A formal dress can turn heads around when you walk in

Posted by AllmaJess on December 2nd, 2014

We all love going to parties but when you get an invitation for a formal party then there might be slight hesitation. The main consideration is what would be the proper formal dress for such a party. If you are not properly dressed according to the surroundings not only will you feel out of place but the host might also feel insulted. The occasion too matters a lot. It depends on whether you are attending a wedding, a formal dinner party or a Black Tie dress code party. The dress should complement the surroundings. Formal dresses are supposed to be the most elegant dresses and have to be carried very well in order to have a good presentation of yourself.

There are different definitions of formal wear for men and women. For men, a formal dress would mean wearing a tuxedo or an elegantly tailored suit. Some may want to have something lighter than these but still be formal. They can opt for a nice crisp shirt with formal trousers, a tie or a bow with formal shoes. The formal dress code varies from country to country. Usually the dress code considered as formal in the evening is the ‘white tie’ but in UK ‘morning dress’ consisting of a ‘morning coat, waist coat and striped trousers’ is the formal day time clothing. A business suit is a must when you are going for some meetings or special functions.

For women, however, there is a wide variety and flexibility in formal dresses. They can wear from long flowing gowns to body hugging dresses. The dress may be short in length and can be an evening dress. Whether ball gowns, cocktail dresses or pantsuit dress, a lady can wear these dresses on a formal occasion. They have to just take care that there should not be a mismatch between the dress and the occasion. If you are going to a wedding, your attire should be different from what you wear in a formal garden party. Ladies have this benefit of having a whole lot of choice of styles and colours in front of them.

The styles for the dresses vary and so does everyone’s pick. For a formal evening party, one can choose from stunning evening dresses in various styles like strapless dresses, backless dresses, halter neck dresses, one shoulder dresses or fishtail dresses. The list of formal dress is endless as the designers are creating a range of new fashion every day. The look of the dress changes with the material used. Mostly satin and chiffon are used for these dresses but sometimes other fabrics are also mixed and matched so well that they too look gorgeous as formal party wear.

Not only the dress, but the accessories that you wear with it makes it complete. Usually heavy jewellery is not advisable with a formal dress. A pair of long sleek danglers, a pearl necklace, a stylish clutch and a high heel shoes go extremely well with formal dresses. For men, a pair of cufflinks, tie pin and smart shoes does the magic.

Understanding a formal dress code for a function is extremely important. Formal dresses have a charm of their own, which the crowd will remember for a long time.

Look elegantly beautiful in formal dress to rock the party and to show the world that formal dresses are traditionally modern.

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