By Melrose W. Fisher
May 18, 2017
What will you be wearing to your summer events this season? Will you be dressed appropriately? Nowadays, the rule is “there is no rule.” I tend to agree to some degree with that phrase, but personally, my mother is still sitting right here on my right shoulder saying “a 12noon wedding is a ‘high noon’ wedding and is formal. Any wedding after 5 pm is a formal wedding with 8 pm wedding being the most formal or black-tie.” As we all know, that was when everyone got married in a church, and there weren’t destination weddings, beach weddings and invitations with dress codes described as “dressy casual,” “festive” and the like.
Dresses are popular choices for most any “festive” or “formal” event these days. Most people view dresses as a statement piece that implies…this is a fancy occasion. Depending on if the event is “black-tie” or “cocktail” may determine the length of the dress. Dresses tend to bring out the feminist in a lady. One tends to walk a bit more gracefully and carry themselves a little differently when they wear a dress. Maybe slightly more sophisticated, chicer, more refined. Do you agree?
My opinion is that a dress limits one in how many ways you can wear it; therefore, not giving you as much bang for your bucks as separates do.
In the Carlisle and ETCETERA spring summer collections, we have great outfits for every occasion you may be attending during the summer no matter the level of formality. If you’re in a bind about what’s appropriate to wear to an event, give one of us a call and we can help you. We can take that burden off your shoulders.
Below are some event examples and outfit ideas from both Carlisle and ETCETERA:
Memorial Day or July 4th Backyard Cookout – CASUAL
CARLISLE BLOUSE – ZOE- #512918
Beach Wedding (on the beach) – FESTIVE
CARLISLE DRESS – FRENCH BLUE -#115812
CARLISLE DRESS – MYSTIQUE -#515654
ETCETERA VACATION – #215956
CARLISLE DRESS – NOVELLA -#515934
ETCETERA- Retro -Style #215970
CARLISLE DRESS – OPERETTA -#115863
CARLISLE DRESS – BRUSHSTROKE -#115811
ETCETERA –RAVE = #215972
ETCETERA COPACABANA – #206659
CARLISLE DRESS – PARADISE – #115810
POOL/PATIO PARTY – FUN CASUAL
BEACH PARTY – BEACHWEAR
CARLISLE BATHING SUIT– ESTATE – #118853
CARLISLE WRAP – PRELUDE – #517954
Wishing you a fun and relaxing summer ahead no matter what party code you may break.