We don’t know about you, but we look forward to our work’s Christmas party every year. After a year of targets and deadlines, there’s nothing quite like letting your hair down with your colleagues and ditching the workwear for partywear. After RSVP’ing to our annual celebrations, our mind began to wonder what to wear to an office Christmas party in 2023 – and we thought, who better to ask than our colleagues themselves? If you’re seeking inspiration for your work party wardrobe, then Team FC are here to help…
Ellie L (E-com Trading Manager):
“I’ll be wearing this snazzy combo. It’s a bold outfit that screams disco to me, but could 100% be worn again together or apart, so I’d get good use out of them - never buy something you’re only planning on wearing once!”
Women’s suiting is stepping out of the workplace and into the party spirit this season. From the vibrant violet colourway of our Whisper Double Breasted Blazer - forecast to be the best colour for a Christmas party outfit this year - to the retro silhouette of our Whisper Flare Trousers which add a flattering flair to the traditional, this co-ord transforms women’s tailoring. We look forward to seeing Ellie dance the night away in this party co-ord, and love that she’s thinking of switching it up as separates for future wears.
Jodie (Junior Digital Designer):
“My pick is this sequin dress because you’ve got to go big or go home! It’s an all-in-one statement look and you can add any colour accessories so it’s versatile for styling.”
No Christmas is complete without a sequin party dress. Dresses don’t come much more sparkly than our Axel Embellished Midi Dress, with a distinct diamond pattern brought to shimmering life with silver sequins. Metallics are a must-have this season, and as Jodie points out, this leaves ample choice for accessorising - from matching glitz jewellery to a contrasting coloured bag. We also know Jodie’s had her eyes on our Sadie Mirror Metallic Heels, which would just so happen to work wonders with this midi dress.
Kiran (Admin Assistant):
“Because you can’t go wrong with an LBD! You can accessorise to your hearts content either with a bag, funky earrings or bold heels - and then I’ll complete the look with our Daryn Faux Fur Long Coat!”
A black dress is a wardrobe hero for every occasion. Embrace our Garnet Velvet Lace Midi Dress as your new favourite elegant winter evening dress, elevating the long sleeve dress silhouette with detailing from lace and festive velvet fabric to a flirty leg split and cut-out back. This midi party dress effortlessly balances chic and playful, making it a perfect work Christmas party dress. Kiran’s already thinking ahead to the party commute, and our Daryn Faux Fur Long Coat is ideal women’s outerwear for transitioning from the cold outdoors to the dancefloor.
Marta (Senior Digital Marketing Manager):
“This is an elegant dress. It’s a classic midi but with a contemporary twist, and can be worn on many different occasions.”
Our Aba Eco Satin Midi Dress is a luxe dress worth taking a closer look at. An alluring asymmetric silhouette is brought to life in a rich brown hue, whilst a shiny satin-finish animal print catches the light to enhance this winter evening dress with an elegant edge. This satin dress ticks every box for an office party dress code, simply pair with hoop earrings and heels to complete the look.
Ellie A (CRM Manager):
“This jumpsuit has all the glamour of Studio 54 with the comfort of pyjamas! Also pockets!”
Ellie plans on opting for a one-piece wonder as her office party outfit. Our Enid Crepe 70s Jumpsuit is a sleek partywear style, teaming fashionable with functional by flaunting a pair of breast pockets, side pockets, an elasticated waist with a buckle fastening and starring in a suave straight leg fit. Not only this, but the soft feel of this women’s jumpsuit ensures you’ll be in comfort no matter how late into the night the Christmas party takes you.
Eve (Social Media & Content Editor):
“An injection of bright colours & covered in sequins - what more can you ask for? I'll be wearing mine with a fluffy chunky jumper and knee-high leather boots to let the mini skirt do all the talking.”
Rival the disco-ball with your office party outfit this year with our Emin Embellished Mini Skirt. This bright and beautiful sequin skirt covers every Christmas outfit trend from sparkles to bejewelled colours with its captivating chevron pattern embellishment. Make like Eve and switch-up the textures with our Meena Fluffy Cardigan, or if you’d rather non-stop shimmer then our Adora Satin Top also stars in one of the best colours for Christmas party outfits this year.
Maddy (Mid-Weight Digital Designer):
“An LBD is always a favourite for this time of year, and the bow adds a fun twist. The straps are removable, so it can also be worn as a bandeau style, making it easy to re-wear across the party season!”
You can never own too many little black dresses, and our Whisper Bow Strappy Mini Dress is one you'll wear time and time again. The smooth silhouette of this going out dress sets the scene for a bold contrasting bow, channelling old-school Hollywood glamour for a timelessly chic style ideal as an office Christmas party dress. Whether you choose to wear with or without its adjustable straps, this black party dress was destined to be partnered with statement earrings and our Diamante Handbag in hand.
Read more over at our The Cult Buy: The Bow LBD blog.
Joy (Assistant Online Content Manager):
“I’ll have to wear this co-ord. The epitome of understated glamour – definitely more my style. It’s not too loud, but also delivers the right amount of “party”. It can be dressed up or down quite easily, so it’s certainly something I’ll be re-wearing for another occasion or dinner.”
Matching sets are becoming more and more popular, with the versatility to be worn together or as separates for endless styling opportunities. A more subtle approach to shine than the obvious sequin partywear, our Paula Lurex Stripe Top showcases a glittering stripe pattern as a long sleeve top framed by a collar and fastened by a front zip. Our Paula Lurex Stripe Trousers are also a pair of the most flattering trousers for woman, in straight leg fit and hosted by an easywear elasticated waistband for unrivalled comfort. This sparkly top and trousers set are ready to cue compliments all night long as an office party outfit.
Becky (Digital Marketing Co-ordinator):
"The length of this mini dress lets me pair with knee high leather boots which I'm loving at the moment, whilst longer sleeves balance out the silhouette and gives some coverage in the cold. Its statement print will also make an entrance, colourfully carried out in deep rich jewels tones which feel opulent and sophisticated."
Always ahead of the trends, Becky knows the best colours to wear this Christmas party season. The abstract print of this purple dress offers opulent pops of blue too, in a satin sheen finish made with recycled fabric. Our Eva Harlow Recycled Satin Fluted Sleeve Mini Dress also discreetly hosts a pair of side pockets, ready to hold your drinks tokens whilst you hit the dancefloor. If like Becky you’re a fan of knee high leather boots, we recommend reaching for our PU Trench Coat to channel the faux leather look for a co-ordinated entrance-making ensemble.
“Nothing says Christmas party outfit like a sparkly dress to me. This one flaunts shimmer, has a flattering ruched waist and stars in a festive dark green shade – fabulous! The cut-outs also add a fun finish to an otherwise elegant evening dress silhouette too.”
Our Sparkle Cut Out Maxi Dress offers a sparkling and modern refresh to a classic winter evening dress. This maxi dress is playfully poised, with voluminous puff sleeves and a flirty v-neckline which go on to introduce a full-length body showcasing symmetrical cut-outs and a glittering ribbed texture. This glitter dress is a gorgeous dress for an office party, and we guarantee your colleagues will agree that sophistication looks best in sparkles.
What will you wear to your office Christmas party? Shop our full partywear collection.
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