We've made it to the holiday season, everyone. Halloween has officially passed, which means that the festive party season is upon us. Unlike attending your best friend's eggnog-fueled Netflix binge session, the office holiday party comes with some added stress. Besides the anxiety produced by attending an event with your co-workers and boss, there is also the question of what to wear. The official dress code can often be needlessly confusing. Business fun? Relaxed cocktail? Elegant holiday? What do these even mean?
With all the ambiguity, you might find yourself sitting in a pile of dresses contemplating what, exactly, works for the evening. If you're stuck, that doesn't mean you should just give up and wear your everyday work clothes. The office will be dressed up in tinsel and lights, so why shouldn't you step up your game as well? Although toeing the line between professional and chic can be difficult, we are here to help. Ahead are some work party looks, vetted by Who What Wear's own editors, that are sure to help you look your best.
"It's always better to play it safe at work parties with a simple midi dress and have fun with the accessories like the below diamond drop earrings."
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"My approach to holiday dressing involves anything that sparkles—which means pairing statement earrings and crystal-adorned heels with a boss-approved sweater and pencil skirt."
"I don't like to get too decked out for a work function, but I also don't want my outfit to look like it's just another day at the office. I love this pajama-inspired set, but would be sure to pair it with heels and fun statement earrings to avoid looking like I'd been napping."
"Embrace the holiday season in both hue and spirit with a jewel-tone midi dress and crystal-adorned heels. The combo will read festive and work-appropriate."
"For me, a failproof combo is always a miniskirt and fitted sweater or cardigan. Don't ask me why, but it just works every time."
"For a work party, I think you can't go wrong with an easy printed dress and low heels. It's comfortable and boss-approved."
"I think a satin midi dress, especially this one with a twisted knot detail, is conservative enough for a work party without losing any of the fun. I'd top it off with elegant pearl drop earrings to dress it up a bit."
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