What to Wear to a Semi Formal Reunion

Choose a sophisticated dress in a color that complements your skin tone.

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When you attend a reunion with old high school or college peers, you must look your very best. The key to pulling off a stylish, sophisticated look that is sure to impress is dressing for your figure. This means choosing a stylish, flattering dress that shows off your best features, hides problem areas and doesn't show too much skin.


There's a reason that the little black dress has become a ubiquitous part of every lady's wardrobe -- a dress with the right cut and fit looks sexy, crisp and refined. Your reunion is a semi-formal occasion, so tonight isn't the time for pants or even a dressier skirt. Pull out all the stops and choose a smoldering little black dress that flatters your unique curves and figure. Avoid super short cuts as you want to look stylish but mature.

V-neck Dress

A simple V-neck dress that hits at your knee is a sophisticated way to show some skin without going overboard. V-necks flatter every figure, but are especially complementary for full-figured ladies. They create a visual line down the body that gives an elongating effect. If you're curvy, choose a V-neck dress that cinches at the waist to help create more definition, or wear a belt.

Flatter Your Figure

All ladies want to emphasize their best features while downplaying problem areas; but that can sometimes be hard to do with formal wear. If you have a bigger upper body, considered an apple shape, choose a dress with a wide neckline that doesn't dip too deep. If you have a bigger lower body, called a pear shape, look for a dress with an airy skirt that won't cling to problem areas below the chest. If you're uncomfortable showing off your arms, look for a dress with cute sleeves or a dressy cardigan or caplet to wear over your dress.

Heels, Jewelry and Handbags

Polish off you look and add color with a sassy pair of pumps, chic accessories and a cute clutch purse. Sophisticated gold jewelry or chunky bright-colored beads both complement a simple dress. Heels are a great way to add a pop of color to an outfit, and jewel-toned hues can add personality to your color palette. Opt for heels over flats for formal events, since heels create a flattering, long-legged look. A matching clutch purse is a functional choice for a crowded reunion and will keep your look light and sexy.

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