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What’s the best outfit for a holiday party? No matter what your plans are this holiday season, the jumpsuit is the one wardrobe item that will take you just about anywhere. Office party, family dinner, romantic date night, or brunch with the girls – there’s a jumpsuit for that. Inherently fresh and sexy, there’s just something about a flattering jumpsuit that makes you feel confident and assured – and since it’s one-and-done, you don’t have to agonize over a multi-part outfit. Skip the outfit drama and embrace the power of the designer jumpsuit for cocktail, dressy, evening or formal party wear. These are perfect to wear to a holiday party or other event – and also versatile enough to take you well into the spring.

top picks for designer jumpsuit to wear to a party this holiday season

The right jumpsuit is perfect for cocktail, dressy, evening or formal party wear.

The right jumpsuit is perfect for cocktail, dressy, evening or formal party wear this season.

1. pearl embellished velvet from sandro.

Talk about one and done! A black velvet jumpsuit with pearls at the collar and crisp white cuffs – all you have to think about is shoes, a bag and some earrings or hair jewelry, and you’re good to go. “Cut from plush black velvet for a highly tactile finish, SANDRO’s Genial jumpsuit is adorned at the neck with iridescent faux-pearls and fitted with contrasting white cuffs.”

BUY NOW: $419.

2. embellished cady jumpsuit from elie saab.

Made of a smooth cady fabric, this Elie Saab winter white jumpsuit has a tailored silhouette with a crystal-embellished, wavy neck design and pleated, flared pant legs. Style it with jeweled pumps or sparkling platform sandals.

BUY NOW: $4,025.

3. sleeveless silk jumpsuit from adam lippes.

This silk jumpsuit from Adam Lippes checks lots of practical boxes: it has a detachable belt and side slit pockets. And it also checks lots of style boxes: the pleat detailing and draped design are elegant – and who doesn’t love red as a statement color?


BUY NOW: $2,490.

4. organic cotton jumpsuit from outland denim.

If your holiday event is a beach party in a warm tropical climate, this cotton jumpsuit from Outland Denim would be perfect. It features “an organic cotton blend with a touch of stretch, and has a slim, boiler silhouette fit with boxy short sleeves and a skinny leg cut.”

BUY NOW: $275.

5. sleeveless cape-effect jumpsuit from solace london.

We had to look twice to be sure. Yes, this really is a jumpsuit. Solace London’s latest collection includes this chic cape-effect sleeveless jumpsuit. It’s available in black, but we love this gold-tone version for a memorable holiday party look.



BUY NOW: $444.

6. mesh jumpsuit from pinko x patrick mcdonald.

If you had any lingering doubts about whether or not a jumpsuit can be sexy, here’s all the proof you need. PINKO x Patrick McDonald’s mesh jumpsuits are the perfect mix of naughty and nice for a holiday party. Don’t you think?

BUY NOW: $838.

the designer jumpsuit is perfect to wear to a party this holiday

Ditch the dress and embrace the jumpsuit! Embrace the power of the designer jumpsuit for cocktail, dressy, evening or formal party wear. And reduce all that holiday stress. From festive cocktails to glamorous New Year’s Eve parties, these 6 designer picks will have you sparkling all season long. So, jump to it, dear reader.

Pamela Thomas-Graham

Pamela Thomas-Graham is the Founder & CEO of Dandelion Chandelier. She serves on the boards of several tech companies, and was previously a senior executive in finance, media and fashion, and a partner at McKinsey & Co.