Festive attire often appears as a dress code term around the holiday season, and it generally means cocktail attire with a bit of holiday flair, such as a red skirt for women or a holiday-colored, striped top for men. The goal of festive attire is to dress appropriately for a holiday party without going too far, such as with a Christmas sweater full of snowmen or reindeer.Continue Reading
There are several options for men and women when it comes to festive attire. For example, women may opt for black slacks with a colorful and preferably holiday-colored top. Another example is a dress with a bold color or print in holiday colors. Another option for women is to add a playful element to an outfit by using a glittery piece of jewelry or a fancy clutch. For men, an appropriate choice for an outfit may include a casually dressy sport coat along with a more formal and elegant cardigan or pullover.
Whether male or female, festive attire demands a bit of effort to look ready for the occasion, whether it is Christmas, Cinco de Mayo or another holiday. One rule to remember is to avoid feeling pressured to wear a piece of clothing or accessory that directly resembles the holiday, such as reindeer-print attire.Learn more about Dress Codes