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How To: Dress Fun and Appropriate for the Office Holiday Party

Dressing for an office holiday party can be tricky. You want to convey a sense of holiday fun yet still relay professionalism through your outfit while you’re chit-chatting and munching on frosted cookies with your colleagues. With these holiday fashion tips, it is possible to simultaneously dress for success and for the party.

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1. Checkmark your neckline
It’s a holiday party with your coworkers, not a night out at a bar or club with your friends. Transition the professional day office vibe by keeping your chest covered and adding a pop of color or glitter in your attire for a holiday twist.

2. Ditch the stuffy suit
With keeping the delicate balance between professional and party attire, choose one aspect of your outfit to change: whether that be shoulders bared, an above-the-knee hemline or trading in fancy heels for your standard office pumps. A good rule to go by: If you have to adjust anything throughout the night to feel comfortable (like a tight dress or uncomfortable sky-high heels), then it’s probably not suitable for a get-together with colleagues.

3. When in doubt, be overdressed
How to dress for office holiday parties can be hard to gauge. However, in the end, it’s better to be overdressed than under. The last thing you want to do is show up appearing underdressed in either casual clothes or the aforementioned inappropriate attire that might convey carelessness and unprofessionalism.

4. Glam it up with accessories
The safest and most conservative way you can choose to dress for a holiday office party is by wearing what you would normally wear to work with the addition of some eye-catching accessories that speak to the season. Try a sparkly hair adornment, bejeweled jewelry, and classic ballet flats or knee-high boots if you don’t want to wear heels.

Source: Elite Daily

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