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How To Dress For A Formal Event

This is the season for charitable events,  weddings, and parties. When looking through your wardrobe as you get ready to go out, you realize that you have nothing to wear or that you are undecided about what to wear to the eagerly anticipated formal event. I understand your dilemma and am here to help you through it. Asking yourself these questions will help.


Knowing the type of event is the first step in choosing what to wear. Is it a cocktail party, a formal charity event, a wedding, a gala, or an evening at the theater?


The next step is to determine what time of day the event will take place. Is the event midday or in the evening? Does it begin in the afternoon and continue into the evening?


Knowing the location of the event is the next step. a ballroom in a hotel, a church, a restaurant, an art gallery, a stately home, or outside underneath a lovely tent? Is there a color scheme or a theme? Are you being asked to wear an outfit that fits the theme?

You should feel more confident choosing the ideal outfit for your formal event now that you have the answers to all of these questions. 

For the men, consider tuxedos and bow ties or a chic, custom suit and a statement tie. Always consult your host or another guest before deciding what to wear when in doubt.

Formal Event Outfit

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For women, there are numerous options, including the little black dress and the colorful jumpsuit. You can’t go wrong with an A-line gown or formal knee-length cocktail dress. Whatever you decide to wear, don’t forget to accessorize. This is the ideal time to accessorize, so pull out those statement accessories and eye-catching footwear and complete your ensemble with a stunning hairstyle and flawless makeup.

Formal Event Outfits

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Check out our guide on What To Wear On A First Date.




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