Allure Features: Red carpet blunders
By Temitope Ojo
Matching the outfit to the invitation
Picking a colour that suits your skin tone is always a good move. But trying to match your dress to the colour palette of the invitation is not. Matching your ensemble to the colour scheme in the invite rarely works to your advantage — instead, pick something that flatters your body.
There is nothing worse than showing up to a party underdressed. To avoid this Bryan suggests that guests take their cues from the host, and, if possible, ask what they are planning on wearing. That is the safest way to make sure your ensemble is pitch perfect.
Although experts acknowledges that being underdressed is always worse than being overdressed, being too formal for any occasion is uncomfortable. Instead of feeling insecure all night, do some research ahead of time.
Men don’t necessarily have to wear suits when they go to an event. Although a navy suit and white shirt always look great, a mismatched blazer and slacks can also be a good choice. The only major no-no is khaki pants at a fancy event.
It’s hard to fall in love with a flat but nothing makes one more crazy than seeing a woman in shoes that they can’t walk in. Although many people say women look sexier in high-heeled shoes, they should be a pair that you are not going to fall over in. Comfort is the keyword.
Up-do isn’t a taboo
A woman can wear her hair the way she looks and feels the most beautiful, no matter the style. There is no such thing as a hair don’t, so long as it looks good on the lady.
Assuming black tie means floor length dresses