What Is After Five Attire for Women?


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After five attire, also called semiformal attire, consists of cocktail dresses for women. If the semiformal event takes place in the daytime, a dressy suit is appropriate for a woman.

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A cocktail dress that is just above the knee or just below the knee is appropriate when dressing for an event where after five attire is required. Darker hues give a more formal appearance to an outfit than lighter colors, and dresses made from silk or satin are especially formal. High heels and a fancy clutch purse that is the same color as the dress completes an after five outfit.

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