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

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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
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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
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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
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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.