We all know that the last moment party dressing for the holiday work party can be more stressful than any December business meeting. Especially when you don’t get informed about the exact dress code for the Christmas business party along with the invitation. And you don’t have a proper business Christmas party dress. Anyway, there is only one thing you need to have in mind when getting ready for a business party in December. Dress smart, not sexy. And rather than with your beautiful legs and cleavage, impress your coworkers with your style. Here are business Holiday party outfits that will do the work.
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Here is the thing; if you don’t know the dress code for the holiday office party, and if the host didn’t tell you how you should dress for the Christmas work party, then follow these tips!
HOW TO DRESS FOR HOLIDAY WORK PARTY?
First, do a little research about the party venue and the invitees. Then pick dresses that are appropriate for that venue and your work position.
Well, in case you are not quite sure which category of the office dressing etiquette you fit regarding your work position, note you should dress smart.
Even though you are going to the holiday office party, and your colleagues are your friends, you shouldn’t wear the same outfit as to any other holiday party with friends. Meaning, you shouldn’t style that little black dress, that you wore when you went out with friends last weekend, in the same way to the holiday office party.
To put it short: don’t wear colourful hosiery, too-short dress, large cleavage, don’t shine brightly as a star. Although you may wear sequins, don’t wear glitter everywhere but only in one area, don’t exaggerate with your makeup, nails and hair.
WHAT TO WEAR TO THE WORK PARTY – THE BEST CHRISTMAS PARTY DRESS
SMART CASUAL PARTY DRESS FOR CHRISTMAS PARTY
First, a small reminder of what I mean by Smart Casual. Smart Casual dress code is a step up from business casual. However, it’s not as formal as boardroom attire. Which makes it a perfect dress code for an office holiday party among professionals.
So, what to wear for a smart casual office holiday party?
An elevated little black dress is more than a perfect choice for women. Go for a little black dress in more luxurious materials or jacquard that give a glimpse of decadence. Or chose an embellished little black dress. The embellishment on your dress should substitute the statement pieces of jewellery. Not forget to mention, your little black dress shouldn’t be more than two finger-widths above the knees.
Another alternative to the little black dress is the midi black dress. Go for a pencil type of dress. An A-type of the midi dress is business casual. Ps. to find the most fashionable little black dresses of the season.
If you prefer to wear a skirt and a blazer instead of a dress, you wear a short skirt suit.
The easiest way to find a perfect office holiday party outfit when the dress code is smart casual is, however, simply to look for a jacquard piece of clothing. Like this blazer in the collage below.
As it goes for the shoes, your heels can be higher than usual. Yet, platforms are still not in order. Even though it is winter, you shouldn’t wear boots. Boots are not an excellent choice for an evening event, after all. You could, however, put on ankle boots.
Your makeup can be bolder this time. Still, don’t exaggerate and don’t wear glitter. Go for a dark smokey makeup, spiced up with coloured eyeliner that will give that special edge to your entire look. Choose dark lipstick over the bright red one. No glitter on your nails, please. You can wear dark nail polish.
BUSINESS CASUAL WORK PARTY DRESS CODE
First, a quick flashback to a glossary. Business casual dress code is a step below from business casual. It still projects a professional, business-like image, yet gives a more relaxed touch. Which makes it a perfect dress code for an office holiday party.
There are many options for you to wear to the office holiday party. However, as mentioned before, you shouldn’t wear the same outfit as to any other party with your friends.
As it goes for the shoes, your heels can be higher than usual. Even some platform could go (not more than 1 cm). Still, no boots.
Your makeup can be even bolder than the one under the smart casual dress code. Still, don’t exaggerate. And don’t wear glitter everywhere. Go for an intense smokey makeup, in velvet hues. Choose dark lipstick over the bright red one. No bright glitter on your nails, please.
FESTIVE HOLIDAY WORK PARTY OUTFITS
Last but not least, a festive work party dress. All of you who can wear something more fancy and glittery for a holiday work party check the gallery below. I found some really fashionable and holiday office party appropriate sequin dresses. Ps. Prices start at $57.
Now scroll down to see how to style a sequined dress for Christmas office party.
Even though this dress is covered by sequins from knees to the neck, it can still be a great choice for a Christmas party at work. As long as you don’t over accessorise it.