Received a party invitation? Well, you must be so happy. But, is that forever? Since, most of the time it doesn’t. There is always a single thought that paralyzes with fright and impel us to think – “What am I going to wear?” We all have embraced this situation, and we still embrace it, time and time again, as our clothes are the first things that define our persona; they exhibit us utterly, before we even introduce ourselves, and create a certain perception…
In the good old days, it wasn’t a stressful task at all. However, in this modern world, if we won’t shed light on our clothes, or ponder them, before going to the party, there is a good chance that we’ll be ignored. In fact, our own friends would see us with weird eyes, and won’t like to stand next to us; they can even humiliate us with sarcastic comments. Therefore, it’s immensely important to know how to dress professionally for any type of occasion, especially, how to choose a perfect party dress.
Choosing a Party Dress
One can’t simply deny the value of a great party dress, as everyone just loves to look glamorous. Though, it makes you feel more attractive, confident, and stylish, but the issue is, it’s not easy to choose it. It isn’t like choosing a T-shirt, which comes with just one cut style. The reason why it’s complicated is because there are numerous types of party dresses, and the fashion sense of each person differs greatly from the others. And, of course, there are a lot of other things as well, which play a substantial role in decorating your persona, and exhibiting you in the best possible manner.
If you won’t perceive the type of the party properly, you would probably end up embarrassing yourself in front of everyone. Think about it! Would you dress up like a prom queen for a birthday party? Of course, you won’t. It’s a basic thing which relates in every situation. Therefore, you must understand what to wear at different parties… Allow me to explain in more detail.
Casual Parties: This type of party is usually the one that men prefer the most. You don’t have to worry regarding what you’re going to wear at this party. Since, choosing the dress for this type of party is rather easy. All you need is to imagine that you’re going to meet your friends. How would you dress up, if you’re meeting your friends after a long time? Dress up like that, and you are good to go.
Business Parties: People don’t really perceive how to opt for the dress for this type of festivity. The most common dress for men is suits and ties. However, women have a variety of dresses which they can wear. Before choosing the dress for business party, keep one thing in your mind: it’s your dream job interview.
Business Casual/Semi-Casual Parties: Although it’s semi-casual, don’t wear anything that you may possibly wear on a casual party. It’s different. In this type of party no one should wear denim or short, but Blazers and Sports Coats are great – for men. Similarly, if you’re a woman, khakis shouldn’t be your choice. Just keep one thing in mind while choosing the dress for a semi-casual party: if you can’t wear it in front of your clients or customers, you can’t wear it now – in this party.
Semi-formal/Cocktail Parties: In this type of party, men should be wearing dark suits, white shirts, and silk ties. Women should wear a classic black dress, sparkling jewelry, and high heels. This kind of social gathering impels you to define your grace in a formal manner.
White Tie Parties: There is a good chance that you won’t be able to attend these types of parties. Since, they usually honor visiting dignitaries, the pope, and etc. Even White House only hosts just one or two “White Tie” parties each year. Therefore, you can comprehend why it’s hard to be invited in them. But, albeit, somehow, all the stars turn in your favor, and you get the invitation, you have no choice but to wear exactly what it requires. Men have to wear a white bow tie and a white dinner jacket with tails. On the other hand, women have to wear a long dress with long white gloves. It should be like you’re dining with the Queen at the palace.
Formal/Black-Tie Parties: For this party, men should wear tuxedo, and women should opt for the long dress. While choosing the dress for this kind of gathering, remember that, you’re walking on the red carpet at the Oscars.
Consider Other Things As Well
Choosing the party dress isn’t everything. There are other things as well, which you must ponder if you wish to dominate and relish that party utterly, and if you wish to exhibit that you’re a person who perceives the requirements of the parties rather well. For instance:
Find the Perfect Color: Now that you have chosen the right party dress, you must be pondering the color that defines your best features. Well, there are online websites that can help you in this matter - based on your skin tone, hair and eye coloring. Besides, you can ask your family and friends as well. However, if you already have a great fashion sense, it won’t be a serious matter for you… Just remember, the color of the party dress is just as important as the dress itself.
Consider the Fabric: You would probably get the best party dress with a lavish color at a very low cost, but if the fabric is of low quality, people would notice it immediately. Therefore, you would need to spend some extra cash to buy quality material, as it elevates your prestige.
Don’t Worry About The Trends: You don’t need to worry about the trends at all. Just follow the above guideline, and you would probably end up with something great and impress everyone on a grand scale too.
Keep the Season in Mind: Not something we need to explain in detail. When looking for a party dress, always keep the fact of the weather in your mind. Albeit you find something that is perfect for your body, it doesn’t mean it’s suitable according to the season. For instance: wearing something heavy and warm during summers would make the party worse for you, and wearing something airy and light during winters could paralyze you with the cold.
Abdul Bari Chanessra