I am happy to let YOU do the talking today. I have at least three readers who chatted with me about being "event appropriate".
Take a look!
Reader from Tennessee, age group, 30's.
I was embarrassed when I went to a “girls night out” dinner and realized that my clothing choice was quite frumpy compared to my friends more glitzy and chic outfits.
I’m in my 30s and am an on-the-go stay-at-home mom who also works part-time in an office
Reader in Atlanta, age group, 50's
Was invited to a corporate event by my husband's company. All previous events were very dressy, and he did not let me know that this one was different (and I obviously didn't ask) - I was VERY over-dressed compared to everyone else. Totally embarrassing.
Reader Megan, age group: 20's
I have often struggled with dressing for the occasion. Being over-, under-, or dressed just right. This seems worse for me when it comes to weddings. I have been underdressed, it was uncomfortable when my husband introduced me to his college friends. I would have wanted to wow and impress.
I was overdressed once, but I almost preferred that, and obviously did not compete with the bride.
If I could re-do, I would wear the dress that I wore to the "over-dressed" wedding to both of the "under-dressed" weddings. It is a v-neck, sleeveless, floral print dress from Express. The colors work, the length works, the fabric doesn't wrinkle, so it is great for travel, too.
I am more comfortable with dresses than I am with seperates, in a know-how sort of way. When in doubt, I now own a few go-to dresses for various events, seasons.
Then Reader Megan added this line... LOVE IT!!!
"I feel my best when I look event appropriate, age appropriate, and still get my husband to notice."
So ladies... it's up to you to discuss. Use this opportunity to chat with fellow readers down in the comments or on Facebook.
How do you determine what to wear to an event?
How has an embarrassing occurrence changed the way you dress?
Would you rather be over-dressed or under-dressed and what situation are you thinking about right now?
Feel free to send me a note as well! I love hearing from you. Laura@FashionMeetsFaith.com
Let the fun begin!