Corporate Fashion Tips for a Formal Company Party

February 11, 2011  |  

If you’re the kind of person who wants to know the latest corporate fashion apparel to a company party, you came to the right place. There’s more to fashion that meets the eye than a traditional black dressy ensemble or black suit and tie dressed to perfection. By following the dress codes, you’ll see how these fashionable business tips can make you look quite the contrary at an event.

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1. Adorn formal dressy evening wear to a corporate dinner

If you think dressing for success is exclusively for the office, you have the wrong idea. As a guest, you have the right to bare fashionable items that are appropriate for social events, such as a corporate dinner. Classic pieces like long, solid-color dresses that are more than 3 inches below the knee are suited for women, and men are required to wear the black tie and pants collection if its a black-tie event.

2. Casual meets classy on special occasions

Different rules may apply at a wedding, birthdays or holiday parties where its common to wear business casual attire. Women can wear a leather jacket over a floral blouse, dress pants and black shoes, or a stylish long sleeve or sleeveless red dress with an accessory around the waist. Men could opt for a trendier set that compliments their sense of style like a sweater and corduroy pants, or vest and plaid buttoned shirt with dress pants.

3. Semi-formal dress on a cocktail night

Far from the daytime look, you may have to adorn semi-formal dresses and suits on a cocktail night. At this event, you can keep your appearance fun and clean with a frilly, lacy dress or shirt and top that is neatly composed or less revealing. For men, a crisp, sharp and dressed-down tie, jacket and slacks are appropriate to have while mingling with friends, business associates, or clients.

4. Small accessories fit the profile too!

Small accessories are a part of the deal as it pertains to formal corporate decorum. Simple items such as a wrist-watch, small bangles, earrings or bracelet, stage an overall professional appearance that is classy, yet presentable outside the office.

5. Highlight your look with a conservative handbag, pouch or tote

Your favorite part to dressing down on formal events could be bearing a conservative handbag that compliments the entire ensemble. Rather than carrying around specific items under your arm, you can wear basic-colored bags, pouches, clutches or totes as a neccessity for perfume, toiletries, makeup or notetaking essentials.

6. Keep hair neatly coiffed

The regular up-dos, coiffed or cropped hairstyles should blend in with your overall ensemble whether its at a formal event or a social gathering on cocktail night. It should never be in a man or woman’s character to shoulder overly long hair, untidy hair or hats that warrants distraction in a professional arena. In regards to style, you should consciously know what is considered over-the-top or unsatisfactory in terms of corporate fashion including hairstyles.

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