Although there are no official dress codes for Christmas work parties, there will at times be a theme. This could be Hollywood films, Disney characters or something more simple, like ugly sweaters. So it’s important to establish the ground rules early so you can make every employee aware of what they need to buy. In a general sense, you should always look well-groomed and festive during the Christmas season. It is possible that there is also a dress code such as ‘ Black Tie ‘ or ‘ Smart Casual ‘ so there are normal options too!
Stick to the dress code to avoid embarrassing scenes. If there is no dress code on the invitation, then dress up festively. Choose an outfit with festive details, but also keep it subdued during the Christmas season. For women, that means covered shoulders, a covered belly, and not too short skirts. At a Christmas drink, the gentlemen can adhere to the dress code ‘ Tenue de Ville ‘ or ‘Business Casual ‘, provided that the invitation explicitly states that you are expected to wear a tuxedo!
The Christmas jerseys experienced another revival when the Christmas film National Lampoon’s
Christmas Vacation was released in 1983; the protagonist in that film, Chevy Chase, walked around in that film with sweaters that at that time still ‘ Jingle Bell Sweaters” were mentioned. This was followed by a period in which the Christmas sweaters seemed to fall out of favor. The Christmas sweaters were often given as Christmas presents at that time when you wanted to get a joke from someone. Since the beginning of this century, however, the Christmas sweaters are completely ‘hot’ again. Celebrities such as Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Matt Damon and Justin Bieber have appeared in Christmas jerseys in recent years. Also this year the Christmas sweater seems to be a must-have for the holidays again; for example, Christmas parties are given at which wearing a Christmas sweater is mandatory!
There are many themed Christmas parties London, for example, and you’ll see people walking the streets with reindeer antlers, Santa hats and elf ears. It’s all part of the fun!
For the ladies, Christmas means an annual search for the most festive dresses. Most ladies want to impress during the holidays and opt for a dress with lots of glitter and glamor. Others prefer to keep it sober and opt for an elegant black dress. When wearing sleeveless dresses, take the weather into account during the cold winter days; a blazer, cardigan or jacket with a trendy scarf make the cold a lot more bearable and are also a suitable addition to your Christmas outfit. Whatever Christmas dress you choose, complete your outfit with elegant accessories. Christmas is the moment for festive jewellery. Choose striking jewellery with a simple outfit, and opt for quiet accessories with a striking dress. That way you keep your outfit in perfect balance.
So there you have it, these are just a few ideas to help you get the ball rolling, but try to be as creative as possible and don’t hold back, it’s Christmas after all!