Today I'm playing your fairy godmother and de-coding those bizarre-sounding dress codes we dread seeing on invitations. And who says you need to have a movie stars budget to look like one? Sherry London provides a (Princess) Aurora of affordable luxe dresses, all under $100. Here at 'The Daily Luxe', I always say: 'you don't actually need a million dollars to look like a million bucks'.
To be honest, I never even knew this formality existed! Saved for incredibly formal balls and red carpet events, the white tie event calls for a luxurious full-length gown. Dress like your going to a more conservative version of the met gala and you're onto a winner! Opt for classic shapes and classy cuts over more fashion-forward options.
Now is the time to flaunt your favorite fashion-forward full-length beauty. For black tie occassions, keep the length full and embrace embellished details to the max.
It's time to get out that knee length dress, the cocktail formality is all about that classy-sexiness. If you are opting for a full-length dress, go for a bodycon fit. The more embellished, the better.
This oxymoronic dress code has to be the most confusing of them all. Stick to a knee-length dress or skirt and top combo that has more of an 'office' vibe to it. Lay off the embellishments for this one, unless you want to look like the walking disco ball in the room.
Fairy Godmother's Tips
- Keep it classy: If you're going short, don't go tight or low cut.
- Sometimes less is more. Although it can be tempting to don a dress with ruffles, bows, sequins and the whole whammy; it will look tacky. Look for pieces with only one or two embellishing features.
- Dress for your shape! If you have a tiny waist, go for an A-line fit. Avoid mermaid shapes if you are bottom heavy.
- If you are stuck on what to wear for a cocktail party or smart/casual event, a little black dress is always a fail safe option! Add statement jewellery to dress it up for the former.
Hope you guys found this useful!
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