In today’s world it’s very important how you dress up, as people have a tendency to judge you by your dressing first, as it is famously said “First impression is the last impression” and a person gets his first impression when he or she looks at you and the way you are dressed up especially in a party. When you are invited for a party and nothing is specifically mentioned as the dress code, then you’ll surely be a little confused as what to wear and it is not appropriate to ask the host of the party as well. Like anyone else you would also love to be the centre of attraction in the party. So let’s check out a few details about dress code for party which will help you choose your party clothes.
How to dress for a Business get-together or Meeting?
There has been a transformation in the business dress code according to the climatic conditions in differeqnt parts of India and that’s the reason why we cannot have a generalised dress code for business meetings or get-together. But still we shall here try to have some of the basic options which are available.
As soon as we think of a business meeting the first dress that comes to mind is a suit and tie. This is the most appropriate dress code which gives a professional look as well as the confidence that you are well dressed which is required for the business meeting.
Depending on your choice you can choose a neutral but not too sober colour for day meeting and if the get together is at night then men can choose some dark suits with good tie which would look just great and a light colour shirt and trousers for women will do.
But if you work in a city which has a very hot climate like Nagpur or Delhi then you will have to avoid suit and choose a polo full sleeved shirt with cotton trousers and a matching tie and women can wear pant-suits or long skirts to touch the knees and cover them. This will complete the professional look that you require and also let you to feel more comfortable and not sweaty all the time.
For women in India, a salwar-suit is also accepted for business dress but as Indians are till conservative women do not prefer to wear clothes that are too revealing like the legs, so they would prefer trousers and shirt which would be official and also more comfortable.
There’s one more point, that nowadays in IT sector people dress up much more casual then formal, for the simple reason that they prefer it be in a lighter atmosphere as they already have a lot of work pressure and dressing in simple pair of jeans and t shirt makes the environment a little lighter and funky.
According to international standards a business dress code would be Business casual, men can wear trousers and collar shirts and women can wear dressy pants or medium long skirts. You do have another option which is called as White Tie, It is also called as Ultra-formal business attire where men wear dress with white tie, shirt and vest or tailcoat and shirt, white vest and tie.
What to wear for a Dance Party?
This is the time when you get more confused as what to wear and what not, as you prefer to be the centre of attraction when you enter the party hall, both men and women wish to look different and attractive as well. So here are the few options for you.
If you are going for a cocktail dance party you can choose the Cocktail Attire or dress code: Ladies could wear a backless dress, a short dress with glitters or a beautiful top with pants, Men could wear bright t shirt with a little of glitter work on it or a shiny or silk shirt which attracts a lot of attention. This is the dress code for parties, ballet, symphony or a dinner at a five star restaurant a well.
Club Attire is another option that you can choose from. It is the attire which is worn for the normal fun party to dance and drink in clubs etc. Ladies can wear short dresses and skirts; men could wear trendy and comfortable trousers and t-shirts or shorts which allows you to dance with ease.
If the party has been arranged in any dance clubs and if the host specifies the dress code then you need to dress accordingly; for example if it is mentioned as Red for Girls and Black for Men then, the girls need to select a dress from any of the shades of red and also wear the accessories matching to it same for men in black.
Your dressing for the party depends on the time and dress code mentioned in the invitation, the usual formula is if the party or function is before 5 pm wear a day dress and if it’s after 5 pm wear evening wear.
Tips on Party dress:
- It is very much essential to have at least one black dress, it could either be formal or semi casual one and a pair of formal trousers
- If the invitation mentions dress code as informal, it means semi-formal, do not mistake it to be casual.
- You should also have a good pair of jeans in your closet
- Accessories are as important as the dress you wear, so you could choose some good necklace, bracelet and long stone earrings which would add more glitter to your beauty.
- You can also have some collection of good belts which can do magic even with the simple jeans and add more attraction to your dressing
- Do not forget to select a nice pair of shoes to match your dress like a good pair of stilettos, kitten heels or flat sandals for women.
- Wear address by choosing the right cloth fabric according to the season to feel more comfortable and to enjoy the part must better
- If the invitation mentions dress code as optional, then choose a semiformal dress
- Do not wear the same foot wear which you wear daily, choose something other than that.
- You can enhance your dressing by using handbags, expensive mobiles, wraps, hairstyles and also with the jewellery you wear.
- You can complete your dressing up for the party by using the right make up, never overdo it but you can use dark shades in the night and few glittery shades as well will add up to your beauty
Dressing up for a Wedding:
The traditional Indian wedding gives you a complete picture of the Indian tradition, culture and customs which are just great to be a part of. So if you are invited to a Indian wedding and no clue of what to wear, then you can go through this article which gives you a few tips on how to dress for a wedding and a few ideas about Indian wedding outfits.
It’s great fun to dress up for a wedding, especially for women it’s all about a beautiful dress or sari, matching jewellery, purse, makeup, bangles etc.
Saree is the most authentic and a piece of beauty to wear for an Indian wedding. Some women do not prefer to wear sari as they are not comfortable handling it, so they have other options which are traditional as well as easy to wear and manage like wearing a pre-tied saree, or a lehnga chunri with heavy embroidery work salwar kameez with lots of glittery work done on it which looks just stunning when you wear it in the night wedding or even day time.
For men it would be a stylish suit or a heavy work kurta. Men can also wear western or formal dress as many prefer to dress that way. But it is more attractive to be dressed in traditional dress in a wedding. In the south Indian wedding some men wear Dhotis also. Dressing etiquette in India for men is not so complex you can choose to wear suits with dark colours and trousers or even a simple light colour shirst with some em
In the traditional Indian wedding the Groom usually wears a sherwani’ with a ‘churidar pyjama’ or a Suit and the Bride could wear Lehanga, ghagra choli, sharara or a Saree which has lots of glittery work on it. What you wear to a wedding is very important as it displays your social status in India, and it is not preferable for women to wear a western outfit to a function like this.
There is also a custom of wearing a pink turban on the head at the time of Baraat. Baraat is the wedding procession when all the relatives and friends with the groom reach the place where the bride and her relatives have arranged the wedding, at that time there’s lots of dance and fun, so it would not be more preferable to wear heavy suits in summer at the time off baraat.
How to choose the Jewellery for the Indian wedding:
This also is an important part of dressing, especially when you have to attend a wedding function in India as most of the attention of people would be on the jewellery you are wearing. It is also said that your dressing is not complete till you wear gold ornaments for the marriage function as Gold adds up to the beauty of a woman and enhances it to a great extent. Gold is also a symbol of prosperity according to the Indian tradition and culture. Women can wear gold bangles, rings, necklaces, mangalsutra and earrings for the wedding and men can wear rings , chain and a bracelet made of gold.
Last but not the least, what most of the times men and women forget is the main ingredient, which can make you look more smart/beautiful is a “BEAUTIFUL SMILE”. Do not forget to wear a smile on your face when you enter a party hall, as this attracts a lot of attention of people in the party and automatically makes you look more gorgeous.