Evening Wear : Do’s and Don’ts
With formal events becoming more popular these days we would like to share our knowledge of evening wear do’s and don’ts to help you always be the best dressed at your special occasion.
Evening wear generally has fabric that shines or beads and crystals that catch the eye so one would think they don’t need to accessorize. The trick is determining what type of dress you have, this will guide you towards the right accessories to use. If your dress is heavily beaded, stick to something simple and short. If the dress is in a plain fabric like a Crepe or Velvet then go for a statement earring and maybe even a neckpiece. If you do a statement earring often its best to match it with a bracelet so the outfit isn’t busy. If you want to do the earrings with the neckpiece then you could look at doing a set of earrings and necklace. What if your evening dress is in a print ? Try pick up one of the colours in the print to accessorize the dress.
DON’T WEAR THE WRONG SILHOUETTE
This is a bit of a tough one because we all have likes and dislikes but wearing the correct silhouette for your body type is one of the best things you could do for yourself. If you have an athletic shape try go for for something that softens your body so go for fabrics like thick satin, if you are pear shaped choose a dress that’s fitted on the bodice and slightly A- line. Slim bodies often need more shape so go for a fabric that hugs your body and flows at the bottom to appear curvier, if the event is fancier than the most consider a ball gown as well. Lastly, if you are curvier go for styling details that make you slimmer like rouching on the waistline, draping on the skirt and nipped in the waist.
DO WEAR A BIT MORE MAKE UP
Evening make up is often a bit more than day make up so don’t be shy in this aspect. Go for colours that suit your skin and compliment the colour of your dress. If the dress is a solid dark colour you could look at doing a bright lip which will make your look pop. However, do remember not to overdo your make up as it could end up drowning or cheapening your whole look.
DON’T BE UNCOMFORTABLE
If you are a person that is always at events this won’t apply to you ,but most of us aren’t always at occasions so the whole process of getting a dress can be daunting. Don’t choose a dress that will make you feel like you’re not yourself ,or choose something that is too revealing if you aren’t that type of dress person. Step out your comfort zone in terms of colour or styling but don’t choose a silhouette that will cause you to not enjoy the evening, after all this doesn’t happen often so you have to enjoy!