You want to look hot (always), but being appropriate will probably do more for your career. While office holiday parties can be a real snooze, but here’s a perfect look that will get a Snob’s stamp of approval, as well as your HR’s nod! There’s nothing wrong with wearing red at work when done right. This Roland Mouret (exclusively on Net-a-Porter for $2,240) has you all covered up, everything except your curves, that is! Pair it with these stunning studded Alaïa booties (on Net-a-Porter for $3,364) to steer totally clear of the slutty label. The decorative boots brings down the heat but not the flare. Complete the simmered down look with a tasteful lizard clutch from Kara Ross (at Neiman Marcus for $1,760) – exotics are the best way to be bold without taking it too far. But you have to top it off with a real stunner, the antique Olivia Collings earrings (at Barneys New York for $14,150), sparkly, seasonal, and trimmed in diamonds (if only we could trim our trees that way!). No matter what the party – be it a small work gathering or a full-on New Year’s extravaganza – you’ll be the elegant center of the right kind of attention.