Unless you work in a business that requires you to wear a suit and tie all day, you might like the liberating feeling of not having to deal with matching the color of your tie to your socks and whatever else is needed to look professional. That being said, you may want to at least keep a formal navy blue men’s blazer hanging on the back of your office door for those times when the boss throws an unexpected lunch meeting at the club, or the woman from down the hall finally decides to accept your invitation for after-work drinks.
Formal blazers for men:
Formal blazers for men pictured:
Left: Ferrecci Mens Solid Navy Blue Sport Coat Jacket Blazer
Right: Ralph Lauren Mens 2 Button Navy Blue Wool Blazer Sport Coat Jacket
Cocktail parties, formal dinners, proms and other important social events all require you to look your best regardless of your size. A simple, yet elegant black formal evening dress can be all that you need to feel spectacular. Couple that dress with some go to accessories like a pair of fashionable shoes, a sparkling clutch and a small bit of jewelry, and you’ll be good to go.
Plus size formal evening dresses:
Plus size formal evening dresses pictured:
Left: Adrianna Papell Women’s Plus Size Drape Covered Gown, ink
Middle: Sunvary Sexy Halter Neckline Long Chiffon Plus Size Evening Dresses for Woman Plus Size Prom Gowns, red
Right: Prom21 Zeilei W272 Plus Size Chiffon Mother of Bride Short Sleeve Long Dress
When it comes to your son’s wedding, all eyes will normally be on the bride and groom at the wedding service and reception. A formal dress that looks great but doesn’t compete with the bride’s own dress will definitely be in order. To make sure that you have one that fits the bill, make sure to start looking for it early on as you don’t want to be stuck having to make last minute alterations which can add a bunch of stress to the occasion.
Formal mother of the groom dresses:
Formal mother of the groom dresses pictured: Left: US Fairytailes Mother of the Bride Formal Evening Dress #2636, burgundy / Middle: US Fairytailes Mother of the Bride Formal Evening Dress #2888, silver / Right: US Fairytailes Mother of the Bride Formal Evening Dress #2799, eggplant.
While many women may balk at a jumpsuit being worn for anything other than laying around the house on a day off, if you wear it properly, a jumpsuit can be just as formal as a stately black dress. Just make sure that your jumpsuit is one solid color, preferably dark. You can wear a contrasting colored belt to mix things up a bit if so desired and as always, pay attention to your foot-wear. Simple and elegant is the way to go.
Formal jumpsuits for women:
Formal jumpsuits for women pictured: Left: Allegra K Woman Asymmetric Sleeve Stretchy Jumpsuit Fuchsia Color S / Middle: Allegra K Woman Deep V Neck Sleeveless Halter Jumpsuit Light Gray S / Right: Allegra K Woman Deep V Neck Backless Halter Romper Jumpsuit Burgundy S
Nothing says “class” like a formal dining room. A room that gives an impression of refinement, distinction and culture to your guests. As the casual style slowly becomes the norm, the formal style actually has more of an impact, since it is becoming more rare. A set of high quality formal chairs should nott only be beautiful, but very comfortable as well.
Formal dining chairs:
Formal dining chairs example. Pictured: Set of 2 Traditional European Style Formal Side Dining Chairs by Acme Furniture.