This is the last post of my wedding guest attire series for June 2013. Let's imagine wearing a high-low dress to a hotel wedding.
The high-low dress shown above would be a perfect outfit for a female guest at a hotel wedding, not only because the high-low hem is right on trend, but also because the knee-length front of the dress would appear as elegant as a sheath at the ceremony and the tea-length tail would flutter beautifully over the dance floor at the reception.
If the hotel wedding takes place in the evening, you may want to choose a sparkly high-low dress. However, if you've already got a high-low dress without sparkles, like mine, you can make it evening-appropriate by accessorizing. A glitzy headband, for instance, would give you instant glamor.
For those who love the fancy headband trend recently brought by the movie "The Great Gatsby," if you are really going to a wedding, you must remember not to outshine the bride. That means your headband should NOT be embellished with white pearls or clear crystals, which are usually used in bridal hair accessories. Pick a headband adorned by color rhinestones, or a gold one like mine.
Gold is a great color for your evening shoes, too. I like the pale gold on mine.
The colorful vertical stripes on my high-low dress are elongating because they get to stay straight (see one of my previous posts about what makes vertical stripes work for you: www.crystaltai.com/node/11). However, since the dress has a knee-length front, it's necessary to keep the lengthening visual effect on the thighs from affecting the look of the calves by contrast.
In other words, if there are vertical stripes on your high-low skirt, your shoes should NOT come with horizontal ankle straps. Instead, they should have V-cut vamps that can optically lengthen your ankles to match the elongating effect of the vertical stripes on the thighs. Seriously, if you want your legs to look long, the calves are where attention is needed whenever they are revealed.
I will talk more about how to flatter the calves in my later posts. For now, it's good enough to just get you head-to-toe ready for attending a hotel wedding, or another type of dressy event.
Enjoy the elegance!
NOTE: I know tonight is Tuesday night, but I'm publishing this post tonight instead of Wednesday night this week because I am going out of town tomorrow (Wednesday) and will be away for the rest of this week.