1. If you must, you may wear flats to a formal event.

While dress codes dictate that you must wear heels to an event, there's nothing more unsightly than a woman wearing shoes she can't walk in. If you are more comfortable wearing flats then, by all means, go ahead. Choose your flats with care and ensure they are clean and chic. 


2. Know when and where to take your hat off.

If it's a fashion hat you're sporting, such as the hats Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice of York are commonly spotted wearing, then these are acceptable when indoors, at weddings, during formal events, garden parties, and at religious services. Be courteous enough to take your hat off when you're obstructing the view, such as at a wedding ceremony or at a theater, according to Emily Post. Of course, it's unacceptable to wear casual caps (such as baseball caps) while indoors, during meal times, and when being introduced.

More From FemaleNetwork.com

3. Take off your jewelry, including your wedding ring, when necessary.

The common notion when it comes to wearing jewelry is that it's perfectly safe when it's on you, which is why many women take their hardware everywhere they go, especially their wedding rings. But you should know when to leave your daily dazzle at home under lock and key. When engaging in physical activity, such as working out at the gym, it may be unsafe to take any form of jewelry with you. Ostentatious fine jewelry should be reserved for evening affairs.


4. Instead of layering, follow the rule of thirds.

Everything in moderation, they say, and this includes the number of accessories you have on at any given time. Familiarize yourself with the third piece, this is the scarf, hat, belt, or coat that you wear over your standard top and bottom combination. The third piece adds a chic touch to the ensemble without overdoing it.


More From FemaleNetwork.com

5. Don't be intimidated by the brooch.

The brooch will never be passe, it simply dictates a set of styling tricks of its own. If it's vintage, wear it with a modern silhouette to dress up a contemporary getup and at the same time keep yourself from looking dated. Also, it's all about placement. Wear it either left or right and just over the bust. It, too, works well when pinned to the lapel of a custom-fitted blazer.

6. Dress appropriately for whatever the occasion and whatever the weather.

We may have to bend our signature uniforms every once in a while. Take note of the dress code when attending an event to show respect to the host, who probably went to great lengths to organize that gathering. One must also always be wary of the weather and the temperature of the day. You may check the morning news or ask your mobile phone's built-in assistant (or your real assistant) for the weather forecast and then determine what you will wear from there.


7. Never scrunch up your sleeves.

It might be part of the overall look and feel of your ensemble but scrunching up your sleeves will always look sloppy. Instead, roll them up neatly. You may fold them twice or thrice and then pull them up your arm, carefully concealing the scrunched-up areas.


8. You may leave a maximum of two buttons undone on your shirt.

Anything more would look too relaxed and almost sloppy. Leaving the collar buttons might come off as too uptight. One is acceptable, and two buttons undone are enough to look laidback and approachable.

More From FemaleNetwork.com

This story originally appeared on Townandcountry.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.

Get the latest updates from Female Network
Subscribe to our Newsletter!
View More Articles About:
Recommended Videos

Latest Stories

Avril Lavigne to Hold Manila Concert in 2020

Avril Lavigne will hold her concert on May 20, 2020 at the Araneta Coliseum.

Use These Anti-Acne Products if You're Always Working OT this Holiday Season

These will help control oil production as you deal with more work and stress this month.

6 Things We Learned About Henry Cavill During His Manila Visit

When Henry learned that Netflix was turning The Witcher into a series, he immediately called his agents to let them know he wants to get the part!

U2 Dedicates Song to Maria Ressa, Women Who Are Rewriting History

“When women of the world unite to rewrite history as herstory, that’s a beautiful day,” said Bono.

Richard Gomez Recalls How He Proposed to Lucy Torres

Twenty-two years ago, Richard proposed to Lucy on the eve of her birthday.

Camille Prats and Family Begin Building Future Dream Home

Camille Prats is grateful for the family's early Christmas present.
Load More Stories