A business dinner is not a dinner with friends, although some co-workers have become, over time, good friends. This is the idea that you have to have clearer in your head when you choose your next corporate dinner look. The word “company” is what makes the difference.
Image, presence, reliability, competence, respect. The clothes and accessories suitable to make that look should always respond to these qualities, the rest, leave it for your private life, outside the restaurant.
For this reason I would like to propose a somewhat different post that goes beyond a jacket, a dress and a pair of heels, a post that also talks about what suits you or does not lead to a company dinner, beyond aesthetics and fashion.
Find your look for company dinner
Leave at home coquettishness, provocation and any kind of attitude that does not fits a professional presence. Do you think it’s macho? I think that pretty and feminine are characteristics perfectly compatible with this look because, in addition to the clothes, what counts is your attitude, the way you wear the chosen look, how you moves on.
Actually, the rules are the same for a masculine look at a company dinner, but men tend to be more relaxed in these situations (or they disguise it well) and do not seem so worried about what they are going to wear.
The special clothes and with personality work very well in a special occasion like this, professional does not mean boring. You can choose a spectacular garment with fashion structure while remaining perfect for the occasion.
Actually, you can choose clothes as feminine as you like, you do not have to choose a sad suit jacket, without any particularity, but you must maintain control of what you wear. If you choose clothes that you do not feel comfortable with, corporate dinner can become a nightmare.
A golden rule: Put on only clothes that you are sure you can wear with confidence and security, if not, avoid them. Remember, you’re at a company dinner, not a private dinner with friends.
The goal is always to enjoy dinner without feeling conditioned by what you wear. If you are a shy person it is better to avoid large necklines and clothes with a tendency to move, this is much more important than dressing in trendy color or putting on a pair of pants or a dress, remember, you are at a company dinner.
If it is a situation where you are not calm and you feel judged, my advice is to simplify: simple and correct garments that do not cause problems, with which you do not have to think about how to sit or the impression you are causing, so you will put Concentrate on what really matters, the conversation.
Choose shyny clothes only if it is the celebration of Christmas or a commemorative anniversary of the company, you could be out of place and “out of place”.
I am not in favor of exaggerating with party-looking fabrics or apparent accessories, vulgarity is a danger that is always lurking and exaggerating can make you lose control of the look if you do not know how to handle excesses well.
The best thing is to look for a special look but based on everyday clothes and transform it later with the help of particular accessories and with personality.
Avoid exaggerations and relax, some people in their desire for prominence, they do not even realize it and it’s a real danger when you’re surrounded by co-workers.
Accessories for your company dinner look
Look for some original accessory that transforms your image, especially if you go to dinner directly from work and do not have time to change. Could be spectacular fantasy shoes capable of transforming that suit with which today you went to several meetings …
… or something younger and less formal, like a bag of tacks, which can allude to your authentic personality and your aesthetic preferences outside of work, without your company dinner look out of place, you know, satisfaction to be true to oneself in a very healthy fashion wink. It’s just an example, you can adapt it to your most unspeakable fashion preferences.
If it is not a conventional dinner or work and it is an event closer to a party, do not settle for a skirt with volume or fantasy booties and dare with something more special, a unique and eye-catching garment that you can reuse in another Special occasion, something like this feather coat.
I suggest something timeless that does not have a life too limited because of fashion trends, so you can use it on many special occasions.
Makeup and hairstyle will also have prominence in the look. Do not exaggerate and do not make up too much if you do not usually do it. You can also put yourself in the hands of a professional if the occasion deserves it.
If you have a corporative dinner and you’re not sure how to get dressed, you can hire my personal shopper service in Madrid, to go calmly to an occasion where you feel very exposed.
We can go shopping or I can help you improve or correct the perfect look with an online stylist session.