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Dress Code Guide to social glamourings!

  

With the party and holiday season upon us navigating through all the different dress styles and terminology can be confusing. So here’s the Girl Meets Dress guide to social glamourings!

WHITE TIE

The most formal of all the occasions is the White Tie, traditionally worn after dark or five pm, which ever one comes first. Dressing for this type of event requires a full length dress, no exceptions! I especially love this coral red jersey dress by Issa , favourite designer of Kate Middleton. What is great about this dress is that it’s both sexy and elegant at the same time. If bold colours aren’t your thing this PPQ dress is just as fantastic in classic black. Another stunning choice is this asymmetrical gown by Marchesa.

BLACK TIE

For a more semi-formal event, known as Black Tie anything from a full length to a cocktail dress is perfectly acceptable and appropriate. With it being less traditional than White Tie you can be a bit fashion forward or even daring, if you wish. For the brave I suggest you try this gorgeous orange dress by Stella McCartney. However if you want to play it safe you can never go wrong with a LBD (little black dress) and Alexander Wang has the perfect one.  YSL offer an alternative contrasting choice with this adorable bow dress.

SMART CASUAL

Last but not least you have Smart Casual. It’s a modern term and look that isn’t steeped in tradition like the others and therefore harder to define. For me the key is in the title, it’s a combination of both smart with casual. This look can vary from a wrap dress to shirt dress to a mini dress. Avoid a ball or cocktail gown however a full length dress in a more casual fabric is a great combination. Here are some of my personal picks for the perfect Smart Casual look.

By Jessica Moazami

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