(Jump) Suiting Up for the Holidays

red peplum jumpsuit holiday black tie formal party outfit

Missguided top sz 0p (straps shortened) + pants sz 0p (50% off everything w/ code yesyesyes), Kate Spade wallet, Manolo Blahnik pumps sz 5

I’m continuing my holiday styling series with a completely different type of look today, featuring this fiery pants set. Fashion for me is about finding trusty, reliable looks that fit and flatter, but also about experimenting outside my comfort zone once in a while. This look combines two features that I already know and love (wide leg + peplum) but in a statement-making color and format.

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I actually purchased this set last season and have been waiting for the holidays (possibly NYE!) to pull it out. I am a total dresses and skirts girl, but do love the idea of pants or jumpsuits as a fashion-forward alternative for cocktail or black tie attire. Nick aka my personal Tim Gunn did a double take before surprising me with a thumbs up!

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I’m partnering with Missguided again to share their party wear collection for this season’s festivities. I was amused to see Baddie Winkle as the face of their campaign – this great-grandmother is still going strong and spunky at the age of 88. As mentioned in a previous post, Missguided is a UK-based fast fashion brand with affordable pieces that I think are priced accordingly to quality. Their items are on the more fashion-forward side, and I appreciate that they do make petites sizing. A 0P usually requires minimal or no alterations on me, and their regular dresses tend to run on the snug side (I usually size up to a 2). Shipping is free and tracked from the U.K. for orders over $50, and return shipping is at the cost of the customer to a US-based address.

I think I prefer this look with a sleek ponytail – what do you think?

sleek elegant red pants suit holiday party outfit idea
I’m wearing both pieces here in size 0 petite, with the only adjustment being a DIY shortening of the shoulder straps. The pants measure 12.5″ across the waist, and this is the length on me with 4″ heels for reference. Both pieces are on the thinner side and unlined, with side zipper entry. Here’s a few other party-ready pieces available in petite sizing:

Crushed velvet black dress – I tried on this stretchy velvet dress in a 0 regular and the straps were long on me, but the dress was very fitted otherwise. Petite sizing should be perfect proportion-wise, but I’d recommend sizing up unless you want it to be very curve hugging. Pair with this super soft oversized faux fur stole, which also comes in burgundy.

V dip bardot mini dress – another fitted, stretchy little black number in a bombshell silhouette. Also comes in gray. I haven’t tried this on myself, but based on how their other dresses fit me, I would also suggest sizing up.

– Not in the party category, but I have this white boyfriend tee (also in burgundy) and like the slouchy, casual fit and little sleeve cuff details. As mentioned before, the white is more opaque than most other white T’s I’ve tried. Thank you to Missguided for partnering on this post!

red peplum top classy new years eve party outfit

Happy early Thanksgiving, and safe travels to those on the road today! Be sure to check back tomorrow for my big roundup on the best Black Friday deals! 

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  1. So elegant! Red looks great on you.

    Posted 2.7.17 Reply
  2. @extrapetite I actually purchased this top and bottom combination after reading this post and seeing how beautiful it looks on you. I am planning to wear it to a few holiday events over the next few weeks and was wondering if you have ny suggestions for a shawl or sweater than can be worn on top in case the temperatures are on the colder side? Thanks for your help!

    Posted 12.1.16 Reply
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  4. I love this pant suit! It is so gorgeous, the style and color. LOVE Missguided ALOT!
    xoxo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstyebetrue.com

    Posted 11.27.16 Reply
  5. So fun! And it looks great on you. I can never do pant suits when they are one piece. Love that this is separates. I would never have checked out their offerings if I had not seen your post. Happy holidays.

    Posted 11.27.16 Reply
  6. Anonymous wrote:

    Love this outfit! What lipstick did you use?

    Posted 11.26.16 Reply
  7. Anaiavilo wrote:

    OH my, this is such a beautiful outfit! I love the color and the style, it loooks so modern and elegant!



    Posted 11.24.16 Reply
  8. This jumpsuit is so so gorgeous! The fit, the style and the colour look perfect on you x


    Posted 11.24.16 Reply
  9. Oh my godness! You look like a goddess ♥ Such a beautiful woman you are ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ

    * Le blog de la Licorne *

    Posted 11.24.16 Reply
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  11. Christina wrote:

    Gorgeous and complete with hair straight and sleek down or high pony. Fun!

    Posted 11.24.16 Reply
  12. Anonymous wrote:

    As usual Jean flawless 🙂

    Posted 11.24.16 Reply
  13. So beautiful! You're stunning as always. I love jumpsuits, they're so versatile.
    – Charmaine

    Posted 11.24.16 Reply
  14. You look stunning in this red vintage vibe,this color really suits you alot

    Posted 11.24.16 Reply
  15. Sasa Zoe wrote:


    Shall We Sasa

    Posted 11.24.16 Reply
  16. You look stunning! Love this outfit. X

    Posted 11.24.16 Reply
  17. Jessica wrote:

    It's a nice 180 for you! I think I prefer the faux jumpsuit with a high, sleek ponytail.

    Posted 11.24.16 Reply
  18. Keri H wrote:

    Such a gorgeous holiday look! You look amazing in red 🙂

    Enclothed Cognition

    Posted 11.24.16 Reply
  19. Beautiful!
    || D I A N A ||

    Posted 11.24.16 Reply
  20. This is such a stunning look, Jean! You look incredible.

    Posted 11.23.16 Reply
  21. you look stunning, I love this for the holidays.


    Posted 11.23.16 Reply
  22. Love it! That jumpsuit is gorgeous and you look stunning!


    Posted 11.23.16 Reply
  23. Love the vibrant red! Pantsuits definitely have a cool factor. Happy Thanksgiving! x

    Jen | affecionada

    Posted 11.23.16 Reply
  24. Janinafran wrote:

    Red is definitely your color! Looks so good on you 🙂
    XO Janina

    Posted 11.23.16 Reply
  25. Nancy Lock wrote:

    You look stunning! I love your hair that way.

    Posted 11.23.16 Reply
  26. Bukkydare wrote:

    I love love this look. I haven't shop at misguided before but with what you shared today, I am going to check it out. I am currently obsessed with wide legs

    Posted 11.23.16 Reply
  27. Carly Serena wrote:

    Gorgeous, love this holiday look on you! Where are those fabulous earrings in the last photo from? So festive!

    Posted 11.23.16 Reply

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