Holiday office parties are notorious for two things, bad behavior and wardrobe malfunctions. We can’t hold your hand and lead you away from the punch bowl but we can offer solid advice on your party outfit. Show off your Christmas spirit with no-fail choices that won’t leave you red-faced. Spend a worry free evening with your coworkers by wearing a simple outfit that will them saying “Wow!” for all the right reasons.
Red Satin Shirt
Inexpensive satin looks elegant and is formal enough to wear to a holiday party. Purchase a red satin shirt with ruffled sleeves or a neat sweetheart neckline. If you are a busty girl, then use shirt tape to keep your button up shirt from gapping open. You don’t want to prying eyes playing peek-a-boo with your cleavage while you are sipping on your eggnog. Combination shirts make a nice solution for these types of situations. This stylish shirt has a satin color and sleeves sewn into a soft gray or black vest. Wear this shirt/vest combo tucked in or tucked out.
Undergarments That Fit
Sure, you want to look your best but you also want to relax and have fun. Wearing undergarments that are too tight, like the wrong size bra or a too small girdle will make your evening unbearable. Not to mention how noticeable these kinds of issues really are. On the other side, you don’t want to wear worn out garments that have no support whatsoever. If you shop for anything, shop for undergarments that lift and tuck where they should without the pain and agony. Stripping away those undergarments while squeezed in a company bathroom after a few appetizers will not be your idea of fun, especially attempting to hide your panty girdle in your clutch purse. Yikes!
A tunic dress with tights is an easy choice for a holiday party. Pick dark colors for both your dress and your tights. A loose cowl neck or tighter turtleneck makes the perfect backdrop for a long layered necklace. The obvious choices for holiday wear at office parties are black or gray. Go colorful, but chic with a deep purple or brick red tunic style dress. Color coordinate your dress and tights with your boots or flats. Monochromatic dressing makes you look slimmer too.
Black Velvet Jacket
A velvet jacket looks nice when paired with dress pants or a skirt. Wear a short sleeve or sleeveless dress shirt and don this trendy jacket. This year, jackets are worn cropped style reaching no further than the hips. Shorter bolero-style velvet jackets look fantastic when paired with a black or red dress.
Scarves are big this year and not just on the runways. Your holiday party is the perfect venue for showing off a new scarf. Pick an Ombre scarf in an extra long length to wear with any outfit. Center the scarf in the front of your neck and allow the ends to dangle behind you. Pull the ends up and over the front of your chest. Loosen the folds so the scarf does not make you feel like you are smothering.
Little Black Dress
Ahhh.. the little black dress. What a perfect time to go classic black! However, for work attire, even in a party atmosphere, should meet work standards. Here are a few tips for selecting the essential black dress for this occasion. The length should be no more than 2-inches higher than the knee. A fitted dress is acceptable but it should not fit so snugly you cannot pull an inch or two of fabric at the waist. The dress should have sleeves and have a modest bustline.