What to Wear to a Formal or Semi-Formal Event- Sponsored by Michele Boutique

When you get a party invitation for a “formal” event, it can be pretty confusing to decipher what that means. Is it cocktail-wear? Or black tie? And what does black tie even mean when it comes to ladies-wear?
If you receive an invitation to a pm Wedding, an after 6 event with "formal" or "semi-formal" dress code or any formal affairs, If unsure, follow these simple tips to dress up appropriately:

1. Remember your LBD
The Little Black Dress is a wardrobe stapler and one girl's best friend. When in doubt always take comfort in slipping on your favorite LBD. 

2. Wear Heels
It's a NO FLATS event. I personally enjoy a nice 4" to 6" pair of heels. Please ensure they are comfy enough as all the mingling and socializing will be hard on your feet, especially when they’re wedged into tight little stilettos. 

3. Overdress to Impress
It is better to overdress then under-dress-quoting my mom here- It is definitely better to overdress at a formal event where your outfits matters. Worst case scenario: you'll be the best-dressed guest. 

4. Make a Statement with Jewelry
Any outfit can be taken up a notch or two with fabulous statement jewelry. It helps make your outfit look put-together and stylish, but please if your statement piece is a necklace, make sure that you take the dress neckline into consideration. The nicest necklace may be of very bad taste if it does not flatter your neckline. Comment below if you would like to learn more about how to choose what necklace to wear based on your neckline.

5. Understand the Invitation
Take a minute and think about who sent you the invitation and what it’s for. It is ok to call your host ask for some details specially if dress-code is not clearly stated. But if the invitation comes from that extravaganza friend, you sure know that she's expecting the "WOW factor" - just saying ... 
6. Keep Balance
An event described as “formal” most often means that it will be an elegant, refined affair. It is safe to say that anything too overwhelming won’t be welcomed, so keep your outfit appropriate. Sequins and lace can be stunning, as long as you compensate with a longer hem so that you avoid looking like you’re at a nightclub. If you want to try a daring neckline, make sure your dress is a neutral color like black, beige, or white. It’s all about balance! 

7. Be Confident
The number one tip for dressing for a formal event is confidence. Whatever you decide to wear, own it loud and proud.
Outfit details:
Lace Gown, Clutch, left hand bangles @micheleboutique
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  2. Great tips! And what a beautiful dress!

  3. Girllll, red is your color! You look absolutely stunning!
    Thanks for stopping by the linkup!

    1. Thank you Monica. I should wear that color more often thru.

  4. Great tips Moumous and you look stunning in red! I love your cream purse and the manicure too! It was great to see you at #WowOnWednesday, thanks for joining!

  5. These are great tips and that's a stunning red dress on you! Perfect for a formal event!

    Thank you so much for joining the #weekdayWearLinkUp :) I just posted this week's linkup, I'd love you to join again! :)

    Hope that you had a wonderful weekend :)

    Away From Blue

    1. Hello Mica, Thank you for stopping by. You are on my linkup parties listing. So I will be joining every Monday.Xo,

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