Have a special occasion coming up? Use these fashion tips and chic staples to help you dress for day or night.
If you have a detailed dress that’s going to do all the talking, go low-key on accessories. Wear one elegantly feminine piece, like oversized earrings, such as these long tasselled earrings from H&M, R169 or a blingy ring, and no other accessories.
A full skirt, such as this soft pleat skirt from Woolworths, R899, keeps all your figure secrets hidden and looks fabulous, too! The key to pulling it off is to define your waist and showcase your ankles. Keep your top simple – a white summer blouse with a pretty sleeve will look elegant. Make your heels a talking point with embellished straps.
A dress with a hem that finishes just above the knee flatters most figures. Pair it with bold heels to steal the show – just make sure to keep your outfit in matching colours. Layer up your bracelets – one is never enough. We love this cord-disc layered bracelet set from Accessorize, R149.
If your dress is low-key chic, make your occasion bag your standout piece. We adore this Grace Lasercut Crossbody Bag from Forever New, R499. Look for fun details like furry fabrics, all over embroidery or pretty patterns. Choose one that will be the envy of everyone.
Keep everything covered by layering a long, fine soft knit over your strappy dress, like this indigo soft knit cardigan from Woolworths, R250. Cheat an hourglass shape by adding a belt. And, if you have an apple shape, draw the eye upwards with look-at-me earrings.
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