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 you’re 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. A Festive Sweater Dress
This pretty sweater dress is perfect for the holiday work get-together that takes place during your lunch break or just after work for an hour before you go home. It’s classic enough to wear all day at work, but the gorgeous cranberry color and ruffle sleeves and hem make it festive enough to say holiday season.
2. Anything Red or…
When in doubt, a silky blouse in red or green is perfect for injecting a little ho ho ho into your workplace. Wear it 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.
3. Luxurious Fabric and Shine
An easy way to add a little razzle day to a casual office party is by wearing a classic piece that incorporates some sparkle. For example, I’ve teamed up this lovely gray cable knit sweater with not just a black pencil skirt but a sparkly black pencil skirt to add some holiday shine. These sleek, pointy gray leather booties add a professional, cool 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 too.
4. 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 a challenge. You want to wear something more special than every day but without being too over-the-top.
One idea is a pair of flowy black cropped pants worn with a silky blouse or luxe velvet top. This stunning velvet wrap top looks party-ready paired with these glam culottes. Worn with a pair of sexy pair of pumps, this is a very chic look. Don’t forget a pair of gold, dangly earrings to add some sparkle and shine.
5. The Classic Cocktail Dress
For a cocktail party or big, glitzy bash, you can never go wrong with a little black dress. This classic style sheath with its sheer lace neckline is a little bit sexy without letting everything hang out. Always remember it’s still a work function and to err on the side of conservative. Keep your look simple, classy, and chic. This dress would be a good choice.
6. An Elegant Velvet Dress
When your company party is being billed as a formal event, then a velvet dress is sophisticated and not at all flashy. There are many velvet dresses in stores this Christmas, but I think some of the most beautiful and majestic looking are green velvet dresses. Have a look at these I have linked and see if you disagree?
What will you be wearing to your holiday party?
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