Your office Christmas party is one of the only times during the year where you can showcase your after hours attire. No stodgy suits or conservative colours: now’s your time to shine.
Of course, while you don’t have to stick to business attire, you do want to keep your look polished and professional. Translation: now may not be the time to slip into your sequined, strapless, backless uber mini dress, but you can still slip into something seriously stunning. The key is in balancing out the liquid-sexy look with equal measures of sophistication.
With this in mind, here are some stellar styling ideas to help you dress to impress at your upcoming office holiday party.
Skin-Tight, Floor Length
If you want to show off your curves without dressing too risque, consider wearing a body hugging dress that’s longer. If you’re Christmas party is casual, a floor length gown may be too formal, but a dress that ends just above or below your knee is a great alternative. The point is to dress in something that showcases your out-of-the-office style, but still acknowledges that you are at a professional gathering.
Colours of the Season
You can show your love for the holiday season without sporting a tacky Christmas sweater. Slip into an outfit that showcases seasonal colours, like jewel tone greens, reds, blues or metallics like golds and silvers. This shows that you have spirit, and an uncompromising sense of style.
Again, the office Christmas party is a great opportunity to stray from conventional office wear, and another fantastic way to do this is by donning a different material. A lace dress, for instance, is a beautiful and elegant way to celebrate the season. Sure, it’s not something most people would wear to work on it’s own, but it’s classic style is perfect for an office party.
Other picks? Sequins and faux fur. You don’t have to dress head-to-toe in these materials, but a sequin pencil skirt with a black blouse or a faux-fur corset belt over a little black dress can look absolutely breathtaking.
Location, location, location…
Timeless and beautiful, Alamour the Label has evening wear made for a formal office party.
All this said, a lot of what you decide to wear will depend on where your Christmas party is being held. If your party is being held at an upscale venue, then you will want to use these tips to dress more formally. If it is in your office conference room after the work day is done or at a casual restaurant, then you will likely just want to make a few modifications to what you wore to work. For instance, a sleeveless grey wool sheath dress can be worn with a blazer for work, and then a sparkling white cardigan for the party.
Once you know where you are going, deciding what to wear becomes infinitely easier — and of course, these styling tips will help!