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Win “best dressed” with these simple tips

Evesham Editorial 24th Nov, 2023 Updated: 24th Nov, 2023   0

While looking your best is always nice, sometimes you just don’t have the time or energy to worry about your hair and makeup. Most of the time, this is just fine. No one is going to glance at you for wearing comfortable clothing to the supermarket, and tossing on ragged denim jeans is likely just fine for the part. Some events, however, demand a very specific dress code. It can be difficult to know when you should dress up and when you can get away with not dressing up, so we’ve created an article that explores occasions and social settings where looking your best is important.

Dinner parties

Dinner parties are a great time for a glow-up, especially when they’re themed. If you’re attending a mystery dinner party, for example, you can wear a formal dress with some heels, or smart suit. A dinner party set in the ‘80s, on the other hand, allows you to get a bit more creative with your outfits. The goal of picking the perfect dinner party attire is to match your clothing to the host’s intent. Non-themed dinner parties at home might demand simpler clothes while dinner parties at a fancy restaurant are an excuse to debut some of your most impressive looks.

Charity galas

Charity galas are great if your goal is to show off your formal attire. Galas, even more so than dinner parties, demand well-fitted and good-quality tuxedos and suits. Expect to see lots of full-length gowns, as this is the event where dressing to impress is key. Go big with bright, shimmery colours and ornate details to really put your sense of style on full display. Hairstyle is important here, too, and you should ensure your hair is freshly styled.

Casino nights

Going to the casino might not be the first event that comes to mind when you think of ‘fancy clothing,’ but you might be surprised to learn that there are often dress codes to consider. During the daytime, you should wear mildly formal clothes or perhaps business casual. At night, the atmosphere changes and it’s time to dress up. The same is true for casino dealers, too! A quick glance at any online casino, like Bet MGM UK, will show you live dealers dressed in all sorts of glamorous and glitzy styles, including fancy dresses and smart suits.

Christmas parties

Christmas parties are some of the best occasions to really go for gold when it comes to glitz and glamour. You might not get away with wearing a sequined or glittery dress at a dinner party, for example, but you can at most Christmas parties. Consider statement jewellery, too, along with other ornate details. While the clothes you wear should be good quality, you don’t typically have to dress up in dresses and suits for a Christmas party unless you want to. Party wear can often be an option if you aren’t wanting to take the spotlight.

Job interviews

Job interviews are more casual occasions than the ones described above, but there is often an unspoken dress code to consider. Have you ever heard the phrase ‘dress for the job you want’? This couldn’t be truer when it comes to job interviews. Keep your attire simple and neat unless your job is more laid-back, like tech startups, magazines, or design firms. The goal is to look at least as professional as the people already working at the company in question, if not just a bit more. Don’t look to formalwear; keep your wardrobe simple and professional. Simple heels and a professional dress or tailored suit, for example, are interview staples.

We’ll note here that if you are interviewing at more laidback or ‘trendy’ companies like the ones we described above, you typically have free rein to show off your personal style. Clothing should still be clean and neat, but you don’t have to worry about only picking business items.

Before you get ready to head out tonight, keep our tips in mind, and you’ll always be the best-dressed wherever you end up.

Written by Julie Holt


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