If you are attending a formal event soon, then this blog post is for you! We have created the ultimate guide to help you look your best. We will discuss what to wear, how to do your hair and makeup, and everything else in between. This article also has some great pictures that will show off different styles so that you can see which one speaks to you the most.
Dress To Impress
One of the most important things to remember when dressing for a formal event is that you want to look your best. This means choosing an outfit that makes you feel confident and comfortable. You don’t want to wear something that is too tight or too loose, as it will not be flattering. When selecting your outfit, think about your body type and what is going to look best. For example, if you have a large bust or hips, then it might be beneficial for you to wear plus size cocktail dresses.
If you are petite, then you might want to choose a dress with a shorter hemline. No matter what style you decide on, make sure that your outfit is polished and professional. This means avoiding anything too revealing or flashy. You also don’t want to wear something that is too trendy, as it may look out of place at a formal event.
Wear Shoes That You Can Dance In
You don’t want to wear shoes that you can’t dance in otherwise, it will be a very long night. There are some great closed-toe pumps out there with kitten heels or just slightly higher than normal height which works perfectly for formal events.
Try on different styles and find what works best for your feet. You should also keep in mind that when dancing, the back of your shoes might get scuffed up so wearing something more neutral is usually better than highlighters if this happens often to you at other functions/events where you need to stand around. If anything though, opt for nude colors over black because they look much classier and won’t show scuff marks or dirt as easily.
Don’t be afraid to wear high heels. They will give you more height and they can also elongate your legs if that’s something you’re trying to accomplish. Plus, the extra lift will make formal events feel a lot less intimidating. Choose shoes in rich colors like black or dark brown so that they go with all of your outfits (you’ll want them for other occasions as well).
Don’t wait until the last minute to wear your shoes. Give them a test run making sure they are comfortable. The last thing you want is foot pain during the entire evening because of misfit shoes.
Have A Basic Makeup Kit
Even if you’re not wearing a lot of makeup, it’s always good to have a basic kit with you. This will help you touch up your look if needed. The basics include foundation, blush, mascara, and lipstick. You can also add in an eyeliner if desired. Be sure to choose products that will last throughout the night such as waterproof mascara and a long-lasting foundation.
If you’re not sure how to apply the products, be sure to watch a few tutorials online. There are plenty of videos available that show you how to do everything from creating a smoky eye to applying lipstick perfectly. Take the time to practice before the event so you feel confident with your look. That way you can try different eye shadows and lip color to find the ones best suited for your outfit.
Products can also be bought in travel-sized containers which are perfect for bringing with you on the go. Just make sure they are all compatible with one another and won’t cause any adverse effects when used together.
And don’t forget to bring along your brushes too! Having all of your tools handy will help speed up your makeup routine.
Don’t Wear Too Much Jewelry
When attending a formal event, it’s important to avoid going overboard with your jewelry. A few pieces of tasteful jewelry are all you need to look polished and elegant. Too much bling can be overwhelming and distracting. If you’re not sure how much is too much, err on the side of caution and wear less rather than more. Keep your focus on the overall look, not individual pieces of jewelry. When it comes to dressing up, less really is more! And if you’re going to wear a tuxedo or suit, opt for a cufflink or tie clip instead of multiple rings or necklaces. You might also want to consider adding a hair accessory. A nice headband or tiara can add some extra glamour to your look, and it will make you feel like a princess for the night. Be sure to choose something that matches your dress and hairstyle, and don’t be afraid to go all out with your accessories.
Add A Subtle Purse
If you’re looking for a subtle way to accessorize your outfit, consider adding a purse. A small purse is perfect for a formal event, and it will add just the right amount of style without being too flashy. Choose a color that complements your outfit, and make sure the purse is in good condition so it doesn’t ruin your look. You’ll be able to carry all of your essentials with you, and you’ll look great doing it.
Wear A Coat That Covers Your Dress
When it comes to formal events, you want to make sure that your outfit is as elegant and put-together as possible. One way to do this is by wearing a coat that covers your dress. This will help keep you warm and will also prevent any mishaps from occurring (e.g. the wind blowing up your dress). Choose a coat in a neutral color like black, navy, or beige so that it will complement all of your outfits. You can even accessorize with a scarf or shawl to add some extra flair to your look.