When it comes to dressing for an event, there are so many considerations. The location, who the event is for, time of day, time of year… Combine that with the prospect of seeing a lot of people and having your photo taken, and the pressure starts mounting. If you’ve ever had to dress for an event – be it a wedding, opening or a luncheon – you know what we are talking about.
Seeing as how we attend events on a weekly basis (literally), we’ve put together a few of our favorite tips to help take the stress out of getting dressed. Aside from looking at the invite and sticking to the dress code (number one rule), here are a few things we like to consider before stepping out the door.
- If you know you are going to be photographed, avoid busy prints. You’ll have no control over the background (which will likely be busy, itself), so it’s best to stick to simple prints or solid colors so as to stand out from your surroundings.
It’s better to be a little overdressed than underdressed. You’d hate to show up to an event looking too casual. – Victoria Jett, Account Executive
- Stand out, but don’t overdo it. If you’re into fashion, now’s the time to shine. That said, don’t go overboard. Pick one statement to make (be it your jewelry, your shoes, or your dress, etc.) and let that piece do all of the talking. Being a good editor is important. Otherwise you can easily look like someone who is trying too hard.
Bring extra fashion tape to the event. I wore a deep V dress to my last wedding and the boob tape wore off like an hour in and I was really annoyed I didn’t put an extra strip in my clutch. Rookie mistake. – Jordan Murphy, Account Executive
- Wear something you feel confident in. If you are wearing something you aren’t sure about or are uncomfortable in because it’s too tight, etc., that shows. You need to wear the outfit and not have it wear you. Confidence is the greatest accessory and if your outfit is taking away from yours, it’s the wrong choice. Period.
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