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What to wear to your own Sweet Sixteen

The excitement and joy of turning 16 and throwing your sweet 16 bash is quite unbeatable. Besides prom, this event will be quite memorable from your high school life. And why it shouldn’t it be… it is your day after all.
So if you are planning your sweet 16 and need some outfit ideas and basic dos and don’ts…. You have definitely come to the right place. In case you are looking to style someone for their sweet 16, then too this is just for you.

Your Sweet 16
Since it is you, who is playing the hostess and it’s your party, it becomes acceptable to look your best and slightly more dressed than the rest. It is your day to feel like a princess, so whatever outfit choices you make… remember this basic rule.
• Now, your outfit will really depend on the kind of the theme you pick or even the color code.
• It will also depend on the time of the day – an evening or night party will call for being more dressed up than a luncheon kind of bash.

We have picked five major possible themes and given you outfit ideas for that. Also, unless bounded by a color theme, we would suggest you to steer clear from black as it is a very common color and many guests will wear it. If you want to stand out and look special, skip black.

Black Tie

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Gown | Ear cuff | Clutch | Heels

A black tie theme is the most formal theme there is. You can expect the guys to arrive in suits and girls in gowns. We have picked a perfect red gown for you. It is bold because of its color, slightly dreamy because of its silhouette but also sexy due to neckline and waist cinching. Match it with gold heels, ear cuff and clutch.

Formal

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Necklace | Clutch | Heels | Dress

A formal theme will be slightly more relaxed than the above. Expect the guys to arrive in ties and shirts or waistcoats too. Girls will be wearing cocktail dresses.

Since it is the year of the metal, why not stand pretty and bold in this silver dress. The drapes on the side are really breathtaking. You can pair the dress with a statement necklace, black heels and black. Embellished accessories will make up for the dress being in solid color.

Masquerade

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Mask | Dress | Heels

A masquerade theme is sure fun. Unless you announce a masquerade ball (which will require a gown) cocktail dresses will work better. Our suggestion is make a statement by being all white. No, if you choose the right dress it will not be wedding-y.

We love this feminine white dress with a lot of texture. An elaborate mask but minimal heels will work best along with it.

Hollywood Glamour

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Dress | Hair Accessory | Bag | Heels

When we talk about glamour, don’t sequins come to your head the first? But instead of a whole sequin dress, which is slightly been-there-done-that by now we opted for this pretty number.
The unique color combination as well as the silhouette is what took our heart away. And since it Hollywood, may we suggest a big flower in your hair?

Beach Barbeque

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Maxi | Necklace | Sandals

This will be comparatively the most casual and relaxed them from above. And even though your guests can arrive in shorts, bandeau tops, crop tops, summer dresses and the like – we suggest a tribal look for you. Opt for a tribal printed maxi, with cut-out waist. Pair it with a tribal necklace and comfortable flat sandals.

If there is any specific theme that you want an outfit idea for, feel free to Ask a Stylist at Wink n Pout.

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