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Tis’ the season for holiday parties! There are all kinds of holiday parties and with that comes all types of dress codes. Yet, no matter how many events you attend, does it feel like you are always second guessing what the dress code jargon means? Keep reading for a decoding of the most common dress codes followed by foolproof outfit suggestions.

Family Fete

Dress Code: Casual Dressy

Foolproof Outfit: Black pants, a blouse, and ankle boots for women and jeans with an unstructured blazer for men.

Aritzia Wilfred Darontal Pant

Bonobos Jetsetter Stretch Wool Blazer

Seasonal Soiree

Dress Code: Festive

Foolproof Outfit: A sequin party dress for women and a velvet blazer with dress pants for men.

Rachel Zoe Elsa Dress

Ted Baker Velvet Sportcoat

Work Holiday Party

Dress Code: Cocktail Attire

Foolproof Outfit: An elegant party dress, like a lace little black dress, for women and a dark suit for men.

Karen Kane Dress

Suitsupply Napoli Suit

Winter Wedding

Dress Code: Black Tie Optional

Foolproof Outfit: An ankle-grazing dress for women and a black suit for men.

Paker Joyce Dress

Reiss Modern Suit

Charity Gala

Dress Code: Formal

Foolproof Outfit: A long gown for women and a black tuxedo for men.

Halston Heritage Gown

Hugo Boss Tuxedo

What are you wearing this holiday party season?

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