A Dress for Every Occasion 

Just the Right Dress...Maybe?

Posted on November 20, 2013 by AUTHOR (edit in theme settings)
This time of year should stir up much joy in us! The family gatherings, friend get-togethers, office parties, and holiday galas give all of us something to look forward to. However, have you ever wondered what attire you should wear to that special event? You ask yourself' "I don't want to show up over- or under-dressed." Well, I have noticed that even when you ask "experts" they often preface their answers with "usually". So, I am hoping that I can clear up that "what should I wear" confusion with the simple list & examples that follow. Of course, you can always call the host/hostess and ask them what the appropriate dress is for the event.

From most formal to least formal:

1. WHITE TIE -  Long, floor length formal evening gown



2. BLACK TIE - Floor length evening gown or your dressiest cocktail dress


3. CREATIVE BLACK TIE - Floor length evening gown or dressiest cocktail dress with creative, fun accessories



4. BLACK TIE OPTIONAL - Floor length gown, dressy cocktail dress, dressy little black dress, or dressy separates



5. SEMI-FORMAL - Short cocktail dress, little black dress, long dressy skirt and blouse, or dressy separates



6. FESTIVE ATTIRE (usually for the holiday season) - Cocktail dress, little black dress, long dressy skirt and dressy pants outfit, dressy separates, holiday accessories and colors



7. BUSINESS FORMAL - Suit, business style dress (structure), dress with a jacket, low or high heels (always abide by your company's dress code)


8. BUSINESS CASUAL - Skirt, khakis, or pants, open collar shirt, knit shirt, or sweater, casual style dress (no spaghetti straps or low necklines) 


9. DRESSY CASUAL -  Dress, skirt or slacks and dressy top, nice jeans and a dressy top



10. CASUAL - Sundress, short or long skirt, khakis or nice jeans, short are dependent on climate and occasion, plain t-shirt or polo


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