Wearing clothes shouldn’t be a hassle if we were going to spend our entire lives behind the TV on our couch. But then, we aren’t. We are going to socialize, meet people, do important stuff and the way that we look when we are doing this is very important. No one is going to exchange contact information with someone that is dressed like a hobo, pardon my French. The puzzle, which most of us never seem to be able to solve, is what to wear to where? We see people looking all glamorous and put together on different occasions and wonder, how do they do it? Not to worry, we have put together a list of some very important occasions and what to wear to look your best, and probably impress a certain someone or two.
Outfits For Weddings
Really celebratory mood and lots of happy moments, but then being properly dressed is icing on the cake. Remember, some weddings have dress codes; others do not, putting most people in a dither. Weddings also have certain etiquette, the most important one being: do not upstage the bride or the groom! That means no white dresses for you or dark suits either. To be safe, wear tea-length dresses or knee-length dresses with minimal detailing and in soft colours. Avoid hot pinks, reds, and jewel tones. Stay away from overly plunging necklines, high hemlines and brazen cuts, the bride’s mother doesn’t need smelling salts at her daughter’s wedding, lol. Men should wear matching suits with dress shoes. If the wedding invitation says black tie, white tie, cocktail, beach, please dress appropriately. And remember to be comfortable in whatever you’re wearing, unease is easily seen!
Outfits For Cocktail Parties
Whew! While cocktail parties are great, they can be a huge problem when you’re trying to get dressed. Dressing up for a cocktail party depends on the occasion, the location, and the time of day. For a less formal cocktail party, say after work, you may opt for dressy casual, that is, a lady may pair a nice shirt with minimal detailing with tailored pants or pencil skirts, heels or fancy flats or a little black dress for a more formal occasion with minimal accessories. Men should go with dark suits, muted shirts (white works as well), simple ties, socks that match your trousers or tie and dress shoes, preferably Oxfords. Do not wear chinos, denim, or jerseys. Do not. Not ever, regardless of how casual the party is. Do not.
Outfits For Dinner Parties
Everyone knows that a dinner party may be low key, sitting among friends in their home and generally having a good time; or fancy, with people dressed to the nines in their fancy togs. The tone of a dinner party depends and is set by the host. Is the host laidback, eccentric, or a stickler for social standards? This will help you determine what to wear as the wrong dress may bar you from further social gatherings for life. So, if dinner is going to be held in a friend’s home, you could do yourself a favour and call the host to find out what to wear. A casual dinner demands silk tops, camisoles with dress pants or jeans (no holes or distress, please) and fancy flats or heels, if you must, for the ladies. Men can wear a suit jacket with jeans and dress shoes.
A more fancy dinner such as galas, fundraisers, state dinners, and the likes demand a more dressed up guest. Men should wear a dinner jacket and dress trousers, with a pair of dress shoes and a wristwatch! A black suit may suffice too. Ladies should wear floor-length gowns with simple jewelry. Simple and elegant is the tone for such formal dinners, so no metallic jewelry, or gaudy dresses. A strand of pearls, simple earrings, and simple bracelets are all you need. If you’re unsure, ask someone who has attended these shindigs before, particularly if it’s your first.
Outfits For Business Dinners Or Company Parties
A business dinner calls for a dress-casual look. You want to make a good impression on your bosses and potential investors and still look stylish enough. For men, a dark suit with dress shoes and a simple tie will do. Remember to match your socks to your trousers and tie. And please do not forget to wear a wristwatch, preferably one with a leather strap. Ladies have a wider option: you could wear a silk shirt with jeans, a formal top and crop trousers or a little black dress. Pair with a nice pair of earrings and your favorite flats or heels. Accessories should be minimal, so should make up.
Outfits For Interviews
Interviews are perhaps one of the most important days in a person’s life, and dressing up for them is as crucial as practicing the interview questions. You want to appear really confident and super organized when you are sitting with your interviewers and your clothes to an extent influence that. Please note that the organization determines how you dress, you could be dressed casual for outdoor jobs, super stylish for jobs in fashion and entertainment and formal for corporate jobs. Most interviews will require a formal look, though. Ladies may wear dress pants, slacks, a skirt, and a blouse or even a black dress with blazers. Slacks, blazers and pants should be in colours such as black, navy, or gray. Men may wear a matching suit, a suit jacket, and slacks, or a button-down shirt with a sweater and tie. And both sexes should never leave their wristwatch behind. Time is of the essence!
Outfits For Religious Ceremonies
Being stylish isn’t wrong, but at religious ceremonies, we tend to be simpler. Dresses should be simple and respectful and not revealing. Hemlines should be slightly above the knees or just below the knees. If you’re wearing a dress without sleeves, opt for a shawl or wrap. Makeup should be minimal, simple jewellery and hairstyles. Men may wear collared or button-down shirts with dress pants and shoes. The point is to look good and earn some points for religious tolerance.
Outfits For Funerals
Sad occasions, right? Your outfit should be somber but not shabby, respectful, and color appropriate. Most people choose to wear black, but you can also wear a navy or forest green. Suits for the men and dresses, pantsuits or skirts for the ladies. Jewelry should be minimal. You may wear your biggest sunglasses if you are an ugly crier or you don’t need people to see your face.
Outfits For First Dates
How cute! There are no hard and fast rules for dressing on a first date but do not dress shabbily. You want to make a good impression and possibly have another date. Go for casual yet trendy. Sweaters, jeans, fancy flats, or loafers will do. A nice haircut and some makeup will seal the deal and you can wear your Indian bracelets, they’re a great conversation starter.
There you go! Have fun dressing up and if you are not comfortable with it, do not wear it.