What to wear to the office Christmas party 2019
It's your time to shine.
1. THE PARTY DRESS
SHOP PARTY DRESSES
Nothing quite captures the festive cheer like a razzle-dazzle party dress. Lashings of embellishment, metallic fabrics and '80s influences are all key trends to embrace this season.
A sequinned dress like those found at Rixo will add a glamorous edge to your outfit, while Stine Goya’s kaleidoscopic florals are an enticing alternative to classic Christmas patterns. Royal favourite Erdem (which is known for its signature blooms) also proves an apt choice for more formal shindigs.
2. THE JUMPSUIT
The easiest way to get your groove on and keep your style credentials intact is the perennially stylish jumpsuit. An essential pick for those who want to switch up from dresses, it’s impossible to go wrong in an on-trend metallic number.
London-label Galvan – the veritable queen of simple, ‘90s-inspired styles – does the jumpsuit to perfection in its aptly named Galaxy iteration, while Safiyaa dials up the wow-factor in structured silhouettes created from heavyweight cady in a medley of eye-catching hues.
3. THE PARTY SHOES
SHOP PARTY SHOES
If head-to-toe Christmas colours aren’t your cup of tea, a metallic shoe is just the way to ignite your festive flair. Pumps will make an entrance, but flats are nigh on essential for the long walk home.
Not for the faint of heart, Aquazzura’s teetering heels will lend a much-needed height boost to floor-sweeping dresses and skirts. However, if your hemlines aren’t so high-maintenance, then opt for a shiny gold or silver loafer – à la Gucci or Sophia Webster – that’ll work as well in the office as it does after-dark.
4. THE CHRISTMAS JUMPER
If the Christmas party is a classically casual affair at your office, you don’t want to over-do the outfit. For the more sartorially inclined sort (which, of course, you are) then it’s worth delving into our colourful knitwear selection that includes bright options from Gucci, Dries Van Noten and BOSS.
Rich berry tones – like Sies Marjan’s metallic-weave knit – are a fashion-forward counterpart to Christmas reds; they're especially stylish when half-tucked into a pair of straight-leg denim jeans.
5. THE COAT
Gear up for that post-lunch cocktail crawl with a coat worth its weight in style and comfort – and with plush faux-fur and a punchy colour palette, Stand Studio’s collection of outerwear proves an easy choice.
Keeping on trend with the high-vis theme, similarly eye-catching coats can be found at Italian brands MSGM and forte_forte, who've charmed us with their cleanly tailored silhouettes; not to mention Vince’s line-up of sugar-coated styles, all of which are filtered through soft pastel shades.
6. THE HAIR ACCESSORIES
SHOP HAIR ACCESSORIES
One of this year’s most prevalent trends, hair accessories are a fast-track route to take your look from desk to drinks-worthy in a flash. From Alice bands to claw clips, this season’s mane adornments are heavy on the embellishment.
Ladylike in feel, Lele Sadoughi and Shrimps champion the reign of the headband with pearl-encrusted iterations. Alternatively, Ashley Williams’ and Saint Laurent’s party-ready diamanté-studded slogan clips are the grown-up answer to glitter hair spray.