Black tights are considered chic with both strappy heels or closed toe style shoes. Either style would look fabulous with a sleeveless dress that is black on the top and black and silver on the bottom for a rehearsal dinner. When choosing your outfit take into consideration the venue (casual or formal) for the event.
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?
Season of the Shoe
It is the season of the shoe. There seems to be a move away from the platform shoe and stiletto heels this Fall. The fashion forward and early adopter divas will be dancing the night away in evening sneakers with cocktail dresses or evening gowns and wearing pointy toe oxford flats with slouchy pants and loose dresses.
Heel Heights and Hemlines for Business
A 3″ heel is the maximum height in the office. High heels command more respect and suggest power. Keep a pair at the office for important meetings if they are uncomfortable to wear all day long. Common sense and good taste should always rule. I can’t remember when there have been so many choices in shoe styles and hem lengths. It seems like anything goes! But not for business attire!