How to Pick the Perfect Outfit for your Holiday Dinner

The holidays are a joyous, albeit hectic time for most of us. From coordinating with family members, decorating your house, and picking the best outfit for holiday dinner, it can be a busy and stressful couple of weeks. 

Christmas dinner style for short men

For us short men, it’s tough to find the perfect outfit to wear to holiday dinners. This is a common problem because it’s generally difficult to find clothes that fit us well. There aren’t many short men fashion brands (we’re one of them), which makes it difficult for shorter men like yourself to pick out the right outfit for holiday dinners.

With all the stress you’re dealing with this holiday season, we believe you shouldn’t have to worry about what to wear for your holiday dinner. Or really, any holiday occasion. It doesn’t matter if you’re keeping dinner small with just your immediate family or hosting other family and friends, too. In this guide, we’ll show you several outfits you can wear to any holiday dinner. 

Short men’s style for a cozy holiday dinner at home

If you’re keeping holiday dinners small this year, we understand. Small holiday dinners are much simpler to plan for and typically less formal. Since you can be comfortable with just your household, you can opt for more casual outfits. A few good clothing items to opt for are henleys, sweaters, and weekend jeans. These are stylish enough to look polished, but cozy enough to keep comfortable. 

Buy Heather Charcoal Henley for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Henley
Buy Heather Charcoal Henley for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Henley
Buy Heather Charcoal Henley for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Henley
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Heather Charcoal Henley

$58

These henleys are perfect for an earlier dinner. Enjoy a nice living room chat or layer it underneath your winter coat for the perfect snowball fight attire. 

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Buy Charcoal Quarter-Zip Sweater Wool Sweater for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Sweaters
Buy Charcoal Quarter-Zip Sweater Wool Sweater for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Sweaters
Buy Charcoal Quarter-Zip Sweater Wool Sweater for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Sweaters
Buy Charcoal Quarter-Zip Sweater Wool Sweater for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Sweaters
Buy Charcoal Quarter-Zip Sweater Wool Sweater for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Sweaters
Buy Charcoal Quarter-Zip Sweater Wool Sweater for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Sweaters

Charcoal Quarter-Zip Sweater

$118

Being warm and cozy during holiday dinner is important, especially if you have plans to watch a movie as a family right after. Curl up and get cozy while you put on your favorite holiday classic. 

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Buy Pebble Grey Weekend Jeans for Short Men | Ash & Erie   5-Pocket Twill Pants
Buy Pebble Grey Weekend Jeans for Short Men | Ash & Erie   5-Pocket Twill Pants
Buy Pebble Grey Weekend Jeans for Short Men | Ash & Erie   5-Pocket Twill Pants
Buy Pebble Grey Weekend Jeans for Short Men | Ash & Erie   5-Pocket Twill Pants

Pebble Grey Weekend Jeans

$128

Have some last second errands to run before holiday dinner? Throw these weekend jeans on and you won’t have to worry about getting changed in time for dinner. These will take you from the grocery store to the dinner table, no questions asked. 

Short men’s style for a formal holiday dinner

For the more formal dinner events, we have you covered. Whether you’re trying to impress your in-laws or look good for the family portrait, there are many outfits you can wear that willl be sure to help you impress. An outfit combination you can’t go wrong with is a dress shirt or button-down paired with chino pants. 

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Buy Blue Mini Check Wrinkle Free Dress Shirt for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Dress Shirts
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Buy Blue Mini Check Wrinkle Free Dress Shirt for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Dress Shirts

Blue Mini Check Dress Shirt

$98

These wrinkle-free dress shirts are the perfect option to go above and beyond for holiday dinner. Whether you wear it for the whole night or just for the family pictures, it will be sure to make a good impression. 

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Buy Grey Herringbone Button-Down Shirt for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Flannel Everyday Shirt
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Buy Grey Herringbone Button-Down Shirt for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Flannel Everyday Shirt

Grey Herringbone Shirt

$88

A slightly less formal option than the dress shirt is a high quality button-down shirt. Depending on your style, you can choose from a simple solid color or a more festive pattern. 

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Buy Navy Lightweight Stretch Chinos for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Chino Pants
Buy Navy Lightweight Stretch Chinos for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Chino Pants
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Navy Lightweight Stretch Chinos

$128

Since holiday dinners are meant to be comfortable regardless of the formality, the right pair of pants to wear would be chinos. Opt for a neutral color, such as grey or navy.

Short men’s style for a comfortable Christmas dinner

If you’re planning on holiday dinner to be casual and comfortable, then the best outfits are whatever make you feel the most at home. For this type of holiday outfit, we suggest any sort of knit clothing item. For example, you can wake up and throw a long sleeve t-shirt on or a sweatshirt. Or if the weather is a little chilly you can go with a thicker knit sweater. 

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Buy Heather Grey Long Sleeve Pocket Tee for Short Men | Ash & Erie   T-Shirts

Heather Grey Long Sleeve Pocket Tee

$38

These long sleeve t-shirts are perfect for staying as comfortable as possible while you’re opening gifts or watching tv. It’s super soft and breathable. You probably won’t want to take it off. 

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Buy Heather Sky Grey Sweatshirt for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Sweatshirt
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Buy Heather Sky Grey Sweatshirt for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Sweatshirt

Heather Sky Grey Sweatshirt

$68

Every shorter man needs a good sweatshirt for any casual occasion. Made with soft French Terry cotton fabric, these are the perfect item to wear from the dinner table to your den. 

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Buy Deep Navy Knit Sweater for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Sweaters
Buy Deep Navy Knit Sweater for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Sweaters
Buy Deep Navy Knit Sweater for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Sweaters
Buy Deep Navy Knit Sweater for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Sweaters
Buy Deep Navy Knit Sweater for Short Men | Ash & Erie   Sweaters

Deep Navy Knit Sweater

$78

For men who live in a colder climate, these knit sweaters are the perfect item to throw on over a t-shirt and stay warm. Drink some hot chocolate in these while watching the kids tear open their presents. 

Design thoughtfully crafted for short men

No matter the time or location of your Christmas dinner, having well fitting clothes that make you look and feel good will help you get through the holiday season as smoothly as possible.