Where did 2019 go? We can hardly believe that it’s almost Christmas again, but the party invitations are rolling in, and it’s time to start thinking about what to wear to all those seasonal celebrations between now and Christmas Day.

If you’re looking for inspiration on what to wear to your office lunch or dinner, after-work drinks, Christmas cocktail parties or beach soirees, we’ve got 15 fantastic on-trend ideas for outfits you can hire for your holiday events.

From work mode to party mode Christmas party

If your function is during office hours or starts right after work, you can be instantly party-ready in a versatile outfit that is perfect for either setting.


Hot pink power suit

Elliatt – River Blazer And Pant Set

Effortlessly stylish, this vivid pink classic suit will have you looking like the consummate professional in the office, and will make a bright splash at any function. The stylish, tailored blazer is single-breasted, and the slim-legged pants finish just above the ankle — style with some nude heels and an accent necklace.


Short-sleeved pastel heart midi

Rebecca Vallance – Hotel Beau SS Dress

A cute, summery dress that will look great at your Christmas lunch party but is still demure enough to wear in any workplace, with a midi-length skirt and short sleeves. A small tie accentuates the fitted waist. Dress it up with a metallic heel and some matching bangles.


Yellow ruffle dress

Husk – Mirage Dress

Embrace this year’s trend for ruffles with this sunshine-yellow midi dress that works as well in an office setting as it does at a party. Add a formal touch and complement the delicate pattern with a dark belt and strappy sandals.

Alfresco celebrations

There’s no snow here! If your Christmas function is in an outdoor setting, you’ll want to look fabulous in something comfortable, cool and chic.


Light, fitted midi

Pasduchas – Isles Midi Dress

Celebrate the sun and look summer-fresh in yellow lace. This pretty midi has a bodycon silhouette with a straight neckline and cord straps. If you’re going to be partying on the grass, opt for some wedge-heeled espadrilles so you don’t sink into the ground!


Classic blue floral dress

Kookai – Zainah Slip Dress

The perfect choice for any outdoor Christmas celebration, this vibrant blue floral falls just below the knee and features a fitted bust with a delicate tie. With a slim silhouette, there’s no need to worry about your skirt billowing in the wind! Pair with some chunky bangles and hoop earrings.


Two-piece summer outfit

Keepsake The Label – Alcazar Top And Skirt Set

This top and skirt set is the epitome of summer cool for a beach or poolside Christmas function. The skirt has a beautifully feminine fit and flare silhouette, while the pockets and top have a bohemian, tasselled edging. Complete the look with bronzed makeup and a wide-brimmed floppy hat.

Add some shimmer and sparkle

It’s the time of year to shine and glitter. These dresses are perfect for when your Christmas function calls for something extra-glam!


Shimmering scoop-neck mini

Vestire – Take Me Home

This little black dress has a tinsel-esque twist! A sexy mini with textured sparkly fabric and shoestring straps, it can be dressed down with a funky pair of white sneakers or glammed up with some glittery heels.


Long-sleeved mint floral wrap

C/MEO Collective – Renew Dress

Shine in silky floral. With a keyhole neckline, blouson sleeves and a wrap-style mini skirt, this sexy dress is ultra-feminine. Perfect for a pre-Christmas night on the town. Pair with some strappy heels and drop earrings with emerald-green crystals.


Horizontal-striped sequin dress

Trelise Cooper – Sleek And Win Dress

You’ll turn heads as you catch the light in this amazing fully-sequined shimmery midi. It has a scoop neckline, small back split, and slim silhouette. Be daring with a pair of brightly-coloured heels and some dangly statement earrings.


Short-sleeved shimmer dress

C/MEO Collective – Lustre Midi Dress

If you want maximum Christmas sparkle, this is the dress for you. This ultra-glittery sequined dress has long side splits and cheeky side cut-outs that will make you stand out at the flashiest of cocktail parties. Let the dress do the talking with black heels and a black clutch.

Get into the Christmas spirit

There’s no better way to summon that festive feeling than embracing the colours of the season. Here are our favourite red and white pieces that will look the part at any Christmas function.

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Light and lacy dress

Misha – Marzia Dress

This pretty lace dress looks like it’s been made from Christmas snowflakes. The flattering fit-and-flare silhouette is super feminine, and with cool, thin straps, it’s ideal for a sunny summer’s day party. Add pink heels and lippy, and you’re ready to go!

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Classic patterned slip dress

Third Form – Batik Cowl Bias Slip Dress

Wow the crowd in this silky red slip dress at your Christmas cocktail party or dinner function. It features a flattering bias cut, cowl neckline and thin straps. You can dress it up with heels and gold earrings, or if you’re off to a more casual event, a pair of chunky sneakers will look super cool.

If you’re ready to choose your Christmas party outfit, check out the full range of designer pieces available to hire on our party page.

For more party style outfit inspiration, check out our blog on what to wear to a party here!

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