How to Dress Nicely
Whether it's an adults' birthday party or another formal occasion, sometimes you have to dress nicely and maturely. Everyone wants to make good first impression on people, this can be a great way to do it.
Avoid graphic t-shirts, shirts with words, baggy pants, etc. This makes it seem as if you don't take any pride in your appearance.
Wear uniform-style pants/skirts, blazers, polo shirts, and shoes. This style is respectable and honorable.
Keep a 'special' dress for special occasions. If you go to see some older relatives, floral patterns always work wonders. It's also convenient to have a "little black dress" handy for any occasion.
Always iron your clothes, wash them if you get a stain.
Get a good clothing conditioner that's right for the material.
Wear clothing that isn't wrinkled and that is ironed nicely.
Clean any stains out of clothes. Not only does this look bad, but it draws attention to your clothes, instead of yourself. Don't wear clothes with noticeably faded colours, and use lint rollers if necessary.
- Observe adults of your own gender over age 30 who are good examples.
- Have good manners, clean your nails and, if necessary, apply a clear varnish. *Don't wear bright colors.
- Try to wear little to no makeup. If you do wear makeup, make sure that it is neutral and enhances your natural features, not cover them. The trick is to tone it down so it almost looks like you're not wearing makeup.
- Wear your hair down unless it is messy that way, in which case, wear it back without looking too casual.
- Don't try to be someone you're not, people can tell when you're uneasy or not relaxed. Try to add an element of 'you' into the outfit.