The holidays are here, and so are the annual office holiday parties! If you want to dress up but you’re nervous about what to wear, read on for our stellar tips and amazing picks and SHOP! You can still rock this season’s hottest trends while looking sophisticated and professional.
Office holiday parties are sometimes nerve-racking when it comes to what to wear. What is too short, what is too over-the-top, what is too boring? Well, good news! We have some tips on how to stay stylish but sophisticated for the office party. Keep reading and you’re bound to land an A+ in style at this year’s soiree.
What To Wear To Office Holiday Party:
For office holiday parties, it’s important to not show off too much skin. While a sleeveless dress is perfectly appropriate, it’s best to keep the hemlines at or just slightly above the knee, and necklines away from any cleavage situations, however, don’t despair over finding a more covered-up look! Using lace as a kind of peek-a-boo element at the shoulders or the hemline is a great way to be stylish and formal, while also work appropriate. Lace also adds a rich texture to any garment that’s great for the holidays, and a great alternative to this season’s sequin embellished frocks that might be too formal for an office affair.
This season is heavily focused on texture. If lace isn’t your thing, try a gold brocade or a metallic fabric for an added glam factor. You don’t have to worry about accessories by wearing a textured dress — all you need is a simple stud earring or statement cuff! Metallics will also easily translate from your office party to New Years or other formal affairs.
We also recommend paying attention to the way your dress fits. Make sure it isn’t too tight and practice walking and sitting down in the ensemble just so that you can be sure it looks and feels comfortable. Confidence is the key to having fun! If you like the way you look you’re bound to have an amazing time.
Accessorize For Your Holiday Party:
If your ensemble is a little simple, play with your shoe and jewelry choices! Embellished cuffs are an easy addition that can go from desk to dinner — simply stow the item into your bag and then throw it on if you want to get glam! They work best by themselves and are just enough shine without going overboard. For shoes, it’s best to stay with classic black pump, but with a great detail. Black is a smart, professional color that you can still manipulate to your own personal style. A clutch can also be a part of the fun! Bright colors or a sparkly detail are a great way to add some glitz to your ensemble without taking it too over the top.
What do you guys think? What kind of outfit are you planning on rocking this year for the office party?
— Katie George
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