Do not confuse the cocktail party to be a night out with your girlfriends. Do not wear something that is transparent or something that gets unnecessary attention. Be watchful of your neckline, making sure it is appropriate.
Keep those ball gowns for your ‘Cinderella’ moment. The fashion gurus usually suggest that you steer away from wearing gowns that trail out and about.
Midi size dresses are perfect cocktail dresses to wear for cocktail.
Jeans Are A No:
Jeans might be your ultimate comfort dressing, and there are no questions asked there, but it still does not give you the leeway to wear them for a cocktail party. Since they do not fall under the formal-clothing category, don’t even have it as an option.
Do It With A Clutch:
As a woman, I know the urge to carry a mini-convenience store for all the ‘just-in-case’ scenarios and hence the need for an oversized bag. But, by all means, avoid it, and it does not go with the idea of a cocktail party.
A clutch is your best bet or a small yet stylish body bag. If you feel the need for things that go in your handbag, leave the big bag in your car and carry the absolute essentials in a clutch. It makes a statement in itself.
Do Heels Or Platforms:
We all practically live in flip-flops, and the comfort from these flip flops is indisputable. Not just flip flops, but boots, gladiators, flat sandals, etc. are not considered as cocktail outfits, unless of course, it’s an exception.
Platform heels, wedges, or pumps are perfect footwear, plus they enhance your silhouette.
Do One Statement Piece:
Accessories go a long way in elevating your outfit, and just one neck piece is enough to enhance the look of a plain dress. So, think about that one piece in your accessories kit that will not only stand out but also complements your dress.
One statement piece and just one needs to stand out, too many things at once can look unappealing. You could probably add fine jewelry like a bracelet, finger rings, etc. but keep them minimal.
Do Strapless Or Stick On Bra:
Your undergarments should be way out of the radar.
If your dress has a plunging or tricky neckline, strapless or stick-on bras are your best bet. If you are wearing shapewear, ensure that they align with the shape of your dress and don’t stick out.
If getting cocktail invites is rare for your lifestyle, you don’t have to rob yourself of the chance to wear a cocktail attire. Like I said there are plenty of other occasions where you can wear them.
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