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Lookbook Summer 2019 | Outfit Ideas for Women Over 50!

Award Ceremony Outfit Ideas

Not only actors and musicians are allowed to participate in the award ceremonies. To be fair, they can attend the entertainment industry’s most talked about events of the year, but there are many other ceremonies that you, I, and other non-famous people attend. Whether it’s a ceremony to honor your company’s employees as employee of the year or an industry awards ceremony where your company can win an award, most of us will attend at least one awards night in our lifetime. Although not as glamorous as the Oscars, a large proportion of awards ceremonies are eye-catching occasions where people are expected to dress up in festive attire. They are often held in hotel conference rooms, historical sites or restaurants. This means that their participation is never cheap. For most ceremonies, the price of a ticket includes a meal, a certain amount of drinks and entertainment such as live music and a late-night disco.

What do you wear for such a special occasion?

Formal dress ideas for women

Women should be inspired by what has been discovered on the red carpet, but should not feel obliged to follow suit. Celebrities are thrown free designer suits because there is no better publicity than a star wearing your dress at one of the biggest events of the year. But for those of us with lower incomes, designer suits are often out of reach.

You can buy designer clothes at average prices in discount stores both on the street and on the Internet, but you can’t be sure that they are the right size. The best thing to do is to walk around the shops for a few days.

Some of the most striking costumes for award ceremonies over the years have had idiosyncratic design elements such as feathers and semi-precious stones. Look for sleeveless dresses with a decorated corset to imitate the look. Alternatively, the skirt of the dress could be adorned with accessories.

Favorite colors are red, blue, and classic black. White is also quite big, but it’s not the most practical option when it comes to food and drink.

If you choose a dress with a lot of shine, combine it with simple shoes. Patent leather heels are a popular choice. If you choose a simple dress, spice it up with shiny shoes or decorations as an alternative.

Formal Dress Ideas for Men

Most women love a man in a suit, and James Bond dinner suits are often the preferred style. Awards ceremonies are a good reason to invest in a timeless classic. Tuxedos and dinner jackets are also very popular.

Celebrities tend to experiment with the shapes and fabrics of pants and jackets. A modern and contemporary style is the formal pants in the crotch, which are young and cool.

Modern men’s blazers are available in a range of fabrics. Look for fabrics with a bit of sheen or contrasting lapels to easily update a classic look.

If you are adventurous, choose trousers and a jacket in different colors such as black and dark red.

Take to the streets by choosing a jacket with a front chest pocket that you can decorate with a vibrant folded handkerchief to brighten up your dark clothes.

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I’m 5’7″ and 120 lbs. I usually take an XS or S in tops, 0-2 in pants or 25-26 in jeans, 7.5-8 in shoes.
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Nail Polish: OPI I Just Can’t Cope-A-Cabana

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