‘Tis the season to stun in your office Christmas party outfit! Not sure how? Here are a few cute ideas!
Company holiday parties often mean different strokes for different folks. For some, it’s after-hours drinking, while for some others it’s a little more formal like a sit-down dinner. As D-Day approaches, you’ll be contemplating what to wear and the struggle to look professional while staying chic can get perplexing. So how do you deal with the ‘office Christmas party dress’ conundrum? Turns out, it’s not so hard after all!
Whether your office party is a large, formal affair, a small potluck, or something in between, here are a few ideas for what to wear to your company Christmas party, but before we get started here’s what you need to know before you pick your outfit.
Rules to Live By
Now, what you wear would largely depend on the type of party your office is having. Still, here are a few general rules to follow:
Confirm the Dress Code:
It may not always be the case, but more often than not, offices do have a dress code for their Christmas parties, and it’s better to find out what is before you plan your outfit.
Don’t go too Short
Always err on the side of caution for this one and if your skirt needs to be frequently tugged down when you sit, it means it’s too short.
Don’t Keep it too Casual
Jeans may not be the best option for an office Christmas party. Wearing formal dresses for Christmas is not a must and trousers do look stylish but jeans are definitely not special enough for an event, so make an effort when it’s a celebration.
Bring out the Party Shoes
So what if your office Christmas party dress doesn’t have a neckline you would’ve preferred for a party or isn’t super short, you can still make it all work with the right shoes. Go to town with sparkles, platforms and feathers and pick your best heels this time!
Avoid Wearing Anything too Sheer
The last thing you need is a picture plastered all over social media with a see-through office party outfit! It’s going to be hard to live that one down. Check the lighting to make sure that your outfit is not see-through and double-check in bright light.
Picking the Perfect Outfit for the Office Christmas Party
When deciding what to wear, pick an outfit that takes you out of the 9-to-5 territory without compromising professionalism. Here are a few outfit ideas that you can put together depending on the type of party you’ll be attending:
Velvet for the Win
Velvet is definitely a holiday fabric and never runs out of style. It can make a simple dress feel glam and festive instantly. And the best part is that they can come in different colours, so you’ll always find one that suits you. Pair a royal blue velvet dress with your favourite heels and add a chic clutch to your company’s holiday cocktail event and turn heads!
A Little Black Dress
The little black dress always stays in style. What’s more, they’re not just work-appropriate but party-appropriate too! Try a black dress in a simple design and a conservative hemline for your company’s Christmas gala and add a pair of cute earrings for a glam, office-ready holiday look.
Nothing beats a well-tailored women’s suit. Especially if your boss is hosting the Christmas party at their house and there might be a few VIP clients, a black dressy suit is most likely to impress! Pair it with a white lace top or a silver sequin top, black heels and a clutch for a chic holiday party look! Keep jewelry to the minimum with a single pendant chain or simple studs.
If you’re not comfortable with a dress, try something fun like golden beige pants and team it up with a brown crepe top to add some glam to a casual office party. Add a pair of sexy pumps and gold, dangly earrings for some sparkle and shine.
While you may love a good excuse to go shopping always, it’s always good to choose an outfit that you’re comfortable in, and strut your best party-ready self.
We’ll leave you with a little advice: Do take into consideration if you’d want your boss or the seniors in your company to see you in a particular outfit. If you feel it’s too short, too tight or too flashy, it’s better to save it for New Year’s Eve with your closest buddies.
The company Christmas party is all about bonding with your co-workers and celebrating your hard work, so it’s important to feel at ease or you’re never going to enjoy yourself. So quit stressing, keep these tips in mind and you’ll have your outfit ready in no time!
Merry Christmas, beautiful! Have a great party!