Different occasions come with its own style and codes. Just as everything in life has got its Do’s and Don’ts, occasions have the same approach when it comes to choosing the appropriate outfits.
It could be tricky to pick out the right outfit, accessories, shoes and bags for an occasion. It is not everytime you will be fortunate to be given a dress code. Here are some events we regularly attend and tips on outfits to make you look elegant.
A Wedding: Apart from your aso ebi, black and red are perfectly fine, but white is still the ultimate wedding no-no. But, when you hear about weddings in Africa, you think about aso-ebi, gele, agbada, danshiki, geourge, fila and ankara. Weddings are always colourful, it is the culmination of a union, the unification of different entities and families. Be it your relatives’ or your best friends’, marriages are the panache for fashion and glamour. Make sure your make-up is on point, Use the search engine or magazines to get fashionable styles for your aso ebi, beads and gele.
A Cocktail Party: These days, a cocktail party can be anything from a swanky society affair―cue that glittery knee-length number from the ‘special occasions’ department―to a low-key group of friends. But for the most part, cocktail parties are dressy-casual, so you can’t go wrong if you wear a top with some special details and a skirt or tailored pants, plus heels or fancy flats. Avoid fabrics that are too casual, like chino, jersey, and denim. Just keep it simple but classy.
A Job Interview: There aren’t appropriate alternatives to a suit, and wearing one tells that you are seriously interested in the position. However, in many creative or artistic fields; it can be a plus to step outside of the box: Try a sheath dress with a wide belt and a cardigan, or a pencil skirt with a blouse and a cropped jacket. No matter how casual the environment, don’t assume that it’s cool to wear jeans to an interview. Don’t dress as if the job is yours.
A Night Out At The Movies: Once upon a time, these evenings out were considered a license to dress to the nines. Nowadays, though, you’re more likely to spot jeans and an I Heart NY T-shirt at such than formal wear. But just because you can be casual doesn’t mean you should be. You paid a fair amount for a nice evening out, so why drop the ball when it comes to your outfit? Know your town and what’s expected and if ultimately you feel that you absolutely prefer to be in jeans, choose a pair in a dark wash with no holes or distressing.
Beach or Pool Party: It’s not a formal event but it is to be considered. This is the appropriate event to show off the hot legs and flat belly. You can wear your bikini beneath a long free maxi dress that flows with the wind. Colorful overalls and tops with very romantic and chic volants are also suitable for a beach party. For a perfect pool party, you can wear a swimsuit paired with shorts or a skit and gladiator sandals. A Play suit paired with simple accessories is also an excellent idea.
A Good First Impression ( First Date, Meeting the In-laws, etc): First and foremost, you should feel like you. Select an outfit that makes you feel great about yourself. If there’s a particular color you look really good in or a pair of pants you’ve gotten a lot of compliments on, start with that. The cautionary note: As the old saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression, so avoid potential eyebrow-raisers. Don’t wear anything too tight or short, and don’t try too many trends at once. For a first date, pick an outfit that’s colorful and feminine and leaves something to the imagination, like a wrap dress.
Birthday Party: Elegance, class and sexy should be your theme for a birthday party. Birthdays parties are the best times to wear your best outfit that makes you look fabulous. You want to impress your friends and dignitaries attending the event. The occasions we attend are innumerable, so are the excuses to look one’s best. Wear strapless dresses that will make you look sexy, confident and popular; pair it with suede fabric shoe and accessories. This outfit can also be used for dinner parties.
Funeral or Wake: The aim of any individual attending a funeral is to mourn someone familiar. You should be decently and appropriately dressed to a funeral, this signifies your respect to the deceased. Black coloured outfits are globally known as a sign that a person is mourning. Your best dresses are not suitable for this events, it is not an avenue for you to show off. Try to dress formal; do not be the central of attention. In Africa, most family members and friends wear aso-ebi to show uniformity, love and respect for the dead.