What to Wear to a Family Gathering

Dasha Wright, Staff writer

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When it comes to getting ready for those holiday dinners with your family, there are no right or wrong choices about what to wear. Fashion should be about stuff that means something to you, or something that represents you and your own type of style. When going to a family gathering you need to consider certain things, though, such as how formal you should dress, what types of colors you should wear, how much skin are you allowed to show, whether there are any restrictions as to what you’re allowed to wear, and how will you accessorize? What you choose to wear should also go with the type of gathering that you’re attending.

For example, if you’re attending a black and white themed party, you shouldn’t show up wearing bubble gum pink. If you’re invited to go to an amusement park you wouldn’t be wearing a wedding gown.

When going through your wardrobe you need to consider what type of traditions your family practices. If you know that you are not allowed to wear a certain item, then don’t. It will help keep the tone happy.

If you really want to look good, you need to know what type of event it is, and what you’ll be doing while you’re there. Are you going to be dancing? What about running? Also, is the event outdoors? If so, always make sure that you check the weather. You wouldn’t want to be outside in the rain while wearing shorts, and a tank top. If you go to a formal event like a wedding, you should most definitely make sure that your outfit fits you well. During family events and gatherings people love to take pictures so want to be looking your absolute best.

Accessorizing is also very important to your outfit. Accessories make your outfit come together. Even if it’s a small accessory, it can make the biggest difference. It doesn’t matter if it’s just earrings, a bracelet, or that family ring that was given to you by your grandmother. Don’t forget about shoes, either. The shoes are a part of the outfit.

When picking clothes you should also make sure that the outfit comes together. It doesn’t matter if it’s the colors, the patterns or shades, as long as the outfit comes together as a whole.

Make sure that everything that you’re wearing makes sense to you. Don’t just throw things on and call it a day. Actually make an effort. If there’s a certain theme, do your part to match the theme. And if there’s not a theme, make an effort to stand out. Be the shining star in your own family gathering.

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