Being formally dressed
Semi-Formal attire is the type of clothing which can be worn in the event while having a level code of dressing between formal and informal. This is the best choice for those who cannot stick out from their jeans or, the ones who don’t like BEING FORMALLY DRESSED. This type of dressing can be worn in casual and most of the official event but, according to the surroundings, as it can give you stunning looks not only in informal hangouts with friends, but on formal parties too. But, it all depends up on your selection. Your selection should be made by considering the type of color and the event you are going to.
I don’t like being formally dressed, what should I do?
The origin of semi-formal attire dated back in early nineteenth century of United Kingdom when King Edward VII wanted more comfortable dinner attire. It is an only type of clothing that can be worn on both day and night time events but after referring the color of the dress. Tuxedo is known for being the most appropriate semi-formal attire for night time event like wedding. If it is worn properly then it can give outstanding looks, but it is recommended to just keep it classic. While if you wear jeans with same color of jacket and shirt and classic shoes, that also gives you the looks of semi-formal wearing.
Somehow we should not become reluctant. If the dress code is semi-formal then try to wear something between formal and informal. It depends upon you, if you are wearing a suit without a tie it is semi-formal, while don’t get overdress.
Wearing this type of clothes you can have more fun, while making it look not much official as well as not too casual. Pattern shirts and strip shirts under the same suit can give you a little less look than professional style, while it can give best results as semi-formal wearing.
The word semi-formal somehow has formal word in it, so avoid wearing, sneakers, shorts, sport coat and polo shirt without a jacket. Be as like going on formal event but with little more casual touch in it.
Try to give more valiance between casual look with your formal look. If you’re wearing T-shirt with jeans of black color, just try to put your black or blue coat on it, it will give you marvelous look, and you would be ready to go any kind of event.
Accessories can play very important role in the getup for semi-formal clothing. Only select official accessories like wristwatch, pocket square and tie from the formal division of your wardrobe. Compare it with your semi-formal dressing, as accessories can boost up your casual wearing to the level of semi-formal suiting.
As the semi-formal clothing cannot be described in just one sense, it has many definitions. If you have any confusion about the event, don’t wait; just ask the host for what type of dressing he is expecting. As it can be anything like formal suit with just touch of some casual impacts like changes in the nature of shirt, or can be totally different. The DRESS CODE FOR COCKTAIL PARTY can be considered semi-formal attire, as they reflect some class and elegance of professionalism, but much relaxed than normal routine formal wear.
The Ending Words
If you don’t like being formally dressed, go with semi-formal attire. It has many definitions in many senses. But the thing which a wearer should understand, is the word “Formal” in it. So don’t be too casual, place your clothing somewhere between both (Casual and Formal) of them. Simple touches can make you dressing look like semi-formal, jeans with up-bottom oxford shirt and black jacket, or full suit with strips or pattern shirt. So semi-formal is just being not formal nor informal.