When you have an upcoming event, one of the decisions you will need to
make about your dress rental is whether to wear a
short dress or long dress. Although there are some general etiquette rules about dress length, these
are changing, and women are more likely than ever to rent the dress they
want instead of what tradition says they should wear. As you confront
the conundrum of short vs. long, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Understand the Basic Rules
Generally, cocktail dresses are short, while formal gowns are long. This
means that if you are invited to a cocktail party, most women are likely
to be wearing short dresses, while women at galas are likely to be wearing
long dresses. For prom, homecoming, and other school dance events, both
long and short dresses can be acceptable. There is a wide range of ways
to interpret these rules, but if you want to adhere strictly to dress
code norms, follow these guidelines.
Consider the Event
Sometimes, you will know how much leeway you have in choosing a short
or long gown by considering the event itself. If you are attending a cocktail
party hosted by someone with very traditional tastes, a modest cocktail
dress that is knee-length to midi at the longest is probably a safe choice.
If you are attending a fashion-forward gala, you may be able to forgo
the traditional long dress for something more creative. The host, location,
season, and type of event can all shape your decision about wearing a
short or long dress.
Experiment with Style
An anything-goes vibe has crept into fashion, giving when the ability
to express themselves when they dress for events instead of sticking to
rules that could feel outdated. An ankle length dress is not out of the
question for a cocktail party anymore, and a short, formal dress can work
at a black-tie event. As long as you respect the occasion, get the look
that works for you.
Lending Luxury has a huge selection of rental designer dresses for every
occasion, giving you the ability to get the right look for the right price.
Learn more about
designer dress rental in Tampa, FL, by calling (800) 403-9848.