In Praise Of Being Over-Dressed

Fabulous style advice for the festive season
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In Praise Of Being Over-Dressed

I am forever in praise of being over-dressed. In this blog post I will help you to discover the joy of looking amazing and making an effort for your next party. Your style choices set the right mood for events and show respect to the organizer. So why not explore the option to go Over.The.Top once in a while?

I long for the moments spent getting ready to go out. Choosing a gorgeous party dress and styling it in a fabulous way always puts me on a great mood. Air is thick with anticipation and excitement. The night is still young and anything is possible. Do you still remember that feeling?

I am happy to report that those wonderful times will be here soon again. In anticipation we can plan our style and dream a little. Looking forward to something nice helps you carry on and stay positive through the dark and cold days. You might not have an invitation right now but the day will come. Or then you do like me and organize your own holiday party!

Unexpected Advantages Of Dressing Up For A Party

  • You show respect to the host and other guests with your party style choices
  • Your festive outfit has the power to elevate your mood
  • A great outfit can boost your self-confidence
  • Others will see you in a new light and might rethink their views about you
  • People will remember you better
  • Your outfit can be a conversation starter

Make An Effort With Your Party Style

I am often over-dressed at events and I have no plans to change that any time soon. Fashion is my passion and great style is the air I breath. Also I love to show my sense of style and fashion taste. My outfit choice is often an expression of who I am. I stand confident behind my party style choices and like to be noticed by others. How about you?

Do you like to blend in or stand out?

I praise being over-dressed, and even recommend it, even if it’s just for once. Next time you get an invitation, go ahead and wear something stunning that you would normally save for very special events. See if you feel different and are you being perceived differently. Did you have more fun that way? How many compliments did you get for your outfit? How did the party outfit affect your confidence and visibility?

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Dressing Up For Only Yourself

It is truly lovely to wear fabulous heels, put on those special dangly earrings and take my favorite handbag out for a night out. I had been craving for a dress-up for so long and was determined to use every opportunity to wear something fabulous.

But should we reserve great style for others only? Don’t we deserve something special every single day? I still like to wear makeup and nice clothes when working from home because it makes me feel better and more in charge. Same logic can be applied for dressing up for an occasion or an event.

Dressing up in style elevates my mood and makes me feel empowered in any situation. For many the idea of dressing up for yourself only feels ridiculous. But for me it’s an investment in myself and a reward for working hard. Try it out once, perhaps it will have the same impact on you too.

Fabulous Style Ideas To Elevate Your Look In A Flash

I believe that everyone could profit from this mindset, especially during challenging times. That’s why I have selected my favorites that you can use for your style inspiration or buy something amazing for yourself. Enjoy this virtual fashion shopping tour!

Amazing Party Dresses To Rock Right Now

Fabulous Handbags To Clutch Onto

Jewelry That Makes People Jealous

Gorgeous Shoes To Fall In Love With

PRO TIP: Read also some simple and easy ideas on how to dress things down, if you want to play down a little too striking look. Not that you need to, but sometimes you might want to!

✨ Enjoy being the most fabulous looking person in the room ✨

This post was originally published on 1st November 2018 and updated on 7th December 2023.

Jenni @ I on Image - Content Creator Fuelled by Fashion

10 thoughts on “In Praise Of Being Over-Dressed

  1. Jenni @ I on Image says:

    It can definitely be a daunting thought! I would then advise to starting small and not over-doing it on one go. You could start with nice underwear because nobody sees them. Then add some jewelry, perhaps a nice lipstick and work your way slowly up. Overnight transformations might feel too much for many. Enjoy the festive season in style xx

  2. ellegracedeveson says:

    Love this post! I’m someone who is quite casual with my outfits but I totally agree that we should not just dress up for others but for ourselves too. It’s a huge boost to hear compliments on what your wearing but nothing is a boost like feeling confident. Thank you so much for sharing todays post Xo

    Elle –

  3. Jenny in Neverland says:

    I’m not great at being the center of attention, so the idea of being over-dressed compared to everyone else to the point where I really stand out is mortifying. I like to try and judge the event or the place I’m going to and hopefully make a good decision as to dressing appropriately. Although I’d definitely rather be a little over-dressed than under!

  4. mummyconqueringanxiety says:

    I love getting dressed up for a night out and missed it during lock down.

    I also feel more in ‘work mode’ when I dress for it.

    Great post.

  5. Lisa's Notebook says:

    I’d never thought of overdressing in this way, but you’re right, Jenni. What resonates most with me is your point about showing respect to the host and other guests – spot on! x

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