How To Attend A Cold Weather Cocktail Party Like A Pro

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Even though there are a bunch of guides on party-dressing, not many of them tell you how to stay warm and cozy while rocking a glamorous outfit everyone will be envious of. If you’re up for attractive party clothes, you won’t freeze in, stick around for five amazing tips for attending a cold weather cocktail party like a pro.

Faux fur is always a good idea

Everyone knows that faux fur is always a good pick, primarily because it looks so elegant and sophisticated, no matter the rest of your outfit. The versatility in this cocktail attire takes you from a party to a cold weather wedding. Ladies from all over the globe have always adored faux fur simply because it has so much to offer – apart from warmth and coziness, it’s also aesthetically very attractive. If you won’t mind a touch of luxury, go for a mid-length coat with a furred collar, and you won’t make a mistake!

Tights to the rescue

winter knit tights

Bare legs during winter are definitely what you should avoid at all costs, in order to stay healthy in the first place. That’s exactly when tights step in – these are one of the best solutions for keeping your outfit classy, while providing a little more coverage during a chilly cocktail party. You can always go for skin tone ones if you want to keep it simple; however, if you would like to experiment a bit, get either opaque tights, or those with some interesting patterns.

Go for heavy, luxurious fabrics

Heavy fabrics such as velvet are more than welcome during winter. Needless to say, velvet is also one of the hottest fashion trends this season, so you’ll basically kill two birds with one stone! Apart from velvet, you can also go for wool or jacquard – choose ladies dresses made from these will look so stunning and elegant, particularly if long-sleeved. The truth is that such heavy fabrics create amazing silhouettes, while keeping you warm during cold winter evenings.

Opt for boots instead of pumps

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Even though pumps have probably been your first choice for parties, you may want to switch to boots now. Winter weather is really specific, and trust us – you don’t want your feet to freeze in uncomfortable shoes. That’s exactly why you should go for leather booties or over-the-knee boots. These will elongate your legs the same way your favorite pumps do, but without sacrificing comfort and warmth. Nonetheless, you’ll still look stylish and smokin’ hot!


A jumpsuit? Why not! plus size winter jumpsuit

If you’re up for some unconventional fashion choices, a jumpsuit may be a perfect option for you! In case you were wondering, yes, you’re allowed to wear pants at parties – if you don’t feel comfortable in a dress, then why would you wear it? Pants, or a jumpsuit in this case, can be as chic and captivating as a stunning dress, so feel free to go for it. Pick the one with a plunging neckline, since your legs will be completely covered up, finish off your combo with a lovely black choker, and you’re good to go!

Even though the majority of people relate winter to layering and those bulky outfits that are warm yet very unattractive, it doesn’t mean that you should dress similarly in order to stay cozy. There are many useful tricks you can use to upgrade your cold weather outfits and wear them proudly to an upcoming cocktail party. Just don’t forget that you should feel comfortable in your clothes, which is an essential prerequisite for having fun!

Peter Minkoff Fashion Editor

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Brenda says:

    Amazing tips! I always love velvet and boots for cold weather fancy dress up!

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  2. These are some great cold weather party tips!! I tend to stick to tights and boots but I like the idea of experimenting with heavier fabrics.

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  3. Steph says:

    The fur coat is honestly my fave! This was a great idea to write about.
    Steph || @trendyinindy

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    1. Dāsha says:

      Im excited to put up the rest of my winter gear soon😆Thanks for stopping by Steph.


  4. Amanda Kruse says:

    The first look is my favorite – I love the fur coat!

    Amanda ||

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    1. Dāsha says:

      Thank you Amanda 🤗


  5. You have it down like a superstar. Thanks for the tips!

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  6. dannie54 says:

    Girl you know I’m needing those cold weather cocktail party tips. Chicago’s playing hard to get with the warm weather and these are perfect for these next few weeks as it stays cold. Cheers to faux fur, jumpsuits, and dreams of warmer days.


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