A few years ago I trusted my husband when he told me that the attire for his company’s holiday party was “casual”. Big mistake. HUGE. He had actually never asked, and to my embarrassment I showed up in jeans, a blouse and a faux fur vest. The other girls were wearing skirts and cocktail dresses. Some were even wearing sequin cocktail dresses. You know, cute company christmas party outfits. I wanted to crawl under the table and die (so dramatic, but true, haha).
I mean, come on! Figuring out what to wear to an office party is hard enough. Being told the absolute incorrect dress code, and showing up in jeans vs. a dress, is absolutely mortifying. So today I’m giving you 3 cute christmas party outfits that can ensure you won’t ever be under (or over) dressed. Because if there’s any place you don’t want to stand out for the wrong reason, it’s definitely any place coworkers are involved.
A Flattering Skirt & Fitted Sweater
All you need to create this look is a fitted sweater and a skirt that compliments your body type. Easy, peasy! You might already have both in your closet! A sparkly necklace speaks to the occasion, too, but it’s not completely necessary. OR you could do a sequin skirt. So many options!
Since I’m so petite I think mini skirts look best on me, but obviously you can’t go to a holiday party wearing something short AND tight. So if you’re going with a skirt that’s well above the knee, make sure it’s loose. If you’re going to do a pencil skirt, it’s fine if it’s more fitted.
I think tights are also an important addition here since company christmas party attendees tend to span multiple generations. It just looks more clean cut! I don’t want you getting any side eyes. 😉
A Shirt Dress
Shirt dresses are great because they can be styled so many ways! Plus, they’re super comfortable – making them extra wonderful in terms of holiday party attire. The one I’m wearing is from ASOS, but it only comes in petite. I’ve linked some additional pieces I love below to help you out!
A Sweater Dress
You guys know how much I loveeee sweater dresses (it’s why I created this post), haha. Like skirts and shirt dresses, sweater dresses are super easy to style. Adding tights, heeled booties and a simple clutch elevate them without taking them overboard. I added a necklace here, too, because gaudy jewelry is very holiday-esque, no?
Do you have a cute company Christmas party outfit planned? Have you ever had a major holiday party attire #fail? Comment to let me know. Tell me that I’m not alone, LOL!
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