Dress to kill!!
It is a universal dilemma for women to decide what to wear for what occasion, as they gaze helplessly at their wardrobe full of cherished outfits, yet, not able to make up their minds as to which one to pick up! Almost all women are conscious about how they appear once they step out of their homes, but perhaps not all of them are aware of how to make a choice when it comes to dressing for particular occasions.
Clothes reflect one’s personality, temperament, state of mind, tastes and what not! Thus, it is not enough to simply look good, but one should look good in a way that befits the mood and situation. Just as one cannot afford to attend a business meeting in a casual t-shirt and denims, similarly, it would be foolish to attend a birthday party in formals! Dressing is indeed an art and one must master it, in order to give a good impression to people around and also to boost one’s confidence and self-image. According to etiquette experts, one good way of getting an idea as to how to dress up is to look at the nature and quality of the occasion. It usually provides hints as to which clothes would be appropriate. Similarly, day-time clothes are generally not the same as evening wear. However, experts suggest that if one is required to wear the same clothes through evening, one can always make it look suitable with a dash of appropriate make-up and striking accessories.
Selecting the right outfit for an occasion simply requires a woman to have common-sense and an aesthetic fashion mantra, so as to choose the right colour, cut and length of a dress that would not look out-of-place. Often in parties, there are dress codes specified, according to themes etc. which must be abided to. In case someone throws a personal/professional party and one is not sure as to what should be worn, there is never any harm in asking! It is better to confirm beforehand than confront an embarrassing situation later on. Instructions such as “smart casuals” or “informals” can be quite confusing, so it is always advisable to ask the host or hostess. Proms, picnics, beaches, weddings, funerals, corporate meetings etc. they all have their particular ways of dressing up which reflect your elegance and dressing etiquette. It can only evoke mockery and ridicule if one wears flip-flops to a dinner or a cocktail dress in a formal event.
As a general rule however, it is always safer to dress in a sober and decent manner, one that catches attention and not simply captures attraction or raises eyebrows. Modesty always wins, when it comes to dressing, as it is a well-known fact that being skimpily dressed does not ensure style and gorgeousness. One can look fashionable and elegant in sophisticated clothes as well. One should avoid pitfalls to the best of one’s abilities and look well-groomed and subtle, rather than gaudy and over-the-top.