Dress Your Position: Great Office Party Looks by Position (and under $80)


The Boss
Ruched Midway Dress, $79 at Victoria’s Secret
This dress makes a statement without being too girly or overtly sexy. It says I am confident and I am an authority. Moreoever, it would work for post-holiday business cocktail parties.

The Middle Manager

red ruffle dress

NY & Co. Red Flower Ruffle Dress, on sale for $29.99 at NY &Co

This dress has just enough flare to get you noticed by the higher ups, without skewing too “trendy”. Plus the color and price is totally awesome.

The Assistant
forever21 dress

Chiffon Embellished Dress, $27.80 at Forever 21

This look is fashionable and tasteful without being too flashy — because the last thing you want to do as an assistant is to overshadow your boss.

The Receptionist
victorias secret dress

Matte Jersey Dress with Lace Inserts, on sale for $69 at Victoria’s Secret

The Holiday party is a good time to show the powers that be there’s more to you than just a great voice and a welcoming smile. This dress is sexy enough to turn heads, without being too sexy (which isn’t good thing). Add a more conservative spin to this look by pairing this dress with a simple black blazer.

The Intern
Navy Blue Dress

Lake Baikal Navy Blue Dress, $61.00 at Lulus.com

Yes, you’re young, but it’s important to show a bit of restraint in your holiday office dress. Remember, you will need a solid reference for a future job and you don’t want the words “hootchie mama” to be a major part of the reference.

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