The dilemma of what to wear to a wedding, class reunion, or another special event can cause unnecessary stress. The emails I get most often ask for tips on what to wear to a special occasion. Finding the right proportion, colors, and silhouettes for your shape and personality will make all the difference. Suitable for the weather and the event are two other points to consider.
Above and below are two options for a wedding or other semi-formal event. Metallic block heel shoes or low wedge heels with a small clutch bag in a similar tone would complement the dresses. Understated crystal jewelry can add a special touch in the evening without being too much. Pearls are appropriate for daytime events.
Navy or wine are the two easiest colors to wear to a wedding and many other special occasions. Click here for the plus-size dress above. Click here for the dress with the jacket shown below.
Attending an outdoor wedding may include walking on grass or sand, so wedge or block heel shoes will be an essential part of your look. The dress below found here is one style of dress that would be appropriate for a beach, garden, or barn venue wedding.
If you prefer to wear pants, a silky top that complements your choice of pants may be a better option. The pants set shown below is here. This style of top looks lovely on pear and rectangle shapes with small busts. Wear black shoes and carry a small clutch bag that includes one of the colors in the top.
The jacket style below is flattering on the apple and hourglass shapes with full busts. The jacket is here. You could wear it with flowing chiffon pants, tuxedo pants, or a flirty skirt.
Below is another dressy top and jacket combo available in two colorways. That combo is here. This style is flattering on the inverted triangle, apple, and rectangle shapes.
The tea-length slip dress below offers endless possibilities for a variety of functions. You could wear it with short jackets or cashmere cardigans to create different looks. The slip-dress is here.
Pictured below are some black and white after-five combinations appropriate to wear out to dinner with friends, perhaps to a class reunion, or as a guest at an evening wedding.
Option one includes a straight black pencil skirt, V-neck camisole, sheer black hose, and heels. The silver/gray clutch bag repeats the light color in all the jackets. These are all basic essentials that have been in my wardrobe for more than a year.
I wore the same camisole with black slacks and a shimmering white moto jacket in the middle look.
The third look features the tea-length slip dress from above with the jacket from look one. My lip color is “Girls’ Night” here. My full skincare routine is here.