Work parties often require a little balancing act when it comes to dressing. You can’t just let it all “hang out” but you can take some liberties you wouldn’t normally. Often jewelry is a perfect answer, since it can jazz up a basic outfit (like that simple black dress) quickly and easily.
For office holiday parties, it’s important to not show off too much skin. While a sleeveless dress is perfectly appropriate, it’s best to keep the hemlines at or just slightly above the knee, and necklines away from any cleavage situations, however, don’t despair over finding a more covered-up look! Using lace as a kind of peek-a-boo element at the shoulders or the hemline is a great way to be stylish and formal, while also work appropriate. Lace also adds a rich texture to any garment that’s great for the holidays, and a great alternative to this season’s sequin embellished frocks that might be too formal for an office affair.