Dress appropriately for that office fete

Not everyone is excited about an office party. Imagine having to spend your evening with Mr. Kimani your boss, who turns you into a timid rat every time he says anything, or that arrogant Pascal, who made out with you that night you had a drink at the local pub and then bragged about it to everyone.

Not everyone is excited about an office party. Imagine having to spend your evening with Mr. Kimani your boss, who turns you into a timid rat every time he says anything, or that arrogant Pascal, who made out with you that night you had a drink at the local pub and then bragged about it to everyone. And then there is boring Mutoni, who sends you to a depression so profound you get sick just listening to her gibberish.

You cannot come up with an excuse to skip another party so you just have to go. How are you going to look chic? What fashion rules must you keep in mind so that your workmates do not think you are some sort of weirdo despite the veneer of professionalism you have somehow managed to maintain for the last eight years? Well, here are fashion tips on what to do and what not to do according to www.ehow.com.

•    Do not over play the glitz-While a bit of glitter and glitz has its place, too much can be overwhelming. When you combine a glitzy outfit with large, shiny accessories and heavy party makeup, you can end up creating an impression you don’t want to make. Try the more tasteful approach of dressing simply and adding glitz with your accessory choices.

•    Avoid revealing too much skin at an office or work related party. This is definitely not the time to reveal your hidden assets. Neither is it the time for your micro miniskirt with the fishnet stockings and six inch heels. You’ll attract more positive attention and draw more compliments if you’re tastefully clothed in more elegant party attire.

•    Dress comfortably. Some parties are going to active with lots of lively music and dancing. If you’re wearing six inch stiletto heels with a narrow pointed toe which you can barely walk in, you’re not going to be able to dance or enjoy the party. You may end up spending the evening on the sidelines nursing your aching feet. Of course you want to look stylish but opt for clothes and shoes that at least allow you to participate in the activities.

•    A very common fashion faux pas is overdressing. Instead of being understatedly elegant; some women pull out all the stops for a party by wearing the most flamboyant outfit in their closet. You don’t want to look conspicuous by being the most overdressed person at the party. When in doubt, opt for a stylish black suit or a black or neutral shade of dress and keep some glitzy accessories in your pocketbook you can put on at a moment’s notice. It’s generally more tasteful to be a bit understated.

 

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