Itâ€™s nearing that time of year when companies down tools for a few hours, crack open the Pimms and entertain their staff and clients at their annual summer parties, and choosing the right cocktail dress is crucial.
Whilst itâ€™s a chance for everyone to let their hair down a bit and get to know each other outside of the routine work setting, itâ€™s also an opportunity for you to do some networking and impress the right people. Here we give you a few tips on choosing the right cocktail dress to make a lasting impression for all the right reasons:
1. Keep it classy
Think formal dress, think Coco, think Keira Knightly, think Olivia Palermo. These stylish ladies ooze sophistication and at a corporate function, youâ€™ll want to be taken seriously.
Weâ€™re not advising head-to-toe coverage, but do avoid showing too much flesh â€“ no matter how toned your legs are, or how big your cup size, less is always more at a corporate get-together.
Whilst itâ€™s important to dress appropriately amongst workmates, your choice of outfit says a lot about you as a person. Donâ€™t be afraid of opting for current trends, such as asymmetric shapes or wearing bright colours, particularly the ones that you know suit you. You natural female instinct will tell you when something is a bit too risky.
3. Stay in your comfort zone
Thereâ€™s nothing more off-putting than a hemline that wonâ€™t stay put, a strap thatâ€™s just a little bit too loose or feeling conscious about what youâ€™re wearing. When youâ€™re talking to important clients or influential bosses your attention should be fixed firmly on the topic of conversation. Choose a dress in a shape thatâ€™s familiar to your body and make sure it fits. Being comfortable will give you one less thing to worry about, so that you can focus on impressing those around you and bagging that promotion!
GMD makes high fashion affordable by housing a range of designer dresses to rent. You can even try them on in the weeks before your party to make sure it fits and that you feel comfortable. Whether youâ€™re fun and outgoing or quiet and reserved, let GMD help you find the perfect dress for your staff party.