Find comfortable shoes
An insider tip is to consider building your outfit around your shoes. Now we know what you’re thinking, that’s an odd way to start putting an outfit together, but hear us out! For some Christmas parties you could be standing for the majority of the event, or even be tearing up the dance floor at some point.
So, having a sensible and comfortable pair of shoes isn't actually a bad idea. Of course we’re not saying not to bring out your most beloved pair of heels if you feel like showing them off, but maybe consider bringing an extra pair of more comfortable shoes to change into later on if they get too painful.
You never know how long you’ll be on your feet for, it could be several hours, so take our advice and you’ll thank us later.
Choose your attire wisely
Now when it comes to the clothes you’ll wear, there are clearly some do’s and don'ts of what is acceptable to wear around your colleagues and the people you work for. Similarly to any work event, you want to be appropriately dressed, not wearing anything too revealing or too loud.
A few do’s and don'ts include:
Don't too casual:
It goes without saying that you can wear whatever makes you feel the most comfortable and confident, but there’s a certain line you should avoid crossing when it comes to how casual you dress.
A dark pair of tailored jeans can look sophisticated in certain situations, but for some office parties that can tow the line of being too casual. That said, if you’re confident that the event will be leaning more towards the casual side, a neat pair of jeans, without any rips, chains or patterns is a wise choice.
However, wearing your most comfortable pair of leggings or joggers, as dreamy as that sounds, isn't the best idea, so perhaps save them for the following day, when you’re recovering on your couch.
Do cover up:
Keep in mind that showing too much skin in front of your co-workers and supervisors can often send the wrong message, so you might want to steer clear of sheer fabrics and plunging necklines.
With that, make sure to check your clothes in the daylight or under bright lights to make sure they’re not see-through. There’s nothing worse than looking back at party photos only to realise that the camera flash exposed more than you wanted.