Dressing for a Charity Event – What I Wore

What do you wear to a local charity event when the invitation says business chic? In today’s world, that can mean almost anything.

Long gone are those rigid rules about how to dress. Today, common sense and individuality rule. Here’s a sampling of what stylish women over 40 wore to a musical charity event that I recently attended.

 one-shoulder cocktail dress One-Shoulder Sexy

If you want to show a little skin, but still look sophisticated, then a  one-shoulder cocktail dress is a fabulous choice. Asymmetrical styles like this are classy and sexy without being over the top.

It was the perfect dress for  Kenna Mann, the event organizer, who looked absolutely gorgeous in this sequined one-shoulder creation.  Kenna let her dress be the focal point, by keeping her accessories minimal. Her glamorous top bun was perfect. Wearing her hair down could easily have ruined the effect of the neckline.

You look stunning Kenna!

Kicked Up JeansHer sparkly gold waxed jeans were slimming and sexy

This was an event that featured legendary musician Randy Bachman ( famous from the Guess Who), so it’s fitting that Raeda chose to wear a  pair of glamorous jeans to honor the rock and roller.

Her sparkly gold waxed jeans were slimming and sexy. I loved them with her feminine, white lace peplum top. It’s an edgy look with a very pretty twist.

You shine Raeda!

The LBD Strikes a Chord

little black dress
Is your little black dress stuck in the back of your closet waiting for the next cocktail party? Just about any occasion is the right one for the LBD, including this one!

Leslie rocks her LBD at the concert by pairing it with a bold, beaded statement necklace and sexy, nude peeptoes that make her legs look like they go on for miles.

Black can be draining especially after 40, but Leslie wisely added a bright lip to punch up this look.

No boring black here, Leslie. You look Fab!


Casual and Relaxed

lovely wide-leg pant with a beautiful, flowing sweater
You can never go wrong looking elegant and relaxed, and that’s exactly the vibe you get from Jan who looks so pretty in pink.

This is a rich, luxurious, casual look that would work perfectly for almost any non-formal charity event.  Jan has paired a lovely wide-leg pant with a beautiful, flowing sweater set for a soft, yet sophisticated look. Her metallic pointed-toe shoes and silver lizard skin purse add personality and a modern punch.

You look radiant Jan!

Have you been to a charity event recently? What did you wear? Please leave a comment below. I’d love to know!


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2 thoughts on “Dressing for a Charity Event – What I Wore

  1. Wow, all these ladies look wonderful. I wish I could wear the one shouldered dress like Kenna. Randy has a great vibe (although I would change the bow shoes) and Jan looks very well put together. I like Leslie’s necklace with the LBD.

  2. Just my opinions, mind you, but I think the one shoulder is pretty, but too short for her age. The leather pants and top are fantastic, she looks classy but hip. The black dress is a bit short for her age, and the bottom picture is just classy but chic all the way. I think too many women want to look young and think a short skirt or dress with wild hair does that; we all want to look younger, but it tends to make them look a little silly like they are trying to hard, saying look at me! The fact is, that not all clothing make us look our best, and my own philosophy is to look in the mirror and ask if I am projecting how I want to be viewed.

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