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The Office Christmas Party Commandments

Yes, it’s that time of year again, it’s time to start thinking about the office Christmas do! But let’s not forget although this is a time to have fun and socialise with your colleagues.

But it is also worth thinking about how you dress, oh yeah and of course being on your best behaviour is kinda important on this one!!

The Do’s and Don’ts of the office Christmas Party

Do

Office Christmas Party

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1/ Have fun – enjoy spending time with your colleagues outside of a working environment.

2/ Think about your outfit in advance – making an effort is important.

3/ Take a light cover-up with you – just in case the venue is a bit nippy or in the worse case scenario, to avoid feeling under dressed.

4/ Do dress to impress – this is the time to add a little sparkle or some strappy heels, embrace the fact you can wear what you wouldn’t usually wear to work.

5/ Do mingle – make an effort to chat to everyone and not leave anyone out, after all it’s Christmas. 

6/ Do put away your phone – be polite and turn your phone on silent, checking it only in private and NOT cruising on social media.

7/ Do look like yourself – but switch it up a notch!!

Don’t

1/ Don’t get too drunk (like poor Bridget did in the image above!)- over indulging in alcohol is not a good idea. It’s just not. 

2/ Don’t wear something too itsy-bitsy or too revealing – this is not the time to be sexy.

3/ Don’t Wear too high-heels – you don’t want to feel uncomfortable or fall over…

4/ Don’t trap people in long conversations – keep the conversation light, this is not the time to get political.

5/ Don’t gossip or make nasty comments!! – no one likes a meany!

6/ Don’t wear too flashy colours (a classic LBD is always a winner) and certainly don’t go for over-the-top sequins! – dress a little more conservative than a party outside of work. But if you do like a bit of gold or silver (after all it is Christmas) then that’s ok too. 

Stay tuned to find out how to dress for the office Christmas Party! But remember to follow the office Christmas party commandments to avoid awkward situations and tears. 

 

Categories: Tips

3 Ways To Wear The Cape Dress

This Autumn Winter the cape is making a come back. Capes, ponchos and yes even cape dresses. But this style isn’t only for the adventurous fashionistas out there! Nope, there is something for everyone!

Famous Faces Wearing Cape Dresses

We have seen the likes of J-Lo, Kim Kardashian and Cameron Diaz amongst many other famous faces sporting the cape dress. When done right it can be elegant, sophisticated and look darn right powerful. But we would like to stress…WHEN done right.

Ladies there are 3 ways to wear this style in…style.

Wear it: Long

Cameron Diaz does this look in an elegant floor-sweeping gown. This style of dress might well be the polar opposite of the LBD but still sexy.

The fitted silhouette is suggestive yet flattering to her curves and the stunning cobalt blue goes hand in hand with a women’s best accessory…her eyes!

Long-Cape-Dresses

 

 

Elise Ryan Maxi £ 68.00 Fame and Partners Cape Dress £ 160.00 Halloween Cape Dress from Plus brands at ASOS £ 49.99

Wear it: Mini

Keep it cute like Alexa in a mini dress, but this time with a twist. We think the cape style transforms the classic mini dress into something a little Alice and Wonderland. Making this dress a winner in our eyes.

Mini Cape Dresses

True Decadence Tall Embellished Neck Cape Dress £45.00 Warehouse Premium Embellished Cape Sleeve Dress £80.00 Missguided Plus Cape Dress £35.00

 

Wear it: Hollywood

Angelina Jolie does Hollywood glam like no other. This style resembles true Hollywood style from years gone by. The short cape is classic, classy and therefore timeless, so it’s the perfect choice for a “Black tie do” or the office Christmas party.

Glamorous-Cape-Dresses

 

ASOS Extreme Cape Maxi Dress £50.00 Frock And Frill Allover Embellished Maxi Dress With Cape Detail £165.00 Coast Va Va Voom Dress With Pleated Cape £139.00

Categories: Shopping inspiration, Trends

How To Dress Up For Halloween

All Hallow’s Eve is just around the corner and that means the parties too. But that doesn’t mean you have to do tacky!

WHAT IS THE REAL STORY BEHIND HALLOWEEN?

This tradition is in fact Celtic, that means what know is the UK, Ireland and Northern France. Oh and one more thing…it certainly wasn’t a tacky event or an excuse to wear as little clothing as possible! After all ladies, it is the mark of the changing seasons and it’s getting cold outside.

All Hallow’s Eve is actually the mark of the end of the summer and the harvest and the beginning of the colder nights and shorter days. It was thought that on this day the 31st October the boundary between the living world and the world of the dead became blurred. Meaning that the ghosts and spirits of past would return to the living and this is why crops would ruin and the harvest end.

BUT WHY DO WE DRESS UP ON HALLOWEEN?

The idea comes from on a day that is so filled with the idea of death, people would dress up to poke fun at death, proving they were not afraid. So you see dressing up in a teeny tiny witches costume isn’t going to scare any spirits now is it?!

SO HOW SHOULD YOU DRESS ON HALLOWEEN?

Well with the Autumn Winter trends this year it could not be more perfect. Really! There is a gothic romance filling the air. That means plenty of black lace and silky fabrics…oh and capes!

We found that the brand Lavish Alice could be the perfect choice for embracing the romantic style. These three black dresses are a great alternative to the classic LBD.

Lavish-Alice

Cape Sleeve Pencil Dress £ 58.00 Pencil Dress With Lace £ 58.00 Lace Cape Mini Dress £ 58.00

DRESS UP OR JUST DRESS UP?

So now the conundrum is whether to dress up in fancy dress. We’re talking scary make-up, devil horns etc… OR to dress up, as in embrace the Halloween theme but in a more stylish way. It is certainly a time then to think elegant, slinky and lace.

Long Sleeved Black Dresses

Little Mistress Knot Front Dress £ 65.00 Forever Unique Lace Maxi Dress £ 180.00 Body Frock Maxi Dress £ 235.00

But perhaps you are after something longer and with a little sex appeal? Well then, these three maxi dresses will give you just that. We have chosen three of the best with plunging necklines. Starting left to right, left being the most subtle choice.

 

 

Plunge neck dresses

Love Maxi Dress £ 36.00 Love Plunge Neck Dress £ 32.00 AQ AQ Plunge Neck Maxi Dress Now £ 45.00

Now although black seems like the most obvious choice for such a night. Don’t forget you can spice things up a little with your choice of lippy and of course accessories.

But perhaps you after something else altogether…then these three show stopping dresses are worth checking out! Dress up for Halloween in these stunning dresses.

Alternative Occasion Dresses

Religion Maxi Dress Now £ 58.00 Forever Unique Maxi Dress Now £ 55.00 Asos Woodland Dress Now £ 35.00

Image: Corpse Bride – Tim Burton

So ladies dress up for Halloween but maybe in the other sense of the word!

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