Christmas is sassy- New Year is fun- the holiday season is all set to bring you that much-awaited cheer! With a swift change in the weather and the rising bonhomie, everything is stunning and dazzling about December. And well, the thrill of stepping into the New Year is the cherry on top!

Are you too all primped up to party hard and enjoy this time of the year to the hilt? After all, dressing up is so much fun, especially when it’s time to mark your calendars with a new beginning (resolutions included).

The party vibe at this time of the year may have high-octane gowns, cocktail skirts, and sparkling dresses at the epicenter, but how about giving your sartorial choices a swish, snazzy, Desi twist?

With cross-cultural meets and fusion styles enhancing the festive spirit, it’s time to get over the quintessential Western-wear outfit code and give in to the irreplaceable charm of Indian ethnicity.

These days, a plain organza saree with sequin borders is as sensuous and in tune with the Christmas vibe as a fluid satin gown. Are you still contemplating? Well, our new lookbook and wardrobe tips for impeccable Indian-style Christmas dressing can guide you!

Best Christmas Party Dresses

1. The Power of Indian Elements

When we say Indian-style Christmas outfits, we don’t want you to trade off your dreamy and glamorous Christmas dressing for a heavy timeless lehenga or Banarasi silk saree! Instead, consider introducing Indian elements to your Christmas party dress or a holiday season party outfit, like an embroidered jacket to a flared LBD ( Little Black Dress)- or a plain flared palazzo with a ruffled or peplum blouse. Give in to tie-and-dye prints accented with sequins, hand-embellished floral collars, and zardozi shimmer.

2. Indo-Western Fusion Wear

Plenty of blended styles fit the Christmas and NYE dress codes while pampering your unique wardrobe preferences. Choose saree-draped palazzo suits, ethnic dresses, Anarkali Kurtis, and more. 

A long flared Anarkali gown in Christmas colors- red, pink, golden, pearl white, or green and Indian-style embroidery is also worth a trial. Alternatively, pairing a plain dress with a designer dupatta-style jacket – draped like a wrap can be a perfect amalgamation of Indo-Western sensibilities.

3. The Suave Factor

There are a few colors that represent the Christmas spirit like nothing else! Wear reds and whites for a real-Santa feel, or say yes to vibrant greens and plush golds. 

With the right colors, you can smoothly carry off a complete Indian garment that speaks elegance and have an uber-chic feel. Join the Christmas bandwagon with a pastel organza saree or a neutral-colored chiffon drape. Jewel tones like Ruby red, Emerald green, and Sapphire blue score a ten for the festive season. And, of course, you’re always on track with metallics and neutrals, especially black!

How about nailing your Christmas 2022 look with an electric blue and silver pre-stitched saree?

4. Keep it Simple

Indian ethnic styling, heavy embroideries, and colors can be a bit too strong for Western sensibilities. So, if you are attending a Christmas party with a typically western vibe – keep things simple! Though, one bling element could be permissible. You can opt for an imposing party-wear saree and play low-key with the accessories, or a plain saree with a designer blouse and statement earrings. You can also experiment with gorgeous designer blouse designs, which are the toast of the season!

5. Keeping Ostentation in Check

This one is much like the Simplicity Rule we spoke of earlier. It’s never a good idea to overdo or pile on everything that comes to mind while dressing up for a Christmas or New Year party. So, you can conveniently leave home your embroidered dupatta when you choose a party-wear lehenga choli– to give it a crop top and skirt combo look! Choose dresses or Indian outfits that are either plain or subtle with details. Adaptable prints over timeless embroideries ought to be your wardrobe mantra this season.

6. Sequined Charm

When we say it’s better to forget heavy Indian embroideries for a while, sequinned pieces are an absolute exception! After all, this is the time to style every sequinned outfit in your closet- from sarees to designer blouses- flaunt them all!

Sequins look spectacular in Indian ensembles like floor-length gowns and Kurtis, giving them a chic, glamorous, and youthful appearance.

7. The Layering Trend

Oh well, layers are very much in trend this season too! And if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, the winter season makes a perfect match for pulling out and flaunting your best layers. Jacket suits, jacket lehenga cholis, Kurtis layered with a frilly cape, and ruffled ponchos go well with the party vibe. Wearing an embellished cropped jumper over your palazzo and designer dupatta can make a stunning, scene-stealing combination. Layering is not an issue with the inherently adaptive Indian dressing. Also, there is always the option of wearing a full-sleeved kameez!

8. Ready To Groove

Invariably, you will be dancing at a party. Won’t you? Always choose your dress, keeping in mind what your activity schedule will be like, at this probable gathering. Will you be on the dance floor for the evening? It’s best to avoid ethnic or fusion wear that is floor-grazing, with crazy flare, or something that would leave you feeling hot and flustered. Keep things light- choose a paneled, gown-like Kurti in a fitted silhouette, a relaxed fit A-line dress, or a sassy short tunic.

There’s no limit to how you can blend these sensibilities and achieve novel looks for Christmas week. Just remember to balance your wardrobe elements appealingly! Do share your ideas and experiences with us – in the comments section.

Merry Christmas!