Party dresses come in many shapes and styles… and it shows. But did you know that after World War 1, a new semi formal trend for pre-dinner attire between 3 and 8pm started?
Unlike full dinner gowns which were floor length, this new idea of the ‘cocktail dress’ was shorter and less ornamented. Depending on a person’s class, their party dress could be a less formal version of a gown or an upscale version of a dress worn during the day. This paved the way for dresses that were easier to dance, flirt and run around in, during any time of year.
If it’s cold, you should probably wear something warm and vice versa. The only person who could say you’re underdressed is you… so don’t sweat the small stuff. If you’re going to a party, you should just be super excited to show off your dance moves… and who says you can’t do that in style?
From flapper dresses in the 1920’s, to extremely sexy dresses that are basically just t-shirts to cover up private areas. With the rise of suiting becoming a popular option for fancy moments—there are so many types of looks a person could wear when going to the disco, a dinner… or even just hanging out at home.
Who is to say that you can’t wear sneakers and a sweatshirt with sparkly accessories to a party? No one. There are no rules when it comes to dressing, so you might as well do what makes you feel comfortable. Sometimes gowns can be such a hassle to put on and take off, so your best bet is to find something that makes you feel like your confident self and just ‘roll with it.’
Didn’t Annie once say that you’re never fully dressed without a smile? If that’s not the most important part of getting dressed, especially when going somewhere formal, I don’t know what is.