When one receives an invitation to a formal evening party, it means rules need to be followed. Of course the traditional black-tie event codes can be twisted a bit without going completely off. Men do not have much of a variety to choose from, and basically most black tie events are about looking the same. However, one can add a touch of magnificence by either choosing to get a waistcoat to wear or combining it with a pleated shirt. This can either be rented or bought off the rack and looked after for such special events.
An evening is not complete if the ladies don’t come out. And here is where most of the dressing up goes into. Whether it is an evening party after a wedding or an award ceremony, the codes can be a bit laid back for women. One of such is the color rule. The set codes are black and navy, but the rule is bent for variety. As long as one is dressed up properly, it will not matter that they wore cheap wedding dresses. The evening wear is what seals the bargain, but rules for women are not very strict. A good handbag and shoes can make or break a dress. When one decides on a long dress, that is past the knee, strappy heels are a good option since the area to be splashed only now and then, and if one is not comfortable wearing very high heels, one can get with less inches since the dress covers most of it. A low neckline goes well with long gowns; these can be paired with long earrings. If the dress chosen is short, showing cleavage is a no, no. On fabric choices, knitwear mends the divide between purely casual and full casual, as long as block colors are maintained.
A good handbag or clutch complements the look. Does not matter that one won’t be holding onto it the whole time, but it makes a magnificent entry line. Go for gold, black or silver. A good coat makes one well put together, and it can be got easily while shopping for Grecian dresses. Jewelry need to be kept at a minimum, this is not a carnival. So chose one, it can be a necklace, or long earrings. A bracelet is also a good option, and for shorter variations of evening dresses, anklets can spice up the outfit. Match that with a subtle perfume since no one wants sweat to ruin a great evening.
On personals, having a manicure and pedicure makes one feel right. If not one for that much merriment, ensure nails are clean as dirt under nails can be a great distraction. Don’t forget the hair, have someone style it to a style that makes brings ease. And before leaving the door, take a keen look in the mirror to ensure panty lines are out of the way, the undergarments all under, and the make up nice and clear.