The key to holiday party style this season is a little sparkle, shine and glow. This means sparkly bold, eye-catching jewelry, clutches and shoes. The glow will come from your inner excitement about the season, helped by a bronzer and shiny hair from that great blow out. The season’s trend for “the dress” is lace overlays, sheer or ruffled sleeves and shoulder peep holes. I like a black dress since it is the perfect backdrop for all things that glitter (make it velvet or satin for a more dramatic effect).
Office Party Dressing Etiquette
Remember, the office holiday party is an opportunity for you to get to know your boss and company executives in a more relaxed setting. This also means it is chance for you to make a great impression. You will be judged by the way you dress, who you bring and how you carry yourself (this may not be the time for tequila shots).
5 Simple rules to nail it:
- Date or no date? I lean towards not bringing one, unless they are key (because of their background or job) to making a good impression or you are married and then it is still optional. This way you do not have to worry about how they act or dress.
- Dress for the job you want not the one you have (Do not wear a “going clubbing” dress).
- Dress for the body you have and not the one you want…(always good to keep in mind).
- The hem-line for “the dress,” should generally be no shorter than about 2 & 1/2 -3 inches above the knee. The exception is if you are wearing opaque hose, then you can go a little shorter.
- For the dress sleeves, a good rule is, the shorter the dress, the longer the sleeves