Now that Christmas is only a few weeks away, and most of us are wondering how this year flew past so quickly, it’s that time of year where our diaries are filling up fast with Christmas drinks, work events and functions.
We all want to make a good impression in front of our colleagues, peers and superiors, so choosing an outfit for a work function can become an exhaustive process of elimination.
A wine tour, cocktail party, river cruise or fine dining experience are all popular Christmas party plans, but deciding on the appropriate attire can feel like a guessing game.
So to save you braving the Christmas shopping crowds, we’ve narrowed down the search and found 9 outfits that will have you feeling confident, stylish and poised no matter how your workplace is celebrating the silly season
1. Romance Was Born ‘Fantasy Ruffle Skirt’ – $690.00
2. Acler ‘Nunan Dress’ in the Galaxy Print – $295.00
To show off the bare shoulder keep your hair back with this number!
The key feature of this look is the neckline so pair this dress with simple jewelry, such as these Sarah & Sebastian rings.
The deep v-neckline and gathering under the bust and at the waist will flatter your curves in all the right places, while the jumpsuit style elongates the legs.
The ruffles and shoe-string back add a playful touch to this outfit, making it perfect for a wine tour or long table lunch.
To show off the strappy detail at the back, slick your hair back into a low bun, and try wearing with silver earrings, such as this Jolie & Deen pair ($79.95)
The ever-flatting wrap dress style doesn’t appear to be going out of fashion any time soon, so embrace the trend with this gorgeous floral number by Steele.
It can be dressed up or down for any occasion this summer, making it a worthwhile investment.
Pair with a nude heel, such as these Suede Senso Heels, for a formal, yet Summery vibe.
5. We Are Kindred ‘Catarina Pleat Maxi Dress’ in Sangria – $339.00
This stunning floral number is the perfect dress to see you through several soirees this Summer.
The handkerchief hem is flattering on the legs, and paired with the right heels the length and cut of this dress will be formal enough for however your workplace plans on celebrating the festive season.
The cold shoulder trend is clearly carrying through Summer and is extremely flattering on the shoulders and arms, while the removable tie under the bust draws in your waist.
Keep the focus on your décolletage and shoulders, and opt for a bangle or cuff instead of earrings.
6. Hansen & Gretel ‘Lottie Silk Dress’ – $269.00
Silk dresses and slips are still enjoying their resurgence into our wardrobes.
The cut and length of this number is incredibly flattering to the silhouette, and silk always falls on the body beautifully.
The ‘Hawaiian’ print is perfect for Summer, and can be dressed up or down with shoes and accessories to suit whatever festivities you have in store.
A touch of gold jewellery, such as the Reliquia Mini Gold Coin Necklace ($130.00) would sit well with the neckline and complement the fun pattern of the dress.
7. Whistles ‘Satin Pleated Strappy Dress’ – $299.95
The gorgeous emerald shade of this Whistles dress makes it the perfect outfit for a Christmas celebration.
The paneled bodice and adjustable straps ensures a flattering fit on the bust, while the length of this festive frock make it an elegant choice for cocktail parties throughout the Summer.
The rich shade of green would go perfectly with a pair of gold earrings, such as the Reliquia Oyster earrings ($169.00)
8. Rebecca Vallance ‘Monte Carlo Mini Dress’ – $529.95
Sky Blue is the colour this Summer, and you’ll look fresh and refined in this figure-hugging, feminine cocktail dress.
The v-neckline and playful sleep will flatter your bust and décolletage, so be sure to wear a strapless bra with this number!
A shapewear piece such as the Top Model High Waist Shaper will smooth the silhouette, giving you the confidence to rock this charming frock this December.
9. Nicholas ‘Whisper Lace Midi Dress’ – $695.00
The floral lace pattern and cornflower blue tones make this the perfect dress for Summer work functions.
The lace-up detail at the bust is feminine and romantic, and shows off your waistline.
The length of this gorgeous Nicholas number ensures it will be one you can wear again and again, be it to weddings or a winery.
The tones of this dress would pair well with silver accessories, and nude, blush or dove grey stiletto heels.
There you have it! Nine outfit ideas that will have you dressed to impress at any and all celebrations you have organised this festive season.
The best part is all these outfits are extremely versatile, so you’ll be whisking them out of your wardrobe again in no time!
Now that your wardrobe is sorted for the silly season, you can think about tackling presents. Click here for the gift guide we’ve put together to suit all budgets this Christmas!