The ultimate rules of getting dressed

Glamour

Topshop Bonded Lace Pencil Dress
We love trends, but essentials count too. Behold a list of what to wear when life throws you an occasion you need to nail.


What to Wear on a First Date

Wear something that’s truly you, whether that’s a lacy dress or a motorcycle jacket. No false advertising!

Topshop Bonded Lace Pencil Dress, $96, topshop.com


Photo courtesy of topshop.com





James Perse Skirt
What to Wear on a First Date

Let one (just one) thing flirt for you. You know: a low neckline or a high hemline.

James Perse Skirt, $125, bloomingdales.com


Photo courtesy of bloomingdales.com











Victoria’s Secret Ruched White Mini Skirt
What to Wear on a First Date

Recommendation: Make that one thing white. Guys love white. Trust us on this.

Victoria’s Secret Ruched White Mini Skirt, $40, victoriassecret.com


Photo courtesy of victoriassecret.com

(See also: Fall boots under $100)







NY Silk Square
What to Wear on a First Date

Accessorize with a story. Your dad’s watch, a scarf from Mexico, cowboy boots that once two-stepped. So helpful for any what-to-say-next moments. Oh—but not an accessory from (or a story about) your ex. He’s not invited!

NY Silk Square, $68, juicycouture.com


Photo courtesy of juicycouture.com






View gallery

.
Get a haircut
What to Wear to a High School Reunion

First, a reminder: Get a fresh haircut three weeks before. Two weeks if your hair’s super short.

Photo: Conde Nast Digital Studio









BCBGeneration Romper
What to Wear to a High School Reunion

Your outfit strategy: Do not wear any look you’ve ever worn to work. You and your closet are more interesting than that.

BCBGeneration Romper, $98, lordandtaylor.com


Photo courtesy of Lord & Taylor













Madewell Blazer
What to Wear to a High School Reunion

One little side note: Undoubtedly, you’ll have to stick on a “Remember me?” name tag. So nothing strapless (or at least add on a topper!).

Madewell Blazer, $138, shopbop.com


Photo courtesy of shopbop.com









Spanx
What to Wear to a High School Reunion

Please remember: At 18, your body was not finished growing, so for God’s sake, don’t hold yourself to that standard.


Photo: Conde Nast Digital Studio











Topshop Platform Heels
What to Wear to a High School Reunion

And don’t forget: Slide into some insanely sexy shoes to feel extra hot.

Topshop Platform Heels, $130, topshop.com


Photo: Courtesy of topshop.com










Chief Elegant Office Blazer
What to Wear on a Job Interview

Ignore the idea of “office casual” until you actually have the job. No interviewer ever thinks, If only she looked less professional!

Chief Elegant Office Blazer, $48, modcloth.com


Photo courtesy of modcloth.com










J.Crew Pencil Skirt
What to Wear on a Job Interview

Remember: Neckline at least an inch above your cleave; hemline a hand’s width above your knee, max. Old-school but true.

J.Crew Pencil Skirt, $158, jcrew.com


Photo courtesy of jcrew.com










Matt & Nat Jodjasm Moss handbag
What to Wear on a Job Interview

Carry a bag big enough to say, “Of course I can take work home…if I have to.”

Matt & Nat Jodjasm Moss handbag, $86, asos.com


Photo courtesy of asos.com









Kendra Necklace
What to Wear on a Job Interview

Sneak on one thing from someone who loves you. Feel more confident every second you wear it.

Max & Chloe Kendra necklace, $115, maxandchloe.com


Photo courtesy of maxandchloe.com









Tinley Road Peplum dress
What to Wear to a Wedding (Not Yours)

Think of it as “respectful-wear.” That means you should get dressed up via fabrics and accessories, not by baring tons of skin. After all, there are priests and small children present. Not to mention a bride who does not want to be upstaged.

Tinley Road Peplum dress, $69, piperlime.com


Photo courtesy of piperlime.com









Max & Chloe dress
What to Wear to a Wedding (Not Yours)

Wear something you can dance in. Obviously. There’s a $5,000 band there!

Max & Chloe dress, $88, bluefly.com


Photo courtesy of bluefly.com











MM Couture Dress
What to Wear to a Wedding (Not Yours)

Know that wearing black is OK! Tell Mom we said so.

MM Couture by Miss Me dress, $66, revolveclothing.com


Photo courtesy of 16.com










View gallery

.
Little White Dress
What to Wear to a Wedding (Not Yours)

But white is less OK. What if Great-Uncle Hamish gets confused?



Photo courtesy of bloomingdales.com













Sabine statement ring
What to Wear to a Wedding (Not Yours)

Bring the bling. Go all out with jewelry. Chandelier earrings, every bracelet you own, a cocktail ring, They all say, “This is a truly special event. Thank you so much for inviting me.”

Sabine statement ring, $24, piperlime.com


Photo courtesy of piperlime.com










Butter LONDON nail lacquer vernis
What to Wear to a Wedding (Not Yours)

Get a mani. Goes nicely with a champagne flute.

Butter LONDON nail lacquer vernis, $14, dermstore.com

Photo courtesy of dermstore.com








Sophia & Chloe ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ Necklace
What to Wear to a Wedding (Not Yours)

You’re a bridesmaid? Suck it up. You can build a bonfire and burn that awful dress tomorrow. Right now, you’re a friend.

Sophia & Chloe ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ Necklace, $110, maxandchloe.com


Photo courtesy of maxandchloe.com









Natalia dress from J. Crew
What to Wear to a Wedding (Yours!)

Only one rule: Ignore all opinions except your own, and wear whatever the hell you want!

Natalia dress, $365, jcrew.com


Photo courtesy of jcrew.com













More from Glamour:

30 Sex Tips Every Woman Should Consider

10 Things He's Thinking When You're Naked

What Your Swimsuit Says About You (According to Guys)

50 Things Men Are Afraid to Ask For (But Really Want)

Sorry you didn't like this comment. Please provide a reason below.

Are you sure?
Rating failed. Try again.
Request failed. Try again.
We will promote constructive and witty comments to the top, so everyone sees them!
Sorry, we can’t load comments right now. Try again.

    Recommended for You

    • Inside Edition
    • ‘Game of Thrones’ Script Reveals New Details About Stannis Baratheon’s Fate

      A copy of the script that's available on the official Emmys website contains an extra line cut from the episode that allows him a moment of regret for the loved ones he's wronged.

      Yahoo TV
    • A deleted text message from vengeful gangster may get Aaron Hernandez off hook for double murder

      The text message was sent way back on July 5, 2013. Perhaps because its sender, Alexander Bradley, realized it held unwanted power, like the capability of impacting his immunity deal in an Aaron Hernandez double murder trial, let alone rocking the entire case altogether. In a plea deal, Bradley, however, gave authorities full access to his phone, including deleted and otherwise privileged communication with his lawyer.

      Yahoo Sports
    • Officer Among Victims in Shootings in Northern Wisconsin

      Gunshots have been heard at an apartment complex in northern Wisconsin where a suspect was holed up after a shooting that wounded at least three people including a police officer.

      Tribune
    • We Let Our Baby Cry It Out, and 10 Years Later, This Is What Happened

      Three months into this parenting gig, I'd had enough. Our bedtime routine with our infant son had turned into a two-hour affair that left me and my husband eating dinner at 10 p.m., me up with indigestion for another few hours, and only a few hours of shut-eye before I had to wake up for the day. I was preparing to go back to work, and no amount of concealer, corrector, or eye masks could hide the dark purple circles that had become permanent fixtures under my eyes, never mind function like a thinking adult in an office job. I needed a solution, and I needed one quick. My own parents swore by "Ferberizing" me, and I was willing to give it a try. Ferberizing, or "crying it out," is a sleep training

      PopSugar q
    • Someone guessed a very wrong answer on last night’s “Wheel of Fortune,” and it’s going viral

      Ever watch a game show and question why the contestants aren’t figuring out the blatantly obvious answer right in front of them?…

      Hello Giggles
    • Aaron Rodgers' Green Bay house is for sale, and you might even be able to afford it!

      We don’t dabble in real estate too much here at the Shutdown Corner, but we just could not help ourselves with this listing that came on the market — and onto our radar.

      Shutdown Corner
    • The Beauty Product Launches We’re Living For in 2017 (27 photos)

      Your hair, makeup and skin are all in for a very good year ahead.

      People
    • Trump's son criticizes London mayor after attack

      Washington (CNN)President Trump's son is criticizing the mayor of London in the immediate aftermath of an attack in the city that killed four and wounded about 40 on the grounds of the UK Parliament. Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., manages the Trump Organization and has no role in the White House, but he remains an occasional surrogate for his father. The younger Trump also occasionally calls out the President's political opponents on Twitter, the venue he chose Wednesday to weigh in on the incident in Britain. "You have to be kidding me?!" Trump Jr. tweeted, as he shared an article from The Independent, and paraphrased its headline as: "Terror attacks are part of living in big city, says London

      CNN q
    • Texas Teacher, 27, Accused of Improper Relationship with 17-Year-Old Male Student

      Texas Teacher Allegedly Had Improper Relationship with Student

      People
    • Fan wearing Nolan Ryan jersey has no idea he’s two feet from Nolan Ryan

      You have to be a really dedicated Astros fan to show up to a minor league spring training game.

      Sports Illustrated
    • Inside Edition
    • How NBA is changing with sex more accessible

      NBA road teams are playing with historic levels of clear-headed competence, and one general manager knows who — make that what — to thank: Tinder. “No need to go to the clubs all night anymore,” the GM told ESPN for an in-depth feature about NBA players’ partying habits — to summarize: bottle service and dimly lit pick-ups mostly have been replaced by room service and app-arranged hook-ups. Messaging through Instagram actually is preferred to Tinder, according to ESPN. Players are known to have hotels leave keys for their road romances to get into their rooms before they even arrive. “It’s absolutely true that you get at least two hours more sleep getting laid on the road today versus 15 years

      New York Post q
    • Race in America: White Veteran Kills Black Man in NYC to 'Make A Statement'

      A white Army veteran traveled from Maryland to New York City to kill a black man to "make a statement" in the media capital of the world, New York Police Department officials said Wednesday. Jackson was carrying a handful of knives in his pocket when he arrived at the police station, Reuters reported. Shortly after coming across Timothy Caughman, who was searching through garbage on the street, he stabbed him in the chest and back, police said. Jackson told police he left Baltimore Friday and traveled to New York City by bus "because it is the media capital of the world and he wanted to make a statement," Bill Aubrey, a deputy chief at the New York Police Department, told reporters. "It was revealed that the attack on Timothy Caughman was clearly racially motivated.

      Newsweek
    • ‘Wheel of Fortune’ contestant had all but 1 letter and still got phrase wrong

      This is heartbreaking. OMG this just Happened.pic.twitter.com/Q0CYxM8jJB— ⛄Mike☃️ (@MBragiel) March 21, 2017No. No. No. No. This actually happened?On Tuesday, a contestant on Wheel of Fortune was literally one letter away from winning. The answer should have been staring them right in the face. A Streetcar NAMED Desire.Even if you’re not familiar with the play, the word name just fits perfectly. ...

      SB Nation q
    • Demi Lovato responds to Fappening 2.0 photo leak after being targeted by hackers for second time

      Pop singer Demi Lovato has responded to reports that she is the latest celebrity victim to be targeted in the hacking attack being dubbed Fappening 2:0. Actresses Amanda Seyfried and Emma Watson are also preparing to take legal action following the leak of their intimate images on Reddit and 4chan. Taking to Twitter, Lovato assured her 41.8m followers that a collection of images had not been leaked.

      International Business Times
    • Bonner Bolton Explains That Unintentional Grab of DWTS Partner Sharna Burgess

      Bonner Bolton Explains Groping Sharna Burgess on DWTS

      People
    • A teen made a website where kittens punch Trump. So, Trump unleashed his lawyers.

      President Trump is busy this week helping to make sure millions of Americans don't lose their health insuran — -sorry, I mean, shutting down a teenage girl. 17-year-old Lucy from San Francisco recently designed a site called Kittenfeed.com (initially called TrumpScratch), where users get to punch Trump's face with tiny little kitchen paws. It seemed like a pretty harmless, anti-Trump site (the kittens don't even scratch!) — until she got a letter from the lawyers of a certain "well known businessman," The Observer reports.  SEE ALSO: People can't stop sharing this cartoon about Trump's 'Muslim ban' That "internationally known" and "famous" businessman (his lawyers words, not mine) is, of course, Donald Trump. In the letter, Trump's general counsel encourages the teen to cease and desist and shut down the website.  Image: www.kittenfeed.com After receiving the letter, Lucy decided to change the name of the website to Kittenfeed.com. That wasn't enough for Trump's counsel, who reportedly continued to press the 17-year-old girl. The family is waiting to see their next move. "It’s so sad that his administration is focused more on being liked, burying real news and taking down sites like mine as they supposedly make him look bad," Lucy told The Observer. Predictably, Trump's lawyers letter had the opposite effect of their intention. After The Observer published the report yesterday, the site's visitors surged from 3,000 to 50,000. Lesson: you can mess with Trump's lawyers, but don't you ever touch an animated kitten. WATCH: Robotic glove lets people with limited hand mobility perform daily tasks

      Mashable
    • U.S. 'Bombs' North Korea in Military Exercises in Korean Peninsula Drill

      The U.S. deployed strategic bombers Tuesday to South Korea to participate in mock air raids in the Korean Peninsula as part of Washington and Seoul's ongoing massive joint military exercises simulating a war with North Korea. South Korean F-15K and KF-16 fighter jets flew alongside the U.S. Air Force's B-1B strategic bomber in South Korea's Air Defense Identification Zone, South Korea's KBS radio reported Wednesday. The aircraft conducted operations simulating a crisis situation in the Korean Peninsula, where neighboring rival nations technically remain at a state of war since fighting in the 1950s.

      Newsweek