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A guide to evening wear separates

This article helps you decide whether to wear a dress or separate pieces for a special occasions. It also provides information on the types of products and where you can buy the items.


The basics
Throughout the year, there are special events for which you need a special outfit.
It may be the end of year prom, it could be homecoming, a wedding or an awards ceremony.
Traditionally, women will tend to look for a dress, but you also have the possibility of going for evening wear separates.

Types of products

Different types of dresses and separates
Dresses are an option but there are other possibilities as well.
If you don’t tend to wear dresses, then try teaming a pair of smart trousers with a top or blouse.
If you’re girly, then a skirt teamed with a cute top has possibilities as well.
There is a bit of a debate on how short a skirt should be at ‘black tie’ events.
It is usually recommended to go just above the knee and no shorter.
What you choose will depend on the event.
A prom tends to suit a dress whereas a homecoming or a wedding is more flexible.

Where to buy

There are several places where you can buy your separates or dresses for that special occasion.
However, here are a few suggestions.
Jovani specialise in gowns for different occasions.
They have dresses for proms, evening occasions, weddings and homecomings. Many celebrities have been seen wearing their dresses, including Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Hilary Duff, Selena Gomez, Amanda Holden and Brook Shields. They cater for ladies in dress size 26 and dress size 28, so these dresses aren’t just for the skinny girls out there.
Ribkoff is the surname of the creator Joseph Ribkoff.
They have a range of dresses and separates for all occasions.
They consider their dresses to be versatile and could be worn for day or evening occasions.
They also offer a sportswear line alongside their evening wear items.
They have stores all over the world, so it’s not just limited to Canada, where the brand originated.
Ribkoff’s items appear to be for women that are slightly older.
Matches have some stunning evening wear separates.
However, they do come at a price as they sell high-end designer pieces.
They have some stunning separates from the likes of Vivienne Westwood, Marc Jacobs and Diane Von Furstenberg.
Obviously, Matches is more suited to customers with a lot of disposable income.

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