November 14, 2011 11:11 ET

Office Party Style Do's and Don'ts

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 14, 2011) - There are few work events more perilous than the office Christmas party. But having one drink too many, confessing your love for a colleague, or telling the boss what you really think of them are all minor hazards compared to being number one on the worst dressed list! Plus size clothing brand Curvissa have put together a list of fashion do's and don'ts to help you survive this formidable festive tradition with style and dignity.

Style Do's

The Little Black Dress: The iconic LBD is a great way to play it safe but stay in style. Glam it up by adding sparkling accessories, such as dazzling drop earrings or an intricate necklace, and team with a pair of sexy heels to really wow the work crowd. There's plenty of advice on how to wear your LBD at as well as fantastic range of plus size partywear.

Classic cocktail: The sophisticated cocktail dress is perfect for classier work parties. With so many styles and designs available, you are sure to find one that fits the occasion and makes you feel fabulous. What's more, this classic cocktail won't get you drunk!

Go mad: 1950's and 1960's fashion trends have been all over the catwalks and highstreets since hit TV show Mad Men showcased the era's retro glamour. Whether you're blessed with an hourglass figure or not, the prom-style dresses will cinch in the waist, either accentuating your womanly wares or creating a feminine silhouette.

Style Don'ts

Festive fright: Keep the festive shades of red and green to the tinsel and avoid incorporating Christmas colours into your party look. A red or green dress on its own won't have the fashion police calling, but steer clear of teaming the two together.

Novelty no-no: Spread Christmas cheer through gifts and well wishes and not through your outfit! This means avoiding novelty gear, such as Rudolph jumpers, a Santa hat and anything that lights up. Any style points you earn from your gorgeous outfit will be instantly lost if you pair a glamorous dress with flashing antlers.

Keep it clean: For many, the office party is an opportunity to show off individual style and break out of the humdrum working wardrobe. But it's recommended that you fight the urge to wear your most revealing outfit by making sure clothes aren't too tight, you don't have too much cleavage on show and skirts are at a respectful length.

Notes to editor:

From fabulous party wear to everyday casual, you'll find all your plus size fashion at Curvissa, the home of quality women's clothes and accessories in sizes 14-32.

Contact Information

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