The words 'office' and 'Christmas party' are enough to send even the most stylish among us into a panicked frenzy. With a vague dress code and a bunch of colleagues to impress, finding your work Christmas party outfit has got to be quite possibly one of the most stressful challenges of the year. Finding the balance between rocking up and realising you’re the most overdressed person in the room and wanting to run home to change and feeling like an underdressed frump stood next to the glamorous girls from the digital team is not as easy as it sounds, when you’ve got to find a wardrobe malfunction-proof outfit worthy of wearing to a work bash where there’ll no doubt be your CEO in the room. When you want to look appropriately dressed but not frumpy and stand out from the crowds but not stick out like a sore thumb and look hot for the guy you’ve had your eye on from Accounts, but not flash too much flesh, we’re telling you now that it’s not an easy task figuring out what to wear to a Christmas party!
So it’s fair to say that there’s a lot of pressure to find that perfect Christmas party outfit, but what if you’re not a fan of wearing party dresses? Well then you can multiply that pressure by 10 then, right? Wrong. Thanks to a huge influx of wide leg trousers, midi skirts, Christmas party jumpsuits, high waist trousers and bodysuits galore, there's never been a better time to bypass the Christmas party dress section completely and make a beeline for the rest of the Christmas party clothes. We're talking velvet bodysuits, sparkly jumpsuits, skinny high waist trousers, midi skirts and wide leg trousers galore. Christmas party dressing doesn't have to mean donning a party dress, so lets get rid of that assumption and mix up the Christmas partywear game this year. With celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Gigi Hadid often opting for the trouser over the party dress at star-studded bashes, there's plenty of proof out there to show how easy it is to nail night out outfits without stepping foot near a party dress.
So if you're not feeling the dresses this party season, then do not fret, as there are hundreds of other options for you to choose from. Select have a wide range of Christmas partywear to help you nail your work Christmas party outfit this year, so ditch the party dress and mix it up this year instead. We promise that by the time you're finished with our Christmas party outfit style guide, you won't want to go near another party dress ever again, so get stuck into our 6 alternative Christmas outfits to the party dress style guide now...
LOOK 1 - LADY IN VELVET
From the sassy wide leg trousers to the crushed velvet bodysuit of dreams, we don't know what we're loving more about this luxe glam look to be honest. The silver envelope dressy bag compliments the mink velvet texture beautifully and the heeled sandals set this outfit off, transforming it into a killer evening look. So experiment with the trouser this season and opt for these wide leg trousers in classic black now.
LOOK 2 - THE 'ALL BLACK EVERYTHING' VIBE
You can't go wrong with the classic bodysuit, high waist trousers and killer heels look now, can you? The upgraded 'jeans and a nice top' combo, this sequin lace bardot bodysuit in black brings a touch of glam to this 'all black everything' outfit and with a little helping hand from these killer heels and silver envelope evening bag, transforms it into the perfect evening partywear look to don to a work Christmas party dinner and drinks affair. Accentuate your silhouette this party season and don this look with confidence this year.
LOOK 3 - VELVET TOUCH
Dabble in the velvet trend this party season and team this baby pink crushed velvet crop top with a pair of our high waist D ring strap detail wide leg trousers and complete the look with our strappy heeled sandals and chain box bag for that perfect evening party outfit. A fresh alternative to the Christmas party jumpsuit, this outfit combination of dreams will ensure you'll be the only one on the dancefloor in this unique get-up, so there's no need to have that awkward bathroom encounter with the girl who sits on the table opposite you at this year's work Christmas do because she's got the same party dress on as you!
LOOK 4 - FLORAL ELEGANCE
Fool them all into thinking this flocked midi skirt and flock print mesh bodysuit is an all-in-one piece dress this year and mix the texture game up this party season. This daring bodysuit is sure to bring a touch of glam to even the simplest of outfits and makes the perfect Christmas party-ready outfit when teamed with our flock print midi skirt and patent court shoes, So if trousers aren't your thing, then opt for this bodysuit and midi skirt combo of dreams instead at this years office Christmas party.
LOOK 5 - GOLDEN GODDESS
Nothing says Christmas time quite like gold, does it? and there's just something oh-so-stylish about a black and gold outfit combination, so we're pretty impressed with this killer party outfit if we may say so ourselves. This shine slinky bodysuit looks heavenly when tucked into our wide leg trousers, so finish the look off with our gold envelope dressy bag and strappy heels for an outfit that will be sure to wow every colleague at this year's office Christmas party, no matter the venue.
LOOK 6 - SPARKLE IN STYLE
It wouldn't be a Christmas party if somebody didn't rock up in a sparkly outfit now, would it? So make that person you this year and get your hands on our web exclusive sparkle bardot jumpsuit with tie waist detailing. The ultimate Christmas party outfit, this Christmas party-ready sparkly jumpsuit will ensure you nail the dress code no matter the venue this year, so keep accessories to a minimum and team this jumpsuit with our metal bar clutch bag and elegant strappy heels for the perfect office Christmas party outfit this year.
So there we have it...our 6 work Christmas party-ready outfits to rock to your office do if you don't want to wear a dress this party season. You don't have to compromise your style, comfort, or dressiness this party season at Select, as we have a tonne of party outfits at your fingertips ready to be discovered, so get shopping and turn heads at this year's work Christmas party!