How to Nail the Art of Evening Wear – The Do’s and Don’ts

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Have you nailed the art of evening wear or are you still in the process of making? If you are still learning the art of attending evening events, then you might want to know about the do’s and don’ts of evening dressing.

The following do’s and don’ts will help.


Do # 1: Consider the Location

The location of the evening event plays a crucial role in deciding what to wear and how to dress. If you are attending an outdoor summer event, the dress that you choose will not be appropriate for any indoor event.

The location will also establish rules for what to choose in accessories and footwear. For instance, if you know that you will be spending most of your time standing outside, you may ditch your fancy stiletto and opt for thicker heels or wedges instead.


Do #2: Try Your Outfit before the Event

Another tip that will help you save loads of stress is to try your outfit on before the big event. The worst that you can deal with is stressing out moments before the event when realizing that your dress needs to be altered or that your accessories need to match.

To prevent any last-moment stress, you will want to try the entire outfit a few days before the event to make your experience of the actual event more enjoyable. For the ultimate evening wear, you might want to check out Scanlan Theodore’s Signature: The Evening Dress Collection and select a dress that appeals to you the most.


Don’t # 1: Don’t Fear Colors

When it comes to evening events, you might feel drawn to resort to your little black dress; however, we are here to tell you not to be afraid but to embrace colors instead. Honestly, you will feel so much better if you were to ditch your LBD and choose a color that will not only brighten your mood but also your presence. Also, the color you choose for your dress will make the entire event appear so much more special.

Depending on the occasion, you will want to do the right amount of makeup and choose the right lashes – colorful lashes might not hurt as well if you keep everything else at the bare minimum. By opting for a colorful dress, you can go super easy on your accessories, too.


Don’t #2: Don’t Over Accessorize

Another thing to avoid when it comes to getting ready for an evening event is over-accessorizing. You might want to follow one golden rule when it comes to accessories: less is more. Your goal for the evening event is to appear as effortlessly put together as possible. Ideally, you will want to appear as if you threw on an amazing outfit at the last minute, so piling up on accessories is a big no.

Instead of your accessories, you will want your outfit to make a statement; however, when it comes to selecting jewelry that is minimal and classy, such as a statement pendant for a lower-cut neckline.


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Written by Lola McQuenzie

Lola is one of our busiest writer. She has worked for Catwalk Yourself since 2007. Lola started working with us after she graduating from Central St Martins

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