How to dress for a family party


Do you wonder how to dress for a family party? Don't worry, dressing for a family party is not so hard and a fun thing to do! The easy part about dressing for a family party is that your family already knows you and loves you the way you are, no matter what you are wearing. Even though this is the case we do like to look pretty and make a good impression with our family party outfits. When you follow our advice on what to wear to a family party nothing can go wrong. There are a few things you should keep in mind when you're choosing your outfit for a family party.


Emmy Rossum looks lovely and feminine in this flowy red skirt with cute high open sandals. A perfect combination for a family party!

  • Bag: Dior
  • Shoes: Miu Miu
  • Earrings: Chanel
  • Necklace: Rings and Things

Tips on how to dress for a family party

  • For your family it is important to see you're doing fine and that you're feeling happy, so keep this in mind when you're deciding on how to dress for a family party. Your family party outfit is one way to show your family how good you look. To achieve this, wear something that makes you feel confident and pretty.
  • Your family likes you for who you are, so go for an outfit that not only makes you look good, but that also lets your personality shine through.
  • Keep your look natural, be yourself with a little bit of extra party glamour. If you're a young teenage girl, just use some mascara and some shimmery lipgloss. If you're older go for sweet natural make up colors that softens your look.
  • Find out if the party you're attending is a formal or an informal celebration. If the party is informal party at somebody's house you can wear something more casual, but don't go for an outfit that is too average cause you're still attending a party. If you're going to a formal celebration the outfit that you're wearing should also be more formal. Even though your family likes you in your jeans, it's important to put some effort into your attire. For the family members organizing the party it's good to see that you did your best to look beautiful.
  • If you're going to a family party don't go for a revealing look. If you want to impress your family, girls, go for something cute and tasteful and ladies go for something more sophisticated.
  • If you're attending somebody's birthday, graduation, anniversary etc. try to dress pretty without stealing all the spotlights.
  • Your family party outfit is only a small part of your appearance. If you're feeling good you also look good, so enjoy you're family's presence and use your smile as your most beautiful accessoiry.

Some cute family party outfit ideas

If you're going to an informal party you can wear something casual with a little bit of extra glam. Go for a cute summer dress or a skinny jeans or pants with a cute top and fabulous pumps (or small wedges if you're younger).

If you go for a more formal party change the casual outfit for a gorgeous cocktail dress or wear a fashionable pencil skirt with a matching top into your skirt.

Eva longoria is wearing a beautiful coral cocktail dress. The dress is perfect for a family party during the spring or in the summer.

  • Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  • Clutch: Jacques Vert
  • Bracelet: Technibond
  • Earrings: Ippolita Rock

Olivia Palermo Looks very trendy and sophisticated. An outfit like this is great for a family party during the autumn of winter when the event isn't too formal.

  • Shoes: Mango
  • Bag: Zara
  • Earrings: Michael Kors
  • Bracelet: Jill Michael

Relevant tips and ideas on how to dress for a family party:

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