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Tips| What to wear to a Fashion Show

    Image by F. Diaz.
    By Maria Hamilton.

    Most of the time people ask me, “what should I wear for a fashion event?”
    This time I am going to be focus on what to wear for Miami Beach International Fashion Week. There appears to be all sorts of rules and expectations; I decided to compile my best 8 tips:
    1. Casual and glamorous: You’re not competing with the models on the runway. Don’t think that you have to wear an outfit worthy of a thousand camera flashes. Casual and solid colors would get attention combined with the right accessories.

    2. Save money: Buy a beautiful investment piece that stands out (re-wearable). But don’t go overboard on designer’s piece just for one show.
    3. Sexy, and prickly shoes: Put the comfy shoes away and realize this is the time that your most beautiful shoes have a reason to exist besides being beautiful in your closet.

    4. The best accessories: Statements earrings are usually the perfect accessory for a dress, especially if you are not wearing a strapless or open dress in the front. Long earrings with stones can be combined with a big ring or a big bracelet– don’t use a big bracelet with a big ring. If you are wearing a big necklace then use small earrings and a big bracelet and small ring..

    5. The bag: Do not skimp out with a “pleather” replica of a popular design. Buy (or borrow/rent) the real thing and wear it with pride.

    6. Basic black: You can always wear a basic black cocktail dress but a pop of color never hurt anyone. Make sure if you wear a black dress combine with accessories (jewelry, shoes and purse) that has color – and you will certainly appreciate the extra boost in confidence once you’re surrounded by the chic elite.

    7. Chic, not slutty: Pull down the skirt and have some graciousness. Leave something for the imagination–you want to convey elegance, not ‘easy’.

    8. Enjoy the show: Stay calm, have confidence and enjoy yourself instead of worrying so much about stray threads and whether or not your shoes are from last year’s collection.

    Contacts to Maria Hamilton: info@mariahamiltondesigns.com