Ahhh the biggest dilemma of the festive season - WHAT to wear to the office Christmas party? If you're anything like me you'll have been taking full advantage of the mince pies/mulled wine/copious amounts of chocolate doing the rounds at this time of year and a revealing, spaghetti-strapped body con just isn't going to cut it.
This is my pick of the best the high street has to offer - from flattering cuts that hide the signs of excess (my main concern), to office-appropriate options and all-out party attire.
First up - Topshop. I don't buy a huge amount from my old favourite these days, but you can't deny that Topshop get party wear spot on. After trawling the web for longer than I'd care to admit, Topshop came up trumps for trend-led party dresses and I fell in love with this little selection (all with the added bonus of sleeves to cover less than perfect arms). If you're looking for a bit of sparkle you can't really go wrong.
Whilst I love Whistles, I can't always justify spending so much on one piece. The office Christmas party, however, justifies the purchase completely...
I was really impressed with this season's collection, loving the simplicity of the designs paired with the gorgeous textures and prints. These looks are slightly more casual, so perfect if you don't have a chance to get changed after work and are forced to wear your party outfit to the office! Add some red lipstick when it hits 5pm and you're ready to go.
The River Island offering was another pleasant surprise. The monochrome print dress is definitely a hot contender for my own office party, and the embellished dresses would be perfect paired with a pair of chunky heels (and bare legs if you're brave).
And finally for my old faithful, Zara. No pick of the high street would be complete without a few looks from my favourite store. A really nice selection of LBDs with a twist, most of these dresses would work toughened up with a pair of boots or made party-ready with some high heels and a clutch. Exactly the kind of simple outfit I need when cocktails are calling and I'm trying to get away from my desk.
Have you seen anything else on the high street?