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Rock Your Evening Wear In 2014 With These Style Tips

Rock Your Evening Wear In 2014 With These Style Tips

I’m not sure about you, but when I open my mailbox and witness an invitation to a summer evening party or wedding, my thoughts turn to floor-length gowns, elegant sandals and perhaps a way or two to refresh a seasonal tan.

Dressing up for an evening event is a special endeavor in itself and the trick to looking glamorous is to be polished down to the final ensemble. To this end, here are some tips that will help you navigate what to wear to a summer wedding, or any other event that calls for your attendance in the evening.

Dress up the evening gown

It goes without saying that the classic black gown is the core of evening wear. It makes way for a neutral look for accessories. Dark colors such as black and blue are acceptable choices for evening attire because they portray a classy image.

A gown ending just inches above your knees will allow you to flaunt those shapely legs, while a low neckline will draw attention to the bust. There should be a focal point to the gown, where it draws attention to your main feature(s).

Also, aim for quality when choosing the gown, especially when it comes to the material. The overall demeanor of the gown will depend on the fabric; shimmering satins and soft silks are trending this season. Avoid materials that cause itchiness and sweating and opt for luxury fabrics to bring out your iridescent looks.

Complement the look with accessories

There is no simpler way to complement your evening gown this season than to don a pair or two of accessories. I can think of nothing easier to lift the spirits of a dark-colored evening gown than a pair of sparking accessories. Accessories, in fact, are a key to achieving a certain look, and the appearance of the evening gown can change dramatically based on the selection of accessories.

Colored diamond rings are trending when it comes to embellishing evening wear dresses. While white diamonds are perceived as more valuable when colorless, fancy colored diamonds add value for their colors. According to Front Jewelers, colored diamond rings such as fancy blue diamond ring are cut and polished to symbolize commitment in every glittering facet. The colorful statement rings are available in a variety of settings such as halo, three stone, and black gold.

A rule of thumb for most evening affairs is to have one or two really old pieces of jewelry that pares down the rest of your appearance. For instance, bold chandelier earrings and a colored diamond ring could be the ideal choice if you are styling your hair up, or wearing a sleeveless evening gown with a high neckline.

Be realistic with the footwear

Agree or disagree – we’ve all gone through wearing uncomfortable shoes at one occasion or another. So before you pick those 4-inches from the display, make sure you’re used to standing for long periods (you don’t want your feet throbbing in the middle of an event).

You can go for 2-inch kitten heels if you’ve never worn long heels in your life. Opt for the one that comes with a dazzling studded strap to add to your look. Heels are not supposed to be particle – they should be simple, and you should love to wear them.

Spend some time at home walking in your heels so you can find out the comfortable height.


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  1. Good tips. I don’t do heels at all. Ever. But I love a pair of strapy sandals.
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  2. I’m more partial to darker colors, such as black. It exudes sophistication with a hint of mystery. 🙂
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  3. Be realistic with footwear! I agree! I’ve had awful nights simply because of the wrong shoes I wore… vanity over comfort!
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  4. I’ve really been working on adding accessories to my outfits. They can make a HUGE difference!
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