DFW Holiday Party Outfit Shopping Guide

November 26, 2013 6:00 AM

(Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

(Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Invites have hit the mail and calendars are quickly filling with office holiday parties and intimate gatherings between family and friends. Whether a casual affair or a formal black tie event, dressing well for any holiday occasion can often be a challenge if restrictions such as budget or time come into play. With these top five area locations, looking and dressing the part for the holidays was never so affordable or easy as it will be this season.

Warehaus Boutique
3699 McKinney Ave., Suite 501
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 628-1493

Warehaus men’s boutique is conveniently situated in the West Village shopping area across from bustling eateries and other prime boutiques famous for Dallas shopping. Known for its creative flair and modern interpretation of men’s fashion, Warehaus is the perfect shop for locals looking to venture outside the normal bounds of fashion and into a diverse realm of self-expression through quality clothing. For the men of Dallas who are looking to create a holiday party outfit with a high-fashion European vibe, yet all the while retaining a level of class and sophistication, Warehaus is the store for you. For other unique and exclusive accessory items such as luxury watches and designer scarves, Warehaus boutique is one of the best shops in the area to assist you with all of your holiday styling needs.

Aftershock London
8383 Preston Center Plaza, Suite 160
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 363-4699

British fashion house Aftershock London has a wide assortment of cocktail dresses, red carpet looks or other types of formal wear for the more fancier holiday parties. With its only flagship location in the U.S. being located in Dallas, this cutting-edge and internationally acclaimed brand will sport looks and special occasion dresses that are unavailable elsewhere. From sultry sequins that sparkle to glitz and glamour-inspired dresses, Aftershock London will have you photo ready and ultimately the talk of any party you attend. Quickly becoming a resident favorite for women’s formal wear shopping, Aftershock London is one of the best places in Dallas to get holiday party outfit inspiration this year.

Blaine’s Dallas (CC Skye Accessories)
3227 McKinney Ave., Suite 103
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 378-5150

At times, simplicity with one’s wardrobe can go an extremely long way. If opting for the understated but festive holiday outfit, then a selection of standout accessories proves to be key. Exclusively offered at Blaine’s salon in Uptown is the hand-picked assortment of Los Angeles-based accessory brand CC Skye. The CC Skye jewelry line is sure to have you doing a double take and instantly falling in love. Ask any CC Skye customer and they will attest that any choice of bangles, rings or cuffs from the CC Skye collection is sure to add just the perfect amount of bling or glam to your holiday attire. For an up close and personal experience with this unique jewelry brand, visit Blaine’s Dallas today.

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945 Garden Park Drive
Allen, TX 75013
(469) 342-6633

For most holiday parties, the necessity for ditching the giant over-sized handbag and opting for a functional clutch is overwhelmingly clear. The need for a smaller handbag that can carry you through the evening while holding all of your most valuable possessions is dangerously essential. Panacea, in Allen, is a noted blogger favorite for unique and affordable fashion finds and overall statement accessories. For the perfect pop of color, shiny adornment or functional party clutch, shop Panacea for all of your holiday accessory needs.

The Bridge Boutique
9108 Camp Bowie W. Blvd., Suite 410
Fort Worth, TX 76116
(817) 560-0011

“Bridging” the gap between class and sass is Fort Worth popular women’s store The Bridge Boutique. Offering a wide assortment of sparkle and sequined tunics, festive dresses and formal wear, The Bridge Boutique is guaranteed to have something in store for any holiday party or occasion. Whether an after-work affair or a warm and cozy house gathering, The Bridge Boutique selections are stocked with items to fit differing shapes, sizes and preferences. This buzz-worthy location is a one-stop shop for both an outfit and accessories, making it one of the best stores in DFW for your holiday party needs.

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Leah Frazier is a freelance writer covering all things Dallas. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.