7 Flawless Outfits Ideas to Consider for Your Office Christmas Party

Whether it’s the highlight of your festive calendar or you’d prefer to stay home watching The Grinch instead, your office (or non-office work related space) Christmas party is no doubt almost here. And with this annual date in the diary comes a pretty common big outfit dilemma: What does one wear when you want to feel stylish and festive but still partly professional.

The office Christmas party provides you with the opportunity to show your colleagues a different side of yourself and make an impressions on those who you may not deal with on a day to day basis. It’s often one of the few occasions you can really inject your personality into your work attire, especially if you work in a profession that requires a uniform or suit!

And whether you work for a corporate company or in a trendy office, it pays to dress in accordance with the overall vibe of the party. To help you make the right choice, we’ve whittled down six winning (and easy) outfits formulas that you can rely on for any upcoming work party. Now you just have to decide which you love more! Happy dressing...

What to Wear to an Office Christmas Party

1. T-shirt + Mini Skirt


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Style Notes: There's something so pleasing about a classic white tee worn with a dressier bottom half. Make like Marilyn and go for a fancy mini skirt and even fancier heels. 

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2. Printed Pieces


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Style Notes: Add an instant injection of fun to even the simplest look by introducing a bold printed piece. Easily pair with neutrals, or if you're ready to up the ante, why not add a matching co-ord into the mix. Not only are they easy to style, but a matching set already has a put together feel. 

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3. Cardigan + Slip Skirt


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Style Notes: Monikh is the OG ambassador for the slip skirt and she's continuing her love well into 2024 by the looks of things. For a high-low look, pair it with a knit in a similar tone (button a cardi or wear a silk cami underneath) and add mules or heeled boots.

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4. Sequin Dress + Heels 


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Style Notes: Sometimes, the best route to take is to embrace party season in all its glory. Of course, this means sequins. Emili takes it up a notch with coloured sequins and clashes her heels for an outfit that'll guarantee all eyes are firmly on her. I love it!

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5. Jeans + "Nice" Top


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Style Notes: The the simple outfit that never fails, so why fix it? Grece takes the classic pairing one step further, though, and goes for rhinestone jeans and a sheer top (anything sheer is key right now). If you feel like you want a bit more coverage, choose a silk top or a high-neck blouse.

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6. Mini Dress + Blazer


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Style Notes: If unsure of the vibe, opt for a black dress. Be it a mini (like Chloe's bandeau style), a midi or a maxi, just throw on a blazer and you can remove it as the night gets going. 

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7. Sequin Midi Skirt + Jumper


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Style Notes: Not into minis? This is the grown-up way to do sequins. The perfect office-to-party look, make like Babba and pair a sequin midi skirt with a thin knitted sweater and simple heels. Swap in knee-high boots if you don't want to go bare legged!

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This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Freelance Fashion Editor

Harriet Davey is a freelance fashion editor who has been part of Who What Wear's extended team since 2017. She previously worked in print at Look magazine and has since worked across print, digital and social for many other titles, including British Vogue, Stylist, Grazia, Refinery29 and Marie Claire. Also a stylist, Harriet has had the pleasure of producing cover shoots and editorials along with commercial shoots for brands including Boux Avenue, Watches of Switzerland, Benefit Cosmetics and Revolution. To add to this, Harriet also works in live TV styling for ITV’s This Morning. Back to Who What Wear. With hundreds of published stories on site, Harriet knows what the WWW reader wants. Keeping up to date with the latest It buys and runway trends, she can guarantee to keep you one step ahead of the most stylish people. When not writing or styling, Harriet loves to go shopping (yes, more fashion). If she’s not in a local Hackney bar or restaurant, you can find her forever searching for her next holiday destination.