With summer on its way and the sun beginning to emerge from behind those grey winter clouds, the time for summer parties, weddings, cocktails and birthdays is nearly upon us. Summer brings out the best in people. It’s accompanied by weather which allows everyone to strip of their suffocating winter gear, and hop into light and breezy summer outfits.
With both a change of wardrobe and an increasing number of special social occasions to attend, summer is the time of year when you really want to look your best. In order to get you through the trials and tribulations of preparing for a summer party, we’ve compiled this helpful guide.
Be particular about your dress
Choosing the right dress for a special occasion can be the most stressful aspect of your preparations. The most important thing to consider is that your dress fits you properly. You could be wearing the most delicate of materials, with an incredibly fashionable floral print, but if your dress just doesn’t fit you right, you won’t look your best.
Check out the Littlewoods range of occasion dresses, available online, for some inspiration. Your best bet is to find a dress that looks as if it may have been designed to fit your particular body shape.
Be reserved with make up
You may feel that you need a lot of make up in the winter – you’re feeling cold, under the weather and a little miserable – but it’s a different matter entirely during the summer months. Don’t try and cake on the make up. Be a little reserved instead and let that natural summer glow shine through.
Instead of worrying whether your make up has smudged over the evening, let your own radiance shine through and go as natural as you feel comfortable with. A delicate application of eyeliner on a bare face can really bring out your eyes whilst leaving those sun-kissed cheeks glowing.
Make sure you’re comfortable in what you wear
These special occasions are meant for you to enjoy yourself. You don’t want to be strapped into a dress that is unbelievably uncomfortable or makes you feel self-conscious. If you are comfortable with yourself, you’re sure to enjoy the party!
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