Formal Dresses & Gowns
What to Wear to a Formal Event?
When we are invited to a wedding, very often the invitation comes with information about the dress code. A wedding is a big event that is special for every person, both guests, and newlyweds. Therefore, it is more than appropriate to think about how to dress. Choosing a wedding outfit is not an easy task. There are several possibilities, but each of them requires a lot of effort. Most people get very confused by this and very often do not know how to dress according to formal code. The formal dress code includes several rules that will make your combination elegant and worthy of a wedding ceremony.
To help you find the best formal outfit, we decided to answer on most asked questions.
What is the difference between a white tie affair, a black tie affair and formal affair?
So you have probably heard about the white-tie dress code, which is the most formal of all dress codes. White tie is often reserved for elegant events like royal banquets, military ball, state dinners, and very formal weddings. It is only worn for formal occasions. A black tie, on the other hand, is worn for semi-formal occasions. Black-tie weddings often take place after 5:30 or 6:00 pm and require elegant semi formal dresses. Today we will talk about the formal dress code. This popular wedding dress code offers so much more flexibility than the black tie, so evening gowns, midi dresses, glamorous jumpsuits, or dressy separates are acceptable.
How to choose the perfect dress?
Dressing for formal occasions should be fun. It is your chance to shine after all. Don't be afraid to try dresses with different colors, patterns, textures, and styles. As we already mentioned, you will have much more flexibility when it comes to formal attire. So you can even choose eye-catching bold colors, bright prints, and embellishments.
One of the most important things when choosing your outfit is to consider the venue and season. For example, if you are attending a cold winter wedding, think about the fabrics, and sleeve length. Long sleeve dresses in darker shades will not only look amazing but keep you warm and comfy. On the flipside – for summer weddings or events, brighter colors and lighter fabrics are a must.
White is out of the question
Never wear white dresses. White is reserved for the bride. A few small white details on your outfit of a different color, such as a pattern or a small application, are not problematic. An unwritten rule says that only the bride can wear white at the wedding, and if a guest appears at the wedding in white, it is considered a sign of disrespect for the bride.
Black is not a good idea
The classic black color at a wedding is suitable, but you also need to be careful here. If you wear a total black outfit or too strict cuts, it might seem as if you have come to someone's funeral. If you wear a black dress, be sure to break it up with other accessories such as jewelry and accessories, or choose a black dress with a specific and elegant print.
Accessories and shoes
When choosing accessories, it is very important to choose a dress first. If you have a monochrome dress, it is important to choose accessories and shoes that will make it more interesting. High shoes are mandatory in the formal dress code, choose the heel height that suits you best. You can choose shoes in metallic colors such as gold and silver, or nude and black. Be moderate with jewelry. If you decide on earrings that are big, then only wear a bracelet with them. But if you have a large necklace, either put on small earrings or leave them out. Less is more. The purse should be small, just big enough to put only the essentials in it. Clutch bags are the best choice.