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How to Not Be Cold at Your Holiday Party

Thank you, velvet.

Photo: Heather Hazzan
Photo: Heather Hazzan

Depending on where you work, who your friends are, and how closely your life resembles Love Actually, holiday parties can either be nice and boring or an all-out hornfest that belies a year of repressed feelings. But even polite parties deserve a good outfit, and you don’t have to freeze to achieve it. Instead, try a warm velvet dress with equally toasty over-the-knee boots.

The rich, pattered material of the dress elevates it, making it appropriate for a nice dinner or a night out. The style is reminiscent of the prairie dresses that took over Fashion Week, but more modern and wintry. The coat, boots, and oversize coat tone it down a bit for the office. If you have 15 minutes to get ready before heading out to your event of choice, add on the lucite earrings. They will not only serve as a fun accessory, but a great conversation starter when a friend of a friend tells you, Oh my God, where did you get those earrings?

Photo: Heather Hazzan

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Sainte Dress - Disco

Available in sizes 0–10.

Italian Wool Cashmere Moss Green Oversized Long Coat

Available in sizes 36–40.

Chaus Paisley Velvet Faux Wrap Dress
Eliza J Burnout Velvet A-Line Dress

Available in sizes 14W–24W.

Harris Wharf London Green Oversized Coat

Available in sizes XXS–M.

Julie Thevenot Reflection Earrings - Amber
Galway Over the Knee Suede Slouch Boot

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How to Not Be Cold at Your Holiday Party