With December only a few short weeks away, you may have noticed that your social calendar is filling up fast with an abundance of team lunches and after work drinks. Whilst it’s completely acceptable to transition a look from office appropriate to off duty with the change of a shoe and a single application of lippy, for the best part of them this kind of approach just won’t cut it - especially for the infamous annual Christmas ‘do’.
After all, you spend all year trying to climb the internal ladder, but there’s only one time of year that really matters when it comes to standing out, right?
It’s been said that the average female spends up to 4 weeks planning the perfect party outfit, as well as trying on several looks and spending at least 2-3 hours browsing the web, all in the name of festive fashion. Of course, there’s a multitude of things to tick off your list when it comes to choosing ‘the one’ – Is it appropriate to wear in front of my manager? Is it Insta worthy? Will it make James from IT support finally notice me? The list goes on.
Well to save you a whole bunch of outfit changes and time spent scrolling, we have selected a look for every kind of party girl out there and we can assure you that you’ll be making an impression for all the right reasons, even after a few too many…
Red, gold and anything else that resembles tinsel is too much of a cliché for you – your approach to festive party wear is more imaginative. A bold in cobalt blue silky two piece is exactly what you’ll be debuting at the Christmas party this season – after all, what’s better than causing a controversy between colleagues.
It’s an unwritten rule that you should wear a high neck if you plan on showing a little leg, but that doesn’t mean you can’t ooze refined radiance whilst doing so. Ace the party season in a plush golden velvet midi and hit the dancefloor with your work wife, as the pleats parade around your pins.
If your girl gang would describe you as ‘Extra AF’ then we have just the dress for you. This festive frock was not made for a wallflower, that’s for sure - this multi-coloured sequin ensemble was made for dancing the night away in and dazzling your peers.
You don’t need to be covered in sequins or draped in satin to make a statement this festive season. The LBD has never failed us before and it’s not about to now – so let this asymmetric Ghospell mini dress with balloon sleeves score you some major style points!
Slinky is just the right amount of sexy in our eyes and this N12H slip dress is the ultimate way to do sultry in style. So, if you’re planning on hanging around under the mistletoe this party season, then make sure you’re wearing this little number whilst doing so.
You’re the envy of the office all year around and usually the one dishing out fashion advice at the coffee machine, so you have a lot to live up to come the Christmas party. Metallic silver is the equivalent to black in your eyes, so this futuristic and sleek maxi shirt dress is what you’ll be using to capture the spirit of the festive season!
It may be Christmas but that doesn’t mean you’re willing to lose your cool girl aesthetic (even after 2 or 3 proseccos). You know that you don’t need to show off to stand out, so you’ll be mingling (aka networking) wearing something understated and chic whilst answering questions with ‘oh, this old thing - I just threw it together’.
Every office has that one girl that plays Christmas music on repeat from the 1st December onwards… so if you’re that girl then this opulent brocade frock was made for you. This jubilant dress exudes festive feels like no other and is sure to take centre stage at any party!
You strut around the office in a suit, so why would the Christmas party be any different? You like structure in both the workplace and in your outfits so this merlot red power suit is not only the perfect piece for you but also compliments what will be in your wine glass – co-ordination at its finest.