How To Dress For a Party – the silly season is just around the corner so this ‘how to’ is more relevant than ever. In recent years there has been a return to elegant, sophisticated, and feminine dressing. There are a range of tips available on how to dress for a party, so knowing where to start can be tricky. Many parties around the Christmas and New Year period involve more dressing up than usual. Take a look at the following tips on how to dress for a party.
1. The Dress Code
When choosing how to dress for a party, always check what kind of event it will be. Dressing for a friend’s get-together is going to be different to dressing for an office function. This is the first step in putting together a party-appropriate outfit.
2. The Sparkle Factor
The key to dressing elegantly is to add just the right amount of sparkle to your outfit. If you’re wearing a sequinned dress then keep your jewellery fairly minimal. Likewise, the plainer the dress, the more sparkles you might want to add in the form on necklaces and earrings.
You can’t beat old school glamour for an elegant party look. A little black dress, diamond studs, and patent pumps are the basis for creating a timeless party look. You can always update the look with trend-based accents.
4. Wear Colour Smartly
Colour can play a big part in creating the perfect party outfit. It also helps set the tone of an outfit. If you’re wearing a neutral outfit, incorporate colour through accents such as a clutch or shoes. If you’re wearing a coloured dress, elegant jewel toned fabrics are a great option.
5. Perfect in Prints
A printed dress is a stylish option this party season. A geometric or abstract print is a monochrome colour is perfectly elegant. When wearing prints, keep your accessories fairly neutral and in block colours.
6. Le Smoking
If dresses aren’t your thing, you can still look elegant and sophisticated this party season in a tuxedo style outfit. The Le Smoking look was made popular by Yves Saint Laurent and is still stylish today. Team a silk top with black cigarette trousers and finish the look off with a crisp white blazer.
7. Down to the Detail
When it comes to how to dress for a party, don’t underestimate the impact of the finer details of an outfit. The right bag, shoes, and jewellery can make or break an outfit. Give your party outfit a test run before the event to make sure that everything looks just right.
8. Flawless Makeup
Nothing looks more polished than flawless makeup. While we can’t all be makeup gurus, it does help to be able to perfect the right kind of makeup that best suits your style. A little extra time and effort this party season will go a long way to setting off an outfit.
9. It’s Better to Be Overdressed
There’s the old saying that it’s better to be overdressed than underdressed when it comes to how to dress for a party. In most instances I’d say that this would be the case. If you’re a bit overdressed, you can always quickly dress down your look by removing a bit of jewellery or mussing up your hair.
10. Don’t Forget Your Coat!
If you’re party hopping, constantly slipping your coat on and off at each venue might become a bit of a hassle. Choosing a smart looking coat that matches your outfit is one way of being able to keep your coat on while still looking stylish.
If you’re unsure of how to dress for a party this silly season, then hopefully these tips will help you out. With a range of dress codes prevalent, this list of tips will hopefully be broad enough to get you through them all. What are your best tips for how to dress for a party?
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