9 Deceptively Comfortable Statement Pieces That’ll Get You Non-Stop Compliments at Holiday Parties
'Tis the season for office holiday celebrations, cocktail parties, and Secret Santa exchanges with friends. As well as full-fledged holiday party madness, which—let's be frank—can get exhausting. With dreary winter weather and Daylight Savings in full swing, finding the energy to dress up to go to yet another event can turn even the most festive fans into a Grinch.
Rather than saying "Bah humbug" to it all, round out your holiday party wardrobe with gorgeous statement pieces that are deceivingly comfortable. Nordstrom currently has hundreds of effortless statement styles that'll make getting dressed up less of a chore. Think: one-and-done jumpsuits, sparkly sweater dresses that feel more hoodie than gown, and chic, velvet blazers that look dashing with just a pair of jeans.
You can do it—you can survive holiday party season and be comfortable doing it. Shop Nordstrom holiday statement pieces below that are so deceivingly comfy, you won' regret taking off your sweatpants for 'em.
Originally $69, now $42
Available sizes: XS-XL (select sizes/colors sold out)
This sweater dress ticks off all our boxes for being a comfortable statement piece. Its slightly-slouchy cut is a welcomed change from other tight, form-fitting outfits and will leave you feeling cozy for hours on end. The subtle sparkles are festive, too, reminiscent of a twinkling Christmas tree or lit menorah. For ultimate comfort, pair with some warm tights and swap the heels with a Chelsea boot.
Colors: Red, pink, and black
Available sizes: XS-XXL
There’s not a lot we don’t love about this jumpsuit. For one, it’s so pretty, bound to dazzle your fellow holiday party go-ers the minute you walk in the room. It’s also flow-y and breezy, giving you a barely-there feel thanks to its subtle pleating and wide, airy legs. And of course, it’s a jumpsuit, meaning there’s no trying to match a top to pants or contemplating what to wear—just pop it on and you’re done.
Colors: Metallic midnight
Available sizes: XS-XXL
Turn heads with this bedazzled blouse. While other wrap tops physically wrap and tie around your body, this one is fixed and stays in place (so no worrying about it flying open while chatting with coworkers or family). The elastic hem is a nice touch, too, as are the airy sleeves. Best part is—it’s not itchy in the least. A sequin top you won’t want to shimmy out of the moment it’s on? Imagine that.
Colors: Beige/silver and black
Available sizes: XS-L (select sizes/colors sold out)
The easiest way to dress up any outfit? Throw on a statement blazer. Seriously—you could be wearing jeans and a T-shirt, but if there’s a blazer on top, it’s instantly glam. This velvet jacket from Endless Rose fits the bill, giving any outfit a pretty pop of color and texture the moment it’s on. It’s a nice change from the classic holiday hues (black, gold, and silver) and will stand out in a crowd while keeping you comfy.
Originally $99, now $59
Available sizes: XXS-3XL
Or, lean into those timeless colors with a shiny silver. This boxy, double-breasted blazer is dreamy to wear and adds a burst of holiday cheer to your outfit while keeping you toasty. Button it up for a polished look, or wear it open over your favorite camisole for a casual feel—there’s really no wrong way to rock it.
Available sizes: 5-11, in half sizes.
Resigned to wearing heels? Don’t kill your feet in a pair of pointy stilettos. Instead, slip into these chunky shoes that are made for cocktail parties and other events where you’ll be standing for hours on end. The block heel is a game-changer for walking around, as is the ankle strap that actually keeps them in place. Bonus points for the toe strap, which is much wider than other options and won’t dig in to your sensitive toes as the night goes on. Who said heels have to be hellacious?!
Colors: Purple, pink, and gold
Available sizes: XXS-XL (select sizes/colors sold out)
Behold: The most luxe, comfortable pair of leggings you’ll ever put on. Blended with cashmere, these leggings are mind-blowingly soft and are worth every penny. With a 28-inch inseam, they double as pants and can be dressed as dressy or casual as you like. They’re worth a spot in your sneakily comfortable wardrobe, guaranteed to make you the most cozy from season to season.
Available sizes: XXS-L
Consider these your party sweatpants, made with all the chicness and style of a luxury leather pant, minus the discomfort of, well, leather pants. Crafted from a buttery-soft faux leather, these wide-leg, pull-on pants are a dream to wear, sans any stiffness or restrictiveness. Pop them on with a sweater, blouse, or one of the aforementioned blazers and watch the compliments roll in.
Available sizes: XS-L
There’s something so merry about velvet, and this top is no different. Its shimmery sheen and cute, smocked-cuff sleeves make it a statement shirt that can be worn as is with a skirt, pants, or leggings. Since it’s a bit more billowy than other tops, it’s way more comfortable than, say, a crop top or bodysuit.
Colors: Elegant pearl
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