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What better way to embrace the joy of Christmas for adults than to wear a charming and eye-catching costume party? Whether you're attending a Christmas party, attending a holiday parade, or just want to add a little magic to your season, there are tons of Christmas fancy dress ideas to choose from.
From cheerful Barbie to whimsical Mrs Claus dress, let's take a joyful journey to discover some of the most delightful and imaginative Christmas outfits to make you the star of your holiday celebrations.
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After the huge success of the Barbie movie, it was a no-brainer to bring your Barbie. Barbie pink dolls and you become classic friends; during the Christmas season, you can transform yourself into Barbie filled with magic and imagination.
Make Barbie's traditional pink outfit more festive by first altering it, you can use materials with pink sequins.
For the Christmas photo, add some charming small Christmas trees, snowflakes, or snowmen decorations, it would be fantastic if you clutched a tiny gift box with a fancy pink Christmas dress.
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Weird Barbie is a unique Christmas dress idea. Kate McKinnon reinterprets traditional Barbie doll characters and adds a whimsical twist to the holidays. Weird Barbie is a popular choice, a bright pink babydoll dress, tousled hair and some casual face makeup are all you need to make it obvious.
You can wear small Christmas-themed accessories such as stylish earrings, necklaces or handbags to add to her style.
To channel Hollywood glamour at the Yule Ball, you can choose an elegant, glamorous gown that incorporates star style. Here are some ideas:
Bring back the Roaring Twenties for a flapper vintage festive look at your Christmas ball. Here are some ideas:
Channel the ethereal Ice Queen in an icy blue, silver or white gown, and if possible, choose a gown with a long train for an added royal touch. It emulates the cool-toned style of the Snow Queen, showing an aristocratic atmosphere.
The Snow Queen's costumes often feature ornate embellishments. Add icy embellishments to your gown, such as silver sequins, crystals or cutouts to add an ice queen feel.
Choose a tiara, preferably with clear ice or crystals. Add jewellery such as silver necklaces, earrings and bracelets to add the aristocratic style of the Snow Queen.
Use blue or silver eyeshadow, dark blue eyeliner, and shimmery lip gloss to mimic the ice queen's cold look. This kind of makeup will add a sense of mystery and coolness.
Transform into a magical holiday fairy in a whimsical, sparkling gown with gorgeous accessories and matching wings, preferably with fringe, sheer tulle or a star-patterned fabric. This kind of dress can be in various bright colours, such as pink, purple, blue or emerald green, to add to the fairy charm.
Pair it with a pair of clear or sequined fairy wings, a key element of fairy style.
Choose a fairy tiara with flowers, crystals or stars and wear it in your hair for added fairy charm. Choose some star-patterned jewellery such as star earrings, necklaces or bracelets to add a touch of magic.
Use sparkly eye shadow, shimmering lip gloss and pink blush to add to the fairy look.
Attending a Christmas costume party is a fun and mysterious idea, and to achieve this Venetian style, you can choose a formal ball gown or tuxedo, preferably black or dark, to add to the mystery. This style of clothing typically has a high collar, belt, and slim fit. Plus Venetian-style masquerade masks.
Choose some noble accessories such as long gloves, jewellery necklaces, earrings and bracelets to add a formal feel. Pair it with a pair of heels, preferably in a colour that coordinates with your dress or tuxedo, for an added touch of elegance.
Choose a classic hairstyle like an Italian bun or a twist to emulate Venetian style.
If you like characters from the Nutcracker ballet, such as the Sugar Plum Fairy, you can choose a classical ballet-style gown, usually a long, fluffy skirt with lace, ruffles, or bows. This style of dress usually comes in pastel colours such as pink, light blue or white.
Pair with a pair of classic ballet shoes, usually lace-ups or ballet flats, to add to the feel of your ballet role.
A hair accessory such as a headband, garland, or bow to mimic a ballet character's hairstyle. Use soft makeup like pale pink eye shadow, pale pink lip gloss, and natural blush to add to the innocence of your ballet character.
Consider bringing a small handheld prop, such as a violin, candy, or a bouquet, to add a sense of character.
Burgundy is a classic colour of the Christmas season. It is a warm colour that is very suitable for wearing in the cold season. Choose a deep red dress, preferably a classic maxi skirt or dress. This colour will add warmth and elegance to add to the festive feel.
To add a festive element to your gown, some gowns may feature embellishments in a snowflake pattern, a pattern associated with the Christmas season. If the weather is colder, you can choose a velvet jacket or shawl to keep you warm and add layering.
Emerald green is the traditional colour of the Christmas season, so choose an emerald green velvet dress, perhaps paired with some gold or silver accessories, to add to the festive feel.
Pair it with classic jewellery like a pearl necklace, earrings, and bracelets to add a touch of glam. Pair it with heels or boots that coordinate with the dress to add to the overall chic look.
Dark navy is a deep and gorgeous colour, choose a dark navye gown, perhaps with sequins, jewels or a snowflake pattern to add an impressive touch.
Velvet is already a luxurious material on its own, but you can also choose a velvet dress with sequins or embellishments for added sparkle. Sequins can appear throughout the dress or in important areas, such as the neckline, cuffs, or waist.
Don’t forget to project a confident attitude, this is the key to making you unique and beautiful at prom.
Women can add a touch of pizzazz to a classic tuxedo look by wearing a tailored pantsuit or jumpsuit in bold holiday colours, while men can opt for a Christmas-themed bow tie and pocket square.
Choose a classic tuxedo, perhaps black, navy blue, or crimson, to add a formal feel. Pair it with a Christmas-themed bow tie and pocket square, perhaps featuring snowflakes, gifts or other holiday graphics.
Choose a pair of sleek shoes to add to the overall elegance. If your Mr grows a beard, trim and care for it carefully to add sophistication to your overall appearance.
Embrace the humour of the season by wearing an ugly Christmas sweater. You can find a quirky sweater with a fun pattern or create your unique design. A sweater with a fun and humorous pattern, such as a Christmas tree, stockings, reindeer, snowman or Christmas candy.
Pair it with accessories such as Christmas-themed hats, gloves, socks, and necklaces to add to the overall festive feel. Use fun makeup like Christmas-colored eyeshadow, red lip gloss, and snowflake tattoos to add to your holiday look.
Choose an over-the-top hairstyle, such as a Christmas-themed hair accessory or Santa hat, to add humour. Wearing an ugly Christmas sweater requires confidence and shows your love for the holiday season and your sense of humour.
Attending a holiday costume party is a creative and mysterious event, use a costume mask in Christmas colours or patterns to add a touch of mystery to your look. Pair with an elegant gown or suit for a sophisticated yet festive look.
Choose a masquerade mask in Christmas colours or patterns, which often feature sequins, snowflakes, Christmas trees or other festive elements. These masks can add a sense of mystery and uniqueness.
Choose a classic hairstyle like a bun or twist to complement a sophisticated look. Use eye shadow, lip gloss and highlighter in Christmas colours to add to the festive feel.
Mrs Claus usually wears a long, loose coat that adds elegance and warmth to her look. This coat is usually bright red or emerald green, echoing the theme of the Christmas season.
Underneath her coat, Mrs. Claus often wore a skirt or dress. The skirt is usually a colour that coordinates with the coat, usually red, green, or decorated with Christmas decorations.
Mrs. Claus's typical outfit usually includes an apron, which is used to protect her dress from splatters of food and cooking materials.
Mrs. Claus's costumes often reflect a warm family atmosphere, as she is often depicted as the heart and soul of the family, responsible for making the delicious Christmas dinner. This character is an important part of the Christmas season and her costumes represent the warmth and tradition of the holiday season.
The Christmas Angel is another popular Christmas season character who represents peace, hope and blessings. If you want to play Christmas angel, here are some costume ideas and details:
The typical colours of Christmas angels are white and gold. You can choose a platinum or champagne colour dress or gown to reflect the purity and mystery of the angel.
One of the defining features of angels is their wings. You can buy or make a pair of white or gold angel wings and wear them on your back to enhance your angelic look.
Angels often wear halos, a symbol of their holiness and mystery. Choose some gold accessories such as necklaces, earrings and bracelets to complement your Christmas angel look.
When it comes to makeup, opt for a soft makeup look with light pink or nude lipstick and eyeshadow to accentuate your angelic appearance.
What you should wear to a Christmas party will largely depend on the specific theme and dress code of the event.
For a traditional Christmas look, stick to red, green, or both. You can incorporate these colours into your outfits through clothing and accessories. Keep the balance between festive and fashionable.
The easiest Christmas character to dress up as would likely be Santa Claus or Mrs. Claus. These iconic characters have simple and recognizable costumes that don't require elaborate makeup or accessories.
Consider festive prints, holiday-themed jewellery, and accessories like Santa hats or reindeer headbands. Adding a touch of sparkle with sequins or metallic accents can instantly elevate your look. Don't forget festive makeup, nails, and a holiday-inspired fragrance. Incorporate Christmas socks, a seasonal coat, or even themed masks.
Also called 'holiday attire', Fabrics like velvet, silk, or sequins add a touch of luxury. Ensure grooming is on point with a clean, polished appearance. The aim is to look sophisticated and in the holiday spirit without going overboard. Elegant, understated, and tasteful attire is key for a Christmas chic dress code.
The best colours for Christmas outfits are traditional holiday shades like red, green, gold, and silver. Red conveys warmth and festivity, while green symbolizes evergreen trees. Gold and silver add a touch of elegance and sparkle. You can also incorporate white, which represents snow, or black for a chic, modern contrast.
Different companies usually run different sizes, so please do check and compare your measurements of bust, waist, hip(widest part of hip including butt) and hollow to floor with shoes on with our Fit&Sizing Guide before deciding your size. Only error is less than 1'' between your real measurements and standard size, then choose standard size otherwise it's better custom size. The measurements on the size chart are body measurements, not finished dress measurements.