How to Dress Up for a Party

By Mark Cook , last updated January 10, 2012

Parties are fun social gatherings where you get together with your friends and enjoy each other’s company. Often times there will be other people you don’t know at a party so it is a great way to meet new people. One of the most important aspects of going to a party is dressing up. You always want to look right for the occasion and often times that means putting together something that makes you appealing while you are comfortable. Many people sacrifice comfort when they dress for a party but this is a very important aspect of how you dress and shouldn’t be understated. No matter how much you may think otherwise, it is very easy to tell when someone is uncomfortable. Here are a few tips for dressing up for a party.

The important thing about dressing is having the whole ensemble go together. You want your shoes to match your dress or blouse. The whole package needs to tie together nicely and harmoniously. One way to match is through color choices. You don’t want every thing you put on to be the same color but they should blend well. Some colors naturally go together like brown and green. Keep in mind your skin tone and always check with a mirror when putting your outfit together.

It’s also very important to keep in mind the kind of party you are going to. A black tie party will require more formalwear than a casual rooftop party. If you are headed to something casual you can simply throw on a blouse or even some jeans. For something more formal you may need to go with a gown or an elegant dress.

Shoes are also of the upmost importance. Stilettos are great for the fancier, upscale parties though they could prove to be uncomfortable. Wedges and flats are simple and are a very appealing option especially if you are headed to a more informal gathering.

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