It’s work party season! And that means deciphering invitations. For more information on what exactly the differences are in wording on dress code, read this post here.
When the wording says “cocktail,” you’ll need a fancy dress. It isn’t “formal” but it should be a step up from something you’d wear to work.
You basically have four options which I’ve given examples of below.
1) Red- it stands alone from the color category because it is a stand out. Remember the song?
2) Black, white or a combo- a classic and always a safe bet
3) Metallics or neutrals- very flattering and will put you in the holiday spirit
4) A bright color- definitely an attention grabber but also very festive!
I hope this helps you know what kind of dress to buy or pull from your closet when preparing for those seeming ambiguous work parties!
Dorothy Perkins lace dress dorothyperkins.com
French Connection dress yoox.com
Jane Norman party dress $90 – houseoffraser.co.uk
Blue swing dress amazon.com
Michael Antonio slip on shoes zappos.com
High heel pumps modcloth.com
Forever 21 black boots forever21.com
Pointed-toe pumps $36 – krisp.co.uk
Alex and Ani copper bracelet alexandani.com
Alex and ani bracelet alexandani.com
Alex and Ani gold jewelry alexandani.com
Wallis bead necklace wallisfashion.com
Kohl jewelry $41 – zalando.co.uk
Charm pendant $8.22 – cache-cache.fr