Dressing right for different occasions is very important if you want to be taken seriously. A cocktail reception is a party where guests are provided with refreshments rather than full sit-down dinner. Cocktail parties can be small informal weddings or corporal events, a book launch or a boutique or restaurant opening. While a cocktail party is not a black tie event with
the strictest dressing rules it is not a casual dress event either.
1. Put on a cocktail dress which is chic and elegant. The length of a cocktail dress normally ranges from
a few inches above the ankles to just above the knees. Forget about dresses which give you too much
exposure. Try to choose something appropriate.
Wear dress shoes. Heels are the best option but flats are acceptable, as well. Think of comfort, cocktail party is usually long and you will have to be on your feet all the time.
|Accessorize your attire. Opt for jewelry that flatters your dress but dont overdo it: one or two items will be enough. Dont forget about a good purse, it is essential to carry it while holding a drink.|
|Spend extra time on your hair, nails and makeup. Messy look is not a good idea for a cocktail party.|
Pay attention to styling. Having these simple rules in mind you will look perfect at a cocktail party.