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15 Work-Appropriate Holiday Party Looks Even Your Boss Will Love

Trust us when we say that the holiday season (and all the events that will inevitably ensue) will arrive much sooner than you'll realize. As your go-to destination for outfit ideas and shopping, of course, we made it our duty to bring you our guide on what to wear to every type of celebration you might attend this holiday season (virtual or otherwise). Next up: your office holiday party.

Although many companies are continuing to work remotely through the end of the year, that doesn't mean the festivities are completely canceled. So long as Zoom gatherings or other socially-distant soirées are taking place, you can bet that we'll be delivering on ideas for what to wear. For most of us, this is a tricky one to dress for because on one hand, you want to maintain an air of professionalism in front of your co-workers, while on the other, you don’t want to dress like you would on any other workday. Where does that leave you? Somewhere between formal and festive, which can be hard to pinpoint—and that’s where we come in. Ahead, we’ve rounded up 15 outfits that will impress not only your boss but your colleagues, too.

Each look effortlessly balances looking festive and polished. Take outfit one, for instance, where an office-ready blazer meets a pretty lace bodysuit. Get inspired by this and so many more office holiday party outfits below. See (and shop) the looks below.

Style Tip: If you want to put a cool spin to your classic suit look, wear a (modest) lace bodysuit underneath.

Style Tip: You can never go wrong with a cool one-shoulder dress with a pair of mules.

Off-the-shoulder work holiday party

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@handinfire

Style Tip: A classic off-the-shoulder top will look extra chic with a pair of trousers.

Office party outfit

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@analapizarro

Style Tip: When in doubt, a printed dress with a timeless peacoat will always look good.

Work appropriate holiday party look

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@aimeesong

Style Tip: Want a cool (and cozy) layering look? Wear a lightweight cardigan over a simple slip dress.

Cocktail outfit for office holiday party

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@gabifresh

Style Tip: A bright, coordinated suit will get you the right type of attention at a holiday party.

Style Tip: If your office is more casual but you want to give your look some polish, a pair of knee-high boots with a printed dress is the way to go.

Simple office holiday party outfit

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@maria_bernad

Style Tip: Swap out the traditional blazer for a cool printed jacket.

Style Tip: A red dress and strappy heels? Absolutely classic.

Style Tip: Give your simple LBD a new twist with a zebra-print coat.

Monochromatic office holiday party outfit

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@erinoffduty

Style Tip: If you're wearing a monochromatic outfit, play with textures like fringe.

Office holiday party with dress

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@ada_oguntodu

Style Tip: If you're going to wear a classic dress for the holiday party, give it a current spin with bright heels.

Animal print outfit for office holiday party

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@nnennaechem

Style Tip: Another way to sport the animal-print trend is with a coordinated set. For added visual intrigue, wear a floral coat over it.

Style Tip: A polka-dot top with simple black trousers is both classic and unexpected.

All-leather office holiday party outfit

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@dolcecurvy

Style Tip: There's nothing sleeker than an all-leather look—especially when it's in chocolate brown.

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Anna LaPlaca. And now, check out the outfits our editor Judith Jones is wearing to work from her living room.

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