Translation: Boardroom takeover, Fortune 500 ready, CEO in the making
What to wear: When business attire is suggested you can count on it being a notable event. We know that “business attire” can seem intimidating, but we also know that nothing beats the simple sophistication of a well-dressed business woman. A great business suit will always fit the bill here, but it is not your only option. Try a classic styled dress with a great blazer, cardigan, or even a leather jacket to add some edge. Find what makes you feel most confident and powerful. Put a great textured blazer or bright colored blazer to work by pairing it with tailored dress pants or a flattering skirt.
What not to wear: Anything too tight or too short, cotton capris, leggings, denim of any kind is a definite no, avoid showing too much cleavage, overly embellished shirts, and shy away from hair styles and make-up that upshines your personality. Avoid dresses that are too formal or worn down out sloppy clothing.
For more outfit ideas, be sure to check out our Training Business Attire board on the Pure Romance Pinterest page.
Translation: Chic and sophisticated, cocktail classy, best little black dress.
What to wear: Semi-formal attire is basically an outfit that is dressier than what you’d wear to classes, but not as dressy as a formal evening gown. Try a dress or dressy suit with heels, strappy sandals, or fancy flats. Sparkling gemstones, pearls, and fashion jewelry are all appropriate. However, be careful not to overdo it, or you’ll look more like you’re in costume than semi-formal wear. When in doubt, wear a little black dress and dress it up with fun jewelry—or, if you’d rather wear color, opt for something bright. Although semi-formal looks should always appear sophisticated, they can also be fun and embrace exciting colors, embellishments, cuts, and unique accessories.
What not to wear: Avoid light, washed out or destroyed denim, shorts and more casual pants, formal gowns and dresses that are too tight, too short and too revealing. No shorts, hats, or athletic wear. Flip flops and sneakers are absolutely not permitted.
What men should wear: A dark suit with a dress shirt is best. Wear a vest that matches the suit to spruce it up! A tie is optional, but a belt that matches dress shoes and dark socks is essential. Avoid gym shoes, sandals, and jeans of any sort.
Translation: Red carpet ready, one night only glam, ready for your moment on stage.
What to wear: When the itinerary calls for formal attire you can expect to be treated to an exceptional and one-of-a-kind evening event. This is your opportunity to shine and to enjoy an elegant evening of distinction and celebration! Ultra-dressy gowns are a go for this evening, look for styles and colors that make you feel confident, sophisticated and ready to own the room. Rock a simple long black dress by adding killer bold jewels and a great shoe. Have fun with this special opportunity to dress your very best with floor length gowns in bold colors and coordinating accessories. Don’t forget to round out your awards night look from head to toe with a polished hairstyle, your favorite lipstick and take the opportunity to treat yourself to a manicure!
Shoes: While dressier shoes are best for this unforgettable evening, DO consider the amount of time you’ll be walking in and wearing your shoes. Choose your footwear accordingly, with comfort AND style in mind! Please honor the formal nature of the evening and always wear shoes when you take the stage.
What not to wear: Business attire, anything too short, too tight or too revealing, anything casual. Avoid styles that are not age appropriate.
What men should wear: Neutral toned suits with a button up shirt and tie or a tuxedo. Stick with black, navy, and dark grey suiting! Avoid wearing gym shoes, hats, and jeans.
For more outfit ideas, be sure to check out our Formal Events board on the Pure Romance Pinterest page.
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