When do you need to wear a long flowing gown? When is the right time to opt for the little black dress? When can you wear a suit to a party? Dressing up in the right clothes can be quite a difficult thing to do, especially if you are not sure about the specific dress code for the occasion.
Here are a few tips to know what to wear at which event.
Consider the invitation. Did you receive an intricate invite with cursive writing by mail? Sure says formal – opt for your long evening dress. Did it come by email or via telephone? You can opt for a short dress as such invites imply a casual approach.
Consider the venue. If it is a church wedding, you must not wear anything too bold – you sure do not want to spend outside. Even if you opt for a décolleté neckline or a sleeveless dress, it is better to get a shawl or wrap with it.
Consider the season. Shivering in a strapless little black dress in a chilly evening is no fashion statement – it is more of a fashion disaster! Pick it if it is a summer party. You can also choose it with a stylish jacket if you want to wear it in the winter.
Consider the time. Floral or light pastels work well for the day. However, if it is an evening gathering, you definitely need to glam up a bit more. Think dark solid colors or jewel tones and embellishments like sequins, beads, appliqué, etc.
Consider people. Are you going to your sister’s wedding? You sure can choose party cocktail dresses for this. However, if you are going for a work party where you will be meeting high-profile clients, consider a dressy suit that fits your figure perfectly.
Apart from your figure and your age, these are the most important considerations when choosing a dress for a party. Another important thing – all your efforts to pick the right dress would be in vain if you do not accessorize it right. Get a pair of dress shoes, a nice clutch, and some fine jewelry and you are ready to dazzle the party!