Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made through links on this page.
Whether it’s your office holiday party, a gathering with friends, a holiday feast with family or just good ol’ NYE, you likely have something to celebrate over the next month or two.
We’ve compiled our favourite holiday looks for the festive season and yes — expect sparkles, satins and sets galore.
Our top seven favourite looks for the holidays
Look: Workwear wow
Top: Marcella Manhattan One Shoulder Top
Pants: Lilysilk High-Waisted Wide Leg Dense Silk Pants
The workwear/menswear trend seems to be here to stay and we, for one, are huge fans. Pair the sexy asymmetrical Manhattan top with smooth-as-butter silk pants that are high-waisted and perfectly wide-legged for a look that could take you straight from the office to the Christmas party. Want an even bolder look? Pair these pants with the mesh-sleeved version of the Manhattan top.
Look: Showstopping LBD
Dress: Laura V-Neck Sequin Dress
This sequined little black dress features a low V-neck, puff sleeves and a defined waist with a pleated overlay to help hide undigested holiday meals. The long sleeves and lined body help to keep you warm during chilly winter nights, but pair it with a pair of Sheetex tights for a little extra protection. The best part (other than how sensational it is): the material has some stretch and give so prepare to hit the dance floor.
Look: Olive garden
Top: UNIQLO Satin Long-Sleeve Blouse
Pants: Reformation Mason Pant
This olive green blouse is not only the perfect colour for the season but it’s made with 100 per cent recycled polyester fibre as part of UNIQLO’s pledge to support the reduction of waste in its garment-making process. The glossy sheen pairs perfectly with the Mason pant’s relaxed, effortless look. Reformation is a leader in sustainability and textile-to-textile recycling, so you can feel good about what you’re wearing.
Look: Terrific two-piece
Top: &OR Collective Tank 01
Skirt: &OR Collective Skirt 01
New on the scene, Canadian brand &OR Collective launched summer ‘23 with a fully recyclable collection of premium, sustainable knitwear and essentials. According to the brand, it’s “a technology-led clothier made for the conscious and contemporary human.” This skirt and tank from their 01 collection have been manufactured in a way that minimizes textile waste, with the highest quality fabrics to maximize the wearability of the garments. An investment that will never go out of style.
Look: Sultry sparkles
Top: Rebdolls Essential Turtleneck Top
Skirt: Rebdolls Onyx Sequin High Slit Bodycon Maxi Skirt
Keep all eyes on this high-slit, sequin bodycon skirt which is the focal point of your outfit. Pair it with something casual like this plain black, stretchy turtleneck. The skirt is moderately stretchy so you’ll be able to move comfortably around your party or event. It has an elastic waistband and a zipper closure for easy on and off and is complete with a soft 100 per cent polyester lining.
Look: Three-piece perfection
Top: Pretty Little Thing Woven Belted Back Detail Suit Tank
Pants: Pretty Little Thing Woven Double Belt Loop Suit Pants
Blazer: Pretty Little Thing Woven Oversized Suit Jacket
This deep green, oversized three-piece suit is perfect for work functions, holiday parties, office drinks or the big NYE. Match all three pieces with strappy heels or mix and match one or two pieces with a new colour, like this white lace tank from Canadian brand Oak + Fort. The jacket compliments most outfits and the pants are comfortably high-waisted and flattering on most body types. Watch out for colour transfer before the first wash.
Look: Satin dreams
Top: Brunette the Label The ‘Bianca’ Satin Button-Up Shirt
Pants: Brunette the Label The ‘Stevie’ Satin Straight Leg Pant
Sophistication and elegance meet laid-back and trendy. This matching set from Canadian brand Brunette the Label does it all while allowing you to do it all. The oversized fit is comfortable and chic, allowing for maximum movement on the dance floor or at the dinner table. Wear them together or separately, this satin duo is versatile and effortless and should be a staple in your year-round wardrobe.
Tights for those chilly nights: Sheertex Stubbornly Rip-Resistant Tights
Just like the name says — these tights are “stubbornly rip-resistant” making them ultra durable, strong and stretchy. They even come with a 30-day manufacturer rip-resist guarantee.
Boots to wear with everything: Marcella Joplin Block Heel Boots
These 100 percent Italian leather boots were designed in NYC but handcrafted to perfection in Europe. The squared toe and sculpted block heel give these a timeless look. If you’re looking for a perfect shoe to wear with any of the outfits suggested above, you’ve found them.
Finishing touch: Satin Hair Bow
Looking for a pièce de résistance for your outfit, look no further than the hair bow trend. Just ask Kylie Jenner, Hailey Bieber, Sydney Sweeney or one of many other famous female celebs — this trend is back and (apparently) bigger is better.
A bag for it all: Espe Kate Crossbody
Last but not least, you’ll need a bag to hold your most precious items: phone, wallet, keys, plus a few other goodies (lipstick? Advil? Small water bottle?). The Kate Crossbody from Canadian brand Espe holds everything you need for the night and more while dividing your goods between three main compartments for easy rummaging. Make it a crossbody, or a shoulder bag or remove the strap completely for a large clutch.
The best gifts for everyone under $20
Editor favourites: Our top finds this month
Shopping Essentials is a category that features highly researched products and reviews, new and exciting launches, plus behind-the-scenes info on your favourite brands — learn more here or sign up for our newsletter.