A fashion show is your chance to really stand out and show off your personal style. It’s time to throw the pieces in your closet you’ve been dying to wear that’s fashion show-appropriate. However, if you just want to enjoy the show without catching too much attention on your outfit, you may want to dress sophisticated but not over the top. Looking for inspiration on what to wear on the big night? Keep on reading to scoop some styling tricks on how to dress when attending a fashion show.
For a fashion statement without going overboard, you may pick some statement accessories like bags, shoes, belts and such that can add glam to your looks. The shoes will be grabbing as much attention as the coats and the dress, so it matters if you are able to walk in them well. When it comes to the bags, you should actually get the genuine brands instead of replica ones. However, it’s important to put away your sunglasses while you watch the show though you can definitely be sporting them as you walk out or before you come into the fashion show venue.
Dressing up for the fashion show can mean that you’re dressing up for work, or promoting your personal brand that shows loyalty or even encouragement for the designer whose show you are now watching. Fashion bloggers show off their creative and avant-garde style on fashion weeks, but when attending the fashion show, they prefer to keep it simple so they won’t outshine the designer’s collection featured on the runway shows.
The truth is that you are not trying to be the model at the show but merely there to enjoy the party with all the rest of them. So when it comes to looking fashionable, you can never go wrong with a monochromatic look. Skirts and dresses are definitely the way to go in order to keep from getting too hot or too casual on your outfit. Wearing some type of heel is always a must when attending a fashion show that adds some formality to your outfit.
However, you don’t have to stick to black or neutral colors, no matter how slimming it may be. Instead, go for colorful ensembles and eye-catching printed pieces, or add a pop of color through your accessories to whatever you plan to wear. Sporting neon accessories is a great way to stay fashion-forward without drawing too much attention as pairing them with an otherwise neutral outfit will make you stand out.
If you want to keep your outfit simple but statement-making, then play with textures like leather, cashmere, lace, velvet, tweed, corduroy and such that can elevate your simple looks without looking overdone. You may also go for embellished ensembles with sophisticated style to add some dimension to your looks.
Too often, women seem to think that the sexier the look, the better it is. Showing off the skin can be a chic and sophisticated attempt at looking your best as well, if done correctly. If you think your outfit is too much revealing or inappropriate, throw on some blazer, coats, suit, cardigan and such to keep it tamed. You are at a fashion show and not party so you’ll look good with cover-ups or outerwear with sexy pieces like crop tops and plunging necklines in a moderate way.
Take the chance to show off your personal style and individuality through the clothes you’ll be wearing at the fashion show. At the end of the day, you are you and nothing more or less than that.