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Party dresses: advice and selection of dressing for a family meal

How to dress for a family meal?

The daily meal, the festive meal, Friday evening or Sunday noon with the family or all those special occasions where we meet as a family. We are going to reveal the secret ingredient to leave your loved ones speechless and receive delicious compliments: THE festive outfit for family meals. Whether for the end of year celebrations such as Christmas or other traditional celebrations, these family rituals are essential. These events often put a strain on our stomachs, so it's essential to be comfortable, especially after devouring the Christmas turkey. We avoid too casual outfits in sweatshirts and super comfortable sneakers. You can stay in a casual look with jeans and a basic t-shirt but associate them with a magnificent pair of heels and some jewelry to accessorize this casual look. Wear a basic look, for example with a long black skirt and a small cashmere sweater. Obviously, dress according to the event, at Christmas or New Year's Eve take out your most beautiful, classy and elegant dresses.

How to dress to meet the in-laws?

How to dress to impress your in-laws?

Meeting your in-laws requires preparation, you have to respect certain codes. Your sweet and warm attitude may not be enough to please your in-laws. Wearing the right dress is very important, as they say, the first impression is often the right one! Finding the perfect outfit to wear for a first night out with the in-laws isn't always easy. First of all, find out about the environment in which you are going to set foot. The idea is to honor your partner, especially not to make mistakes that could make you feel uncomfortable throughout the party. Keep it simple, but be careful simplicity does not mean lack of elegance: you have everything to please. Balance formal pieces with more casual elements. Forget the clichés about the perfect daughter-in-law forcing you to wear clothes you don't feel comfortable in.

How to dress to go to the restaurant with the family?

Instead, opt for outfits that make you feel like yourself and are in keeping with the occasion. A flared dress, with an elegant cut but not too sexy will do. You can also opt for a very business woman outfit, with black carrot pants, a blouse and a small jacket for an impeccable look. So you have understood, everything is a question of balance. Don't get too stuffy, but steer clear of the sexy. Even if your in-laws have a reputation for being cool, don't take unnecessary risks. Know how to stay natural and yourself, don't put pressure on yourself and don't do too much in front of your in-laws.

How to dress to go to the restaurant?

Choose your dress according to the occasion

An evening at the restaurant is a must for you, but you don't know how to dress? In absolute terms, it all depends on the atmosphere of the restaurant, the occasion and the guests with whom you will share this dinner. You will indeed not dress the same way for a business lunch, a romantic dinner, a festive evening with friends or a family meal like Christmas or other end-of-year celebrations. Here are some tips for choosing how to dress and accessories for dining out. A straight black V-neck dress with a belt for a touch of structure will be ideal. The jumpsuit is also a good idea. With pumps and a clutch, your look will be perfect. In practice, women can choose jeans with a blouse or cotton pants with a silk shirt. Men can also wear jeans with a shirt or polo shirt and a casual chic jacket.

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What dress for a chic dinner?

Depending on the standing of the restaurant, you can also choose high-waisted dark suit pants combined with a short white shirt, wrapover or lace that will give a look that is both professional and characterful to your outfit. It's all about keeping it simple without being too casual. And if this restaurant takes place on the terrace, the skirt and the long dress will be your best allies. Sunglasses are of course the essential accessory (until he goes to bed). We recommend a "classic chic" outfit with a skirt and a somewhat casual blazer jacket with a flowing blouse or a very trendy dress or jumpsuit or playsuit and a little jacket in fuchsia pink, yellow or coral summer colors which will give a boost of energy and radiance to your outfit. The trouser suit for a chic and different look. We are also fans of the slightly sexier look with the blazer jacket worn without anything underneath or the suit worn with a pair of pumps and a cute silk top. The jumpsuit or the pants, both will be magnified by the accessories, the shoes and a light make-up.

How to dress to go to a gourmet restaurant?

You are invited for a dinner in a starred address? In this type of establishment there are very often imposed dress codes to which we are not necessarily accustomed. Better to choose the card of sophistication without however falling into ostentatious fashion. Know how to adapt chic clothes and sober accessories as well as color contrasts. For a romantic or end-of-year dinner, the dress is always the best solution. No need to turn exclusively to the little black dress. A well-cut evening dress with long or short sleeves will make you the woman of the moment. Depending on the standing of the restaurant, you can also wear high-waisted black tuxedo pants combined with a white, wrap-over or lace shirt. The jumpsuit is also a good idea. With pumps and a clutch, your look will be perfect. In a business pattern in a starred restaurant, the suit with an elegant pair of pumps is recommended. In any case, even at lunch, avoid jeans and sneakers as well as provocative outfits, especially for a family reception like Christmas.

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Looks to avoid at family meals

Avoid fashion faux pas

First of all, we avoid colored opaque tights in the middle of winter for New Year's Eve or even Christmas with a short party dress with sequins or velvet with ruffles, this choice will give a childlike look, like a little girl to the woman you are. Of course, transparent clothing should be avoided!! Choosing this transparent black shirt with the trendy black triangle bra, not sure if it's the best solution even for Christmas. Plunging necklines to scare children away are not very suitable either. You will risk being judged and that is never pleasant... Transparent clothing is not recommended for a meal with your in-laws, even when creating in the most beautiful of materials. Of course, the selection of outfits that reveals the apparent underwear is not yet popular among the seniors in your family who will not understand this maddening choice.

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Choose your party dress

Your evening dress, you must not choose it either too long or too short. We don't draw you a picture, you understand, Christmas is children's day! You can't wear the same cocktail dress when you're getting ready to go out with your friends as when you're going out to family parties. Suggest a casual style if you're not comfortable with stuffy codes. A pretty cashmere sweater with discreet printed trousers or some delicate embroidery and you're done! However, don't be too casual. Especially if the whole family is invited on the occasion, don't give them reason to think that you're indulging and taking care of your appearance. Don't forget, you are a working-girl!

Other outfits for a party

If you don't opt ​​for a dress, mix elegance and relaxation, you can take out your jeans, wear a bright or nude blouse and a pretty belt. With classic colored pants, a t-shirt or a nice sweater for Christmas is perfect! Be careful that the sweater does not look too childish. A girl thing, the desire to wear high heels to shape your silhouette... Wrong! Don't wear heels that are too high, especially if you're tall! Remember this is a family reunion, not a night out. Mid-heeled shoes are enough to shape your legs without being overdressed. And finally, we avoid colorful clothes or styles that are too “fashionable”. Unless most of the guests work for a magazine or a big fashion house, high sportswear socks worn with patent shoes or even monograms and oversized printed sweatshirts may be a bit too much. We can opt for a fashion side, but we must not overdo it.

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