Southern Hospitality: Dress to Impress

It’s Southern hospitality series day! Below are some tips to help translate tricky dress codes. As always, remember pearls go with anything! 

Black Tie Optional: Black tie is only optional for men (Sorry ladies). Women should invest in a floor-length gown in a dark hue. Keep accessories simple with a small clutch and some strappy heels.

Cocktail/Festive Attire: Wear an above-the-knee dress or skirt. Cocktail attire sometimes implies you will be standing…for a long time. Invest in a good pair of kitten heels or flats. Fun tip-during the holidays, this can imply wearing Christmas sweaters…heavens to Betsy! Southern belles don’t wear tacky Christmas sweaters! 

Business Casual: Look professional, but not too corporate in a knee-length dress. Carry a structured tote with sport-demure peep-toes. Keep accessories simple and wearing a watch never fails.

Garden Party: Appear ladylike without “glistening” in an outdoor setting. Some options include an A-line, tea-length dress in lightweight cotton. Wear wedges and finish with some sparkling jewelry.

Come as You Are Party: Try a little black dress number. Dress it up or down with a few key accessories, such as a bold necklace or a bold pair of earrings. 

 

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