So you’re going to a fundraiser, good for you! No seriously, good for you. Fundraising events are awesome because you’re helping to raise money for a worthy cause. You also get to network with like-minded people, and you get to play dress up. Okay some of those thing are more important than others but you get what I’m saying.
How you dress for a fundraising event can be challenging. You want to not only represent yourself properly, you also want to show respect for the organization you are supporting.
Here are a couple of stylish rules of thumb that will make getting dressed a little bit easier.
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All fundraisers aren’t created equal. Some are more casual and some are more formal. Here are a couple tips, for more info check out this helpful article.
With a word like casual tied an invitation, you can almost guarentee that no one is showing up in a gown or a cocktail dress. A sundress or even a cute/ polished looking ensemble with jeans is totally appropriate.
Don’t be afraid to show a little school spirit with a school tee or sweatshirt. This is probably the only time you can get away with wearing such a shirt in public.
It’s time to bust out your fanciest cocktail dress, heels, and statement accessories. A chic suit would be even be appropriate for this type of event. Oh and LBD are always welcome to formal fundraiser events as well.
Don’t hold back when the invitation says black tie. Formal, floor-length dress are must. Genuine jewels, fur, silk, and satin are not only welcome, they are expected. Hair and makeup should also be on point (think red carpet!)
Keep it age-appropriate please. RULE: when wearing tights or stockings,closed-toed shoes are a must; when in doubt, little black dress. For more tips on how to dress for a political event check this out.
Respect the person/organization hosting the event and avoid anything revealing. Keep it classy and conservative, no matter the event