Navigate the holiday season in style with our guide to festive fashion for every occasion!

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As the holiday season rolls in, bringing joy and celebration, it’s the perfect time to embrace festive fashion.

With the arrival of these merry months, picking the ideal ensemble for each event becomes an exciting yet demanding task. Whether it’s cosy family get-togethers or dazzling big parties, every moment calls for a unique style. Dive into our holiday style guide for the ultimate festive fashion ideas tailored just for you.

Holiday style guide for every festive occasion

Wedding parties

Weddings during the holiday season are grand affairs; your outfit should reflect so. For traditional weddings that have a selected fabric (asoebi), opt for a well-tailored dress in a style that’s perfect for your body type. Don’t be afraid to experiment with styles; remember to keep it classy and sophisticated. Accessories are a huge part of wedding guest outfits, so ensure to pair the right ones with your dress. If you are going for a head tie (gele), depending on the scale of the wedding, you can go big or keep it moderate to capture the essence of celebration.

How about donning a velvet suit for a modern twist at your black-tie affair or cocktail-themed celebration? Elevate the ensemble with statement earrings and metallic heels for a chic wedding party look.

Casual hangouts with friends 

Casual, comfortable and chic is the mantra for this type of event. Embrace the laid-back vibes of a stylish jumpsuit in a relaxed fit paired with trendy sneakers and a crossbody bag. You can also opt for denim shorts with a statement Ankara print blouse and platform slippers. Complete with hoop earrings for a cool vibe.

Intimate family parties

There is no better festive occasion than spending time with family. To maintain a stylish appearance, choose a beautifully tailored wrap dress for those cosy family gatherings where laughter and warmth fill the air. Pair it with statement earrings and comfortable heels or flat sandals. P.S. It also gives enough room for all the food that comes with family time. Another cute option is to pair a casual blouse with pleated pants for a playful yet polished appearance. Complete the look with heeled sandals and subtle accessories.

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Big family gatherings

When the guest list is extensive and the venue is grand, choose a well-fitted jumpsuit in lovely prints. Complement it with bold bracelets, a handy clutch, and heels that allow you to dance the night away. You can also celebrate with a flowing print dress with intricate embroidery. Pair this with accessories and a high bun for an elegant touch.

This is a fun time to experiment with mixing different patterns for a playful yet sophisticated look. 

Concerts

Attending a concert as a festive occasion is highly anticipated this season. Whether locally or internationally, people love to see their favourite artists live, and concerts call for an outfit as vibrant as the music. Consider a chic party look with a high-low top and ripped mom jeans. Finish with ankle boots or a pair of mules and statement accessories for an edgy concert style. Or channel rock vibes with a graphic tee, denim skirt and boots in a vibrant colour. Layer on some eclectic jewellery and add a wide-brimmed hat for a music festival-inspired look.

Cocktail parties

For those elegant cocktail soirées, a classic pencil dress is a timeless choice with the tailored silhouette celebrating your curves. You can opt for a dress with fringes. Go for dark shades of festive colours in ivory, burgundy and olive. Accessorise the dress with metallic jewellery and a clutch for a touch of sophistication. Complete the look with strappy heels for a night of mingling and celebration.

 A timeless little black dress is also perfect for a cocktail party. Elevate it with a gorgeous bright pair of heels, a statement clutch, and bold red lipstick for a sophisticated touch.

Christmas carols and festive occasion dinners

The serenity of a Christmas carol and the joy of Christmas dinners call for a touch of luxury—an all-white ensemble. Choose a tailored white jumpsuit and add gold or silver accessories for a festive touch. Another fantastic option is the lace dress in a soft pastel hue complemented with delicate jewellery and heels makes for an ethereal look. Opt for a subtle headpiece or hair accessory to add a touch of grace.

Let your wardrobe reflect the joy and diversity that define the festive spirit this holiday season. From the intimacy of family gatherings to the grandeur of weddings, our festive fashion guide offers an opportunity to showcase your individuality. Embrace the richness of local fabrics, experiment with accessories, and let us know which festive occasion you’ve got planned this season. 

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  • Omotola Saba

    Hi, Omotola here, the human form of the 100 Emoji and the fashion and beauty writer at Marie Claire Nigeria. She started writing for fun and merged it with her love for fashion, and beauty. She's mostly at home, picking up yet another new hobby, scrolling through pinterest, laughing with her family or at dad jokes, or sleeping.

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