You can go bare-legged to a cocktail party if your legs look good and your hemline reaches mid knee. Bare legs do not look great with short dresses (above the knee) on women over 50. Most knees are not great looking. Also older women look like they are trying to look trendy and young when they go bare-legged with short dresses. Instead they appear to be older women trying to look trendy and young. Sheer black stockings or black opaque stockings look chic on young or older women with a LBD at a cocktail party. Wearing stockings always gives you a polished look. In hot humid weather bare legs are acceptable but when you are over fifty your hemline should be at mid knee or lower.
Power and Style, Theresa May
Theresa May, prime minister of Britain, exudes both power and style. She has been described as quiet, very businesslike and having a sense of humor by her colleagues but her sense of style says she is a modern woman. May is famous for being the first female Chairman of the Conservative Party. She spent 20 years working in the financial sector before making her way into the education and political sectors.
Party pockets? Would you wear an evening gown with pockets? Forever pockets have been popular on dresses, skirts and pants. Now young and seasoned designers are adding pockets to the cocktail dress and evening gowns for a casual chic look. These designers feel that pockets can give a four figure priced dress a less pretentious, relaxed elegance.