You’ve been invited to a corporate party and are faced with the eternal dilemma: What should you wear? Should it be elegant or casual? Here are some outfit tips and ideas to help you out!
Change your look according to where the meeting will take place. Dress uniformly for a social gathering at a cafe and dress differently for a company party.
How To Dress for a Company Party in a Pub?
If the meeting place is a pub, you can be a little more casual. However, be careful. Remember, a night out with friends and an occasional outing with colleagues is different. To look attractive yet elegant, there are three ways to dress:
1) Be Classy but Trendy
It’s a pattern that’s been creeping into the wardrobes of big stars and celebrities lately: To show that you understand the current trends, wear a plaid dress (tartan or buffalo check) to a company party at a club. Leather jackets, black pointed boots, studded bags, and other rebel-inspired accessories are the ideal complement to this outfit.
2) Python Pants and Boots
Are you more comfortable with pants than with dresses? Then this suggestion will surely resonate with you. To look like a classy lady, wear skinny black jeans and a white shirt with a teardrop neck to a company party. Complete the look with python boots, a cashmere robe-style coat, and a baker’s boy hat, and you’re sure to gain the support of your colleagues and peers.
3) Awaken the Predator in You: Leopard Print and Texas Boots
Don’t get a chance to show off your style at work? Company parties are the best opportunity to show ”the real you”. Attend a club meeting wearing a leopard print dress, a long black blazer, and black Texan boots to awaken the predator in you. It’s the perfect outfit for a trendy woman.
What To Wear to a Formal Company Party?
And what if the company party is held inside the company? In that case, it’s worth emphasizing simple elegance and exceptional minimalism. Replace boots with classic pumps and décolletage, and patterned dresses with suits.
Full Suits Aren’t Just for Men
For formal parties, an elegant suit can come in handy. This season, different types of plaid suits and houndstooth are in vogue. These styles can easily be worn at a company party. Just add a white t-shirt or an oversized top. The icing on the cake is a pair of pumps in a universal fresh color and a leather wrist clutch.
Feminine but Unique
If a formal party (such as a company dinner) is hiding behind the name “company party,” make sure to keep it neat and formal. One option is to wear a leather pencil skirt and a vertically striped shirt. And on your feet, a classic black pointed stiletto shoe.
As for accessories, choose a dramatic necklace or dangling earrings, but not both. When in doubt, opt for something old-fashioned and classic, like a diamond or pearl necklace, rather than something too expensive. An evening bag is a must. A metallic clutch that can be dressed up or down is an excellent addition to any party.
Other factors to consider include temperature, time of year, location, and geographic location. Dress in layers in case the temperature changes. Also, if it’s a corporate event, don’t forget to check the company’s dress code and policies. Regardless of the location or occasion, you are sure to impress your colleagues at your next event!
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