What is appropriate to wear to an engagement party? The party is being hosted at Graceland in Memphis TN. I am female and 51 years old.

What is appropriate to wear to an engagement party?An engagement party at Graceland in Memphis should be fabulous . It is a good idea to check with the host or hostess regarding what the “dress code” is or check with other friends that you know have been invited to the engagement party. Evening events are more dressy than daytime events.  If the party is in the evening you can ramp up the dressy to cocktail type attire.

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Party Dress Codes
It is almost always exciting and fun when a party invitation arrives. However sooner or later we have to start to think about what we will wear. When types of “dress codes” are indicated such as “smart casual”, “semi-formal,” “vineyard casual”, “festive”,  “cocktail chic” or etc. it can throw us for a loop. Where should one begin to figure out what any of these types of dress codes mean?

Dressing For Your Body Type
Knowing your body type/ shape is important. In order to look good you need to choose clothing styles that flatter you. Few if any of us have the “perfect figure.”

Finding A Color That is Right For You
While there are many theories for how to determine the best colors to wear, many of them suggest you meet with an image professional for a color and skin tone analysis, not to mention an in-depth review of your current wardrobe.  Most do NOT tell you that choosing clothing is an intuitive process.  You are drawn to clothing pieces that relate to you and are often meant for you.