Tips On What To Wear To Office Christmas Party

Tips On What To Wear To Office Christmas Party

Hey, it’s that time of year again where mistletoe is a hot commodity and you’d do anything for finding the perfect Christmas tree. Ohh and welcome to the office Christmas party headache. Where the most commonly asked question is “What do I wear to the office Christmas party???

Whether you’re attending your own work Christmas party or your boyfriend’s/fiance’s/husband’s Christmas party, the rules are common for all: Never dress too short, too revealing, too over-the-top and too boring! Because work party is three quarter business and one quarter fun!

How formal should I go or how informal should I go? When in doubt, always ask even if it’s at your co-worker’s house. Other tips are looking at the venue where the party is held and time of the party. This will roughly give you an idea how you should dress.

When buying a dress for office Christmas party, always have this in mind: The dress need to be wearable in the future and comfortable. You don’t want a one off dress where it will never see the daylight again (example most bridesmaid dress and prom dress). You also don’t want a dress where you’ll be spending half of your party time pulling the hem longer.

Ohh and remember no animal prints, slip dress or red-green combo Christmas outfit. This is not the time to be in the center of attention in all the wrong reasons. What would the Monday gossip be? Instead wear an attire that will impress your co-workers and boss but still remain humble yet classy and polished.

Here are some office Christmas party dresses to inspire you:

When the office Christmas party invitation state black tie (semi-formal) which is only held in the evening, it means tuxedo for men and evening gown or dressy cocktail dress for the ladies.
Black Tie
Left to right: dress 1, dress 2, dress 3

For cocktail type of office Christmas party, it means suit and tie for men and cocktail dress (long or knee-length) for the women. A LBD (little black dress) will do too.
Left dress, center dress

For casual office Christmas party, the men can wear a suit with or without tie and for the ladies informal attire like knee-length dress or a blouse and a slack.

For lunch office Christmas party, you’re most likely in your office attire. But maybe on that special day, you can wear a nice structured dress with coat during work and leave the coat behind for the party.
Lunch Office Party

Then lastly there’s the office Christmas party at your boss’ house. Whether it’s a festive holiday dress code or a relaxed casual attire or cocktail attire, make sure to dress appropriately.

Are you attending an office Christmas party? Tell us the dress code and what kind of dress you are planning to wear?

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