Wednesday 04 April, 2012

Rwanda : What to wear for a cocktail party

A cocktail party dress

A cocktail party dress

A cocktail party is a largely informal social gathering generally featuring mixed drinks and light refreshments for the guests.

These days, a cocktail party can be anything from a swanky society affair to a low-key group of friends gathered around drinks and food tables.

Since guests at a cocktail party are encouraged to intermingle while enjoying a variety of mixed drinks served by the host, you should wear a dress that makes you comfortable.

But for the most part, “cocktail parties are dressy-casual, so you can’t go wrong if you wear a top with some special details and a skirt or tailored pants, plus heels or fancy flats,” says Williamson. “Avoid fabrics that are too casual, like blue jeans, T-shirts and denim.”

Cocktail parties are the perfect occasion for the famous little black dress (a must have for every woman). Whatever your attire, keep it dressy and elegant, but not too formal. Spare the formal dresses for the occasions or events that are marked by elaborate ceremony.

Cocktail dresses are always in style but you have other options, writes Ingela Ratledge. A cocktail party definitely has a dress code, follow a guide to the modern do’s and don’ts of proper attire for a right cocktail party dress.

How to dress appropriately to a Cocktail Party

Wear a semi-formal party dress. An appropriate outfit for a cocktail party is usually a flirty dress with some cute heels and a chic bag. The dress is usually mid-thigh or knee length. Long gowns are usually not worn at cocktail parties. Alternatively, you can pair a nice skirt with a beautiful blouse.

What to wear 2A semi-formal dress     nice skirt with a beautiful blouse

Pair the dress with fancy dress shoes, either heels or embellished flats.

What to wear 3Embellished flats                            Heels

Accessorize with some low-key jewelry. Save the heavy diamond jewelry for a more formal affair like a wedding. Wear a delicate necklace with some diamond stud earrings.

Low-key jewelry

Low-key jewelry

Always carry a cute clutch or small handbag. Large totes or shoulder bags will not match well with a short party dress.

What to wear 4    A clutch                                     Handbag                           

Add details to complete the look such as a stylish coat, a brooch, or jeweled headband. With these final details you will have a completed cocktail party look, and now you know how to dress appropriately to a cocktail party.

A brooch               A brooch


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