Do you have no idea how to rock a formal outfit because you have always been a summer dress, easy-going type? Do you wonder standing in front of your wardrobe: what to wear tonight? We are here to help! Many of us like to be invited to events and parties, formal or casual. But what most of us do not like is choosing just the right outfit and dress the way that would most suit the occasion. Formal outfits cause more trouble than casual ones. In addition to that, requirements change based on many factors in a formal event. That complicates it a bit more. Read on!
Select a dress
Formal events call for elegant, sleek, and classy attire, all the while being stylish enough to match the vibes. Sadly, we cannot pick our best summer dress or shorts for such events, but sure enough, we can look just as pretty in more formal dress ups too. Pick a knee-length or midi dress that suits the event. Or a skirt you would not feel too fancy in would work fine too. If it is one of your company’s important business events, do not forget to check out your pantsuit collection. Pantsuits give a very business vibe and make you look professional. Keep them plain, the ones without a heavy print. Heavily printed clothes may give out unsuitable vibes if you are going to meet some important people at the event or expecting to have a bigger presence. You must already be aware, but avoid shorts or mini dresses and skirts. Do not add shimmery clothes and glitter. Select a simple and sleek shirt or blouse if you are matching your pantsuit. The same goes for skirts too. You can contrast your shirt with the pantsuit or skirt, but make sure to not include very bright colors either. If you do not feel like going with the everyday flow of black or blue pants and coats, you could try some earthy colors like brown or faded green to keep it formal. Or choose some other colors of your choice, but remember to tone the colors down.
Remember to add to the dress
Just like toppings make a pizza look tastier, let us top your amazing dress with some of the cool but formal accessories. We are sure you look incredible in what you have assembled by now, but go on to prettify it with these things we are listing below!
Because it is a popular notion among fashion designers that women do not need pockets, you are fated to be accompanied by a clutch or a purse. Why not use it to our advantage? Pick out your purse you were looking forward to showing off at some formal party. Match it with your chosen outfit and see if they go well together. The same rules as dresses apply to clutches too. Do not go overboard with the colors and glitter. Keep it elegant.
A popular idea: good shoes take you to good places. Why not turn it the other way round this time? You take your pretty shoes to the pretty event you have been invited to. Bring out the heels that carry that grace with them. But choosing footwear can be trickier than it sounds. Do not give in to the temptation to wear your favorite pair of sneakers to the party. Yes, sneakers do go well with dresses, just not on this occasion. Heels would be the best for either pantsuit or skirt or a dress.
Adding accessories is optional. Do not wear too many, just enough, if you feel like it. From a simple neckpiece that complements your style, a graceful bracelet to a classy watch, add anything you like.
I don’t know what to do with my hair
No worries, we have got you covered! Let your hair flow if you feel like it. Tie them in a cool bun if flowy hairs are not your cup of tea. Both hairstyles go with the formal setup, you just have to decide what suits you the most with your hairline and the dress you have chosen.
Go rock that party, lady!
You are climbing up the ladder in your career with your hard and smart work and dedication. You have been working for it since day 1 and we know you will be in life where you have always wanted to be. While at the office, you give it your best, but business parties are just as important. Be your best there too, you have got the whole patriarchy to smash! People say dressing says a lot about you, but it is different for women in today’s world. Carry yourself like the queen you are and always have been. You will be the star of your own life. Also read: Tips to Create Your Fashion Statement.