You may be ready to deck the halls in anticipation of the holidays, but are you prepared when you need to be all decked out for the season? One of the trickiest things we all have to deal with at this time of year is dressing for that winter holiday party. You may be invited to several events this year and you realize that each one is a little bit different. At Skyline Cruises, we’ve been the venue for more than a few holiday party cruises and events in our more than two decades in business. So we’d like to give you some advice about how to look festive for your event. We also think it’s great advice to book your holiday party or winter event with Skyline Cruises. Our climate-controlled ship, the Skyline Princess sails all year round and we’ll give you the most spectacular setting for any party you’ll be invited to this season.
Know Your Holiday Party’s Dress Code
The first thing you need to know is that there’s always a dress code, even if it doesn’t say so on the invitation. You need to determine what type of party you’ve been invited to. Is is formal or casual? Is it a business function, a family event or a gathering of a group of friends? You need to make plans according to the type of event you’ll be attending.
Formal Events and Less Formal Events
If you’ve been invited to a black tie affair it’s a formal event and you may not have the flexibility you might have for other holiday events. “Black tie means you need to be fancy. You need to have a beautiful long dress, maybe ball gown.” Troy Williams, a Los Angeles -based event planner told In Style Magazine. That almost always means a floor-length gown for women and a tuxedo for men. You may be able to add a splash of color to your gown, but keep it conservative. You should also consider the weather and add an overcoat to your ensemble.
Sometimes you may be invited to an event that’s a little less formal. If the event is “creative black tie.” You can get away with a shorter dress like a cocktail dress. The “Today” website suggests pairing a solid color dress made of casual material and creative jewelry.
If you’re going to a business event, a man should probably wear a suit, but he can add a little flair to it. “Go for a playful vibe with a velvet blazer or a classic suit with a fun tie,” says L.A.–based stylist Eric Himel told realsimple.com. Other options for men include adding a holiday splash with a pocket square or festive socks. Women can dress less formally for a daytime event than they can for an evening event, according to Forbes. When you’re at an office party, never wear clothes that are too revealing. Choose darker seasonal colors and dressy fabrics, make sure that your hairstyle is tidy.
Whatever Your Holiday Event is, Skyline Will Make It Festive
A holiday party can be a great time and you want to look great for it. You also want it to be a great event. That’s why you should book your event with Skyline Cruises. We have experienced event planners and top of the line catering all prepared fresh onboard the Skyline Princess. Why have an ordinary holiday party when you can cruise on the East River past the iconic New York Skyline and the Statue of Liberty? Skyline Cruises has what it takes to make your holiday party a festive success. Contact us today.