Dressing up for holiday parties can be lots of fun—until you need to eat, move or sit down. Whether you’re sitting next to Grandma at Christmas dinner or dancing the night away at your company’s festive fête, no one wants to suffer in the name of style. This year, get comfy without sacrificing the glam-factor in these easy, chic pieces. —Jeanine Gordon
the sparkly sweater. Forget freezing in a barely-there top (this is Canada, after all); slip on a cosy sequined sweater instead. We love this Texture Weave Sequin Sweater ($119 at Zara) that elevates basic knitwear to party-ready status.
the stretchy skirt. Breathe a little easier this holiday season in the Wilfred Ballad Skirt ($138 at Aritzia). We love the smocking detail that stretches and moves with you, along with the pretty champagne-hued metallic ruffle detail—perfect for perching at the bar and waiting for your turn under the mistletoe.
the party-worthy pants. Give us an elastic waist any day, especially when indulging in holiday dinners and treats. We love these Silk-Blend Velvet Pants ($129 at H&M) that gives us all the comfort we want and the bonus perk of standing out from the sea of LBDs.
the fab flats. Let’s be honest: we’re all looking for an excuse to ditch our heels but no one wants to miss out on having an enviable party shoe moment. These Steve Madden Talent d’Orsay Flats ($127 at Nordstrom) shine brilliantly with a rhinestone finish and are pretty enough to show off with any of your most glam outfits this season.