To pick the right party dress for your office holiday party, you’ll need to understand what kind of party you are invited to and whether a certain dress code has to be complied with. You can’t go casual to a black-tie event or a cocktail party. However, there are other office festivities that may allow you to wear a more casual party dress too.
Black Tie Events
Black tie events require you to pick a formal party dress. Long, satin gown is common, displaying restraint elegance of the wearer. Go with sequined dresses is fine too, as long as they are not too over the top. Alternatively, you can pick A-line midi dress, or even a ball gown, with a touch of flower decoration on the neckline.
Cocktail dresses can be borderline between semi-formal and casual. Midi party dress to slightly above the knee is totally acceptable. Laces, ruffles, and patterns add a little flair to your whole outfit. In fact, you can even make do with separates—a blouse top and a straight skirt, for example. Metallic-colored skirt even gives you an extra edge.
When your company organizes a small party during office hours, your choice of party dress should still comply with your office’s dress code policy. Choose a plain-colored skirt or checkered or polka dot skirt with a half-sleeved or long-sleeved blouse. Alternatively, you may go with one-piece dresses like shift, sheath, A-line, shirt, or wrap dresses with simply colors and patterns.
Casual events, outdoor office picnics, for example, give you more freedom to dress more casually. You have a wider range of outfits to choose from, but smart casual should be the idea. Sweaters, checkered knee-length, pleated skirts, long blouses, cardigans, you name it. There are quite a number of options for any events.
Hopefully, these party dress ideas help you find the right outfit!