Fashion is a world of its own. Choosing clothes, shoes, bags, and accessories to wear depends on several factors such as the type of occasion and the weather at the time. It also depends, to a great extent, on the level of comfort you want. For most of us, the only time we get to wear something dressy or classy is when we go out with friends, so picking the perfect cloth may be a bit of hassle since it will involve going out of your way to dress up for the occasion.
Dinner and cocktail parties have become a part of our social life. Every time people hold these parties to celebrate different occasions like weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and many more. These dinner parties come in several types depending on what the host wants. So whether you are attending a low-key evening party or formal dinner party with your colleagues there are a few simple styling tips to follow which will help you dress for the occasion.
For this reason, we have put together a number of dress styles that are perfect for dinner and cocktail parties. These styles have been selected based on the type of dinner parties that are common in modern times, so be ready to put those long-forgotten dresses in your wardrobe to good use.
So if you are worried about what to wear to that dinner party, then don’t think too far because everything tip you need to make the right choice is here.
A dress that suits the party
There is a dress for every occasion and somehow you feel good when you know you are properly dressed for an event. To help with choosing your dress, here are some of the most preferable types of dresses to rock for each event.
A casual dinner party
For a casual dinner party, you want something polished yet not extreme. You can also put some thoughts into the weather. For cool weather, try nice jeans or trousers with a chic sweater or blouse on low heels or flats. This will give you a classy, yet comfy look and feel. A nice maxi dress, jumpsuit, or skirt paired with a short-sleeve top while on fashion sandals should be perfect for warm weather. You may also try Side Slit Floor Length Dress, Sculpted Rib Knit Pleat Skirt, Black Ruffle Top with Leather Pants on Mules going together with a belt Bag, or instead do a Diamond Sparkle Knit Elbow Sleeve Top.
A formal dinner party
Your choice of cloth will depend on how formal the party will be, so you need to clarify that before going shopping. The outfit for a formal party usually centers on whether it is white tie, black tie, or black-tie optional. For a white tie dinner party, which is mostly done in weddings or evening galas, try a floor-length evening couture gown or one of Vivienna Lorikeet’s dresses. For a Black tie dinner party which is somehow less formal than a white tie, floor-length dress will still work, a cocktail-length dress or ball gown skirt with a dressy sweater is also appropriate. A black-tie optional dinner party should be perfect with a little black dress, a cocktail-length skirt, or a Sculpted Tuck Knit V-Neck Gown, then accessorize appropriately.
There are no rules for this, rock a casual dress, or even a formal dress, just do you and wear whatever makes you feel comfortable and free. Don’t forget this is supposed to be much more fun than the formal dinner parties. In my opinion, a pair of dress slacks, leather pants, or a cashmere sweater will do just fine.
Use the right accessories
When you have chosen the cloth you wish to wear, it’s time to pick an accessory that goes perfectly. Your accessory is one of the most important parts of any dinner party ensemble. There is always something that seems missing without appropriate jewelry to go with that beautiful dress. A shining gemstone or a golden chain may be just what you need to finish the look. For dinner wear, try something classic and formal, not too loud, just simple yet conspicuous. You can use a gemstone necklace that is the same color as your dress, or something different that still matches. Try Strings of pearls or a looping chain for a black-tie event. Alongside your gemstone necklace, also use a pair of matching earrings with probably an aquamarine bracelet. With the right accessory, your dressing comes together to look more prefect.
Just like any part of your dressing, shoes are likewise important. In fact, it is often said that the first thing people notice in your dressing after your clothes are your shoes. Never overlook the importance of shoes in making a perfect dinner party dress-up. Try heels, they look great with any dress, especially a dinner dress. This does not mean flats don’t do the magic, in fact, if you want to be comfortable in your footwear, flats are preferable. Don’t forget the pedicure, it is more important than you can imagine.
What is dressing without a fabulous hairstyle to complete it? You need to take note of the type of hairstyle that fits your dress. Not any hairstyle can go with a dress. Although most women prefer to let their hair down for a dinner party, sometimes packing up your hair accentuates the look and makes you look more attractive. Your choice of hairstyle should be sophisticated and beautiful. If you prefer to let the hair down, be free to straighten or curl it as you see fit.
What is a dinner party without the right dress, shoes, and accessories to go with it? Wearing the proper dinner party attire not only leaves a lasting good impression but also shows your respect for the host. Therefore, you need to be intentional about what you wear if you want to get everyone looking at you twice. It takes much more to steal the show; you have to put in the work in order to stand out from the crowd.