323. Barrington Style: LUXE wearhouse Guide to Holiday Party Dresses

LUXE wearhouse Guide to Holiday Fashion

We are so excited for the upcoming Holiday Season! With many fun and festive events filling your calendar, that also means decisions to be made about what to wear. Is it a cocktail dress or skirt and blouse, do you wear tights or no tights, what accessories complete the look? Don’t let holiday dressing overwhelm you. We have put together an easy guide for every holiday occasion.

Office Party

Finding the right attire for an office party can be tricky. Despite the festive party environment, it is important to remember that this is still a work event and you want to represent yourself or your spouse well. That being said, you can still have fun with what to wear by adding a bit of sparkle or a pop of color to your look.

LUXE wearhouse Guide to Holiday Fashion
LUXE wearhouse Guide to Holiday Fashion

We love these three options for an office party outfit because each one has the perfect balance of work appropriate coverage while still looking stylish.

LUXE wearhouse Guide to Holiday Fashion
LUXE wearhouse Guide to Holiday Fashion

Family Gatherings

Family parties can vary from a casual gathering to a dressy, more formal affair. Although the environment may be more laid back than an office party, you still want to dress appropriately.

LUXE wearhouse Guide to Holiday Fashion
LUXE wearhouse Guide to Holiday Fashion

If your event is more casual we love a great sweater with a black ponte pant or a polished jean. A cashmere sweater with a knit skirt and a pair of tights can also be a great option. We have selected these three outfits that will help guide you for whatever the dress code of your family gathering is.

LUXE wearhouse Guide to Holiday Fashion
LUXE wearhouse Guide to Holiday Fashion

Holiday Night Out

Celebrating the holidays out with friends is the best time to take more of a chance with your outfit.

LUXE wearhouse Guide to Holiday Fashion
LUXE wearhouse Guide to Holiday Fashion

This is a great time to experiment with styles and try a daring new look, whether it shows a bit more skin or has a little more bling than usual. Sequins, faux leather and lace are great elements to help make your holiday outfit stand out.

LUXE wearhouse Guide to Holiday Fashion
LUXE wearhouse Guide to Holiday Fashion

LUXE Style Tips for Holiday Dressing

1.   Add Tights for a Finishing Touch

Tights are great for keeping your legs warm in colder weather and they also help complete a look. We find tights work best for when you are getting dressed for family gatherings and also for many work parties. For a night out with friends or a date night, try bare legs or a pair of tights that have a subtle texture or print to add a little something extra to your holiday outfit.

2.  Make a Statement with Jewelry

The holidays are an ideal time to accessorize your outfit with statement jewelry pieces. Pick a great necklace, earring or bracelet to add a little bling to your holiday party look. There is no better time of the year to “Sparkle and Shine”.

3.  Stay Warm in Style

If you are wearing a sleeveless dress or top to your event, we recommend that you bring a cashmere wrap, blazer or moto jacket with you so that you can stay warm in style.


Along with our Monday Barrington Style posts at 365Barrington.com, we’re running a weekly contest with a $25 LUXE wearhouse gift card prize on the line, inviting readers to share your personal style questions.

This week, we’re inviting you to ask any questions you may have related to fashion for the holidays or any day of the year. Marcy, Annie and Amanda at LUXE will answer all questions in their next Barrington Style post, coming up next week at 365Barrington.com.


Post 300 - Winner Barrington Style Contest!

And now to the winner of this week’s Barrington Style contest… Once again, we’re giving away a $25 LUXE wearhouse gift certificate and we have so many great new items to choose from in our store! We just drew the name of our winner from this past week’s contest. And the winner is…

Stacy Boyum

Congratulations, Stacy, and thank you for entering. We’ll be in touch about getting you your prize.

Here’s the entry form for this week’s contest. All are welcome to enter. Good luck!

Fill out my online form.


Marketplace - LUXE WearhouseAbout LUXE wearhouse

Founded by Barrington resident and long-time fashion industry merchandising expert, Marcy Sparr, LUXE wearhouse is an upscale, discount women’s boutique. Along with her partners Annie Lang and Amanda Burgess, Marcy fills a niche in the market by giving women a luxury shopping experience with amazing customer service and personal styling advice, at a fraction of the cost of a high-end boutique.

LUXE wearhouse offers a carefully edited selection of clothing, jewelry, accessories, handbags, gift and home items at up to 75% off of retail. Beyond current merchandise at huge discounts, LUXE wearhouse offers customers a boutique shopping experience with personalized service and lots of extras.


You will find the LUXE wearhouse at The Quentin Collection shops located at 20771 N. Rand Road in Kildeer, located between Sally Beauty and the cleaners. Their phone number is 847-438-4880. For more information, CLICK HERE to follow LUXE wearhouse on Facebook or visit their website at LUXEwearhouse.com.


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