Clothing for special occasion is very specific. You tend to see ornate dresses, elaborate fabric styles like taffeta, lame, and silk. There is usually some type of beading, lining, or organza that is attached to the dress or suit. It is obvious when you see a formal outfit that it is intended for a nice event, and not the office. Think of wedding attire. However, many women do not know how to put these outfits together properly to show off the design of the dress, or to accentuate their own natural beauty. There is an old saying the fashion industry, don’t let the dress wear you, you wear the dress.
Special occasion outfits also require a different type of accessories. This is the one time where the glitzy and glamour absolutely applies. Wearing gaudy costume jewelry is a nice touch to add to a beautiful dress. This can be done with larger than normal dangle earrings, a nice bracelet, and depending on the neckline of the dress, a nice necklace. Watches are typically not worn for special occasions, and rings are usually kept to a minimum. The color also is important. The saying, “dripping in diamonds,” is fitting for this type of situation so you want to stay away from too many colored stones, and just stick with the white diamond look. The final touch for an outfit that is more formal is the purse. It is a major no-no to have a bulky fashion purse. Try opting for a solid colored clutch, as this adds a touch of sophistication to the look, and can be light to handle throughout the evening.