Ah, the company holiday party. We look forward to it. We hope no one makes too much of a fool of themselves (always a fail by someone…). We take care not to overindulge. And we’re not quite sure what to wear (fancy? not fancy? with coworkers?).
Over the years, I’ve attended many types of holiday parties. From calm and intimate dinners to extravagant soirees for thousands of people. Each requires different style choices for various dress codes.
From simple and intimate to grandiose, let’s chat about a host of ideas to style yourself for the company holiday party.
Professional and Festive
If your party is a lunch or dinner outing, maybe right after work or a more relaxed affair, consider choosing a festive yet professional option.
I chose a shiny red dress (thrifted, of course) that sticks to a professional silhouette and style yet has a bit of a festive undertone from the color. I can also toss a blazer on over the dress and make it perfectly appropriate for the office, sans holiday party.
If you need a quick and easy transition from work to the holiday party, this should do it.
Dress – Tahari (thrifted via Salvation Army) | Blazer – Banana Republic (thrifted via Salvation Army) | Bag – Cole Haan | Shoes – Audrey Brooke
Special Occasion Yet Conservative
For a holiday party that’s after hours with the intent to be a bit more fancy, consider something long-sleeve and lace.
You can’t go wrong with black. Lace is fun and classy yet more dressy than typical office attire. And another classic silhouette with sleeves and an (almost) knee-length skirt in a dressed-up fabric proves perfect for that party that’s just a bit more special.
P.S. Doesn’t this dress kind of remind you of that black / blue OR white / gold dress that blew up social media a while back? For the record, this dress is black and blue.
Dress – Adrianna Papell (thrifted via thredUP) | Shoes – Audrey Brooke
Really Amped Up
Attending a company holiday party that’s a big ol’ celebration and something to talk about? Maybe step up your game a notch. Of course, you’re still with co-workers. So there’s no need to go too crazy.
This dress still provides high-neckline coverage and long sleeves to offset the shorter length. But the bright red lace surely makes more of a statement than the black lace above. Finish the look with strappy metallic heels and you’re golden (no pun intended).
Dress – unknown (thrifted via My Sister’s Closet) | Shoes – Brunomagli
In my second contribution to the Wear to Where Tour, I’ve joined three other ladies who have shared their company holiday party style as well. The links are just below, so be sure to stop by and check them all out. I’d love to hear what you’re planning to wear to your company holiday party!
Wear to Where: Company Holiday Party
Be sure to head over to Wild+Wanderful or Gardening in High Heels to check out the other brilliant bloggers, sewists and stylistas on the tour, as well as be able to link up your own looks and show us what you would Wear to Where!
For the sewists: Choice of 3 patterns from Cole’s Creations, Choice of 3 patterns from Made for Mermaids, Pattern of choice from Patterns for Pirates, Pattern of choice from Scientific Seamstress, Sewing-tee of choice from Sewing Stadium, Pattern of choice from Simple Life Pattern Co, Pattern of choice from StitchArt
For the Fashionistas: Set of 6 cards from Designs by Nicolina, 30 minute Social Media/Copy Consult by Gardening in High Heels, Tee of choice from Handmade Escapade, $20 Store Credit from Jenny Penny Designs, Tumbler from Joy+Tren
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Cole’s Creations | Designs by Nicolina | Gardening in High Heels
Handmade Escapade | Jenny Penny Designs | Joy+Tren
Made for Mermaids | Patterns for Pirates | Scientific Seamstress
Sewing Stadium | Simple Life Pattern Co | Stitch Art