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Great Tips On Formal Fashion
In this busy and fast-paced world, fashion ideas and options change everyday. People are spoilt for choice when it comes to clothing and accessories. But, the one aspect of fashion that stays consistent is formal wear.
Most of us have to frequently attend events that require us to be dressed formally. The one thing to remember about formal dressing is that it is always a good idea to stick to conservative and traditional outfits. Men and women should not experiment with their looks and clothes when it comes to such an occasion. The concept of formal fashion has certainly evolved over the years to make it more practical, but the basic idea remains the same.
Dressing for a formal event requires you to take several factors into consideration. You have to note the time at which the event is to be held, the location, the theme (if any) and whether the host has already requested you to adhere to a dress code. Let us now see various occasions that require formal wear and tips on how to dress accordingly.
Tips On Formal Fashion
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For women, the best idea for an outfit for a wedding to be held in the morning is a mid-length cocktail dress. Stick to pastel shades like pink, yellow, blue etc. and team the dress with high-heeled pumps or sandals and carry matching accessories. Keep the jewels classy and sober. This will be appropriate for both, a church wedding as well as one held in a country club or hotel.
When men attend a day event like this, a three piece suit in a sober color (navy blue, black, grey, dark brown etc.) is a good idea. Choose materials like wool or poly-blends. Avoid linen and seersucker. The best shoes to wear are Oxfords or Brogues and select a matching belt. If you wish, you can wear a silk handkerchief or a fresh rose bud in your pocket.
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Friends’ parties are not always informal, and sometimes you may be requested to dress a little more conservatively. But such occasions do allow us to take some liberties with the dress code. Women can choose a dress that may be strapless or sleeveless, in fabrics like lace, velvet, silk, chiffon etc. Strappy sandals and embellished handbags will also look good.
Party wear for men means formal trousers that are teamed with a blazer. Wearing a tie or cravat is usually optional at such events. The suit can be a lighter color like beige or ivory. Choose appropriate footwear like moccasins or lace-ups.
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When you are required to attend a wedding after 6 pm, you will need to be much more formally dressed than a day wedding. A silk dress worn with gloves is the best idea for women. Steer away from pants and business suits. You can wear diamond or pearl jewels with your outfit along with high heeled and close-toed shoes.
Men can opt to wear a tuxedo or business suit in a muted shade. Shoes, belt, watch and silk pocket squares should be chosen with care.
Formal New Year/Christmas Ball
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Such events usually specify the dress code as “Black-tie”. This means that the occasion is extremely formal and guests are required to dress appropriately. Women should select floor-length ball gowns in taffeta, silk or chiffon. When choosing jewels, you can include a tiara and a gold/silver watch. Ideally, gloves should be worn with such an outfit and you can wear finger rings over them.
The easiest option for men for a black-tie event is a tuxedo. Choose one in black or white (do not wear any other color) with a knotted tie or bow. The coat will look very nice with silk lapels.
Formal shoes like Oxfords are the ideal choice. Finally, everyone should have at least one outfit for each type of formal event. This will avoid a last minute panic and always keep you prepared.
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