It's that time of year again when the holiday parties and fundraiser gala's begin. Such a great reason to get all dressed up!
But what does it mean when the invitation reads: Black tie, Cocktail, or Business Casual? What does one wear? So many people get stuck.
Do not despair my friends, I am here to help make your dress planning a little easier :)
The most formal dress code. You can wear anything from a long dress, to dressy separates, to a formal cocktail dress. It depends on what you're invited to. For example, if it's a high end wedding, then you can wear a gown. If you're going to a work function or gala that calls for a black tie, then a little black dress with some statement jewelry would be perfect.
A black dress is always a good piece to have in your closet. If your dress has some sparkle, this would be perfect to wear to a cocktail party. If not, add some fun and sparkle with jewelry pieces and shoes. If you would rather wear colour, opt for something bright and feminine.
Most corporate offices have a dress code that calls for business casual. Pants and some sort of blazer or jacket would be great, or perhaps an A-line skirt with a fun blouse is your way to go. If jeans is your thing, I would suggest a pair of skinny jeans with some sort of jacket or blazer and a great tee. Pair it with a heeled shoe or boot.
A dress code that tends to come up around my favourite time of year...the Christmas holidays! Festive attire is similar to cocktail attire but with a little bit more dazzle. Say a sparkly sequin dress or a crushed velvet skirt or pant, or even a pair of jeans with a sparkly top. If you love your black clothes, make your outfit pop with some fun coloured or sparkly shoes!
Who doesn't like to wear a little bit of sparkle around the holiday's?! I definitely do!