Ah, the timeless question: what to wear to a formal event? If you’re a woman, formal wear usually involves a certain type of a dress or skirt, either floor or mid-length. But what if it’s a particularly chilly winter evening? Or, the idea of putting on a formal dress is just not appealing for you? Can a pant suit be an acceptable outfit to wear to a formal occasion? If you ask me, totally! And in some cases, pants can even be a much better choice than a dress. Check out some reasons why the pantsuit is the new elegant dress!
It Can Look Flattering on Anyone
The thing that makes ladies go crazy about pants suits is that they look great on them no matter their body type or age. A great feature of pant suits is that they can visually extend the legs, making you look taller and slimmer. Older women are especially fond of formal pant suits as they make them look classy and humble at the same time, and can hide any imperfections such as varicose veins. On the other hand, younger girls might find them to be the perfect piece of clothing for corporate events where they’d want to to hide that small ankle tattoo from their employer.
Pant suits are formal, but that doesn’t mean they are less comfortable. They are much different than the rigid suits men wear. You can find them in all sorts of soft and flowing materials such as silk, silk jersey, satin, or one of those rayon/polyester blends that create the illusion of silk. And as opposed to tight or long dresses, formal pant suits do not restrict your freedom of movement in any way. This means you’ll find it a lot easier to get into a car, walk up stairs, and dance as much as you want. Oh, and there won’t be any of that uncomfortable thigh rub that you may experience when wearing certain types of dresses.
You Will Stand Out
Since the majority of women wear dresses on formal events, a pant suit might be just your opportunity to shine and stand out from the crowd. With a structured pant suit in a neutral colour, you can freely spice up your look with all kinds of bold accessories, such as bulky necklace, large, hanging earnings, or a noticeable bracelet. High heels in a complementary colour with sparkles, jewels, or sequins can alter your outfit and make it much more noticeable. You won’t be able to pull this look off without looking over-the-top if you are wearing a dress.