Definitely there is nothing more uncomfortable than not give the spot to “dress code” event to which we have invited. And there are no fashion expert for whom the mission to dress “semi – formal” or understand the difference between a look of marriage or a gala, can mean a real headache.
And it is very likely that more than one has suffered insecurity of not knowing if you wear the right look before leaving home, we developed this guide to understand the “dress code” for each event. For this, we talked with Maria Paz Blanco , psychologist, image consultant and director of Effortless Chic , who then share with us everything we need to know each dress code.
” We often invite us to events that do not know how to dress and that’s certainly a mistake we can avoid. The key is to make sure what the dess code and dress for the occasion based on that. One of the best tips for me is to be one itself, not overloaded and apply the “less is more” elegantly “ says Maria Paz .
The gala is one of the most formal events there and a great opportunity to dazzle. “Always be most appropriate in the case of women’s wear long dresses, short dresses however there are also equally elegant, much depends on the attitude and personality of who wears. For example, Cara Delevingne looks amazing in a short dress from Balmain, but Jane Fonda would be the most appropriate , “ said Maria Paz.
According to the expert, the key to this look is to wear something that attracts attention, can be a fancy dress or a fabulous accessories. Yes, so it will not look overdone, you must choose what to highlight. “For example, if the dress is extravagant, hair or makeup has to be more conventional” . He adds that with regard to accessories, “this is the opportunity to carry tacos, shiny jewelry and always a portfolio type clutch (hand). Never use a forearm or shoulder wallet and not in body, because it removes formality “ .
As to what colors to use, image consultant says , “solid and neutral dresses are an excellent complement to a look with emphasis on the jewels” . He also warns that the hairstyle is very important. “The hair often plays a trick. At a gala the “casual look” is not allowed, should always be polished “ he says.
Many believe the look that we have a marriage night, could be similar to the gala. But the truth is that ” the difference between a gala and a marriage is that the former has more eccentric, more theatrical and lets you play. While marriage is a rite of conventional, where the protagonist should always be the bride “ , explains María Paz .
This time the look of the place and a lot will depend whether it is day or night. But in any case, “this does not mean you have to wear the same clothes we wear for a cocktail or to go dancing” , says image consultant.
“In young women short dresses are very good, but it should never be miniskirt. This must be accompanied by shoes or chalitas with taco, never with boots or platforms. As for the hair, it must be careful and impeccable , “ he says. And recommends that older women use “long dresses with sleeves or round neck 3/4”.
In this case there is no way to miss the Formal Dress Code means you show off your look more elegant and extravagant taken to avoid or too plays.
“For women always involves tacos, never boots, ballerinas or other shoes. If you choose a dress, it should be short on the knee, but never miniskirt. The idea is to look for something elegant but sober. For men must be long shirt and tie manga “, recommended María Paz.
Maria Paz explains that when the dress code says semi formal, can go to a “chic look.” This means, “not as formal as a tuxedo or a long dress, but a look that clearly is not office” he says .
“One of my favorite options is the pantsuit for women, because it looks modern, sophisticated and stylish. Here we can see the look like a fun accessory. For dresses it is important to be up to the knees, not long, but not extremely short. The little black dress is a very good choice “ says the director of Effortless Chic .
Fashion expert also explains that to make the difference in this look at night or the day, the key is in brightness.
“The difference is made by applying glitter or satin fabrics in clothes and makeup. The dress can be perfectly the same, but the makeup is one that can make the difference between day and night , “ says Marias Paz.
This look relies heavily on location and type of event you attend. It is very different to attend a championship Polo that a reception sea. Maria Paz says that we should be careful not to believe we can go with the first thing we found in the closet or what we would use to go buy the newspaper.
“Casual is vestirste for day to day, something relaxed, without much production. Basic good quality can deliver a casual look, but elegant and classy. Here materiality plays a fundamental role and it is important to assess the fashioning “ says image consultant.
Fashion expert tells us that the sport look does not mean having to use a marathon held, unless you’re one of the competitors. “Today a sporty look can be a nice bermuda shorts or jeans, striped turtleneck, with espadrilles or dress shoes, which although not to run, are part of a sport chic look , “ he says .
In addition it warns that in these cases the “diver” must be left at home unless you actually go to actively participate gym class or other sporting activity.