What to wear to an office Christmas party


Do you need information on what to wear to an office Christmas party for men? Then you're at the right page. An office Christmas party is a perfect occasions to make a good impression on your boss, colleagues and clients. Therefore you do need to wear appropriate attire. On this page we present you our tips on how to dress for an office Christmas party and show pictures of office Christmas party outfits. Follow these tips and you will look great on your upcoming event!


What to wear to an office Christmas party

Many men are having a hard time deciding what to wear to an office Christmas party. This is because these occasions are seen as tricky situations, whereas you can improve or damage the impression your boss, colleagues and clients have of you. By dressing up for this occasion your boss for example will notice that you care about being part of the work community. Here we present you our tips on how to dress for an office Christmas party, so you'll make a good impression. 

  • Do some research to find out if there is a specific dress code given for the office Christmas party. If there is, click here for information on what to wear to an office Christmas party with a specific dress code. Dress up according the rules of the dress code. If there isn't a dress code given, follow the following tips;
  • Wear a suit. The most common colors are navy, grey and black. Wear a light colored shirt for a fresh look. White is always a good choice. As footwear go for leather shoes. Wearing a tie is optional. If you have doubts about wearing a tie, bring your tie with you to the party to decide there whether to wear it or not. 
  • If the office Christmas party is less formal you can also wear a shirt with suit pants or a nice pair of khaki's. Wear a belt that matches your leather shoes. Wearing a tie is optional. 
  • If you normally wear a suit to work, don't wear one of those suits to the office Christmas party. Instead dress for the occasion and wear another suit which you don't wear to your work. 
  • If there are cold weather conditions predictated you can choose to wear a sweater above your shirt. Stay away from the Christmas themed sweaters.  
  • As a jacket you can choose to wear a velvet jacket. These are made of a traditionally festive fabric. Make sure it doesn't make your outfit too exaggerated. 
  • Finish off you outfit with a nice accessory like for example a nice watch, a pocket square or cuff links. Keep it to one or two pieces. You're not the Christmas tree. 
  • This doesn't mean you can't add a Christmas touch to your attire. But do it subtly. Examples are Christmas cuff links or a Christmas tie clip. One item is enough. 
  • Plan your outfit in advance so there are no surprises according to your attire in the short time between your work and the party. That goes for grooming yourself too. 
  • Apply the tips given above and you will look great!

Pictures of office Christmas party outfits


Relevant tips and ideas on how to dress for an office Christmas party for men:

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  • In most cases you don't have a lot of time between your work and the party. Therefore it can be helpful to prepare your outfit so you can immediately change rather than wasting time figuring out what you should wear in that short time. Also check your attire in advance to prevent that you still need to iron your shirt or that you find out that your attire is dirty. 
  • Remember to groom yourself in the morning before the party. Usually there isn't much time for between your work and the party. You don't want to hurry shaving after work to find out at the party that you did a half job..

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