The joy of Christmas season brings with it the anxiety of what to wear to work. It can be difficult to find the right style for work. Many work parties are held straight after a long day at the office, making it even more challenging.
Nothing is better than a December filled with holiday party fun. While there will be plenty to celebrate with friends, it is also customary to have a few drinks with colleagues at work before taking a break. Work Christmas party outfits are often more difficult to put together and require a subtle elegance. You might consider an outfit that can be easily transformed from the boardroom to the dance floor with just a few tweaks.
There is no reason to dress up for your Christmas party at work, but larger events may involve many different stakeholders. In the same vein as having a uniform or dress code for the office, it is important to keep these in mind for corporate occasions.
WORK CHRISTMAS PARTY OUTFIT
This quick guide will help you plan your Christmas party outfits. You can get your Christmas party outfits together now, whether you are hosting a large event for the entire company or just a few. We have seven fabulous style options that can help you get the party started.
1. BLACK DRESS
A wardrobe staple is the LBD, or little black dress. An easy piece to dress up or down, a great LBD will keep you from having those “nothing in my closet” meltdowns. A black dress is a great choice for Christmas party outfits that can be worn from work to the bar. You can wear a knee-length version or one of the most elegant midi dresses to look professional. For meetings, you can add a blazer and simple black shoes. You can transform your black dress with muted accessories, such as a statement necklace or gold shoes, into something that is ready for Christmas at work.
2. PRINTED DRESS
Leopard print is one of the most popular fashion trends for fall 2022. It has been a staple on runways and in our wardrobes for many seasons. It also works well for Christmas parties at work. Leopard print, considered neutral by fashion enthusiasts, is a style that will never go out of fashion. It can be worn with almost any color, in the same way as a navy or block colour dress.
A midi length or a knee-skimming hemline is another style that can be worn from the office to the party. A leopard print shirt dress or one with a tie neck or fuller collar will give your look more interest. This makes it a great Christmas party dress. This look can be made Christmas party-appropriate by switching out your comfortable flats for a pair patent black or suede courts. You can also add your favorite designer crossbody bag. Red lipstick and a leopard print dress can add festive cheer.
The best alternative to your favorite cocktail dresses is a blazer. But, when it comes down to styling a blazer for Christmas party, the trick lies in the fabrics and trims. Your everyday blazer can add polish to your meetings-ready look, but blazers with jeweled buttons and/or grosgrain trims will give you a more elegant feel. While subtle versions can be worn around the office, blazers with satin lapels should be worn just before the event.
You can dress up your regular suit if you want to be more casual for the Christmas party. To give your outfit a festive look, swap a white blouse or shirt with a satin or sequin camisole. Add layered necklaces or a cocktail ring to add some sparkle.
A glitzy skirt adds a touch of glamour to any outfit and gives it a party-ready look. As we move into the holiday season, there are many options for this look.
This look can be dressed up with a silk blouse or chiffon top for a more formal feel. For a more relaxed look, pair your sequin skirt and one of our favorite sweaters. This combination of sequins, luxe wool or cashmere creates a feminine yet festive look. You can get even more holiday spirit by adding a Christmas jumper. For a joyful finish, add one of our best Christmas jumpers.
Leather is a true hero when it come to fashion trends 2022. This fabric can be used to make everything in your wardrobe, from luxe dresses to the most luxurious leather skirts and pants. To give your Christmas party outfits a more rugged finish, try leathers with feminine silhouettes. For the fall, you can style leather pants in culottes, wide-leg silhouettes, and fitted tops. This look is both warm and textural thanks to the addition of tactile fabrics like fluffy knits or cashmere sweaters.
Because of their easy-to-wear style, flattering jumpsuits are a staple in our party wardrobes. They can be worn as a substitute for the best dresses, and are a great alternative to the best ones. Wide leg styles can look like a dress but have the added comfort of having trouser legs. For elegant and simple Christmas party outfits that don’t require tops to be worn, or for which styling is not important, you can look to timeless silhouettes for evening.
Black tie may be necessary if your Christmas party at work is a more formal occasion. A long dress for black tie office Christmas party is the best choice if you don’t want to wear a tuxedo. The best wedding guest dresses are made in jewel tones. These colors can be polished and look great for the festive season. Fabrics such as chiffon and silk, along with beaded designs, are most popular for evening wear. They will look great for black tie events. Keep styling simple, as with a jumpsuit. Let your outfit speak for itself.