In The Sack
What To Wear To Your Christmas Work Party
11 December, 2014
I am delighted to be an official In The Sack blogger for Agent Mystery Case. The silly season is upon us and this year I have two Christmas work parties on consecutive Friday’s. Every year I find myself in the same situation wondering what to wear to my Christmas work party.
Depending on what type of party you are having I have put together a selection of options ranging from ball gowns for those lucky enough to have a black tie Christmas party to cocktail dresses and of course something you can wear many times more.
Attending your Christmas work party can often be fraught with debate with whether to enjoy a few festive drinks with your colleagues. I find everyone is rather cautious attending work functions when alcohol is involved. As you hope one or two festive drinks doesn’t end up making you THAT PERSON that acts inappropriately and can’t show their face in work on Monday. I suggest making sure you know the one that is one too many and avoid telling your boss how much you hate them.
Preparing Your Body
This year I decided that I would enjoy my work party and spent 9 days before hand prepping for the occassion with the amazing Forever Living Aloe Vera Clean 9 detox. This is a nine-day detox where I followed a strict diet of drinking Aloe Vera juice and clean eating. I will be doing a full review of this wonderful detox next. By doing the detox, I ensured I felt fabulous when my work party day finally arrived. My dress fit perfectly,I wasn’t body conscious which I often feel at functions. I also felt radiant and was able to thoroughly enjoy my night feeling super confident in my own skin.
Two days before my Christmas work party I booked in to get a spray tan. There is nothing worse than trying to tan yourself the morning of your work function, especially if you are heading out straight after work. In order to avoid this situation I booked a spray tan appointment and ensured I was bronzed and glowing for the night. I suggest getting your tan at least a day before as your tan generally can look a little too brown the day after and looks it’s best on the second day. The key to successful tanning is exfoliating the night before your tan or in my case I exfoliated two days before and the night before. Moisturising is is the key to making sure you get an even tan on application. To keep your tan looking healthy continue to moisturise. I have managed to keep my tan for up to a week after by moisturising alone.
I also booked an appointment to have my eyebrows and eyelashes tinted. It is always good to put a little extra effort into preparing, believe me you will feel a thousand times more glamours knowing you look your best. A pedicure and manicure is also a huge time saver. I normally decide to paint my nails as I am heading out the door and I end up with disgusting smudged nails. Believe me this is not a good look on anyone.
I love getting a fresh cut for Christmas and this year I decided rather than getting my hair cut a day or two before I booked an appointment for a week before. It always takes me a few days to get used to my new cut. Generally I hate how much has been cut off so to avoid crying the night before your function book your hair appointment in advance.
What To Wear
Now for what to wear. In the end, I decided to shop from my wardrobe. I have so many nice pieces in my wardrobe but as I rarely go out on a big night out anymore, I decided to take full advantage of items already lining my closet. Normally I would take any opportunity to purchase a new outfit so instead I decided to spend my money on tan, hair and nails. I have put together a selection of outfits below to suit everyone’s work attire needs and remember too much cleavage or leg is not appropriate use unique details instead to put your best foot forward.
Lady In Red
Topshop (left) Red Lace Dress // Asos( middle) Red Carpet Dress // Asos (top right) Midi Dress // Asos Love Moschino Crystal Heart Bag // Topshop Red Off The Shoulder Bodycon Dress // Asos Happy Go lucky Heel
Lady in red wants to make an impact the minute she steps through the door. Heads will turn in these festive dresses. Add a touch of sparkle with quirky accessories.
Asos (top left) Red Carpet Origami Dress // Asos (middle) Princess Cluster Maxi // Asos (top left) Wrap Front Midi Dress // Asos (bottom right) Embellished crop Top Skater Dress // Oasis Georgia sparkle Two Part Court // Forever New Zoe Embellished Shift Dress
Princess is for the lady that wants to shimmer in neutrals and natural beauty while making a statement. These nude pieces are perfect to wear for future occasions such as a wedding too.
River Island (Top Left) All Over Sequin Maxi Dress // Asos (middle) Sequin Kimono // Aldo Perfume Frame Bag // Lipstick Boutique (top right) Strapless Sequin Maxi Dress // Asos (bottom right) Payback Shoe Boots // TFNC Bodycon sequin Dress
Showstopper is for the girl who wants to stand out from the crowd sparkling from head to toe and outshine everyone else in the room. Believe me heads will turn in one of these sartorially festive dresses.
Asos (top left) Flutter Sleeve Skater Dress // New Look Precious Beaded Box Clutch // TFNC (middle) Maxi Dress // Asos (bottom right) All Over Sequin Dress // Asos Harlequin Heeled Sandel // Asos Drape Back Midi Dress
Snow white is for the angelic lady in all of us. Metalic hints combined with white adds the perfect touch of festive glitter for your Christmas work party.
Asos (top left) Embellished crop Top Skater Dress // Asos (middle) Fluff Metalic Bandeau Dress // Asos Head Or Tails Sandals // Asos Wrap front Midi Dress
Glamour girl is for the fun-loving girl who wants to stand out in classic black with hints of unique detailing that will catch the eye. Shimmer in these dresses that can also double up as a go-to wardrobe stable.
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