Tips for Wearing Pastels at Your Formal Event

Short cocktail dress 2015

Cocktail dress 2015

Pastels usually give off a feminine and delicate vibe, and you can play up that feel by opting for a feminine and delicate dress. Ideal styles for pastels include the much beloved ball gown and its shorter cousin the ballerina gown, both of which feature a form-fitting bodice and a bell-shaped skirt.

The ball gown typically reaches to the floor while the ballerina gown is cut at the mid-calf. You can even go one shorter while keeping the feminine feel in a short cocktail dress that rocks the same silhouette.

 Skin tone. Pastels can add an air of angelic beauty, or they can totally wash you out. Much of the harmony depends on your skin tone, with rosy pink tones usually look best in pastels. From there, the pastel palette is wide open! Rosy tones look equally as smashing in a luxurious lavender as they do in a soft and cuddly pink, with light yellow and sky blue also on the list.

Accessories. Don’t disrupt the soft tone or delicate look of a pastel by weighing it down with clunky shoes and heavy jewelry. Opt instead for a light-colored or neutral delicate pair of heels and equally delicate jewelry. Either silver or gold can work, depending on the shade of pastel you choose.

Pick one pastel and stick with it, as mixing more than one can leave you looking like an Easter egg! Use these tips to instead stay soft, sweet and simply stunning.

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