Corporate Function Style & Etiquette
We are almost at the end of 2015 and now is the season for your Corporate Function. From staff parties, corporate Christmas functions, year-end parties and some business award evenings we bring you things to keep in mind when choosing an outfit for corporate events.
Remember, this is still a CORPORATE function at the end of the day and you still want your colleagues to respect you. That doesn’t mean you have to dress as if you were going to work but do keep the cleavage to a minimum. Also avoid short, tight, open back bodycon dresses. If the event is very formal, such as a business awards evening, do wear a long dress. Choose a dress that you feel most comfortable in and also try to find the balance between too sexy and too boring. Keeping it simple is always a good idea especially if you don’t want to draw too much attention to yourself. This means solid colours and minimal beadwork. If you are more outgoing, go for a dress that is brighter or has an intricate design. Keep in mind that you don’t want to stand out for the wrong reasons.
When choosing your outfit, keep in mind the venue and the possible dress code. If you are attending a company lunch, then you obviously don’t need a full length evening gown. You may want to think about a simple maxi dress with a pair of heels. These types of dresses are appropriate as they are flattering yet not too revealing. Casual jumpsuits are also appropriate for more casual corporate functions. Ladies suits are also good option in a more formal setting as menswear for ladies is definitely a fashion trend right now.
Behaviour is also important at corporate functions. Keep in mind that this is NOT a night out on the town with your girlfriends!! So do relax and have a good time but it is probably best to refrain from excessive drinking and tequila shots with the boss. Even though it may be an open bar, don’t drink yourself under the table because your office nemesis got the promotion you were after.
When in doubt, remember this… you’re going to have to see these people next year!
Styling you for your year end function and all corporate functions at The Amanda Ferri Showroom, from the dress to accessories. Open weekdays 9am to 4.30pm and Saturdays 9am to 2pm.