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Work Christmas Party Outfit Ideas from Designer Brands

Work Christmas Party Outfits

Updated • November 30 • Dress for a Night • Designer Dress Hire

As the summer season begins, our calendars start to become busier as the festive season brings an atmosphere of celebration. The festive season calls for social events and getting together with your closest friends, family and work colleagues. To recognise everyone's efforts at the end of the working year your colleagues may organise a christmas party to celebrate! It's a great time to socialise outside of work and especially when the warmer seasons brings joy all around us.

In this guide, we will share our favourite office party dresses to have you prepared for your next work christmas party.

Work Christmas Party Outfit Australia

Now you may have a work christmas party coming up, which sounds exciting and all but you are freaking out because you have no idea what to wear! Should you wear work clothes? Formal clothes? Casual clothes? Let's unpack the dress code.

Keeping it Professional

Dress according to the occasion and present yourself in a professional manner as you would at work. This does not mean that you have to wear your work clothes, but still maintain a professional look.

We recommend steering away from mini skirts/dresses, dresses with large cutouts or midriffs, and nothing that has too low of a neckline. This doesn't mean you can't experiment with colour and bold prints though, so have fun with it.

Dress According to the Weather

With Christmas being during the hot summer season in Australia, you will most likely be spending your celebrations in the Australian heat. Keep this in mind as you choose an outfit - opt for an airy and free flowing outfit that is breathable, and ditch the long sleeves as you do not want to break a sweat in front of your colleagues.

What to Wear to a Work Christmas Party

Casual Work Christmas Party Outfit

Aje Caliente Tiered Cut Out Dress

The Aje Caliente Tiered Cut Out Dress is an asymmetric midi dress in a beautiful daisy yellow colour. Linen dresses are perfect for more casual events as they are not as formal yet still make you look put-together. The daisy yellow is perfect for the summer season and this dress exudes elegance and sophistication. This stunning dress makes the perfect corporate party outfit for a daytime event.

Rebecca Vallance Positano Kaftan

The Rebecca Vallance Positano Kaftan is a gorgeous relaxed fit dress. With long blouson sleeves, front button fastening, a tiered gathered skirt and a gold-toned tie to cinch in the waist, this dress is extremely flattering and comfortable. We love this maxi dress for the summer season as it features a bold and colourful print. This dress is perfect for work christmas parties that involve daytime drinks at a bar or beach/ocean activities. Although this style is a long sleeve, the loose and flowing fit makes it the perfect work christmas party outfit in Australian heat.

Aje Serendipity Reflection Midi Dress

The Aje Serendipity Reflection Midi Dress is a mid-length dress with a corset inspired waist, made from a glossy linen material. Made mostly from linen, it is extremely comfortable and comes in colours blush, champagne and navy. This style is the perfect work christmas party outfit as it has the perfect amount of coverage to maintain professionalism around your work colleagues. This elegant style can be worn with sandals for a casual look or small heels for a formal look. Regardless, this style will guaranteed have you feeling glamorous.

By Nicola Gabriella One Shoulder Midi Dress

The By Nicola Gabriella One Shoulder Midi Dress is a beautiful linen dress. This one shoulder style featuring a flowy skirt is perfect for summer paired with a cute pair of sandals for more casual work christmas parties. This gorgeous dress is perfect for daytime events during the summer time.

This style is available in colours pink grapefruit and sunkissed orange.

Office Christmas Party Outfits

Rebecca Vallance Montez Midi Dress

The Rebecca Vallance Montez Midi Dress is an elegant one shoulder style made from a structured crepe material. This dress has a flattering slim silhouette and features a dramatic statement bow on the shoulder. This gorgeous dress adds a twist to professional work attire. In a statement pink colour with the shoulder bow detailing, it takes work attire to a whole new level and makes the perfect office party dress.

Rebecca Vallance Virgil Midi Dress

The Rebecca Vallance Virgil Midi Dress is a gorgeous off shoulder midi dress in a vibrant green. This midi dress features a contrast taffeta neckline, pencil midi skirt and back split. A flattering statement silhouette perfect to wear as a wedding guest. Suitable for all heights, this dress is guaranteed to leave you feeling beautiful and put-together.

Pasduchas Emerson Drape Midi Dress

The Pasduchas Emerson Drape Midi Dress is a gorgeous cocktail dress in a vibrant red. This wrap dress features a self-tie to cinch the waist in and give a flattering silhouette. This mid-length dress is an elegant style that gives a modern and sophisticated look, perfect for work functions. This office party dress is perfect for the festive season as it celebrates the christmas colours!

This style is available in red and black for if you want to keep it classic and simple.


Runaway The Label Calista Midi Dress

The Runaway The Label Calista Midi Dress is a gorgeous green dress that features a v-neckline, centre-front button detailing and long blouson sleeves. This dress is perfect for a work function paired with a black slip underneath for extra coverage. This summer dress is extremely lightweight, comfortable and is a flattering fit. This style makes the perfect office party dress as it is the perfect balance of sophistication and fun.

Formal Work Christmas Party Outfits

House Of CB Adrienne Corset Maxi Dress

The House of CB Adrienne Corset Maxi Dress is cut from a thick satin that drapes across the body. The built in corset allows for a flattering hourglass silhouette. This formal dress is all about luxury which is why we think it makes the perfect dress for any event as it nails the formal dress code. This dress has the perfect amount of coverage making it classy and elegant, nailing the work christmas party outfit brief.

This style is available in black, red and sage green.


Pasduchas Composure Gown

The Pasduchas Composure Gown exudes sophistication and elegance. This dress features a draped neckline which is very comfortable and makes the dress a super modest piece. The dress gives an extremely flattering silhouette and as a bonus, is really comfortable! If you're needing a formal gown for a work function this is your go-to. This classic style is perfect as a formal work christmas party outfit.

The Composure Gown for rent is available in navy, wine, black and white.

Grace & Blaze Oscar Gown

The Grace & Blaze Oscar Gown is a stunning dress covered in handset ombre sequins. This dress features a fitted silhouette that is accentuated with a cap sleeve, scoop neckline and fishtail hem. This style is perfectly modest yet has a touch of sparkle to elevate the look. If you have a formal work christmas party coming up, this dress would make the perfect outfit.

Nookie Confetti Gown

The Nookie Confetti Gown is a luxurious full-length gown crafted from glistening all-over, textured sequin. If you have been dreaming of wearing a sequin dress, this is the style for you. This gorgeous dress features fine elastic straps and a thigh high split. With a flattering and comfortable fit, this classic style is perfect for a corporate event such as a work christmas party.


This style is available in emerald green, navy blue, white, gold and black.


Finding Your Fit

Now that we have provided you with the guidance on what to wear to your next work christmas party, it is now time for you to pick the option best suited to you! You can hire all these styles for a fraction of the retail price because who wants to buy a dress for a once-off work function? Renting your outfits will leave you never having to outfit repeat again!


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