‘Tis the season for scarves, hot cocoa, gift exchanges, and… strapless bras? Bare with us, we’ll explain. With parties, festivities, and events happening every other night in December, we find ourselves reaching, time after time again, for our closet workhorse: our trusty strapless bra. Interesting necklines are all the rage, and just because the weather outside is frightful, it doesn’t mean looking great has to be.
We pulled together seven different holiday activities and the perfect outfit to wear to each one. Trust us: with your jam-packed social calendar, you’re going to want to keep the style inspiration — and your strapless bra — handy this season.
Tree Lighting Ceremony: Winter Whites
Comfort is paramount for any outdoor activity, so keep your outfit cozy and your heels low. Embrace the monochrome trend and go white on white with your chunky knits. Off -the-sleeve sweater? No sweat, you’ve got a no-slip strapless bra on underneath. Add over-the-knee suede boots and a structured bag, and you may just outshine the tree.
Get the look: Harper Wilde bra, Express dress, Express scarf, Sam Edelman boots, Zara bag
The Nutcracker with Your Niece: Chic Tulle
Is there ever a better excuse to wear a tutu than when you’re going to the ballet? Just make sure to skip the light pink to avoid looking twee and go for an edgier color, instead. Finish it all off with a leather jacket, opaque tights, and, of course, some ballet flats.
Get the look: Harper Wilde bra, Navabi skirt, BLANKNYC jacket, Pretty Ballerinas shoes
Your Annual Office Party: The Updated LBD
The key to the perfect office party outfit is combining fashion with professionalism. Your ultimate goal: Look more stylish than your normal dress + blazer combo, while also steering clear of anything that could fall into the ‘going out’ category. (It’s a fine line, friends.) The answer: An updated little black dress. Choose one that incorporates current trends (think: slightly off-the-shoulder, tea length) without being too extra. And nothing is more extra than bra straps that keep peeking out when you don’t want them to. Stick to functional [albeit chic, of course] choices and your witty conversation with the CEO will be the most memorable part of the evening.
Get the look: Harper Wilde bra, CYS dress, Sam Edelman shoes, BaubleBar earrings
Dinner at the In-Laws: Feathers & Blush
Feathers are never a bad idea, especially if you pair them with a silk camisole and a structured, oversized blazer. This outfit is fashionable enough to inspire your partner’s hip Gen Z younger sibling while — simultaneously — modest enough to chat family recipes with Great Grandma Alice.
Get the look: Harper Wilde bra, Lulus skirt, Equipment tank, Topshop blazer, Madewell bag
Your Best Friend’s Gift Exchange: All the Textures
Texture is everything when it comes to this combo. Pair the season’s hottest material, velvet, with our favorite pant silhouette, culottes, for an out-of-this world outfit. Top it off with a silk camisole, a strapless bra, and a pair of cool-girl fishnet socks. Your friends will definitely be talking about your outfit for the rest of this year and the next.
Get the look: Harper Wilde bra, Billy T camisole, H&M culottes, ASOS socks, INC International Concepts shoes
Winter Wedding: Sequins & Statement Sleeves
Calling all glitter addicts! More is more when it comes to holiday weddings. Go all out with sequins, embellished sleeves, and a red lip. Extra points for sparkly shoes.
Get the look: Harper Wilde bra, Lauren Ralph Lauren dress, Marc Fisher shoes, Bite Beauty lipstick
New Year’s Eve Fête: Chic Jumpsuit
Ditch the tights this NYE and embrace the wide-legged jumpsuit. Your legs will thank you AND you’ll be the chicest one at the party. Messy waves optional (but recommended).
Get the look: Harper Wilde bra, Adelyn Rae jumpsuit, Nine West shoes, J. Crew earrings
Still looking for a strapless bra that won’t let your boobs down? You’ve come to the right place. Give the Flex a whirl!