Overdresses at events

Your Guide to Avoid Being Overdressed at Events

Posted by Farah Naz on

Being overdressed for an event is the biggest social faux pas that can be made. Whether it’s a meeting, a party, or just a regular outing with friends, you want to make sure that you are dressed appropriately for the occasion. You can’t go on a job interview wearing a party dress!

It is a no-brainer that one should dress to impress when attending a formal event. But is it better to be overdressed than under dressed? You decide. If you’re not sure what is appropriate for an event, it’s never too late to call and ask the host.

Venue Matters

If the event is held outdoors, dress more casually so that you don’t sweat too much during the event. But don’t be too casual that it makes you look sloppy. Choose a color palette that complements your skin tone and wear clothes that have been tailored for your body shape.  

Color Theme

Make a note of the event’s color scheme, if there is one. If multiple colors are being worn, stick with darker colors so that your outfit doesn’t scream out loud. If there is only one dominant color, pick something that is at least somewhat similar so that your outfit still fits in.

Seasons for the Right Reasons

If the weather isn’t very cold, you will look like a clown to dress up in woolen fabrics and warm clothing. You can wear something in a more subdued or darker shade of your favorite color.

Be Comfortable in Your Skin

In reality, overdressing at a formal event is worse than being underdressed. It gives off the impression that you are not comfortable in your skin. Most people want to be around those who are relaxed and confident with themselves.

Don’t Go Overboard with Accessories

Instead of going overboard on accessories, opt for a few pieces that complement your outfit without detracting from the rest of your ensemble, whether it be a scarf, an accessory, or a sassy handbag. This will make you stand out and not blend in with the crowd.

Keep Your Makeup Natural and Minimal

When it comes to makeup, less is more. With the natural movement taking over the industry, many makeup artists focus on enhancing your natural beauty instead. You can opt for lighter shades of lip color and blush.

Perfect Hair Day

When you have the perfect hair day, don’t let it go to waste! You want to show off your gorgeous locks, so pull your hair back into a ponytail or bun if it’s long enough. This will prevent it from getting in your face if you are at a formal business meeting.

Buy unique formal jumpsuits for a party attire


Everyone has different tastes and body types, so what may look great on someone else may not look good on you. Check out our new collections at Farah Naz for formal wear for women and buy party dresses to impress your guests! We have a wide variety of women’s formal dresses to choose from.

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