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Cocktail Outfit Ideas For Winter Parties

Love an excuse to get fancy? Discover Windsor’s winter collection of cocktail outfits to elevate your look to chic and fabulous! For NYE parties, holiday happy hours, and other social events, you’ll find the perfect assortment of cocktail outfits and semi-formal attire.

Check out short and midi dresses that make for the best cocktail party outfits. Show off a bold look in a one-shoulder red dress with a cascading side skirt overlay, a trendy vibe in a sparkly mini dress with marabou feather trims, or a sweet style in a short party dress with airy tulle details. Bring the sparkle to your outfits for cocktail parties in dresses with rhinestones, faux pearls, beaded, or sequin embellishments.

Choose a cocktail party dress that highlights the details you love to make an entrance, like mesh inserts, lace-up straps, wrap designs, high-side slits, cutouts, and contrasting fabrics. Discover also sleek and stunning midi dresses for cocktail parties and cocktail hours in gorgeous red and burgundy hues that are a must-have for the holiday season. Hunter green, navy blue, light blue, and purple are also popular colors for the season.

If your work hosts formal soirees or a holiday cocktail party, opt for a sparkling sequin party dress for those red-carpet vibes, a luxe velvet midi dress to keep it classy, or a glitzy glitter knit dress with subtle or bold shimmer. Find the perfect cocktail outfit for you among a variety of sweater dresses, long-sleeve dresses, and party dresses with the latest details and designs.

For a chic dress alternative, shop Windsor’s fab assortment of blouses, bodysuits, pants, skirts, blazers, vests, boots, and more to create the perfect cocktail outfit. Explore chic jumpsuits and stylish rompers that will make styling effortless. Discover blazer rompers that will provide a posh and polished look, crepe jumpsuits with tie-front waists, or sequin jumpsuits to amp up the glam factor. Mix it up for a wedding guest look or a semi-formal party outfit in cocktail skirts featuring mini, midi, and maxi lengths that make styling a breeze! A fitted pencil skirt is always a classy choice when it comes to cocktail parties. Style with a basic bodysuit, a lacy crop top, a long sleeve chiffon blouse, or an embellished bustier. Pair a mini or midi skirt with a statement blouse or a sultry corset top with lace-up heels to be a little extra. Go glam for your New Year's Eve Outfit and pick matching sequin sets or a sequin jumpsuit to ring in 2023!

If a skirt isn’t your vibe, go for dress pants that feature cute details like a tie-front waist, tapered hems, or wide-leg silhouettes. Faux leather pants are also chic for parties during the winter season. Don’t forget to add to cart dressy jackets and blazers to keep warm without compromising style! Layer on a fitted cropped or structured mid-length blazer for a modern business formal outfit. A chic jacket layer, like a blazer, is always essential for styling over your cocktail party outfit and keeping your look professional during cooler months. For a city-chic look, layer on a faux fur jacket or an open-front trench coat. Step up the glamour in sequin embroidered blazers to really bring the holiday sparkle. Keep all of your essentials on hand in stylish clutches or structured handbags.

Whatever the occasion, explore Windsor for winter cocktail outfit ideas to elevate your look this season!

What Does Cocktail Attire Mean For A Woman?

Cocktail attire for women is considered an outfit that you can wear to parties, happy hours, or semi-formal occasions. The main difference between formal and cocktail attire is cocktail outfits can be more casual-chic and not as dressy as formal wear. Semi-formal dresses including mini and midi styles, jumpsuits, catsuits, rompers, fashionable tops, dress pants, and faux leather pants are all cocktail attire options. You can wear cocktail attire to a wedding as a guest, such as a chic jumpsuit, a flirty romper, a satin midi dress, or a ruched mini dress. For a more formal wedding, women should lean more toward a long dress rather than a short sexy cocktail dress. Along with floor-length dresses, other women's apparel that is not considered cocktail attire includes denim, shorts, sundresses, or attire that would be considered even too casual for work.

Can A Woman Wear Pants For Cocktail Attire?

Women can definitely wear pants for cocktail attire, as long as they are more of a dressier style and are not denim. Women’s pants for work, such as slacks, dress pants, and faux leather pants can all be worn to a cocktail party. Style pants with a chic top like a wrap-front blouse or an embellished crop top and finish your cocktail look with strappy heels. A jumpsuit can also be cocktail attire. With either a wide-leg or a tapered-leg style you capture attention with your chic one-piece look. Discover one-shoulder, cold-shoulder, and sleeveless jumpsuits as your new go-to cocktail staple. Explore trendy features on pants like paperbag waist, skinny fits, and tapered hems that make them dressy attire. Tie front and belted waists are a trendy feature on women’s pants and jumpsuits that make them a stylish option for cocktail parties. Be sure to find at Windsor lightweight jackets, trench coats, bodysuits, tops, boots, heels, jewelry, and more to keep your look fresh for every event.