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A Ladies Guide To Getting Ready For A Formal Event

Receiving an invitation to a formal event is an exciting time. It gives the potential to socialize with current friends and acquaintances, meet new people and expand your social circle.

However, for many ladies, the invitation also comes with a generous helping of worry. Perhaps you are one of those many people! From the outfit to wear to who to bring and how to handle yourself, it can seem like your initial excitement at the thought of an upcoming event has transformed itself into a host of concerns!

That’s why we have compiled a quick and clear guide that every lady should have when getting ready for a formal event. Here it comes – enjoy! 

Step 1. Carefully Read The Invitation

This step is often overlooked, however, it is a crucial one. Often the invitation provides details on dress code, expected activities and, of course, the time and venue. Even if the invitation does not specifically state the expected dress code, normally the style, design, and wording can point you in the right direction.

If you are in any doubt about the way other people will be dressed or the planned events for the evening, call the host and find out. There is no need to feel awkward about making such an inquiry, remember you will feel a whole lot more awkward if you arrive dressed smart-casual when all the other ladies are swooning around in cocktail dresses!

Step 2. Pack Your Handbag

Once you are clear on the dress code, choosing a suitable outfit is a piece of cake. So next up it’s time to strategically pack your handbag. Of course, every lady knows that the make-up she plans to wear during the evening should be popped in her handbag for touch-ups throughout the evening. There’s more to go in yet, though!

Cash, your card, and your phone are all essentials for a formal event. Even if you think everything is included, no real lady wants to find themselves in the embarrassing situation of having to pay for something and not having any means to do so.

There’s still a little space in the bag, so what else should we bring? Its always smart to bring Advil. All of the noise, activity, and emotions that a formal event can bring may bring on a massive headache, the last thing you need when you’re trying to enjoy yourself! One more necessity is, of course, your phone so you’ll be able to take lots of pictures and safely get home.

Step 3. Pack Your Confidence!

Even if you are feeling nervous and hesitant about attending the formal event, remember that old adage, ‘fake it till you make it’. In other words, look yourself in the mirror before you leave and tell yourself, ‘I am a strong, confident lady and that’s the way everyone else will see me’. Also, be sure to wear the proper under garments for the dress you picked out. nothing can ruin a night like a poorly fitted bra or one that completely shows under your dress. Trousseau has the best selection of bras in Memphis. Make sure to stop by and check it out.

So my fellow ladies, now that you’re ready and prepared for your next formal event all that’s left to do is enjoy every minute of the experience. Remember, you’ll never get a second chance to make a first impression so prepare well and make people remember you for all the right reasons!

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