Other people respond to you better when you dress well. Dressing well is a form of respect not only to you but to other people as well. When dressing formal, there are few simple things to take into consideration to look your absolute best in all formal settings.
Show off your best features
What is your best feature? Your ankles, your arms, your face, your waist. Know yourself well and pick out your best features are, you have more than one. When you are buying clothes have a plan to enhance your best features. You can wear a high collar when your face and neck are your best features. If your legs are your best feature, wear a skirt that is a reasonable length and make that your focal point. You want to draw the attention of the person looking at you to your best feature.
Not too much skin
There is a thin line between classy and trashy. It looks really nice when you conservatively show a little skin here and there. When wearing formal wear, you want people’s respect, not to look like you are for sale. Some people think that it should be one skin show at a time. If you cover your legs you can wear less on top. If you cover up more on top, you can wear say like a pencil skirt or a conservative length shorter skirt. Both men and women want to rein it in with the skin.
Call on color for accessorizing
Black has always been the go-to for formal wear. It is still a great way to stay safe when choosing a formal wear outfit. These days with fashion, you want to jazz up your formal wear. This can be done by adding color with the accessories you choose. Purses, jewelry, ties, belts, shoes, necklaces, and bracelets are all where the opportunities to add color to a formal outfit of classic colors. You can be bold by wearing colorful clothes, but make sure it is tasteful and not too loud.
Buy something new
When wearing formal wear, you want to look fresh. It is best to buy new clothes when going somewhere formal. All clothes fade over time from many washes. By having something new in your wardrobe for formal wear, you feel shiny and new with a new outfit on. You can always mix a brand new top with an older bottom, but the look of new fabric is unmistakable by people who care about what you are wearing.
Make comfort a priority
Always make sure that your clothes fit. You do not want tension anywhere in your clothes. If you are comfortable in your formal wear, you will have a better formal evening.
If you can, get it tailored
Having the right fit is so important. No one can fit your formal wear better than a tailor. If you can afford a tailor to take your measurements and make something perfect for your body, you will never want to buy premade clothes again.
Check your clothes before you leave. Make sure you have no deodorant stains, make-up stains, oil stains or stains of any kind on your clothes. Roll any pet hair off the clothes. Make sure the clothes smell good. Just check all your clothes before you walk out the door for anything that looks out of place.
Two pieces can be As formal as one
You do not always have to go for the dress to be formal. You do not always have to wear a tuxedo to be formal. Choosing individual pieces and wearing them together can create some of the best looking formal outfits. So try on a few things and you can find two-piece outfits that get more attention that that same old dress.
Dressing up formal is fun. You can feel like a million bucks by taking a little time a following a few simple rules to look great.