Dress Code 101: Formal Daytime
Greetings Fashionistas! Last week, I gave you the skinny on how to dress in Cocktail Attire and to keep things in the same vein, today I’m sharing some quick tips on how to nail down great Formal Daytime looks. So what does this look like? Think Cocktail Attire on a scaled down level with softer colors. This is the type of outfit that you’d wear to a wedding, polo match, etc.
How to Style Your Formal Daytime Look
Formal daytime looks are not as ‘glitzy' as formal evening wear. Rather, it’s a softer, feminine look that is typically characterized by:
- Softer color palettes (like rose, pale yellow, and pastel blue)
- Solid prints or patterns
- Satin or flowy fabrics
Keep in mind that you’re not limited to shift or sheath dresses either; a smart pantsuit in the right color would definitely work here too!
With this look, accessories should be simple and tasteful so that attention is drawn to your outfit. The only exception to this would be if you’re attending an event where you can wear a fancy hat (such as the Kentucky Derby, Ascot, etc.) – here you would typically style your outfit around the hat!
Here are some pics that can help you get a better idea of what’s most appropriate for the Formal Daytime dress code. Enjoy!
One more thing – if you haven’t done so already, take a peek at my tips on the best way to style Cocktail, Dressy Casual, Formal and Garden Party looks. And, of course, if you need help styling a particular look for a special event, you can reach me here to connect!
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