By Niamh Walsh on 23rd November 2022
The first instalment in Niamh Walsh's "What to Wear to..." series tackles how to nail the dreaded Office Xmas Party outfit (and avoid being dress-coded by HR!)
As December creeps closer & closer, so does the annual office Christmas party! Whilst you can live without the fear of HR dress-coding you, there's still a lot of uncertainty surrounding what to wear. Looking effortlessly cool can always be a challenge, and it’s one of the highest compliments in the fashion world. But effortlessness doesn’t exist, because anything good takes work. If you want to maintain your reputation as the office cool girl, keep reading along for some fashion & style inspo for this festive season!
Old but gold, a satin slip dress should be a wardrobe staple of any corporate fashionista! Easy to dress down with your favourite trainers for summer days in the office, dressing them up is just as simple too! Grab your favourite pair of patterned tights, some long winter boots and a warm winter coat (I always recommend fur if you're going for glam!) and voilà - you have your Carrie Bradshaw 2.0 look ready to display to your colleagues at the annual xmas bash!
Stone Satin Dress - ZARA
Corsets of Dreams
Corsets truly are what dreams are made of! Flattering on every body type, they add a flair of sophistication & sleekness to any outfit. Pair yours with some classic wide leg suit trousers and you'll have the perfect party outfit! Don't forget to swap out your loafers for heels if your party location is slightly fancy, and remember: accessories are always your best friend!
ANGELICA Crystal Satin Strapless Corset - House of CB
High-heel Platform Shoes with Rhinestones - ZARA
This may seem a daunting decision at first, but trust me! This is one fashion must-have you need for the winter party season! Metallics dominated several of the A/W runway collections, from LaQuan Smith to Alexander McQueen - so don your best metallic garments to have all eyes on you this Christmas!
Metallic Corset Top - AREA
Feathers & Sequins Galore
The festive season is always the perfect time to wear your most outrageous & fun items stored away in the back of the wardrobe! Sequins & feathers are the faultless option if you like making a statement when dressing up, and reflect the jubilant atmosphere of Christmas!
Hadley Sequin Dress - All Saints