It would be fair to say that there is a fine line to tread when it comes to corporate parties. On one hand, you are in some ways representing the business but on another, corporate parties do have a fun side which you should almost embrace.
It goes without saying that these fine lines mean that some really clear fashion faux pas’ can be made if you’re not careful. Let’s not forget that you’re not in the movies, and some style guidelines do need to be adhered to.
This is what we will now focus on, as we mull over some of the primary mistakes that you must avoid the next time you head to one of these business events.
Sportswear has a time and a place
As we all know, sportswear has really come into its own over the last few years. While it may have once been regarded as a style that was only reserved for the gym, it’s now emerged into a real fashion style that is seen all around the globe.
However, when it comes to corporate events, this is a definite no-go area.
It might be on-trend, but it doesn’t suit the party vibe that corporate events tend to promote in the slightest.
Forget the naked dress
Something else that needs to be avoided at all costs are naked dresses. Hopefully, the reasons are there for all to see (quite literally).
Unfortunately, corporate events are the type of occasion that tend to set tongues wagging. Sure, they can attract plenty of good attention, but a naked dress really is at the risky end of the scale and not the type of occasion they are designed for.
Your outfit is uncomfortable
Some people may sometimes squeeze into an outfit for some events – and this is totally up to you. However, we would urge you to exercise caution with this approach for corporate events.
Most of the time, there are a few nerves, and the last thing you need to feel is even more restricted because of your outfit. The last thing you want to do is be struggling to walk around the venue; not only will you feel this, but you’ll probably look unnatural as well.
Don’t take “corporate” too literally
Finally, let’s talk about the corporate issue a little more. While it may be given this line, try not to take it too literally.
Some people decide that because a corporate party has been organized by their workforce, they need to dress their standard, everyday office clothes.
Well, here’s a newsflash, you are going to stand out like a sore thumb. It will also give the impression that you’ve not really bought into the idea of an office party, and this can prove to be your downfall as well.
Bearing this in mind, make sure that you don true party attire. It might not be the classic gathering with friends, but it is a social event and as a result you need to dress accordingly.