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This is how to Dress Up for Holiday Office Party This Year

Holiday work party outfits – here. The best holiday office party outfits and stunning holiday work party outfit ideas that will impress all your colleagues and the boss. From holiday work gatherings at the office to a formal dinner party with your boss, drinks with colleagues after work, here are endless possibilities for putting a new spin on the festive business dressing. Scroll down to see the best holiday work party outfits and pick up thrilling holiday work party outfit ideas.

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GETTING READY FOR PARTY SEASON? WE ARE!

As we get into the social whirl leading up to the holiday season, what to wear to a holiday work party can quickly become a minefield.

All in all, a holiday work party is the event of the year – your chance to pitch an idea to your boss, or at least to be noticed. But also your chance to blow out entirely. To run your image and jeopardise your career.

Surely a poorly chosen holiday work party outfit won’t ruin your career, but it won’t do you well. So better, think carefully about what to wear to the holiday work party this year.

Worry not; I’m here to help. With the party outfits and the dress code! Speaking of which, why don’t we first sort that out?

What is smart casual for a holiday work party?

Smart casual dress code is a step up from business casual. However, it’s not as formal as boardroom attire.

What to wear for a smart casual holiday office party?

An elevated little black dress is more than a perfect choice for women to wear to the holiday office party. Go for a little black dress in more luxurious materials or a 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.

The easiest way to find a perfect office holiday party outfit when the dress code is smart casual is, to look for a jacquard piece of clothing. Like the blazer in the chic holiday work party outfit shown in this article. You can wear it with black pants.

The black pantsuit with embellished shoes and dark makeup is the best alternative to a little black dress for a smart casual holiday work party. Yes, you can wear dark makeup to a smart casual holiday work party. But 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. Wear no glitter on your nails. You can wear dark nail polish instead.

By the way, your heels can be higher than usual. Yet, platforms are still not OK for a smart casual holiday office party. Sandals and boots are also bad shoes to wear to a smart casual holiday office party.

What is business casual for a holiday work party?

The business casual dress code is a step below from business casual. You are still expected to look professional, yet a lot more relaxed.

What to wear to a business casual holiday work party?

There are many options for you to wear to the holiday office party. You can even wear the same sequined dress as you will wear to the New Year’s Eve party with your friends – that is, if you are wearing a similar party dress to the one shown in this article.

But not with boots or sandals – boots and sandals are not business casual for a holiday work party.

Even so, 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 intense smokey makeup in velvet hues. Choose dark lipstick over the bright red one. And wear no bright glitter on your nails.

What shouldn’t you wear to a holiday work party?

It’s better not to wear colourful hosiery, too-short dresses, deep cleavage, too shiny outfit – don’t shine brightly as a star. Although you may wear sequins, don’t wear glitter everywhere but only in one area, don’t overdo your makeup, nails and hair.

What to wear to holiday work party 2021?

You can wear one of the holiday office party outfits shown in this article!

THE BEST HOLIDAY WORK PARTY OUTFITS

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Now scroll down to see the best holiday office outfits for 2021.

SMART CASUAL PARTY DRESS FOR OFFICE PARTY

For moments when elegance is demanded, the most simple outfits can be a perfect option.

1 WRAP DRESS WITH POINTY PUMPS

Look for richness in winter dresses with luxe fabrics and deep hues. Pair your new fashionable work to party dress with hair accessories and stunning shoes.

Extra details on your party shoes, such as studs and patent leather, will help keep the wrapped silhouette feeling contemporary.

2 JACQUARD BLACK PANTSUIT WITH HIGH HEEL MULES

Jacquard tailoring in black is our preferred option for looks that are work and event appropriate. Look no further than your beloved tailored black pants for times when business meets fun. Style them with a jacquard blazer and stunning heels. Like this!

3 LITTLE BLACK DRESS WITH PUMPS

It is often hard to find the right balance between looking smart and sexy, between showing too much skin and not wearing anything thrilling, something fit for the party.

A voluminous little black dress gets it just right. Fitted around the bust and waist, it lets you stand out with sublime elegance.

4 CUT OUT LITTLE BLACK DRESS AND PUMPS

Looking professional isn’t just about playing it safe. Seek out for a fashionable cut out little black dress to make you look smart yet stylish.

Don’t feel you are not allowed to show any skin. A partly open back can be an interesting way to add some flair to the smart casual holiday dress code.

BUSINESS CASUAL WORK PARTY OUTFITS

When more fun and relaxed holiday work outfits are prefered, you will need to seek out embellishments such as bows and ribbons to keep you looking smart and stylish. Or feathers, yes feathers!

5 ELEVATED LITTLE BLACK DRESS

Feathers effortlessly elevate a simple little black dress. Yet are not too much to wear to a work holiday party.

6 BLOUSE WITH LEATHER PANTS

If you know, you won’t have time to get dressed up for the holiday office party after a long day at work; make life simpler with this morning to night outfit.

A great blouse and leather pants take the guesswork out of dressing up for the day and the night. Just step into a pair of statement shoes, and you will be on the dance floor in no time.

7 BLAZER WITH LEOPARD PRINT PANTS AND PUMPS

Yes, you can wear leopard print to a holiday work party. If your boss says, it’s business casual, you can go all out and step forward in punchy print that injects heat into the work party mood.

FESTIVE HOLIDAY WORK PARTY OUTFITS

You can’t call it a party without some octan sequin embellishment, can you? Well, you can – the previous holiday work outfits prove that, but a little shimmer makes the thrill of Christmas anticipation even bigger.

Here are some festive holiday work party outfits to wear to a casual holiday work party.

8 SEQUIN DRESS WITH ANKLE TIE PUMPS

For an extra touch, put on a sequin dress that never loses its lustre.

Luxe elements balance out the more casual nature of minidress to provide elevated options that hint at fun times to be had. With sequins glittering under the lights, you will be the life of the party on the dance floor.

A sequinned dress will take you straight to the dance floor. And before you know, you will be dancing until dawn.

9 LONG SLEEVE SEQUIN DRESS WITH PUMPS

Perfectly balanced between elegance and modernity, a long-sleeve sequin dress will stun at the major moment at the office.

And covered shoulders will keep you warm as you dance the night away.

CASUAL HOLIDAY WORK PARTY OUTFITS

For a casual holiday work party, wear something simpler yet equally stunning.

Think red, jewelled necklines on a knitted top, or a sequined top that will shine through the screen.

10 EMBELLISHED KNITTED TOP WITH SKIRT AND PUMPS

Embellished knitted top with skirt and pumps is the best holiday work party outfit for looking festive yet casual.

11 SEQUINED TOP WITH BLACK JEANS AND HEELS

Spice up your holiday dressing by adding some denim into the holiday work party mix.

Paired with a going-out top, it meets midway between casual and formal that is a great option for a casual holiday work party among friends. Or a Zoom holiday work party.

12 RED CARDIGAN WITH DARK JEANS AND PUMPS

If you are looking for a feeling that is even less about formality and all about fun and Christmas, it’s time to embrace the playful feeling of easy styles.

Go for a cardigan with dark jeans and sassy heels. Ps. Don’t forget fun accessories for that marry feeling – like clip-on earrings.

FESTIVE HOLIDAY OFFICE PARTY OUTFITS WITH CHRISTMAS SWEATERS

Finally, two holiday work party outfits with Christmas sweaters.

13 CHRISTMAS SWEATER WITH SKIRT AND PUMPS

First, an easy to copy holiday office party outfit with a Christmas sweater that is easy to style.

That was effortless, right? Now let us style the ugliest Christmas sweater.

12 UGLY SWEATER WITH SHORT SKIRT AND PUMPS

There is an even bigger thrill of anticipation with an ugly Christmas sweater.

Here is how to style your new colourful ugly Christmas sweater for a festive holiday work party.

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So this is what to wear to a holiday work party 2021. Now check how to dress for business work parties in 2022. Up next: the best 2021 holiday party outfits.