Saturday, May 26, 2012

Let's Play Dress Up!

Styling  Appropriately Yet Chic For An Event

                    Ladies look at the pictures above. Think to yourself, is there something about these five dresses that are insanely chic, yet APPROPRIATE to be worn at the most intriguing affairs? Now please keep in mind I am not talking a typical back yard bar-b-que, or even a friends birthday celebration at the club (but wait I'll touch on that). I'm talking about to a wedding, bridal shower, upscale baby shower, graduation, company dinner, church banquet, awards ceremony, etc. 

                    All of these looks are timeless creations that will forever stand the test of time. They amongst many others in its category look good on a hanger without having to even touch a body. Now while every one's body is not meant for certain types of clothing, classic creations can still be part of your wardrobe. I am not by far speaking against trendy clothing. While I find them to be cute, vibrant and affordable I also know that a few years from now we wont be caught dead in it. 

                    Its important that we remember when attending functions that we are aware of what the proper dress code is. Now for men they don't need to much reinforcement. While at times a friendly nudge about a baseball cap needing to be removed from their head, a shirt, belt and tie taking the place of a t-shirt (designer or a plain white tee), sneakers needing to be left for a more casual affair, and lastly properly fitted slacks over the super tight jeans or over sized dress pants are pretty much a no brainer. Well it should be, but in case it isn't then review the entire third sentence again. 

                    Ladies its more then important, almost like its over kill that we remember before putting on any clothing that we choose the correct undergarments. Yes bra and panties matter. In case someone told you different........think again. If your dress has unique straps, or none at all then clearly a strapless bra is your only option. Many designers specialize in making certain that even those bras give the right amount of support when not attached to a strap. I see London, I see France, I see [insert your name] under pants. That's right, the rest of the world cares not to see your panties. That means keep your legs closed and crossed at all times. Learn how to get in and out of the car with a short dress or skirt on. When you stand and people are behind you looking at your rear, showing of panties lines showing is not the biz. Stockings are included too, please note that to formal functions you are supposed to have them on. In case you didn't know, smooth control is available for ladies of all sizes and shapes.

                    **In my best info-merical voice** Do you find yourself constantly tugging on your clothes, trying to pull them down? What about your pants or jeans do you need to unbutton them when you have a seat for a long period of time? If so there is help for you its called: Move the next size up, because obviously what you have on is too small and ill fitted.

                      Why must we go through this ladies, everything is not meant for every body type. Designers are so fashion friendly now that fabulous clothing is found in every size. So the dress, that you may have to suck it in to fit in, just move up to the next size or two, or three. Only you will know that the size says a 14 versus a 4, I mean come on! Certain dresses are meant for certain places. When in doubt....think it out.

                       Classic designs are timeless they never get old on the rack, in pictures or on the body. Thats why designers continue to use the same patterns. When attending a function where you know that dress code is important, I simply suggest to go with classic elegance. Wear the right undergarments, get the dress in the right size, wear a comfortable yet stunning shoe and you've got yourself a great look. It may seem hard, but you'll thank yourself for it later when you look back at the pictures, or don't have to make several trips to the bathroom to adjust your wear. Oh and asking friends do you need adjusting counts too. I know we all want "owws and ahhs" and not "ohh and no". Don't we?

Celebrating with you,


*pictures above are not that of my own*

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