Event Black

Posted June 24, 2010 by Marcy Twete in Building Your Brand
In events, it’s important to dress for the occasion, while still having room to move (and sweat) and feel comfortable. When interns show up to my events in heels, I send their prissy selves home to change. I know, and most event planners would agree, comfort is everything.

With losing weight, though, I’ve managed to “grow down” from some of my favorite event staples. In the fall and winter, it’s wide leg black pants and a sleeveless high necked black top. In the summer, a simple black dress. The ladder has been lacking in my closet. I have sexy, I have short, I have warm black dresses. But nothing simple, conservative and easy to move in. Enter Michael Kors.

I bought the dress above (which, I must say, doesn’t look as good on the stick figure in the photo) and I’m in love. It’s the “throw in your suitcase and it doesn’t wrinkle” fabric everyone loves. And it has silver and black leather buckles on the shoulders – just enough detail to be special, not enough to be showy.

Right now, Bloomingdales has it for $60– but I got it for $31 on a sale rack at Downtown Macy’s. Definitely a plus!

About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."