Best Celebrity-Inspired Holiday OutfitsPublished on December 7, 2017. Updated October 2, 2019
The arrival of the month of December always marks the beginning of the holiday season. Although this time of year is exciting and magical, it also comes with a lot of stress! The pressure to buy the perfect gift, navigating busy shopping centers and of course, planning the perfect holiday outfit, can always come with a lot of hassle and anxiety. Luckily, the stars of Hollywood have set the precedent and have shown off some seriously glamorous holiday looks that we all can aspire to. Follow along for 10 celebrity-inspired holiday outfits that are easy to recreate during the holidays to minimize the stress of outfit planning:
10. The Red Dress
A cherry red dress is a classic holiday staple, and even more so after seeing how flawless Kate Middleton looks in the rich color! The Duchess of Cambridge rocked a true red dress with a full skirt that reached her ankles and an asymmetrical neckline. She stayed true to one color palette for a highly sophisticated look and topped the look with a red clutch and matching pumps. To add some holiday glitz, Kate added a sparkling broach and swept her hair into an elegant updo.
9. The Metallic Number
Meghan Markle has brought some seriously edgy holiday glamour of her own with this long sleeve metallic number! The look is perfect for a holiday cocktail party and features sophisticated pocket detailing in contrast with a revealing v-cut neckline. She left her hair in messy beach waves and rocked a smoldering smokey eye. For accessories, she kept her look simple with black and clear pumps and a crystal box clutch.
8. The Tuxedo Dress
Reese Witherspoon’s silk tuxedo dress from this year’s Emmy awards has the potential to be the perfect formal holiday look! Despite not being the classic holiday shades of green, red or metallic, the rich jewel-toned blue is a great and unexpected alternative for the holidays. The cut of this tuxedo dress is highly flattering and the silk texture is definitely suitable for the holidays. To add a pop of color and classic holiday glitz, top your makeup with a classic red lip like Reese did!
7. The Strapless Jumpsuit
A strapless jumpsuit is a foolproof formula for a holiday party! The look is ultra chic, comfortable and a go-to with many celebrities. Blake Lively opted for a rich shade of green that would be perfect for the holidays. The jumpsuit cinches at the waist and features a flattering sweetheart neckline with asymmetrical detailing over one shoulder. She groomed her hair into loose beachy waves and left her makeup glowing, luminous and natural.
6. The Glitzy Sweater Dress
A classic sweater dress has been a celebrity go-to holiday look for years, but Zendaya has the formula to take this look up a notch! The star rocked a timeless turtleneck sweater dress but still went glitzy with the sparkling detailing of the skirt. To play up the glitter, Zendaya added a pair of metallic shoes and sparkling earrings. She topped off the look by sleeking her hair behind her ears and rocking luminous makeup and a bold pink pout.
5. The Embellished Set
Selena Gomez definitely knows the key to a winning holiday look and rocked a matching red skirt and jacket set that was totally glamorous. Although her mini skirt may not be suitable for all climates, it could easily be weather-proofed with a pair of tights or over-the-knee boots. The sparkling floral embellishment on this set is a clear match for the holiday season! She paired the look with a simple and sophisticated black button-up top and a pair of strappy black sandals.
4. The Glittery Top
Kate Bosworth gave the ultimate casual and simple holiday outfit inspiration with this particular look! The top featured a winter floral print with dark colors and sparkling black cap sleeves. She paired the busy top with a pair of simple black trousers and added a holiday touch with metallic kitten heel loafers. This look is the ultimate no-fuss holiday look but still looks glamorous and sophisticated.
3. The Little Black Dress
The little black dress is a holiday staple and is a surefire look that will be timeless throughout the years and outlast any trendy styles. With a look like this, you’ll never look outdated when looking back at old holiday photos. Victoria Beckham’s midi length little black dress with fringe is the ultimate holiday glamour look! It brings something different with the fringe hemline but stays true to an elegant and sleek shape that will never go out of style.
2. Winter Whites
A winter white outfit is a guaranteed showstopper at a holiday party! The color is unexpected and one that not many will opt for which means wearing a look like this is a great way to stand out and try something new. To achieve the look, try a white pantsuit with a silver necklace like Vanessa Hudgens. To add a glamour factor, the star added a white blazer draped over her shoulders and paired the look with a bold yellow bag. To add a holiday twist, a red bag or shoe would be the perfect seasonal touch on this winter white look.
1. The Dark Suit
For the ultimate sophisticated holiday look, take a tip or two from fashion icon Olivia Palermo! The star rocked a black pantsuit with a girly touch by rolling up the sleeves and adding a chunky bangle on her wrist. To give the look a little holiday spirit, the star rocked bright red nails, a scarlet lip and a pop of red with her bag. To add even further holiday glamour, a suit with a velvet texture would be the ultimate seasonal look.