The holiday season is just around the corner, and that means a slew of holiday parties coming your way! There are dress codes for the different types of celebrations. What you wear at a Christmas party with family is going to be much different than a holiday party with co-workers. If one of your girlfriends is having her bachelorette party during the holiday season, that is a different dress code altogether. Here is some advice that will keep you looking your best for all types of events and parties this season.
For family parties, you can afford to be more comfortable than not. Usually, these gatherings are held at a family member’s home. This does not mean to show up in sweat pants and a pajama top. Unless the party is themed for an ‘ugly sweater affair’ then it is still advisable to look nice. Instead of something fancy like a long dress or a pantsuit, you can wear simple slacks or even denim jeans with a lovely knit sweater or long sleeved shirt. Accessorize with a pashmina scarf. These scarves come in a plethora of colors and patterns that are sure to match anything you own. Add several bangles or bracelets and you are all set to spend a wonderful and crazy evening with your family. Best of all, Grandma will be pleased that you are appropriately dressed.
For a bachelorette party, anything goes as long as you don’t steal focus from the bride to be. This is going to be a fantastic night out with some of your closest girl friends so you want to dress the part! The classic little black dress is always a number one choice. Make sure to wear hose or tights so that you won’t get too cold. To stay warm, keep with you a luxurious tube scarf. This amazing accessory can be worn many different way, and it takes up hardly any room so it is not a hassle to carry. Keep your essentials close at hand with a small and chic clutch purse. These handbags come in many colors and metallic tones so it is easy to find the perfect one for this particular evening. Finish your outfit with a messy bun and classic hoop earrings and you are ready to dance the night away!
You must be more careful with your wardrobe choice for an office or workplace celebration. Remember that your superiors and co-workers will see you at work afterwards, so you want to make sure that however you are dressed does not change their professional opinion of you. The little black dress can apply here, but make sure it is not too short or shows too much cleavage. Make sure your heels are not too high. No one wants to be the one falling down, inebriated or not, at the office party. Accessorize smart with a statement necklace and simple stud earrings. Instead of a tiny clutch purse, carry an envelope clutch with more room for your necessities, especially if the party is happening right after work.
Remember, the holidays are a time for fun and celebration. With every event comes a specific dress code. Be sure to stay appropriately dressed to avoid offending anyone or embarrassing yourself.