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
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
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
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.
Statement striped rainbow dress
Your days will be merry and bright when you wear this amazing rainbow-striped dress to your office Christmas party. Cinch in the waist with a statement belt for a dressed-up look, or wear free-flowing for a more casual occasion.
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
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
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
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.
Mid-sleeved cocktail dress
Playfully smart, this cute mini is ideal for courtyard cocktails or a balcony barbeque. The rainbow stripes are in a flattering vertical print, and the puffed sleeves add romance and softness. Dress up with a gold sandal and layered necklaces.
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
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
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
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
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.
Ruffled shoulder Rococo mini
Seasonal red and white floral pairs with on-trend ruffles to bring you a Christmas party mini dress that transitions from day to night with ease. Pair it with some gold heels and gold hoop earrings for an extra touch of glamour.
Light and lacy 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!
Classic patterned 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!