What To Wear

What to Wear to a Summer Evening Party

It’s time to get out that pretty coral dress for your summer evening party outfit. It spends much of the year hiding in your closet, but when it’s time to come out and play, a fabulous coral dress is always ready — but how can you really take this chic dress to the next level? Here’s what to wear to really stand out at a summer evening party:

Add Some Texture To Your Dress

A bright coral dress with a lace overlay immediately becomes a stand-out piece. Long lace sleeves give extra elegance and a little cover, should your summer evening get breezy. A fitted body with either an A-line or straight skirt is universally flattering, too. Make this the centerpiece of your outfit, and accessorize around it with pieces that are interesting — but not overpowering.

Get Geometric

To offset this classic and feminine dress, add some cool accessories like a geometric ring and clutch. The habit is to reach for simple and classic pieces, but you will really set the outfit apart by playing with shapes in unexpected ways. Keep the colours and textures simple though, as the dress has enough going on with the coral and lace.

Forgo Traditional Earrings

Ear cuffs are one of the coolest ways to add bling without being boring. A simple but standout crystal piece will add sparkle to your outfit, but it’s far more interesting than traditional studs. Wear your hair up or tucked behind one ear to show off your wares.

Perforate Your Pumps

Traditional white pumps are given a twist with perforated leather, making them just as versatile but far more interesting. You don’t want to go crazy with the shoes in this outfit, but a textured leather is still subtle enough to be complementary, but more standout than a plain pair of pumps.

1. Coast coral lace dress, $275
2. Forever 21 ring, $4.80
3. Magid geometric clutch, $109
4. Eddie Borgo ear cuff, $125
5. Club Monaco perforated pumps, $298

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