A fancy resort sounds like an awesome venue for a cocktail party. You can get dressed up and the weather should be balmy. Knee length cocktail dresses are always in good taste. Dresses that are too short don’t flatter females with unattractive legs. If you wear a simple style sheath dress add a piece of statement jewelry, earrings or dressy accessories to add some glamour. A little black dress in a light weight fabric is always appropriate for a cocktail party but it might be fun to wear something in a color instead of black since the weather will be warm. Or there is nothing wrong with wearing pants in a dressy fabric like silk with a stylish top and some flattering jewelry. Sandals are great for warm weather events and you can go with bare legs. Carry a shawl or sweater for cool weather cool. Whatever you decide to wear it should be flattering on you. These choices, a cocktail dress, a sheath dress or pants will fill the bill for all ages. Enjoy!
What do you wear to a semi formal event?
Usually women wear cocktail dresses to semi formal events (A LBD is perfect!) and men wear dark color suits. Stylish pantsuits or dress suits in dressy fabrics like silk, velvet, or satin, etc. are also appropriate. Tasteful semi formal clothing is conservative, and does not expose too much leg or cleavage. Dresses or skirts should come to mid knee but no higher than 1″-2″ above the knees. Tea length dresses or (calf length) skirts paired with dressy tops can be appropriate, but floor-length gowns are usually considered too formal. (An exception might be a maxi dress at a garden party.) Strapless tops or dresses can be acceptable choices for some semi-formal events provided that they aren’t too skimpy. Avoid strapless dresses for business functions. Heels or dressy sandals that coordinate with your outfit are appropriate.
The Sheath Dress
A sheath style dress defines the figure and is a timeless classics that is easy to wear. Sheath dresses come in a variety of solid colors, florals and prints. The beauty of the sheath dress is it goes everywhere. You can wear it to shop, to the office, a cocktail party and weddings. A sheath dress can be dressed up with jewelry or a colorful scarf and they are available in a wide range of prices. A black sheath dress is the perfect LBD (Little Black Dress).