By Erinn Dumas
It’s the holiday season and a lot of companies have holiday parties. This may lead you to think: “What do I wear?”
If your office is having a holiday party during the work day, the attire is simple. You’ll be wearing what you wore to work. But, if your office has a holiday party on the weekend like mine is, then you may ask yourself, “What’s appropriate?” And, “What does the term cocktail dress really mean?”
Well, first remember that this is an office holiday party, so you shouldn’t wear anything too revealing or too tight. Keep it simple and cute. Something festive always works. So a slightly above the knee dress in shades of black, gold, red, or jewel tone always works. The dress can have a sweetheart neck, long sleeves, asymmetrical… It doesn’t matter. It just has to be tasteful.
And don’t be afraid to pair the dress with a cute brooch, chunky necklaces, or multiple bracelets.
But make sure to stay away from bulky sweater dresses, dresses with deep v-necks, or showing too much cleavage. It is not tasteful and you will be the talk of your colleagues, and not in a good way.
Here are some of my favorite dresses: