What to wear to a superb cocktail party? How to look major in the big league? Where do you fit in? It's not a competition, but it's nice to feel beautiful and powerful in a room dominated by elegance. Personal style at special events communicates your way of being, highlighting how you interact with the world.
Do you dream of looking like a goddess when the spotlight is on... with shapes and fabrications that light up a room? Or do you prefer trusty, sultry black, alternating accessories, hair and make-up for emphasis? Choosing your color (or not), and the level of movement is an excellent starting point -- life is 3D and elegance demands poise from every angle. Cocktail dresses can be nearly as revealing as bathing suits so include an interesting wrap for entrances and exits. Evening suits, especially those with draping, are mysterious and commanding in a subversive way. Loose, fluid cuts look louche, complex, and cool if revealing is not for you.
When shopping for special events--investment pieces--start with your body type and dominant physical attributes. Blond? Brunette? Statuesque? Demure? Making a substantial purchase means focusing on your strengths that are unlikely to fluctuate. What is your social and political identity? Why not get the conversation started with a true expression whatever the occasion. Buckling to expectations is no longer necessary in our curious world, but I do suggest finding the familiar for grounding, comfort and lightness of being.