When it comes to attending special occasion during the autumn and winter months, many women feel like they don’t know what to wear. It can be difficult to get the balance right between dressing for a wedding or celebration and looking seasonally appropriate. There is a need for both warmth and style.
Occasion wear dressing in colder temperatures can be an opportunity to wear rich jewel-toned colors in luxurious fabrics like velvet, faux fur, and sequins which can otherwise be out of place in our regular wardrobes. Here are some outfit options which would be appropriate for a variety of occasions from weddings to work parties, and birthday celebrations to ring in the New Year.
Long gone are the days where the trouser suit is only known as boring workwear. A trouser suit is now a smart and elegant option for evening wear. The key to making the transition from office to occasion wear is strong color blocking for a stand out look.There are plenty of printed suits available too in interesting florals and geometric prints. They are chic and sophisticated worn with a slim fitting body,fine knitwear, bralette, or lacy camisole. If showing some leg even in the cooler weather is the preferred look then opt for playful co-ords. Complete the outfit with a flattering and leg elongating stiletto.
If style preferences lean more towards the feminine than the more androgenous trouser suit then winter florals are the perfect choice. Floral prints are a chic option for every season and suitable to all occasions. However, there are some considerations to keep in mind to make them suited to the season. A lightweight chiffon, cotton or linen dress in pastels signal summer. Instead, silk, satin or velvet would be great, looking and feeling warm and stylish. Even if you do choose a lighter fabric ensure you opt for floral patterns on a base of black or rich tones such as burgundy, emerald green or purple to better reflect the season. Long selves
The winter months especially bring them the possibility of invites to black tie occasions, with weddings planned close to Christmas or New Year’s Eve, charity balls and other such formal events.Black tie events are the perfect opportunity to go all out and make a statement, by wearing full length gowns with dramatic sleeves and skirts, plunging necklines and sequins. Similarly, it is possible to create a subtle and elegant outfit wearing black, or other deep hues of navy, blue and red. Then up the ante with the hair and make-up.
It can be a struggle to find outwear to wear over formal floor length dresses but they are often a necessity until comfortably indoors. One possible option is a faux fur jacket, it will look elegant and classy and won’t take away from the gown itself. Other more wearable options are a classic trench coat or a wool overcoat are a couple of great options for women to wear with a black-tie dress code party. They are both stylish and practical and they will keep you warm after a night of dancing with your friends.
What could be more festive than dressing up in sequins? Sequins should be a key part of any winter occasion wear closet. They are a great wardrobe investment as they arein fashion year after year. They can be worn as a mini dress for Christmas parties, a floor-length dress for an elegant evening ensemble. If a head-to-toe sequin look is a little intimidating then they also make the perfect accessory for a party outfit, adding a touch of glamour to any look. For example, a sequin clutch, earrings or scarf can add some sparkle without feeling too much. Whether invited to a festive night out or a special event, make sequins part of your party wardrobe this winter.
Jumpsuits are a great option for winter occasion wear. They are ultra glamourous especially if the style is well tailored and in black or white for a feminine take on a tuxedo look. They key to making a jumpsuit appropriate to a formal event is all in the finishing touches of hair, make up and accessories. Ensure a sleek look with a great pair of shoes and a few simple glitzy accessories to be ready for any occasion.