Just what is appropriate when it comes to corporate cocktail parties? You'll find out how to showcase your personal style
while keeping it professional.
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Hillary Kerr: Hello and welcome to the WhoWhatWear fashion closet. I am Hillary Kerr.
Katherine Power: And I am Katherine Power. At whowhatweardaily.com we have been getting a ton of emails from readers wondering what they should wear to their upcoming cocktail parties, especially those that are work related.
Hillary Kerr: Today we have some tips that will help you not only look appropriate but amazing as well.
Katherine Power: But before we get to that, let's check out one holiday cocktail party news.
Female Speaker: Ginnifer Goodwin's red carpet looks often hit the perfect note. Here she is attending the premiere of her movie 'Day Zero'. She has got a great Jenni Kayne dress on, and she is personalized it by adding a white belt.
Ginnifer's next look is a little more fashion forward, the dress is all sequenced, but the rest of the outfit is basic black.
Katherine Power: Thanks Ginnifer for that inspiration. Now let's take a look around and put an outfit together.
Hillary Kerr: Just because the annual holiday party is after hours doesn't mean that you should dress like it's a hot night out with friends. When it comes to showing skin, less is definitely more, so save your short skirts and your cleavage wearing tops for another night.
Katherine Power: And this is not the time to try out some new avant-garde trend or fashion forward shape. Keep your outfit simple and show your personality through your details.
Hillary Kerr: While there are lots of looks and styles that are appropriate for an office holiday party, we decided to showcase one all-purpose outfit.
Katherine Power: You absolutely should wear a skirt or dress. It is a cocktail party and it is the holiday, so if you want to add a little sheen or metallic fabric, go ahead and do that, just don't overdo it.
Hillary Kerr: Unless it's a black tie affair, please don't pick a long dress, that will be too formal for this occasion. Instead, go for a dress or skirt that's knee length, just above or just below is fine, and if you are worried that your dress or skirt is too short, pull out a pair of black opaque tights.
Katherine Power: This dress here is from H&M, and because it's sequenced and it's really sparkly, we chose to go with basic black everywhere else.
Hillary Kerr: We finished it off with a great crop tuxedo jacket and some black patent leather Moschino pumps. Thanks for watching WhoWhatWear TV.
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