With non-stop holidays stacked on the calendar, December is an uber-festive month. 'Festive' is celebratory, merry, and joyful... 'Festive' is warm, bright, and welcoming... So your holiday-season party looks should mirror that festive feeling if you get an invite requesting festive holiday, cocktail, or creative black-tie attire.

These dress codes invite you to have fun with traditional formal attire while maintaining a similar level of polish. Therefore, the holiday season is the perfect time to showcase your flair for fashion.

To do so, we suggest taking the standard black tie dinner suit or tuxedo and adding your own spin... You could choose a unique material, such as velvet, an unusual colour or pattern, and finishing it off with some statement accessories.