Affordable Ways to Look Great at Holiday Parties

Posted on 12/06/2011

The holiday party is back in a big way this Christmas season. According to a Career Builder survey, 58% of employers are planning a holiday party for their workers this year, up from 52% in 2010. And more than a third of employees say they plan to attend their office party this time around. Now the big question is—what will you wear? Consider these affordable ways to look great at holiday parties.

Just Add Sequins There’s something magical about sequins. They have the ability to make any outfit look more festive. Add them to your party look through an affordable top like the Boat Neck Sequin Tunic from It’s on sale for $44.99.

Slip On Red Heels
Nothing says you’re ready to toss back some eggnog like a pair of red satin heels. Thankfully you can buy a cute pair of Mossimo peep toe pumps at for just $16.08 and still have plenty of money left over for your dad’s Christmas gift.

Have Fun with Socks
Men may not be able to add sequins or slip on red heels, but they can still show some holiday cheer. Rock an unexpected pair of Christmas socks along with a great suit. The Candy Cane Christmas Socks, $10.99 from, will be the hit of the holiday bash.

Try Faux Fur

Here’s something soft and warm to include in your holiday outfit: the Faux Fur Neckwarmer. It’s just $25 at Ann Taylor Loft, but you’ll have to head to the store to find this hot accessory because it’s sold out online.

Decorate Your Lips
Add some red to your lips with the mini lipstick set from Ultra Flesh at For $29 you’ll get three perfect shades of red in two finishes: matte and gloss. With these lips you may find yourself under the mistletoe quite a bit.

By Alison Storm

Want to make sure you look great during your next holiday party? Be sure to shop Neiman Marcus and save up to 40% during the Women's Desginer Sale. Save on women's handbags, dresses, shoes and more. Sale ends 12/08/2011.

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