How To Dress For The Festive Season


Welcome to our guide on how to dress for the festive season — where style meets celebration, and every outfit tells a story. 

Step into the magic of the festive season with Marc Darcy as we unravel the art of dressing for the most wonderful time of the year. From the classic office Christmas shining to family gatherings and glamorous New Year's Eve parties, the holiday season beckons for style that sparkles as bright as the festivities themselves. 

At Marc Darcy, we believe every occasion is an opportunity to make a statement, and the festive season is no exception. Get ready to lift your festive wardrobe with our exclusive recommendations and styling advice as we embark on a journey to discover the perfect ensembles for every merry moment. 

Party season has arrived to bring joy back into our lives, and with it brings plenty of festive frolics and prized partywear. Whether you're celebrating in the house or hitting the town, here's some inspiration for your all-important attire.



Let's make this festive season one to remember, one impeccably dressed moment at a time.

How to dress for a Christmas party

The Christmas Party is your opportunity to prove to your colleagues and friends that you know how to scrub up! So put a little extra thought into it, and with it being Christmas, why not wear some velvet!? Even just a hint will do the trick, try a black velvet waistcoat paired with a muted grey suit like our Edwin for a bit of understated elegance. We know velvet isn't for everyone so if in doubt, our Edwin style works just as well as a standalone suit, with a silvery hue which is just perfect for the season.

If you’re a little nervous about rocking a velvet suit or are in need of a little velvet inspiration, read our Guide To Men’s Partywear: Mastering The Art Of Styling Velvet

If the dress code is more relaxed, consider a smart-casual ensemble. We recommend wearing a well-fitted blazer paired with a pair of tailored trousers. And, as this party may be more smart casual than black tie, skip the tie, open your top button and enjoy the party. Of course, if the party is a black tie event, we recommend reading our Guide To Dressing For A Black Tie Event.



What to wear on Christmas Day

It's a special one, so leave those comfy PJs on the backburner for now in favour of a classic tweed suit which is guaranteed to get the in-laws’ approval. If you’re venturing out for your Christmas luncheon, we must recommend a smart three-piece suit. The addition of a vest or waistcoat when wearing a three-piece adds an extra layer of sophistication we think Christmas Day deserves. 

It doesn't have to be a three-piece suit if your plans are a little more low-key, a cosy roll-neck knit is the perfect pairing with your two-piece on a cold Christmas morning and will keep you comfortable throughout the day. When darkness draws in and the dinner has been devoured, then you can reach for the PJs.


How to dress on Boxing Day

The festivities continue into Boxing Day, as we'll likely be seeing more family members and eating more food! Everything should be in excess over Christmas, and your style should be one of those things, so keep it classy with a timeless blue check two-piece. Whether you're dining out or heading to family homes, this look paired with some trusty Chelsea boots is perfect for smart casual vibes and is effortlessly suave



What to wear on New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve is the finale of the festivities, which means it's only right you should go out with a bang! You may be lucky enough to be attending a dinner party, or maybe you're enjoying some beverages somewhere sophisticated, either way, the velvet has to come back for one last appearance. Go head-to-toe velvet or break it up with some black trousers and waistcoat, and don't forget the bowtie for the full effect!

Thank you for joining us on this stylish journey. From all of us at Marc Darcy, we wish you a festive season adorned with elegance and wrapped in the finest threads of joy.

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