– By Martini Severin

It’s that time of the year again.  The office holiday party.  What to wear? Particularly when you have to play double duty by dressing for said party and for a night out with friends.  Look no further. We’ve compiled a head-to-toe look for you to wow your coworkers and friends.

(Photo from DVF.com)

The Dress

Diane von Furstenberg
73 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 247-7300

If you’re going to buy a dress, why not purchase this chiffon Fleurette dream for $345 from Diane von Furstenberg.  The Fleurette dress, which comes in navy, black and nude, will strike just the right note at your office party. If you aren’t willing to spend that kind of cash you can also get this similar version online for $36.

(Photo from Koodekir.com)

The Earrings

Koo de Kir
65 Chestnut St
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 723-8111

The chiffon of the Fleurette dress makes enough of a statement on its own that you may not need a necklace.  The Dusk Tear Earrings for $60.00 in 18K gold vermeil will frame your face perfectly as you talk with your colleagues. These earrings can be worn to dress up your outfit or all year long with your every day look.

(Photo from Swarovski.com)

The Bracelet

Swarovski – Prudential Mall
800 Boylston St Ste 160
Boston, MA 02199
(617) 578-0705

To bring a bit of bling without the price tag to your outfit, check out Swarovski’s Hinged Crossed Band Bangle for $140. This thin bangle with crystal pavé details will no doubt add a spring to your step. And is a must have item for anyone’s jewelry box.

(Photo from Shopthelook.net)

The Cocktail Ring

Purchase Online

A cocktail ring is a fun way to bring personality and polish to an outfit.  Best of all, a cocktail jewelry need not be expensive.  This vintage inspired beauty from Shopthelook.net rings in at $12 and is the perfect way to add a bit of restrained pizzazz to your outfit.

(Photo from StuartWeitzman.com)

The Pump

The Copley Place Mall
100 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 266-8699

The trend in nude shoes will be here with us for a while.  If you haven’t made the jump, now is the perfect time to invest in the Tipavignon peep-toe heels for $315 from Stuart Weitzman.  If you still aren’t sure of the investment maybe try this pair for $80 from Aldo.

(Photo from Aldo.com)

The Metallic Clutch

184 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 266-0501

(Photo from Talbots)

The Unmentionables

500 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-2981

Let’s admit it, the holiday season is cold in Boston.  Ward off the cold with a—dare I say—control top hosiery ($10) in a nude color.  Don’t worry, the Duchess of Cambridge is bringing back nude stockings.  And no, it’s no longer a fashion faux-pas to wear hosiery with open-toe shoes.

What is your go to outfit for your work holiday party?


Martini blogs on the Boston fashion scene at BeyondBostonChic.com. She goes in search of the latest trends and snaps shots of men and women around the city who really understand style.

Comments (3)
  1. JCapolito says:

    The dress is horrible. It is not figure-flattering at all…there is no shape to it. I can’t really tell what it’s made of or what it looks like. It’s shorter in the front than in the back and it is TOO short! What are you thinking?

  2. Peggie says:

    I agree that the dress is absolutely horrible! All of that money on a dress that appears to be an irregular….short in front and long in back, but not in a flattering way.

  3. Elizabeth Lorenz says:

    I agree. Horribly ugly dress which only a very young person could be excused for wearing. Most of us with husbands successful enough to shell out more than $300 a year on a new dress for the company party are too old to wear anything like that without looking like a total fool. the shoes are entirely uncomfortable looking as well as unattractive. In some cases the classic look is also the classy look, and this example misses the boat entirely.

Leave a Reply