Newbie At Formal Dinner Parties? Here Are Some Clothing Tips To Ease Your Nerves And Prevent A Quick Trip To Your Therapist



When it is your first time working for a huge company, there are a lot of instances that may make you nervous and want to call your therapist at that moment. For instance, when the CEO addresses personally, you might initially think that you have done something terrible, and you will get a scolding, or worse, termination because of it. In case your first project at work fails, you might wish for the floor to open up and eat you alive already.

Getting handed an invitation letter for the company’s annual dinner party is not something to feel scared about, but some individuals tend to worry a lot about it as well. That is especially true for female employees who have never attended a formal dinner party before – and with the bosses that they are trying to impress, no less. Guys can put on a tux and be ready to go, but women? No, there are too many clothing protocols to follow. It might have been easy if you have a little black dress that you can always restyle without people thinking that it is a repeat dress. However, what can you do if you do not have such an all-around garb? Furthermore, what if the party is too formal that an LBD will look like a rag in comparison with the ball gowns that your co-workers will put on?



This is when accessorizing will come in. You have to add accessories to your outfit so that it won’t get left in the dust by other formal apparels. It is like when you touch up your make up just to put an extra effect to it. Below are a few tips you might want to remember.

Simplicity Is Beauty

Even if a formal function requires you to “dress to kill” – or so they say – in principle, always try to remember that less is more. You do not have to wear a watch, necklace, bracelet, pair of earrings, or multiple rings altogether to impress the crowd. You can look stunning without all those embellishments attached to your body.

In reality, you don’t even have to wear too much make-up, though some people may suggest going full glam since it’s a night party. If you have watched the Academy Awards and other formal occasions, you may notice that some of the A-list celebrities can even get away with only a bright red lipstick. Hence, you can follow their example.

Pay Attention To Your Crowning Glory

Hair is an essential accessory that you should never forget about. You have to give it more attention because people, especially girls, will focus on how beautifully done your hair is for the night.

Usually, women go for the princess-like style with buns on top of their head. Some opt to go retro to bring back the classic hairstyles that everyone used to love. Others who don’t mind taking risks go for the ‘wet’ look, in which their hair seems like they have just gone out of the shower. You are free to try any or all of them before the gathering to figure out which style accentuates your best features.



Pair Up

Women who decide to go for simple gowns or dresses pull others’ attention to their matching purse and shoes. A good pairing of these two is enough to make a girl fabulous in the eyes of many onlookers. In other occasions, you may pair up your lipstick and nail color or eyeshadow and clothing.

Give Your Heart A Break

You may not have thought of this, but confidence is another essential accessory that everyone has to possess. No matter how expensive your gown is, you will not be able to carry it with grace if you are unsure of yourself. The Swarovski crystals and other precious jewelry that you may have adorned yourself with will seem dull as well if you cannot hold your chin up. So, remember to relax and give your heart a little break. Don’t believe that you’ll mess up during the dinner party. The more you think about it, the more likely it is to take place.

Final Thoughts

Preparing for your first formal dinner party can genuinely be a nerve-wracking experience, especially if you are not used to wearing gowns or acting poised in general. Despite that, when else will you be able to attend such an event? Thus, our final advice is to take note of the tips above, mix and match, and allow your inner goddess to come out.

Good luck!

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