The Ultimate Dress Code Guide: What to Wear for Every Occasion

The Ultimate Dress Code Guide: What to Wear for Every Occasion

The most frequently asked question among women across all ages and walks of life is, what am I going to wear?

Whether it is going to the office, having lunch with the girls, attending your friend's wedding, or that cocktail party that you are looking forward to or a funeral, you want to stand out from the crowd and look drop-dead gorgeous.

It is said never judge a book by its cover, but that only applies to books. In the real world, people judge you by what you wear. By simply looking at someone, you can form opinions about their personality, financial status, religion, and even temperament.

At TYH Boutique, we offer the ultimate guide to your dress code needs ranging from the perfect office combo for that boss lady look to a dinner date with your significant other or the look to die for at the end of year cocktail party.

In this guide, we will bring an end to the what-do-I-wear dilemma.

A Wedding

In most cases, weddings are usually a black-tie or a white-tie event, not unless the couple gives guidance on their guests' preferred colour theme.

In the event, there are no restrictions on what to wear, let the venue for the event be your guide. If the wedding is on a beach or a resort, you can never go wrong with our  Joseph Ribkoff's floral sundress.

If the wedding is taking place in a church or place of worship, you need to take into account that most places of worship are conservative, and therefore it would be prudent to choose something that will lean towards the conservative side. For this kind of wedding, the must-have Frank Lyman black dress would be perfect.

The most important rule to remember for a wedding is to stay away from white attire as white is reserved for the bride.

A Cocktail Party

For the cocktail party, you are allowed to show off some skin and "what your mama gave you." This event calls for an above-the-knee kind of dress and a pair of gorgeous high heel shoes.

When choosing a cocktail dress, decide on the "skin" you want to show, the aim is to have an elegant yet fun kind of look. Be careful not to reveal too much with this kind of attire.

With a cocktail attire, you can go all out on the colour you want, and the dress's cut. If you were dying to get that short asymmetrical dress, but you did not know where to wear it, a cocktail party would be perfect.

For a more sophisticated look, a white Frank Lyman dress will turn heads. If you are not sure about colours or asymmetrical cuts, remember you can never go wrong with a little black dress from TYH Boutique. Just make sure it is a perfect fit, and it shows off some skin.

A Business Meeting or Networking Event

The most important thing to keep in mind when dressing for a business event is; a polished look that says you mean business.

Besides being polished, your work environment and culture should dictate your choice of clothing. If your work environment is more formal, you should go for neutral colours like navy blue, black or even grey. Neutral coloured pants with matching coats would give you an elegant and polished look. You can also consider the neutral-coloured, knee-length dresses by Joseph Ribkoff

On the other hand, if you work in a more creative environment like advertising or fashion, you could do a coloured Joseph Ribkoff jacket with a pair of white slim fit Joseph Ribkoff Pants or black slim-fit Frank Layman pants.

A Barbeque or Get-together

The adjectives to keep in mind when dressing for a barbeque or get together are casual and comfortable. For this event, you are allowed to have a laid back look and have fun with colours and prints.

You could go for Dolcezza denim pants or Joseph Ribkoff's floral palazzo pants, paired with a plain monochrome top.

Bearing in mind that the pleated skirt is back in fashion, you could pull a Taylor Swift look with the Frank Layman pleated skirt, paired with a monochrome t-shirt and a Joseph Ribkoff Reverse denim jacket or a  Frank Laymann black leather jacket (this is a classic, it never goes out of fashion) in case it gets chilly in the evening.

If you want to play safe, you could wear a sunny dress or an above-the-knee Dolcezza shift dress with a pair of white sneakers.

A Funeral or Wake

For most wakes or funerals, most people prefer black unless it is a "spreading- the -ashes- in- the ocean" kind of burial and the family of the departed asks you to wear white.

When dressing for this event, remember that people are in mourning, and this is not the time to be all flashy and sparkly.

You could do black or navy blue Joseph Ribkoff jumpsuit and a white or black coat from the TYH Boutique coats category.

TYH Boutique Best selling Outfit

Having looked at the different kinds of dress codes available for the different types of events you would want to attend, we would like to let you in on the best-kept fashion hack that most celebrities live by; a black wide-legged jumpsuit, which is the new little black dress and a must-have for every woman. The black jumpsuit tops this guide as our best selling outfit.

The best thing about a black jumpsuit is that it can be dressed down or dressed up, depending on the event you are attending.

For the perfect boss lady's office look, get the navy blue Joseph RibKoff's jumpsuit and pair it with a white cover-up or coat. For brunch with the girls or a dinner date with your significant other, you can get the black Frank Layman jumpsuit and pair it with a gold belt and high heels. In case you need to attend a wake, get the black Frank Layman jumpsuit and a neutral-coloured cardigan.

Guess what, you still wear the same jumpsuit to a wedding or cocktail party but dress it up with a shiny and sparkly necklace or earrings.


In case you are on a budget and do not have a lot of money to spend, we recommend the black Frank Layman jumpsuit for all your event needs; you just need to dress it up or down depending on the event.