cocktail, conservative, festive
Your company is pulling out all the stops at a swanky venue, and you've gotta dress the part. You want to be cocktail-party appropriate, but still somewhat conservative in front of colleagues and bosses (because AWKWARD). As long as you steer clear of low necklines and short hemlines, don't be afraid of formal fabrics and textures like lace, velvet or sparkle! This red velvet Boden dress is a holiday season dream (in or out of the office!) and it's a particular favorite because, in addition to this stunning red hue, it also comes in two other beautiful colors along with regular, tall and petite sizing. I added an embellished belt for a little extra nighttime sparkle, and a black velvet pump to round out the look.