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Everyone is thrilled at the thought of attending a cocktail event. These events are exciting and give attendees a perfect opportunity to go glam and showcase their sophisticated look as far as attire is concerned. It is usual for invitations for these parties to indicate “cocktail attire”, which is a shadow description of the kind of clothing that attendees are expected to wear.
What is Cocktail Attire?
Cocktail attire refers to a standard dress code appropriate for evening social functions. Choosing an outfit that looks fabulous and appropriate at the same time can be challenging. For women, selecting the right attire for an upcoming cocktail event involves careful consideration of factors such as the party’s theme, comfort, weather, color, unique accessories and so on. You also want to make sure your cocktail outfit turns heads for the right reasons.
As reported by samyra-fashion.com, There are endless options for cocktail dresses, shoes and accessories thanks to the novelty of talented designers. But cocktail events have specific dressing rules that one should follow to avoid embarrassing situations or simply appearing out of place.
We want you to have an enjoyable time at the party. Enjoyment starts from picking the right cocktail attire. Below, we have compiled 5 Dos and Don’ts of choosing cocktail dresses, shoes, and other accessories.
1. Do elegant fabric; don’t wear transparent or too revealing dress
Whichever size or color of dress you choose, it has to be made of fabric that looks refined. Silk, crepe, velvet, or silk are the most common choices of material.
Attire that is too revealing is not appropriate. It goes without saying that transparent dresses or anything that attracts unnecessary attention should not even be considered for cocktail events.
2. Do midi sized and Don’t wear huge gowns that trail out
There is a good reason why midi sized dresses are perfect for evening parties. You want something that feels comfortable for moving around among people and also when you need to let loose a little. According to fashion experts, huge gowns that trail about should be avoided. Mini dresses are not strictly prohibited but they are a territory you want to tread carefully. A dress that leaves most of the thighs uncovered may come out as too revealing and hence inappropriate. If you are thinking where miniskirts fall, they are among the “don’t wear” type. They are more appropriate for night parties.
3. Do trousers; Don’t wear jeans
Who shows up for cocktail parties in jeans? These are a no-no, however comfortable they are. If you want to wear trousers, try chic looking trousers or pant suits. In fact, anything that falls under the formal clothing category is good to go, paired with pumps, scarfs, and just enough make up.
4. Do wear heels; Don’t wear sneakers
While high heels are probably the most automatic option for many women, other types of shoes are also acceptable. These include wedges, pumps, and platform heels.
Though comfort is emphasized, it should not compromise cocktail style. Sneakers and the whole lot of flat shoes like sandals and boots are not expected at cocktail events.
5. Do less bags; Don’t carry big handbags
The urge to carry a handbag can be irresistible but don’t fall for this urge when attending cocktails. Often, small clutch bags are preferred. They are just for accessorizing your dress code. Less is always more suitable when it comes to bags for cocktail events.
Avoid over-sized bags by all means. If you must carry a bag, match your dress attire with a smack purse that can hold a few essential items such as your phone, lipstick, cash and cards.
6. DO pay attention to the party theme.
Often, the host provides the theme of the event.
Make sure your grooming follows that theme otherwise you will look out of place. In case you don’t know the event’s theme, don’t fear to ask. Pretty, classy ladies know that it’s better to be safe than sorry. Ask for the theme and be sure to show up in appropriate attire.
Cocktail events are perfect times to wow with your unique taste of fashion. This guideline will help you to bring out your best in your upcoming cocktail event. You know what to do and what not to. Bring it on!!