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 THE PARTY SEASON AT WORK? 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 either. 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?
Smart casual dress code is a step up from business casual. However, it’s not as formal as boardroom attire.
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 jacquard that give a glimpse of decadence. Or choose an embellished little black dress. The embellishment on your dress should substitute statement pieces of jewellery. Not 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 dark smokey makeup spiced up with coloured eyeliner that will give that special edge to your entire look. Choose dark lipstick over 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.
The business casual dress code is a step below from business casual. You are still expected to look professional, yet a lot more relaxed.
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 bright red one. And wear no bright glitter on your nails.
It’s better not to wear colourful hosiery, too-short dresses, deep cleavage, too shiny outfit – don’t shine brightly as a star, or too sheer clothes. Although you may wear sequins, don’t wear glitter everywhere but only in one area, don’t overdo your makeup, nails and hair.
Only, if the ugly Christmas sweater is the dress code.
You might be surprised to see how easy it is to style an ugly Christmas sweater for a holiday office party. Check the ugly Christmas sweater work party outfits presented in this article to see the best Christmas sweater outfits for a holiday work party.
As the days get darker and the hour gets late, the tights should go darker and more opaque. Even so, the choice of hosiery should depend on your dress. A little black dress should be paired with skin tone tights (no black tights with a little black dress – that’s the general rule to follow whenever your little black dress exposes your cleavage and hands; however, you can overlook this rule if you have small breasts and your legs usually attract more views). Other dresses can be paired with sheer black tights.
You can wear one of the holiday office party outfits shown in this article!
By the way, all the holiday work party outfits and holiday office outfit ideas presented in this article are hyperlinked and shoppable. You can shop for all these trendy holiday work party outfits fast from your office or wherever you are.
To shop for the holiday work party outfit you like the most, simply click on the items that build that outfit. Your click will take you to the store where you can buy that selected item and get it delivered to your door on time for the party. Simple, right?
Now scroll down to see the best holiday office outfits for 2023.
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. Btw you can find two wrap dresses in the widget below. A silk wrap dress from Zimmermann and a simple wrap dress from Mango.
Ps Don’t tell anyone, but I actually prefer the one from Mango over the silk Zimmermann dress. I know, not something you would expect from me. But the design is simply more business formal.
Anyway, whatever dress you choose, 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 A LITTLE BLACK DRESS WITH A BLAZER AND METALLIC PUMPS
Draw a perfect full stop on the year with a beautiful studded little black dress. Whether it’s studded trims or full body studs, there is never a dull moment with an embellished little black dress paired with stunning pumps.
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!
4 A 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.
5 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, or a short slit 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 preferred, you will need to seek out embellishments such as bows and ribbons to keep you looking smart and stylish. Or ruffles, yes ruffles!
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 BLOUSE WITH PATENT LEATHER PANTS AND PUMPS
Elevate your look with finely worked fabrics. Patent leather brings a new edge to classic sophistication. Choose from patent leather wide-leg pants or slim fit patent leather trousers for a cool girl update on holiday elegance.
8 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.
9 SHORT SEQUIN DRESS WITH PUMPS
For an extra touch, put on a sequin dress that never loses its lustre.
Luxe elements balance out the more casual nature of the minidress to provide elevated options that hint at fun times to be had.
Perfectly balanced between elegance and modernity, a short-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.
10 LONG SLEEVE SEQUIN DRESS WITH PUMPS
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.
Ps. I found a stunning, not an H&M sequin dress for you. POV While there is nothing wrong with an H&M sequin dress – I actually think this H&M sequin dress is sublime, you might want to shop for a sequin dress that is not an H&M sequin dress. Trust me, at least three of your coworkers will wear an H&M sequin dress – in the same colour and cut.
CASUAL HOLIDAY WORK PARTY OUTFITS
For a casual holiday work party, wear something simpler yet equally stunning.
Think red pleated skirts, or precious heels that will shine as you step on the dance floor.
11 BLACK TURTLENECK TOP WITH RED METALLIC PLEATED SKIRT AND MULES
A red pleated skirt with a metallic glow and high heel mules is the best holiday work party outfit for looking festive yet casual.
12 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.
13 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.
14 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.
15 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.
Ps. Bring all the colours together with hair pins.
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So this is what to wear to a holiday work party 2023. Now check how to dress for business work parties in 2023. Up next: the best 2023 holiday party outfits and what to wear during the Christmas holidays 2023.