Most women love formal wear; it’s an opportunity to play dress up for real. You can wear more makeup, more jewelry, and clothes and shoes that sparkle.
Because formal occasions don’t happen everyday,
when they do occur, it’s an opportunity to pull out all the stops and put your most fashionable foot
forward. For most formal events, there is ample advance notice so you have time to find the right dress,
jewelry, shoes, bag and hairstyle.
starting your search for a dress, consider the occasion, your best features and even your role for the
event. Is it a law firm’s Christmas party or a computer gaming company’s product launch party? Are you
an administrative assistant, managing partner or the wife of an aspiring partner? Are you on the hosting
committee or simply attending as a guest. All of these questions can impact your choice of dress.
Corporate events tend to be more conservative, particularly in the banking,
insurance and legal fields. It may not be appropriate to wear a strapless dress or a very short one.
Keep in mind whether other guests are fellow employees or is the event open to a broader audience or
to the public. A smaller, more intimate group means you’ll be much more noticeable. In a group of a few
hundred people, the woman wearing the too-short dress won’t be as obvious. At the law firm’s partner
dinner, with less than a hundred attendees, everyone will notice. An elegant Mon Cheri Social Occasions
dress provides the right balance of style and refinement.
Be remembered for having
worn a beautiful dress in a bold color at a work-related event; keep it tasteful, particularly if you’re
a junior person and even if you’re not. This is not the time to wear anything too tight, too short or
cut too low. Show your good taste and demonstrate your acumen for dressing beautifully and appropriately.
If you’re a senior professional, lead by example, and if asked, mention the brand you plan to wear.
If you’re hosting
a formal event, you’ll want to look smashing but also be comfortable. A dress that is stylish and fits
well is especially important since you’ll be greeting guests and trying to put everyone at ease. Make
sure straps don’t fall, that skirts don’t ride up and that you’re not having to constantly adjust a belt
or strap. A dress from Interlude will make your elegance look effortless.
At any event,
you’re there to have a good time and formal occasions allow you to do look good while doing so. Your
dress should be reflective of your personality and should suit your body type so that you wear it and
not the other way around. You can enjoy yourself so much more if you don’t have to think about your dress
after you put it on. Be the charming and beautiful social butterfly that everyone is glad they met.
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