Dressing up for a social event can be as confusing as picking the correct shade of nude lip gloss. You can never be a hundred percent certain which shade will go along best with your foundation, gold eye shadow, and beige pumps. Identical equation with different variables applies when it comes to deciding what outfit to wear in a party. Those whose life purpose is to pierce every eye on their appearances will start roaming the glamorous hallway of Fifth Avenue weeks before the event, and should the ready-to-wear does not satisfy their ego, they will roll out yards of fabric and go for the custom-made. But, have you ever felt like something is still not right, on your last mirror stand before you leave for the party, even after a series of well-thought-out planning? Most of you will agree to experiencing this discouraging moment. Here are some guides to increase the odds of you feeling more right on your last outfit check before heading out to ‘wow’ the public.
Long or short? Determine the type of dress you want to wear.
You do not want to under-dress yourself and look like an assistant to one of your socialite friends. Worse still, you do not want to over-dress and outdo the bride in a wedding party.
Be sure of your seating arrangement. If you are standing, you may not want to wear something flowy and end up having your dress stepped by your frenemies. You also do not want to wear your hard-earned Lanvin couture in an event where you are not handed the VIP spot.
Detail-heavy or clean-cut?
While some say that less is more, the other still believe that more is still more. It is your call. If you choose to be more playful on the details, make sure that those details please the eye.
If you find a dress with a unique fabric, you may as well want to highlight that by keeping accessories and other details on the low-key.
Show less or more?
Plan this well. Adjust according to your audience. Decide if you want to avoid wardrobe malfunction, or create one.
Pants or dress?
While dress may show your femininity in front of your in-law, do not underestimate the power of pants. They allow you to jiggle with the rhythm, and many of them are not less fancy than dresses. Wearing pants also saves you from the boyfriend-father who cannot resist leg situation!
With or without accessories?
Make sure that your accessories sweeten your overall look and not bring down what is already good. Accessories like chokers are appropriate for those who do not feel confident with their neck. Study the list of accessories below, they are some of the most talked-about right now.
Hand bag or clutch?
If it is an intimate dinner or a night out with the girls in a club, go with a smaller hand bag that can allow you to comfortably plunge in your make-up kit and many other beauty essentials.
If it is a gala dinner in a function hall or a museum, where your boyfriend is dressed up like the waiters, go with a clutch, sweetheart. Do not take out your Kelly 35 and look like a mother of four who needs to carry pacifiers and stock baby biscuits everywhere.