As exciting as it might initially seem a party invitation is bound to spark panic attacks among the most fashionable breed. Once we’ve got over the delight of being invited we find ourselves being drawn into one fashion dilemma with one question in mind “What shall I wear?” We all know it is no use turning to our dearest friend knowing too well that she is going through the same nightmare herself, or indeed to our partner who is blissfully unaware of all the fuss going around him because let’s face it as far as he’s concerned “a dress is a dress”.
Before you allow panic to set in, take a moment or two to reflect on the occasion and the venue. Once you’ve cracked the dress code, going about choosing the appropriate outfit won’t be as difficult as you’d originally imagined.
Office and After Work Parties:
Stick to the “Casual-Chic Look” your aim is to strike a balance between the “late afternoon” and the “early evening glamour look”. Mix your trousers’ suit or your office pencil skirt with a sequins top or a silk camisole, you can also change your morning outfit into a evening one by adding some glittery jewellery and by applying stronger make-up on.
Business functions and post conference events:
Never underestimate the power of business networking, this could be your opportunity for mingling with professionals who might affect your career prospects or even promotion. Depending on where the event is being held, aim to achieve a classical and stylishly understated look. A tailored satin or velvet suit or a feminine pencil skirt with a embroidered top inspired by Hollywood screen legends should do the trick. Keep make-up to a minimum and avoid strong eye shadows and strong lipsticks.
Big Dinner Parties:
So you’ve been invited to New Year party at a lavish hotel what do you wear? Long or short feminine evening dresses are a good choice, this is your chance to experiment with colours and fabrics, avoid metallic trimmings and instead glamorise with jewellery, hair and make-up.
Whether you’ve been invited to an office party or a lavish banquet, choose your accessories wisely and pay special attention to details like your hair, hands and feet.
1-Necklace £20 from www.lipsy.co.uk
2-Satin Bag £525 from www.jimmychoo.com
3-Red evening dress £140 from www.debenhams.com
4-Evening shoes from www.dior.com
For more fashion ideas and to shop online for the perfect evening outfit visit stilorama magazine www.stilorama.com
Hala Di-Maio – Editor-In-Chief – Fashion Director – Stilorama Magazine – www.stilorama.com