Holiday Party Outfit Ideas Inspired by Celebs -- Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Katie Holmes and More

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Holiday party season is here! 

It's that time of the year when the social calendar starts to fill up with soirees galore. Whether it's an end-of-year celebration for work or a full-blown party with friends, it's when you can dress to impress and incorporate sparkles more than usual. If you don't have time to sift through outfit ideas (too busy shopping for gifts, right?), we've narrowed them down with the help of our favorite style stars. 

Celebs like Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Katie Holmes and Celine Dion have already rocked a variety of festive looks we want to channel, stat. 

Looking for that dress to gravitate all eyes on you? Or are you seeking a more low-key ensemble? 

Ahead, browse through the best celebrity-inspired outfit ideas for holiday parties and shop ET Style's similar picks. 


RiRi recently stunned in an icy blue-green organza coat, satin bustier dress, gloves and matching pumps at the 2019 British Fashion Awards. She adorned herself with a glitzy choker necklace that tied the glamorous, cool ensemble together. Try the wintery monochrome color palette for yourself. 

Rihanna at the 2019 British Fashion Awards
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Taylor Swift

The "Lover" songstress turned heads in a sparkly dark green gown, unexpectedly paired with black over-the-knee boots and angular hoop earrings, for an equally fabulous and edgy vibe at the 2019 AMAs. Channel Swift's outfit by shopping our affordable selects. 

taylor swift 2019 amas
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Katie Holmes

A classic holiday party look -- the actress' 'fit of black long-sleeve mini, polka-dot tights, suede pointed-toe shoes and structured clutch is flattering and versatile for so many occasions. The bright red lip adds a festive touch. 

Katie Holmes in black satin dress
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Charles & Keith
Charles & Keith Bracelet Clutch
Charles & Keith

Celine Dion

The legendary singer slays every outfit and this head-to-toe red ensemble is no exception and we want to wear it to a party right now! Opt for a statement pantsuit like Dion in a velvet blazer, turtleneck sweater, trousers and pumps with a mini bag -- all in a rich ruby hue. 

Celine Dion in red outfit
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I.N.C. Velvet Blazer

Jessica Alba

When the dress code is fancy, make sure sequins and feathers are on the agenda. Take note from Alba's Baby2Baby Gala ensemble and drip in glitzy embellishments and plumage (the pearl headband is the perfect finish). You don't need to spend a fortune to look this expensive -- we found affordable dupes. 

Jessica Alba at 2019 Baby2Baby Gala


Steve Madden
Steve Madden Festive Silver Heels


If all these were too dressy for you, choose Lizzo's comfy yet chic red cropped sweater, black skinny jeans and ankle boot outfit. It's perfect for casual house parties, bar hopping and dinners. Top it off with reindeer ears, too!

Lizzo at 2019 FLZ's Jingle Ball
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Universal Standard
Universal Standard Seine High Rise Skinny Jeans
Universal Standard
Franco Sarto
Franco Sarto Ilaria Bootie

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