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Can I wear a fascinator to the Kentucky Derby?

The Kentucky Derby is one of America’s greatest horse race. Both the Kentucky Derby, and its sister event, the Kentucky Oaks* spotlight the finest in spring fashions. Headwear is the fashion statement in every woman’s wardrobe at these events. Traditionally women wear extravagant hats and they have become associated with the Kentucky Derby. However fascinators…

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What can a guest wear to a graduation ceremony?

A graduation ceremony can take place at different times of the year, at different venues, and different times of the day. In addition who is graduating, a kindergartener, grade or high schooler or college student? Will you be in photos with the graduate? Will you be attending an event afterward? All of these things have…

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What to wear at the Coachella Music Festival?

Coachella Music Festival begins today and officially kicks off the festival season. Coachella will be taking place over the course of two weekends at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. The first Coachella 2017 weekend will include April 14, 15 and 16, while the second Coachella 2017 weekend will take place over April 21,…

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Are denim jeans appropriate for Easter Sunday worship services?

Easter Sunday church services are one of the times you should avoid wearing denim jeans. Years ago Easter Sunday was a time when you dressed up and wore a new hat, dress and black patent leather shoes. Fast forward to today’s world, most traditions have disappeared. However you should wear clothing to show your respect…

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Are floor length dresses appropriate for the Inaugural Balls?

Inaugural Balls are held around the Washington DC and Virginia area and many of them have tickets available for the public through their House and/or Senate representatives. Many of the balls are specific to a state and thus they have a theme. In addition two official balls are planned, that are invitation only, plus one to…

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What color heels & legwear should I wear to a fraternity party? It’s a formal, in New Orleans in January. I plan to wear a semi-tight, red short dress. I think the weather is going to be in the 70’s

A fraternity party in New Orleans in January sounds like a of lot fun!  Formal fraternity parties happen twice a year, winter and spring. Fraternity formals are not as formal as sorority formals, so your short red dress should be perfect. You have a number of shoe style and legwear options. One idea would be…

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What color & style of shoe should be worn to an Inaugural Ball? I am going to the All American Inaugural Ball. My gown is a pewter color.

An Inaugural Ball happens every four years. The Great American Inaugural Ball celebrates America’s Armed Forces and their military charities on January 20, 2017. It sounds like a great party with non-stop entertainment, dancing and delicious food. A pewter color formal gown sounds beautiful. Since your dress is a gown, floor length, not much of your…

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