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Staying Stylish for Formal Occasions

Formal occasions can cause concern in the fashion stakes. The word formal conjures up images of stiff suits, unflattering dresses and a muted style that blends into the background. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Staying stylish for formal occasions is easier than you think. Don’t get caught up in the label of the event, instead, choose your typical style and simply tailor it to suit a more formal evening. To learn more about what is expected at a formal occasion, browse through fashion magazines and websites for inspiration.

The Perfect Outfit

If you are a girly girl who likes their dresses, then choose a demure style that doesn’t expose too much skin. If the dress is short, then don’t choose a low-cut top. Separates are a great option for formal occasions and are very versatile. Opt for a midi length skirt for on trend style, and team with a contrasting top. Jumpsuits are another popular trend so a classic black style teamed with the right pair of heels will not set you wrong. Don’t shy away from color either, as a bright block color will really make you stand out from the crowd.


Designer handbags are a great way to jazz up an outfit no matter what the occasion. A standout pair of heels is an essential at a formal event, particularly if you choose an outfit that is plain or dark. Of course, jewelry is another way to compliment your dress and you cannot go wrong with a statement ring, heavy necklace or a great pair of chandelier earrings to really make an impact. Click here to learn more about the wonderful range of styles available for fashionistas of all shapes and sizes.

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