Formal Holiday Outfit Ideas for the Entire Family

Whether you’re attending a formal holiday party or a more casual Christmas gathering with family, knowing what to wear takes a little planning. You want everyone in the family to be warm and festive. Most families still follow the tradition of dressing up for holiday dinners and celebrations. Instead of wondering what you should wear, we found the holiday outfit inspiration for you. 

For Her 

Skirt & Top
Women can’t go wrong with a mid-length skirt and festive top. Look for winter fabrics like velvet, cashmere, and even flannel. A sequin piece is ultra festive and can be dressed down when paired with a more casual piece. 

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“Ugly” Sweater
Are ugly Christmas sweaters suddenly not so ugly? They’re warm. They’re witty. We’re a fan. Pair with a trendy skirt or under a blazer to dress it up a bit. 

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Festive Dress
For girls in the family, a festive dress paired with tights is a classic party holiday outfit. Holiday colors and patterns like red, green and plaid are perfect. Good thing Goodwill’s clothes racks are organized by color! 

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For Him 

Sweater & Coat
A winter sweater is a staple for any man’s wardrobe, and the trick is to look for soft, high-quality fabrics. No one likes to be wearing an itchy sweater on Christmas! Chinos or slacks are great options for formal parties. A blazer dresses it up even more and is a stylish option when layered over a sweater and button-up. 

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Collared Shirt
Boys will be warm and look handsome in a button-up shirt with a collar. For cooler climates, throw on a sweater over the shirt. Pair with dark jeans and boots and he’s all set! 

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Now it’s time to shop at Goodwill for similar looks. With thousands of items arriving daily, you never know what dresses, skirts, flannel, or coat you’ll find. Find a Goodwill near you and start shopping. 

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