How To Dress for a cocktail party 要如何為雞尾酒派對打扮？is your fail proof guide to cocktail attire. Chic party invites with the dress code “cocktail attire” are in full circulation.
The best part about our guide is that it will give celebrity style hints and fashion industry secrets on dressing for a cocktail party. Cocktail party rules are simple and sexy; among the chic list of cocktail soiree do’s is knowing who is the host because their style and taste leads the way for you.
Know who is your host?
Is your host/hostess is known to be old-fashioned, traditional or dresses more conservatively than you? Your fashion editor friend will likely have a more relaxed interpretation of cocktail dress code. The end goal is to be as practical as fashionably possible.
Your face is your shop window display: Oh yes honey,you gotta like that!
A little light concealer or powder and a swipe of mascara are essential—and you need to experience the transformation powers of a good lipstick.
If your hair is giving you anxiety, tame it with one of our easy to make hairstyles that work for any occasion. Don’t waste a good dress and an awesome pair of shoes.
Mind your hemline darling:
For a cocktail party the right lengths fall somewhere between mid-thigh and mid-calf. Please save floor-sweeping gowns for black tie affairs, and definitely reserve your dangerously short minis for nightclubs and bachelorette parties. Thanks!
Feeling fashion feisty? Do not feel limited to only black options. Play with color—another “element” that is best informed by the time of year. For spring, a romantic pink or soft pastel. For summer go bold in something bright,unless color is not your thing. For fall, rich earth tones and warm neutrals. And winter, deep jewel tones in luxe textures like satin or velvet. Classics.
Keep the trends at home. Do not let red carpet fashion trends make a fool out of you.
Your upcoming event may not be the best opportunity to test-drive a naked dress. If you must try something out of the ordinary interpret the trend in a way that is a bit more tasteful.
A sleek suit will do too: If an event takes place straight after office hours, a sleek blazer and trousers combo is an elegant look that is easy to dress up for evening. Just change your blouse (or remove it altogether- our resident chief-in-glam does this too!) and swap your satchel for a clutch,when it comes to bags for a cocktail patry- think less is more,so a clutch is perfect.
An important tip on deciphering a cocktail attire invite is paying attention to the information on your invite, this is SUPER important for figuring out cocktail party attire.
Take into account the event purpose, in addition to the time and place. A fashion party or work/corporate event require a very different dress code than a wedding or baby shower.
An event taking place at a fancy,high class hotel will probably need a dressier outfit than something in a restaurant or a party in someones home. Pay attention to the timing: an evening start time typically suggest a more formal approach than those scheduled earlier in the afternoon or day.