Finding the Perfect Party Dress
So, you’ve been invited to a special event –
Dress Code If there is one, this will be on the invitation… Black Tie doesn’t always mean long any more but generally means a proper party dress. With Dress to Party a more pared down style works
Colour Unless the invitation specifies, any colour will do. Black is always a safe bet, (even for kids) and can be accessorised with colour to soften it. If you’re keen to steer away from black, make sure you take hair and skin colour into account. Nude tones tend to work better on darker skin tones and golden nudes generally look beautiful with blonde hair. Blue always looks great with Blue eyes and a deep royal blue looks amazing with dark hair. Green is great with red hair and if your daughter is that way inclined, in our view, girls always look gorgeous in pink!
Style It’s all about the shape. Skater style dresses work well for girls – this can be a full tulle skater skirt or a simpler jersey version. Bodycon styles for the younger girl should also not be overlooked and can look amazing. The bodice can be halter, sweetheart, shift or straight and the back detail is just as important – racer, v back, keyhole, corset backs – anything goes. The dress
Does it have to be a dress? Playsuits and Jumpsuits have found their way into the adult market over the last couple of years. They are filtering through to the kids market and are perfect for a less formal party particularly as kids will feel so comfortable in them.
Accessories Shoes at this age tend to be trainers or similar. Ribbon can replace the laces to soften the effect and bring in the colour of the dress. Organza or satin ribbon works well. Simple necklaces look great with a sweetheart neckline and a biker or denim jacket will make any outfit look funky. Crystal or Metallic belts can add interest to a simple dress making it that little bit more special.