Invited to a formal party or wedding and want to rock short dresses? We say go for it. Short party dresses can totally work for a more buttoned-up event. As you start to shop for short formal dresses just be sure to keep the following tips on how to wear short dresses to formal events top of mind. PS you can find a ton of cute ones in our
1. Don’t Be Afraid To Go for Added Embellishments On Short Dresses
It’s true that most short dresses won’t do for a formal event. But with the right embellishments, you can easily pull off short dresses for formal events. Look for short cocktail dresses with sequins, lace, and beading. Those added fun elements will take your dress up one big formal notch.
2. Try a High-Low Hemline
Formal short dresses get a formal upgrade with a high-low hemline like these. (You’ll find dozens of pretty high-low dresses )
3. Opt for a Higher Neckline
Another way to find short dresses for formals is to look for short dresses with higher necklines. The higher neckline will create balance and an overall dressy vibe.
Short Dresses with High Necklines From left:
4. Just Add Sleeves
Another way to dress up a short dress is to choose one with sleeves. Long velvet or sequins sleeves will give you coverage in the cooler months while dresses with sheer jackets and cap sleeves are perfect for spring and summer.
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