Just What Is The Proper Attire For An Work Christmas Party?

Published: 23rd February 2011
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Few social gatherings present the guests with as much of a dressing challenging as the office Christmas party. For most women, deciding what to wear can take hours and sometimes even days. Therefore, one of the first steps in preparing for this party is to find out where the event is going to be held and when. These are points that will affect how to dress appropriately.

There are two things that are major points to consider when dressing for an office party. First of all, what time the party is being held, is it an evening party or an afternoon party? If it is an evening party, then more formal attire is appropriate, whereas, if it is an afternoon party, Christmas casual would be appropriate. After this has been decided, the next question to be answered before determining proper attire is, where is it being held? Is the party being held in your office, at a personal home, very nice restaurant or another location? These factors also will determine how one may dress for the holiday party.

As most people know, an office Christmas party is a great time for coworkers to get together and celebrate the season. This Event gives you the opportunity to wear something new and festive. However, while this is a special occasion and festive, proper attire should also be considered. Should your dress being casual or dressy? Therefore, if the party is in a casual location, then casual attire would be appropriate, whereas if the party is being held in a fancy restaurant then step it up a notch and dress for the occasion. Basically, when thinking about proper attire for a Christmas office party consider where the party is going to be held.

For the most part, if the office Christmas party is being held at a very nice restaurant or in the evening then a nice black cocktail dress might be appropriate. However, if the office Christmas party is being held in your own office, then a very nice Christmas sweater and slacks should be fine. As with most parties and other special occasions, dressing in proper attire for your office Christmas party can vary depending on where it located, who is attending and what time of day the office Christmas party is occurring.

Many people believe that the Christmas office party is very important and feel as though they should dress nicely, but still appropriately. Therefore, if the party is in the evening, a nice pair of black slacks topped with a silk or sequined camisole or blouse. This will give you a very fashionable look that can be dressed up or down depending on various accessories. If slacks are not your style, then a nice black cocktail dress might do the trick. Most often a nice black cocktail dress is perfect for any evening occasion. This dress will add a great deal of style to your wardrobe and can be worn over and over again with various accessories.

On the other hand, if your office Christmas party is held in your office or another casual setting, then you can dress accordingly. Possibly wearing a nice Christmas sweater with either slacks, pants or a skirt, this of course will vary depending on the office dress code. More often than not, most Christmas office parties will be held in a home or at a nice restaurant. Consider the time and location of the party, then dress correctly and enjoy socializing with your co-workers.


Mrs. Party... Gail Leino gives her two cents worth on entertaining at the holidays with Christmas party decorations. Plus, she creatively provides information on free printable Christmas party games activities, and party supplies.

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