Socializing with your boss on a Friday night, watching a co-worker get sloshed on eggnog, and wondering if anyone will notice you are double-dipping at the buffet can make company holiday parties stressful. But, they can also be a lot of fun.
Knowing you look fabulous in the perfect party outfit can help ease your stress when you’re wracking your brain trying to make small talk. Whether your company holiday party is a large, formal affair or a small, potluck, office get-together, here are a few ideas for what to wear.
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Formal Company Christmas Party
For a big, glitzy bash, your best option is a classy cocktail dress. This red lace holiday party dress is one of many glam holiday party dresses out that would look fabulous. The detail is exquisite and the length is perfect.
Go easy on the cleavage for a company party (this dress is lovely and conservative), and don’t forget a little sparkle. Some glitzy earrings and a metallic bag add just the right magic. This stunning dress is festive for Christmas, but a great shade to wear at other times of the year too. It’s timeless and elegant.
Of course a Christmas party dress that is black- The Little Black Dress – is always a winner. Check these out.
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If your legs are not your best feature, skip the dress and go for a beautiful jumpsuit. You can still look festive and hip in a jumpsuit if you choose fabric that is rich and elegant. A bit of shine helps too.
Semi- Dressy Christmas Office Party
If it’s more of a casual holiday party in the office, and you’re stumped about what to wear, dress pants and a pretty blouse will rarely lead you astray. Your two best choices are:
1) Wide-leg pants: They’re dramatic enough to make your outfit interesting and add instant sophistication. A flat front style in a dark color is most slimming. To keep them from looking sloppy, make sure the hem just grazes the floor and that there’s no pooling fabric at your ankles. The bonus here? Wide-leg pants balance out a fuller hip and bum.
What Top to Wear to Party with Your Pants? That’s easy.. A shirt in a sumptuous fabric such as silk or chiffon instantly elevates your look. Luxe details like drapey or sheer sleeves, a wrap front, or some light embellishment also give it a holiday look. A print top or a top in a bold color (like this chimney brick shade) + with wide-leg pants adds interest to your look too.
2) Printed Pants: Choose a sophisticated print in a darker hues to look winter-ready (you look more holiday glam if it has some metallic in the print). Also, let the print be the focus of the piece. Your shirt should be muted to balance out the print of the pants.
You’ll also look chic if the cut of the pant is clean and tailored. Printed straight-leg pants are easier to pull off than printed wide-leg pants, which can look over the top.
Casual Office Christmas Party Looks
If you like dresses or the event is too formal for pants, then a simple dress in a festive color or sparkly sweater with pants works well. Red dresses are one of the top holiday trends.
There you go! Whether you end up singing karaoke or posing pretty for the yearly X-mas staff photo, here’s hoping your company holiday party is as fabulous as your outfit will be.
*Guest Contributor: Morgan Mullin
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