balmy dinner outdoors, and add gold accents.

  1. Kjaer Weis Bronzer Compact Kjaer Weis Bronzer Compact
    Kjaer Weis Bronzer Compact goop, $56
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  2. Dr. Barbara Sturm Lip Balm Dr. Barbara Sturm Lip Balm
    Dr. Barbara Sturm Lip Balm goop, $55
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  3. Harwell Godfrey Earrings Harwell Godfrey Earrings
    Harwell Godfrey Earrings goop, $4,550
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  4. Eriness Ring Eriness Ring
    Mounser Necklace goop, $350
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  5. Cesta Collective Bag Cesta Collective Bag
    Cesta Collective Bag goop, $395
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  6. Matteau Dress Matteau Dress
    Matteau DRESS goop, $600
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  7. Spiritual Gangster Tank Top Spiritual Gangster Tank Top
    Emme Parsons Sandals goop, $395
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THE ONE ON THE MOUNTAIN

Mimic the alpine color palette with deep-green satin, rich amber leather, and burnt mahogany. A plush oversize coat and thigh-high boots soften a column gown and work equally well with jeans.

  1. Kjaer Weis Eye Shadow Compact Kjaer Weis Eye Shadow Compact
    Kjaer Weis Eye Shadow Compact goop, $45
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  2. Anita Ko Earring Anita Ko Earring
    Anita Ko Earring goop, $3,900
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  3. Wolford Tights Wolford Tights
    Wolford Tights goop, $61
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  4. Chloé Bag Chloé Bag
    Chloé BAG goop, $1,690
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  5. Apparis Coat Apparis Coat
    Apparis COAT goop, $445
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  6. G. Label Nneoma Turtleneck Dress G. Label Nneoma Turtleneck Dress
    G. Label Nneoma Turtleneck Dress goop, $595
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  7. Christian Louboutin Boots Christian Louboutin Boots
    Christian Louboutin Boots Christian Louboutin, $1,795
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Extra Skin Prep

  1. Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream
    Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream goop, $215
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  2. goop by Juice Beauty Face Oil goop by Juice Beauty Face Oil
    goop by Juice Beauty Face Oil goop, $110/$98 with subscription
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  3. Henné Organics Lip Mask Henné Organics Lip Mask
    Henné Organics Lip Mask goop, $37
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