Evening Wear for Mums – What to Wear for a Special Occasion?
An empty wardrobe, no opportunity to dive into the shops, endless work and childcare – all this makes it hard for a mum to conjure up a dress that will shine during an elegant evening out. This is especially true for those mums who attend big events only once in a while, and are more normally to be found dressed in a wide flowery skirt, tracksuit skirt , or a dress bought online at a ridiculously low price. So what to do in such a situation? If your last resort is shopping, check out what’s on the catwalks and in the fashionista’s wardrobes.
The first things to come to mind in the context of evening dresses are of course the classic collection and the timeless little black dress. It’s the perfect choice for women who value style and taste and do not like to stand out from the crowd (unlike the alternate version for brave women – the red dress). This season’s trends favour puffed sleeves, ideal for women with a slim figure and narrow shoulders. Similarly, large flounces make a loose-fitting and serious impression. If you’re worried about larger arms and would like to draw emphasis away from them, choose a ¾ length sleeve or just a long-sleeve dress, for dresses that expose the shoulders, chest and bust can be unforgiving for this type of figure. A poorly selected design will even have the visual impression of adding a few kilograms! A little black dress perfectly highlights long legs and shapely hips, especially when combined with high heels. To vitalise your outfit, don’t opt only for dull colours – instead, choose shoes in bold and fashionable shades – cobalt, fuchsia and lime green.
If not a little black dress from a classic collection, you might want to opt for a blouse plus skirt or trousers. Such an outfit can be easily assembled, and its elements replaced with newer designs. While a formal dress is likely to remain on its hanger, a combination of, for example, white blouse and pencil skirt, is more versatile. This season, the cape blouse – which mums absolutely love – is a fashion reminiscent of courtly attire of long ago. They are a good choice for a dinner or wedding because they are very elegant, refined and stylish. But what colour? Every one! Beige, white, bronze and other earth colours are recommended for delicate women. For ladies with dark complexion and character, intense colors such as cobalt, fuchsia, lime, red or yellow, will be ideal. You can also balance the dynamics of your outfit by combining a cape blouse with, for example, a maxi skirt or a pencil skirt, which perfectly emphasises and slims the figure. If you choose a bright blouse, match it with a floral skirt.