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Semi Formals - The Fashion .. What's Hot and What's Not 14-Aug-2018


Semi-Formal Fashion

YES, it’s semi formal time and we all know there is a rather large list to tick off prior to the big night. Where to start? Well fashion of course!

Semi formals are ALL about the dress. To be organised, you need to think about the season the semi formal is in, and that will give precedence to the type of fashion you will be looking towards for the evening.

Semi Formal Dress - The Girls

Next is whether to hire or purchase the dress. What is hot and growing in popularity?? There are some fabulous hire sites out there - check out Glam Corner for some stunning labels such as Alex Perry and Zimmerman where the hire price won’t break the bank. Even better is that you don’t need to worry about dry cleaning – it’s all included in the hire fee.  If you’re going to purchase, work out your budget … don’t forget all the little add on’s such as shoes, clutch and accessories, they all add up! Online shopping and Instagram can give some great ideas and tips about what is in season and on-trend. Try the Iconic, or Forever New for affordable options, OR if you do have cash to burn, you can dig deep with the labels, but try to find something you could wear elsewhere.

Remember – a semi formal is different to a formal.  Think more ‘cocktail’ than ‘gown’.  Definitely not hot to turn up in a Cinderella/marshmallow dress, to be surrounded by chic midi on-trend lace… You want to feel fabulous and sensational!

Semi Formal Dress - The Men

For the men out there, semi formal definitely does not mean bow tie and tuxedos! These should be only for the dressiest of FORMAL occasions. Definitely not hot to turn up in long tails, to be surrounded by skinny ties and lapels. Click here on what the latest trends are for men’s semi formal attire. Just remember guys – shoes will speak volumes.

Semi Formal - The Venue

The venue will also give indication of the style and format of the evening. Boutique hotels such as our Hills Lodge Hotel here in Sydney provide a variety of packages to suit. From music, catering, styling and accommodation, we have the perfect event package including options for a sit down 2 or 3 course dinner to a stand up cocktail style function with canapes and nibbles.

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