Essential “Must-Haves” for your Formal Evening Wardrobe

Updated: May 3

If you go to evening parties and events frequently, it’s essential to have a classic wardrobe of evening clothes you can count on to carry you through when you don’t have time to shop for a new outfit. Building a decent evening wardrobe doesn’t have to be expensive, but the clothing you select should be of high quality. By creating a basic evening wardrobe, you are ready for any special occasion that should arise.

Here’s how to choose your "Must-Haves" essentials to dress for your formal events:

Choose your basic cocktail dress in a neutral shade or black, which will give you the most versatility. Plus, you can dress a basic cocktail dress up with incredible jewelry, scarves, shoes, handbag, or other accessories to give a completely new look every time you wear it. The most flattering length for a cocktail dress is right at the knee or just above it. If you choose a basic, well-made cocktail dress in a neutral shade and enhance it with unique accessories, no one will ever know you’re wearing the same dress to every event. Click on image view the Seychelles bag

Evening wardrobe item: A Long Skirt

A long skirt in a basic color such as brown or black will carry you through many evening functions. Choose a skirt that hits right at or just above the ankle in a high-quality fabric. You can pair your long skirt with a lace bodysuit, a beautiful silk jacket, and satin pumps for a chic look that’s appropriate for almost any evening function. Click on image view the Capri bag

Evening wardrobe item: A Floor-length Gown

For fancier, black-tie affairs, you’ll want to invest in a floor-length gown to dress for evening. Choose a simple gown without added embellishments that you can enhance with dazzling accessories. Avoid beading, ruffles, or added details that will limit the number of times you can wear the dress without it being recognized. A basic evening gown with clean, simple lines will always get rave reviews if accessorized appropriately. Click on image view the Cayman bag

Evening wardrobe item: An Evening Suit

A well-cut, tailored suit in an evening fabric will carry you to almost any evening function in style. You can pair your outfit with your lacy bodysuit or wear a pretty silk tank underneath to dress for evening. Add a pair of satin heels in a matching color, and you have a perfect look for a work-related party or professional evening function. Click on image view the Samana bag

Evening wardrobe item: Strappy heels or satin pumps

Choose a pair of strappy heels or satin pumps in a color that coordinates with your other evening attire. A higher heel or an open toe will make your shoes look more polished for formal attire. Click on image view the Blossom Bay bag

Evening wardrobe item: An elegant Evening Bag

Many people choose gold or silver-toned bag to dress for the evening, but it’s more versatile to opt for a neutral shade or black in a soft, high-quality fabric. Plus, a bag in a primary color is less likely to clash with your jewelry than a metallic shade of evening handbag. Click on image view the Cambari bag

By building a basic evening wardrobe, you can avoid the stress of last-minute shopping to find something to wear to an important function. Plus, you’ll always look chic and fashionable with a few simple but well-made pieces.

NaLaMode offers a selective range of elegant evening bags and trendy clutches to suit your style and any occasion perfectly. Because we are a local small Israeli business, we take pride in providing services catered exclusively to you. We offer fast shipping or same-day delivery to most areas. If you would like to try a few for a perfect match to your attire, we would be happy to work with you. Or, send a pic, and we’ll carefully select a few for you to choose your favorite. We are here and happy to serve!


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