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How to Decipher Dress Codes
Holiday season is rapidly approaching and the invitations are pouring in. You open one up and it states the dress code is “Informally Fabulous”. How do you figure that one out?
We’re here to help you break down the “codes” and give you examples of what all these ambiguous dress regulations mean.
BLACK TIE OPTIONAL - (AKA – Creative Black Tie)
This calls for dignified glamour. Rich color, luxe fabrics. Cocktail dresses with interesting detail or modern long & flowing dresses that are not over the top.
FESTIVE ATTIRE – (AKA – Holiday Chic)
Think fun, playful, bold color. Show off one body part that you love, legs, shoulders, cleavage. Key word is ONE. Keep it sophisticated and fun.
COCKTAIL - (AKA – Dress to Kill)
Elegant and modern are the key to this look. Focus on one item to stand out. If the dress is simple, go for more glam with your shoes and accessories and vice a versa.
CASUAL CHIC – (AKA – Informally Fabulous)
Mix a dressy element with jeans. A feminine top with ruffles, sparkle with an edgier bottom, perhaps in leather.
BUSINESS ATTIRE – (AKA – Holiday Office Party)
Glam up a suit or sheath dress with a bit of sparkle & shine. Be professional and overtly sexy.
Just remember to dress for comfort and don’t worry if you’re slightly overdressed. Embrace the meaning of the holidays, which is gathering with friends and loved ones and sharing good times.