In the fall, invitations arrive for celebrations, balls and fundraisers galore. These evenings are centered upon a theme and a cause. A level of sophistication sets the tone of it all.
For the gentlemen, a single formal suit can accommodate any black-tie affair. A navy velvet tuxedo is a great update to today’s formal wear.
The ladies may need a bit more variety. She can be haute in pink. Then change it up with some glamour and glitz. Or step out in a charming blossom motif. Try a full skirt and a column dress.
Fortunately, the accessories can carry over from one look to the next.
Please, invest in a shoe that suits you, but not one to distract from the dress. Real or faux, a touch of bijoux hits the final note. So enjoy the champagne and handle the auctions with care.
Allyson Burkhardt is the founder of Let’s Get Dressed! Image & Style Services. Visit heron the web at letsgetdresseddc.com.
GALVAN Galaxy Gown
$1,495 | Moda Operandi
SHOSHANNA Paladina High Low Dress
$615 retail | Rent the Runway
LA PETITE ROBE DI CHIARA BONI
Pink Every Gown | $995 | Neiman Marcus
$425 | JHilburn
Miura Shoulder Bag
$1,220 | Barneys NY
$695 | Curio Concept Store, Georgetown
OSCAR DE LA RENTA
Saks Fifth Avenue