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17 February 2011

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What To Wear For A Cocktail Party?

Cocktail dress code parties are the most fun parties to be invited. The dress code for such parties itself fill the energy of the evening. Cocktail parties vary in formalities, hence there is no strict or one dress code to be followed for these kind of parties. In short you can experiment the way you carry yourself in a cocktail party, depending on the type of invitations you receive.

Before getting into different kind of cocktail parties or invitations let me put down some of the basic rules that you should follow for any cocktail party.

1. Men should wear suit and a tie.
2. Apart from a formal gown women can wear anything that is elegant.
3. Women who want to clad themselves in a skirt can opt for skirts that are of any length. Avoid skirts that are micro minis.
4. Usually women have the habit of carrying handbags that match their clothes. But for a cocktail party, women can get handbags that are fancy and flashy.

As I mentioned earlier that a cocktail party dress code has to do with the type of parties or invitation you receive. I would put down the types of cocktail parties and the dress codes.

Black Tie Party: The dress code that men should follow for a black tie party is tuxedo outfit. Women have wide range of styles to select for a black tie party. Women can pick either a skirt of any length except micro minis or any short black dresses. They can also try sequined tops, silk pants or dressy suits. To pep the look wear a nice bracelet or any other accessories that goes well with the attire. Don’t forget to wear pumps or good shoes.

White Tie Party: In white tie parties men wear a black tailcoat and black pants along with a white shirt. Here too women are privileged as they can wear anything that is long and formal. Like black tie parties, they cannot experiment with the skirt length, because long length skirt is a must.

The dress codes depend on the type of invitations too. So here are a few things that you should take care before hitting a cocktail party.

1. If you are invited over a telephone call then you can go in a business casual wear.
2. If you are invited through an e – mail then the party is meant to be more fun, so it is better to enquire about the dress code.
3. Go for the fabric, wool if it is winter. Silk, satin, fine knits and rayon goes well during summer.

Keep these tips before you hit a cocktail party.

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