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A Classy Holiday Party Outfit You Won’t Freeze In

A Classy Holiday Party Outfit You Won't Freeze In

floral fashionmia dress

A Classy Holiday Party Outfit You Won't Freeze In

Dress c/o* (similar here) | Cardigan (similar) | Tights | Petticoat | Heels (similar) | Bag

This is THE time of year to dress up with our loveliest of frocks and fanciest of shoes. However, many times, these outfits mean we’re freezing our rear ends off at our annual holiday parties. I don’t know about you, but nearly every dress in my closet is sleeveless and not made with terribly thick material. But you can easily transform those chilly little dresses into a cold weather appropriate outfit!

The key, once again, is to add layers. Invest in as many cardigans as you can, ladies! I bought a ton of these cropped cardigans when I was living by a Review Australia store in Sydney. However, if you’re not in Australia (and don’t want to pay the shipping fees), I also love ModCloth’s cropped cardigan selection (with sizes ranging from XXS – 4X in 8 colors).

Next up, you’re going to need to make sure your legs are toasty! Black tights are always a win in my book. However, there are so many fun colored and printed options these days! They can really add a fun pop to your outfits. My favorites are the “Accent Your Ensemble Tights,” they come in 9 different colors and they are built to last. I own several pairs and have had them all for about 3 years now with no runs to speak of! That’s impressive. (Amazon also has great selections too.)

floral fashionmia dress

Now, I know petticoats aren’t for everyone. However, if there is one of time of year to try one, the holidays are it! It’s fun to add a little extra frill at this time of year. Oh, and it’s also an extra layer to keep your bum warm. Haha. (And the one I’m wearing is only $14 on Amazon.)

floral fashionmia dress

floral fashionmia dress

Do you have any fun holiday parties coming up? And what will you be wearing to them? Let me know in the comments!

*Also, if this dress looks familiar. This isn’t the first time I’ve featured it. Click here to see another way I styled it!

Where to find it:

Dress: c/o* Fashionmia – Runs large! I sized down a whole size. (Also similar here)
Petticoat: Amazon
Tights: Old (Similar here)
Cardigan: Review Australia (Similar here)
Heels: Old (Similar here)
Bag: Kate Spade
Necklace: Old (Similar here)

*Disclosure: some of these links are affiliate links. Meaning, if you click a link and make a purchase, Have Clothes, Will Travel gets a very small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible! I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

*c/o = courtesy of, meaning the company gave me the product to be used on my blog, and I did not pay for it. All opinions are my own, and I am not being compensated for a positive review.


  1. thechicvibe says:

    I like you think also practical 🙂 I hate to freeze on parties, then I have to warm myself with a drink haha. You look amazing in this party look, I got myself this yeat sweater dress so I will keep warm too:)
    kisses Sharka

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you so much, Sharka! 🙂

  2. Blair Villanueva says:

    Oh my you look amazing! I like your dress, i think it is also good during spring season. I like wearing dress for a lady-like look.

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Oh gosh, thank you, Blair! And I’ve totally styled this dress for the spring too – I agree! It works really well then too. 🙂

  3. Joanna Joy says:

    Your hair looks amazing Lindsey! I really like the way you styled it. Also, your idea of wearing this cardigan over your dresses to stay warm is wonderful. Your white cardigan matches perfectly with your shoes as well. Hope you are having a wonderful week!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw thank you so much, Joanna! I hope youj’re having a wonderful week too!

  4. Life Of A Med School Wife says:

    This outfit is gorgeous! I love how you layered it, so you can stay warm at parties. I feel like I always freeze this time of year and I am trying to be more practical, but still fashionable.

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you, Courtney! 🙂

  5. Great layering dear. It perfect for place like yours. I love the touch of floral too.

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Jane!

  6. jointyicroissanty says:

    This is really stylish, classy and beautiful outfit! Gorgeous dress and combination with these shoes and cardigan is just perfect!


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you so much! 🙂

  7. Lee (@leethrifts) says:

    I love this look, Lindsey!! It’s so festive and cute 🙂 I don’t have any parties coming up but I do have to go to a luncheon for work so I’ll take these tips for that for sure.
    Also – your photos are soooo pretty.

    Lee – leethrifts.com

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Lee! You are far too kind! 🙂

  8. I love this outfit! You’re so right, a warm party outfit is perfect, because so many things look cute but just aren’t practical! I do have a Christmas party tonight actually, but it’s very casual, so I’ll be wearing my comfiest clothing!
    Happy December girl!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you, Jocelyn! And have fun at your Christmas party! That’s awesome that you get to wear comfy clothes for it. 🙂

  9. I love this outfit, Lindsey!! And you’ll see me layering like a fool when it gets really cold. I can hide another shirt under the dress and I’ll even wear 2 pairs of hose!!
    Have a great weekend!!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you, Jodie!! Haha! And that is awesome! Hope you have a great weekend too. 🙂

  10. Tights for 3 years with no runs??? Yes, that is impressive, dear Lindsey! I love petticoats and your outfit is amazing! I loved the skirt, that is the kind of skirt I like to wear on Christmas (as a personal rule, I wear a black outfit on Christmas and a lighter one on NYE, to attract positive energy and it has been working for years 🙂 You look very beautiful! Hope you have a great weekend!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Isn’t that crazy?! And thank you so much, Denise! Your lighter outfit for NYE sounds like a great idea. Hope you have a great weekend too. 🙂

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