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Style Guide: What to Wear To A Party

So you’re going to a party! Whether you're going to a holiday gathering, a friend's birthday, or a full glam event, finding the perfect outfit can be a struggle. Don’t worry! With this guide, we’ll break down the process of finding the perfect outfit so that you can feel confident and ready for any event!

What's the occasion?

It’s important to know what occasion you're showing up to so that you don’t feel underdressed or overdoing it. It’s also a good idea to get information ahead of time if there is a certain dress code for the party. Some parties also have specific themes like a black and white event, Old Hollywood, or even a Gatsby themed soiree. Knowing what type of event you're going to will help you find the best outfit that fits in  with the theme.

If you're going to an event that's more casual, you might want to wear something that's more playful. But if dresses aren’t your thing but you still want to look like a baller, a matching set would be perfect. This is something you can wear for a night out with friends or a dinner party with coworkers. 

For an event that’s more formal, something more elegant would be better! Formal events usually call for longer dresses. Choose something that makes you feel classy and confident! Keep in mind though that the dress you choose matches the vibe of the event. Make sure to accessorize with dainty jewelry and classy heels to really elevate your look!

model wearing kestan ryder dress in orange standing in front of wall with posters

What’s your style?

Wearing something that is more your style can help in making you feel more comfortable at an event.  Think about what colors suit you best and what silhouette makes you feel beautiful. Knowing what aesthetics you’re into like cottagecore, dark academia, soft girl, or Y2K can also make shopping for an outfit easier!

If you like something a little more elegant, opt for something that looks timeless like our. If your style is more fun and flirty, our (insert dress name) would be perfect with its fun floral patterns.What you wear is an expression of your personal style so make sure you pick an outfit that is unique to you!

model wearing blue kestan tinsley dress lying on couch

What’s your body type?

To make sure you feel the most confident, try to wear dresses that accentuate your features rather than hide them! For the ladies who want to accentuate their waistline, a fit and flare dress would do just the trick.  It sits nicely at the torso and flares out at the skirt which makes the dress feel fun and playful! For something more fitted, opt for bodycon styles to accentuate the curves! A-Line designs are universally flattering for every body type. 

kestan blue ryder dress model on bed

Is it gonna be cold?

Depending on the time of the year it’s a good idea to look into the season and weather conditions so that you aren’t shivering or sweating the whole night! For an event in the springtime, wear something that is more light and airy layered with a jacket for when it gets a little chilly. In the summer, wear something that’s a little more breathable. You might be sweating but at least you’ll still look cute! In the fall, it can get a little chilly so it’s best to wear layers with your outfit. Our favorite layering piece for any dress is our a cute cardigan. In the winter, you’ll want something that’ll keep you warm in fabrics like wool, velvet, or a thick cotton. We also suggest accessorizing with some fleece lined tights to keep you nice and toasty!

Overall, when choosing an outfit for a party, the most important thing is that you feel comfortable and confident in what you’re wearing. Sometimes what you wear will have an impact on how you feel during the event. Remember to keep in mind what type of event you're going to and dress accordingly. Find outfits that match your unique style and body type to ensure that you look and feel like your best. Don’t forget a coat or a jacket for those events in the colder months. Let your outfit be a reflection of you and your personality.


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