Stylish Evening Wear Options for All Ages

by Anna P. | September 1st, 2016 | Evening Wear, Women's Fashion

woman in evening wear (400x400)Whether that special occasion is just dinner with friends or a work-related cocktail party, dressing up is fun. However it’s important to point out that dressing up may mean different things in different decades. A 20-something woman may strive for an evening look that is either edgy or a little sexy but a 40-something may strive for a more classic look. No matter what decade in life you are, we’ve got chic and stylish evening wear options you will want to wear. True style has no age limits.

1- 20-somethings

Young fashionistas can wear just about anything!  You could rock a more casual evening look with a sparkly camisole and dark skinny jeans or you could go for a dressier look with a velvet mini-dress and pointy-toed heels. Many 20-something women opt to keep their evening wear look on the casual side because comfort is key. Whether you opt for a more dressy, casual, or a mix of both, there are a few essentials you must have in your evening wear wardrobe to maximize style potential. You need at least one great pair of dark slim fitting jeans that you can wear with a variety of tops. A fitted black blazer is also a must have. These two essentials will help you dress up just about anything you have in your wardrobe.

2- 30-somethings

Most 30-something fashionistas appreciate a good trend but they also know that it’s more important to wear what looks great on them. If you haven’t already accrued a collection of sophisticated items (a little black dress, a pair of dress pants, a chic off-the-shoulder sweater), now is the time to invest. Although it’s important to keep most of your evening look on the dressy side, there is nothing wrong with adding a few edgy or trendy pieces to the mix. A black leather jacket looks simply amazing with just about any cocktail dress. You could also stock up on a few edgy accessories like a studded cuff bracelet, skull charm necklace, or a bold colored scarf.  Another must-have is a pair of dark jeans.

3- 40-somethings

Often times, older women have a harder time finding clothes that they feel comfortable and stylish in. Although most 40-somethings are in tune with their personal style, some are reluctant to try out trends or new looks in fear they will look “too young”. This is where classics come in! Every 40-something woman should own a black sheath dress, an elegant pantsuit in an unexpected color like white or rich red, a solid black high-waisted pencil skirt, and a couple of colorful print cocktail dresses/blouses. The key here is to balance out classic with fun pieces.

4- 50-somethings and up

It’s perfectly okay to be fabulous at any age!  There is no need to shy away from the amazing fashions and trends younger women wear. Shake up your evening look with a pretty floral print wrap dress. If you prefer to wear something with a little more sparkle, you should opt for a dress in a rich fabrics like velvet, lame, or silk.  Have fun with and mix it up with delicate accessories like sparkly drop earrings and pendant necklaces.

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