It’s one of the hardest occasions to dress for as it combines two of the trickiest criteria imaginable… Smart-casual and workmate-friendly. It’s not often you get the chance to impress your colleagues with your own style when you’re restricted to a uniform or dress code year-through. Nor is it an opportunity to rock the most plunging neckline you own, as you WILL have to face these people again in the New Year!
If your staff Christmas party is an evening function, play it safe and stick with a LBD – a failsafe option which will still make jaws drop. Go for a breezy floral sundress for a daytime session to keep it casual, but still feminine. For a festive touch (without overdoing it!) think of accessories like illuminating Christmas earrings/brooches or even wearing holly in your hair!




Channel Olivia Wilde in a basic little black dress with a fitted structure that is impressive, but still modest.

Team it with a black Mary Jane heel instead of a nude-pink pump, to keep the look well kept and smart.

No need to try and compensate a simple dress with overflowing jewellery! A chunky embellished cuff and a dressy earring will attract compliments. 


Big Bow Dress AUD89.95, Bardot
Cutout Flamenco Dress AUD119.95, Bardot
Mary Jane Heel AUD39.95, Rubi Shoes
Stone Detail Metal Cuff AUD79.00, Peep Toe
Velour Flower Earrings AUD65.00, Peep Toe
Small Piped Clutch AUD99.00, Peep Toe


Get inspired by Lauren Conrad and pair a floral sundress with tan heels - a perfect ensemble that is clean cut but hardly boring. Floral will keep your look feminine, plus both heels (or sandals if you're not game) and accessories in shades of tan will compliment the outfit perfectly, sticking with the casual flavour for the look!

  Knot Front 50s Dress (left) AUD89.95, Sportsgirl
Floral Sundress (right) AUD69.95, Sportsgirl
Miss Santorini Heel AUD275, Peep Toe
Tan Cutout Sling Bang AUD29.95, Sportsgirl
Crystal Ball Earrings AUD49, Peep Toe
Beaded Stretch Charm Bracelet AUD39, Peep Toe