Attending a formal business event can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to deciding what to wear. Men should go for a suit with a tie, while women should choose a pantsuit or a combination of skirt and blouse. For shoes, classic styles in dark colors are the way to go. Men should wear dress shoes, while women can opt for stylish high-heeled shoes or loafers.
If the event is business casual or conservative cocktail attire, Emily Post recommends skirts, khaki pants or trousers, an open neck dress or shirt, and long ball gowns for women. To make the look more personal, you can add an eye-catching necklace. Women should also keep in mind that cleavage is acceptable but they should wear what makes them feel comfortable. To add an extra touch of elegance, you can complement your outfit with long opera gloves. The bag should be small and opulent, and jewelry is often designed to impress.
If it's cold enough, the woman can wear a coat, shawl, or evening coat to attend the event.