PARTY QUEEN / Nov 14, 2023
WORK PARTY OUTFIT IDEAS: FIVE DRESSES FOR FORMAL EVENTS
Shopping for work party outfits can be tricky! Of course, you want to look your best. But you also know it’s important to dress professionally. It’s a fine line, but don’t worry—we’re here to help you!
Headed to a holiday party? Gala or charity event? Networking dinner? Stick around! We’ll help you find a christmas party dress in your style that is perfect for these formal occasions.
5 Work Party Outfit Ideas for a Festive Corporate Affair
Just because it's an office party doesn’t mean you have to dress in something boring or drab. Seriously! Want proof? Scroll down for our favorite work party outfit ideas of the season.
1. Red mermaid dress with gathered waistline
Looking for a work party outfit idea that’s colorful and bright? We got you!
As we said, you can totally bring some fun into your work party looks. Because each event may have a different dress code, we recommend checking in on their expectations. Our general rule of thumb though? Balance!
For example, we believe you can wear brighter colors while still looking professional. However, a basic red or blue may be a safer choice over hot pink or neon green.
Similarly, mermaid dresses are gorgeous and will show off your figure. However, we recommend a looser fit over something that’s skin tight. (Pro tip: If you want to accentuate your hourglass shape more, look for a gown that has a ruched waistline!)
Off to a holiday work party? Embrace the festivities with shades like red or green!
This holiday party dress is perfect for: semi-formal office parties and cocktail hours
2. Black sequin mermaid dress
When in doubt, find yourself a fancy black dress! Whenever we’re asked for office Christmas party dress ideas, we always suggest an elegant black number. Because this color is neutral, it can be dressed up or dressed down. So you can wear it on more than one occasion!
To zhuzh up your look, choose a black dress that has embellishments, like beads, jewels, or sequins. Or, you can rock a dress in head-to-toe sparkle—like this one! (Because they’re black sequins, it won’t feel over the top.)
Many women prefer to wear modest dresses to work parties. Long sleeves are a great way to cover up without sacrificing style. If your dress has a lower neckline or a slit in the skirt, sleeves will also balance out your look.
This party outfit idea is perfect for: networking events, galas, holiday work parties
3. Long sleeve satin A-line dress
Here’s another work party outfit idea with long sleeves. But as you can see, the vibe is quite different because of the fabric and color.
If you’re off to a work event in the warmer months, opt for a color with warm tones, like yellow, orange, or red. These colors will bring out your summer glow.
Light fabrics, like satin, will keep you cool, so you can rock a longer length or long sleeves without feeling too hot.
In terms of silhouettes, you can’t go wrong with an A-line cut. A-line dresses cinch the waist but flow loosely against the legs and hips. They’re flattering on any shape or figure—without being too curve-hugging.
This work party outfit idea is perfect for: Semi-formal Christmas parties
4. Scoop neck satin A-line dress
This work party outfit idea is oh-so classy. Move over, Elizabeth Taylor!
Like black, we love dark gem shades for work party attire—especially when they’re paired with satin fabric. When you need to dress to impress, this combo will never fail you!
If your style mantra is “less is more,” then we have a feeling you’ll love the simple details of this gown. Its scoop neck, thick straps, and delicately embellished waistline offer a modest yet elegant look. But its floor-length A-line skirt will ensure you make a statement when you enter the room!
When it comes to jewelry, this dress is very versatile. You can keep it minimal or layer on the bracelets and rings.
This work party outfit idea is perfect for: Any corporate parties, charity events, galas, and black-tie dinners
Get the look: GL2531 Scoop-Neck Satin A-Line Dress with Sheer Back
5. Jersey mermaid dress with off-the-shoulder sleeves
This Christmas party outfit idea offers comfort and style. Isn’t that the dream combo for a work party dress?
Jersey fabric is incredibly light and soft against the skin—all while draping beautifully over your body. It’s totally underrated!
We also love the romantic feel of this bodice. It features a sweetheart neckline and off-the-shoulder sleeves. It’s feminine and elegant without being too revealing. Take notice of the bodice’s embroidery, too. The design draws the eyes to the smallest part of your waistline, emphasizing your natural hourglass shape. Subtle, yet flattering.
Off to a company Christmas party? Try on this dress in green!
This work party outfit idea is perfect for: holiday parties and formal dinners
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