With holidays approaching, there will surely be a lot of parties lined you will attend. It will definitely be a variety, and you will need to get ready for all of them.
One of those parties is a cocktail party. It is a party that is usually for business purposes, so that is why it is usually formal. That is why it is important to know what you will need to expect, so you will be ready and know what to do. One of these is your outfit. What would be best to wear on this occasion?
1. Follow the Dress Code
As said before, cocktail parties are often for business and formal, so it is important to know how will it be. It could be a black-tie which means it will be very formal. You would need to wear an evening dress or gown. Then there will be other less formal and even casual. Just make sure to not be too casual. When it comes to these parties, jeans are a big no.
Also, since it is October and Halloween is imminent, it will be a big possibility to have a costume cocktail party. For this, make sure to have something appropriate (it is usually a formal one like a masquerade).
2. Know the Theme
The theme comes in with the dress you wear. The party could be something elegant or it could be more casual. This is the same as above once you know what the theme will be. You will have to follow the dress code for it.
3. Be Appropriate
No matter what the theme will be, there is an appropriate dress code for a cocktail party. The first rule is to not wear something revealing which means keep the necklines and hemlines appropriate. Also, avoid transparent fabrics. Remember that a cocktail party is for business, so you should wear something that is appropriate in front of your boss and partners. Another thing is said before. Even if the event is less formal does not mean you can wear jeans, but you can definitely wear trousers or any other pantsuits. You will look formal and chic at the same time.
Another thing to avoid is something about the accessories you will choose. It is all about keeping it simple yet elegant. An example is having a clutch instead of having an oversized bag. Having a big bag (even if it is a purse) will make you look disorganized. Another is your jewelry. Make sure to wear something simple like a single necklace and pair of earrings and not to have too many.
4. Always Be Ready
Because it is fall, the temperature will definitely be cooler. Because of that, you will need something to warm you up. A blazer will be the best for pantsuit outfits. But when it comes to dresses, a good coat or a shawl will be a nice touch. It will make you warm and look sophisticated at the same time.