How to dress for every occasion

Posted on 30 November 2017

How to dress for every occasion

Dressing can be challenging sometimes, the challenge of knowing how to dress ourselves during various occasions we take part of. We all think carefully about how we should dress to suit the mood of the event. By dressing for any occasion, you show respect to the occasion and the people around you. Below we prepared an easy guide to dress codes for every occasion.

A wedding

A wedding

White is still the ultimate wedding no-no. Women should always keep in mind to stay away from white in weddings as white is the colour for the bride. Let the invitation, season and the hour be your guide. If you're close to the bride, ask her what's right. Otherwise, seek advice from the maid of honor or the bride's mother. A maxi or midi dress in the style of strapples, 1-shoulder or off shoulder will always do.

A dinner party

A dinner party

Dinner parties can be a little tricky, as there is no standard dress code. Dinner parties always have different themes that come with certain dress codes. If you underdress, you could offend your dinner companions. If you overdress, you can offend the host. It's always a good idea to ask the host for advice, it's the best way to find out what you are expected to wear. Otherwise, you can never go wrong with a little black dress and heels.

A business dinner/event or a company party

A business dinner/event or a company party

No matter how relaxed your office environment or the occasion is, never dress provocative for such events. You want to be taken seriously and dressing provocatively on any of the company occasions would not bring you any benefits. A too seductive outfit can prevent you from being taken seriously in these events. When It comes to work, you should always keep it professional. Office wear is proper for business dinners: dress pants with a knit or a blouse and blazer. Going to a work party straight from the office? Wear a casual dress in a dark shade, like a sheath or wrap dress, or wear a suit and bring along a feminine blouse and evening shoes. You could also simply swap your modest jewellery for something a little bolder.

A job interview

A job interview

A good first impression determines, for the most part, the recruiter's decision to employ or dismiss you. The way you present yourself at an interview can play a large part in this first impression, so make sure to dress appropriate to leave the best first impression. A dark suit is the standard attire for an interview. You can't go wrong with this dress code at large companies. However, it's not always the best choice to stick to the classics. In many creative or artistic fields, such as design, retail and technology, creativity is appreciated. Try a sheath dress with a belt and a cardigan, or a pencil skirt with a blouse and a cropped jacket. Many recruiters like to see the candidate's personality through their personal sense of style. That being so, the right dress etiquettes actually depend on the company and the job you are applying for. When in doubt, making a call to the HR executives about the appropriate attire is perfectly acceptable. It shows your respect for the company and the interest in the job. Whatever you do, go with something simple. You don't want the interviewer to be staring at your outfit the entire time.

A night at the theatre, the ballet, or the opera

A night at the theatre, the ballet, or the opera

This is your chance to wear an extravagant outfit! These are chic events where the guests are likely to dress according to the dress code. So, make sure you take out your best evening attire. Wear a long evening dress with some sparkly statement jewellery. And, don't be afraid of some glitter and sequin dresses. This is your time to shine!

First date

First date

Your instinct might be to get dolled up all the way, but try to skip those items that got that extra edge. The secret here is to be yourself and dress true to your personality. Dress like you always do. This isn't the time to take risks. If you're trying too hard, that won't go unnoticed which might play against you.

Family get-together, barbecue or birthday party

Family get-together, barbecue or birthday party

These are family and friends, go laid-back with your outfit and get comfortable. Pick clothes that can get you through the entire evening comfortably. The dress code is casual. You don't have to overthink about what to wear. Events like this should stimulate an easy “I just threw this on” vibe. A simple top and a cardigan or blazer with pants will do.

Pssst, did you know that Tinkerlust offers a variety of dresses for each of the occasions above? You will definitely find something that's perfect for you. Remember, no matter the etiquettes; first and foremost, you should feel like you. Choose an outfit that makes you feel great about yourself.

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