‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).