A sequined top or little black dress is always an appropriate pick for the party scene, but to really stand out this season, why not trade your cocktail dress for a statement suit? Chic, comfortable and completely on trend, these two-piece sets will put a power-dressing spin on your party style — not to mention keep you much warmer than a minidress and tights. Ready to give your eveningwear an unexpected kick? Read on for our top pantsuit picks.
For a feminine take on the trend, try a flattering tuxedo style in the must-have fabric of the season. Start with a fitted button-down shirt or dressy camisole underneath, and finish with a pair of stiletto pumps to complete your festive-suiting look. 29Secrets Pick: Reiss Vixen Fitted Velvet Tuxedo, $580.
Floral-print separates will keep things fresh and can be easily styled with dressed-down favourites once the holiday season is done. 29Secrets Pick: Zara Double Breasted Printed Blazer, $99.90, and Floral Print Trousers, $49.90.
A rich, brocade fabric is always party-ready. Even better, this textured number features a metallic touch, making it all the more perfect for an office party or holiday networking event. 29Secrets Pick: Ted Baker Helgaa Jacquard Piping Suit Jacket, $585, and Jacquard Piping Suit Pants, $329.
A cropped blazer will look especially cool on the party circuit. (This one even comes with hand-embroidered beading that reads “celebration” on the sleeve!) Wear it with a high-waist, straight-leg pant for peak style vibes. 29Secrets Pick: Tiger of Sweden Miror Blazer, $599, and Oderia Trousers, $349.
Wearing an all-white suit is a sure-fire way to look strikingly elegant. Plus, you can be sure you’ll stand out in a sea of been-there-seen-that black. With a clean canvas like this, you can either keep your jewellery simple, or go all out with statement earrings or a sparkly necklace. 29Secrets Pick: Smythe Wedding Blazer, $695, and Bootcut Pant, $395.
When it comes to holiday dressing, you can never go wrong with red. Take a monochromatic approach to styling this suit, with a red purse and red heels for maximum impact and modern appeal. 29Secrets Pick: Mango Structured Textured Blazer, $129.99 and Pleat Textured Trousers, $89.99.