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What to Wear To A Company Holiday Party: 8 Christmas Work Party Looks!

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 Christmas party dress can help ease your stress when wracking your brain trying to make small talk. Whether your work party is a large, formal affair, a small potluck office get-together, or something in between, here are a few ideas for what to wear to a company holiday party.


1. Wear A Festive Sweater Dress

This pretty sweater dress is perfect for an office Christmas party during your lunch break or after work for an hour before you go home. It’s classic enough to wear all day at work, but the gorgeous cranberry color, ruffle sleeves, and hem make it festive to say the holiday season.

2. Wear Anything Red or Green

When in doubt about a work Christmas party outfit, remember that anything red or green is perfect for injecting a little ho ho ho into your workplace.

This red wrap jumpsuit with the sash waist belt would be lovely at a dressy work holiday celebration.

Or wear a red or green blouse with a black skirt or dress pants to look festive but professional. Keep your accessories classic, streamlined, and polished. It’s still business, after all, and you want to give off the right vibes.




Office Holiday Party Outfit l Black Sparkle Pencil Skirt, gray cableknit sweater l styled by Fabulous After 40

5. Wear Luxurious Fabric and Shine

An easy way to add a little razzle day to a casual office party is by wearing a classic piece incorporating sparkle. For example, I’ve teamed up this lovely gray cable knit sweater with a black sequin pencil skirt to add some holiday shine.

These sleek, pointy gray leather booties add a professional touch, and this gorgeous green suede back is fabulously festive! Add a pair of cute earrings, and you have a glam, office-ready holiday look.

P.S. Not only is this festive for holiday parties during work hours, but it would also look chic at neighborhood holiday parties. It’s also a refreshing change from the little black dress.

6. Try Cropped, Black, Flowy Pants

Some company holiday get-togethers involve a sit-down dinner at a fancy restaurant that calls for dressy. Striking the right note when the dress code is ‘Dressy’ can be challenging. You want to wear something more unique than every day without being too over-the-top.

One of the most popular Christmas party outfits is a pair of flowy black cropped pants worn with a silky blouse in festive colors or a luxe velvet top.

This stunning burgundy top looks party-ready paired with these glam culottes. Worn with a pair of sexy pumps, this is a very chic look.  No. A necklace is needed for this top with the chocker neckline, but don’t forget gold, dangly earrings to add some Christmas glam.

Holiday Work Party - Black Lace Dress


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7. The Classic Cocktail Dress Always Works

You can never go wrong with a  little black dress for a cocktail party or a more formal holiday party. With its sheer lace neckline, this classic style sheath is slightly sexy without letting everything hang out.

Always remember a work party is still a work function, so err on the conservative side. Please make sure to keep your look simple, classy, and chic. This dress would be a good choice.




Holiday - Green Velvet OTS Dress


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8. An Elegant Velvet Dress is Holiday Perfect

A velvet dress with a sleek look and luxurious texture is sophisticated for a  company party with a more formal dress code. Red is the classic December color, but darker colors like blue or green velvet gowns are beautiful and modern this time of year.

When accessorizing, a pair of gorgeous bow statement earrings go beautifully with velvet party attire.

What will you be wearing to your holiday party during the festive season?


white and gold company holiday party outfit

9.  White and Gold is a Gorgeous Corporate Combo

If your company party is a more formal cocktail event, this outfit is full of glitz but still very polished and professional. You can’t go wrong with winter white, warm gold, and champagne accents. Whether you are the boss or want to be one, this is a winning look!


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14 thoughts on “What to Wear To A Company Holiday Party: 8 Christmas Work Party Looks!

  1. I have a black dress with silver sparkle built-in, but it is. It would be great for the company holiday party, but it is December. If I got a Calvin Klein black faux fur shrug that looks fantastic with it, is it appropriate to take the shrug off inside, leaving me at a party with a sleeveless dress in winter, or is it appropriate to wear the shrug the entire time leaving it open in the front so the dress and jewelry shows? Thanks so much.

    1. Hi Jeanine, It depends on how heavy the shrug is. If it looks more like an outside coverup, it will be hot and funny, but if it is lightweight and looks fantastic, as you say, it is hard work left open. Please show a few friends and see what they think.

  2. Thank you! I was helping a friend try to find “what to wear to a husband’s corporate Christmas celebration weekend.”
    We are both at the age where our clothing doesn’t fit, our boobs have gotten HUGE, and no matter how hard we work out, we still have a gut; yes, I wear two pairs of shaping garments under my work clothes. You posted clothes that we both could envision wearing. Thank you!! Where can the various items be purchased?
    Again, Thank you. You indeed find your calling! God Bless!

    1. Thanks, V; I’m so glad you like these selections. Do you see the little photos below each collage? Click on those to go directly to the store to buy. If you need help, just let me know. Thanks!

  3. It happens to be winter here, and wearing bare legs is inappropriate, so do I wear nude or black hose with a Fuschia dress to a Christmas dinner? I have beige and black heels. Thank you, and there is nothing on any websites for dressing in the winter.

  4. Everything looks great. However, my figure would look pudgy in a red sleeveless top or straight pants. Thanks for showing options for all kinds of figures! The last purple dress, the one with the sleeves, would be my choice.
    I would love to see dressy clothes (not just pants, but dresses and skirts) shown with flats. I can no longer wear even kitten heels, so I am stuck with no heels. Please help those of us who are on the wrong feet!

  5. I’m a 45 yr old. I am going to a holiday party at a Cleveland nightclub. My dress is gold on top and black just above the knee skirt. I only have black open-toe hoes. Is that ok this time of year? Or do I need closed-toe heels with black tights?

    1. Hi Barb, The black tights should look OK with the open-toe shoe…however, you might also want to try a sheer black hose and see which one you like the best! Have fun, your dress sounds lovely!!!

    2. I agree with Deborah on the sheer black hose. It’s inexpensive to add sophistication (and sexiness) to your dress and look less heavy and valuable than a solid tight.

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