Friday, November 4, 2016

Style Diaries :: What Lounge Suit means

Party season is approaching. When an invitation hits your inbox that says “Attire: Lounge suit” what do you wear? Well after numerous correspondence with my fashion blogging friend Scarlett from Trends VIP, we worked out that lounge suit is a formal dress, that is usually long but you can get away with knee length and a bit more dressier than cocktail dress code but not as formal as a black tie event. Fabric for lounge suits is less embellished and opulent than a full gown. If the event said “black tie” then I would have worn a full length embellished gown. You should feel smarter than office tire and more sophisticated. Hair should be done by your hairdresser for the occasion to ensure it stays in its place with the lounge dress.

My lounge suit attire for the opening night and red carpet of Opera Australia’s The Eighth Wonder was a dress I got from Keepsake The Label called the Much More Maxi Dress in Peach (in which someone said to me the colour looks better in real life than online) matched with silver Shoes of Prey dancer buckle shoes (which are my wedding shoes, which I designed to ensure I could wear them again for occasions like this). I chose not to wear jewellery and to have my hair out loose to ‘casualise’ the gown. If it was black tie I would have had my hair a quarter or half up and the rest down, and worn more jewellery.

There you go Lesson 101 on Lounge Attire!

Dress by Keepsake The Label
Shoes by Shoes of Prey
Hair by Tara Spendlove of Estilo Hair, North Sydney

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