- Little Black Dress – Whether you are going to a semi formal or black tie event, a black cocktail dress is always the right choice. Look for a work-appropriate hemline, no exposed cleavage and avoid anything requiring a special bra.
- Festive Blazer – Although it doesn’t need to be ridiculously expensive or high-end, the blazer does need to fit you perfectly and work with your body type. Added bonus: you can wear it year after year with different skirts, pants and dresses.
- Party Pants – The key is to pick a well-constructed, high-end fabric (velvet, jacquard, limited sequins) and a geometric or classic print. Paired with a regular work staple like a button-front blouse or a cashmere sweater and a pair of heels.
- Pantsuit– A black pantsuit might just be the new LBD, especially with the cool-girl silhouette of an ankle-length trouser. During office hours, opt for a solid-hued or printed blouse underneath, then switch it out for a light camisole when you’re ready to party.
- Little Sparkle – Beading, sequins and crystal embellishments are just meant for holiday parties. Keep the sparkling detail to a minimum by sticking to just one piece. Then balance out the glam with a demure blouse or fine-knit cardigan twinset.
- Statement Accessory – Dramatic necklace, metallic headband, bold earrings or a sparkly clutch bag. No matter which holiday party you are preparing for, remember that a basic piece can easily become bold and brand new with the right accessories, no matter what level of formality is needed.
With Christmas around the corner, the one work event everyone looks forward to is almost at our feet – the company holiday party. And looking your best is something you’ll never regret doing. But as much fun as it is to party with our work peers, it’s also important to keep it appropriate. Here are some options to answer the question of “what should I wear”?