What to Wear to a Mythical Odyssey
Updated: Apr 30, 2019
We're only a month out from setting sail on our Mythical Odyssey, which means we should be giving thought to what we'll be wearing. Some folks may need a little inspiration to release their muse of creativity, and I've collected that for you below. You'll notice the invitation suggests a color palette of black, white and gold for a creative black tie or Grecian-inspired look. Dressing up for an event like this immerses you into the fantasy and makes the experience more memorable, interactive and "FUN" – so I say commit and become the hero or heroine on the red carpet for this year's Dinner of Note event at the Midland Theatre on September 22nd. Below are some idea starters for both the ladies and gentlemen to ponder for making that spectacular entrance.
For the guys, give a little thought as you pull out that black tux you always reach for when attending a black tie fundraiser event. I've learned that making a little effort to accessorize that tux differently makes all the difference because suddenly you've become more interesting. The easiest thing to do is change up your bow tie and pocket square – perhaps one in a solid gold fabric and the other in an interesting pattern and you're set (avoid matchy-matchy). This is an easy way to create a focal point and draw attention to your dashing smile. Now, if you're really daring, how about a tux slipper? In velvet, it feels like you're gliding on air. You'll be surprised to learn they're no more expensive than a typical dress shoe, yet nothing pulls together a formal look more completely.
If you're adventurous, there is an endless number of ways you can channel a more dramatic approach to this evening's theme. A Greek toga can be tastefully recreated with a Greek key edging detail (please let the college dorm bed sheet version rest). A headdress of laurel leaves or grape leaves plated in gold adds a crown of celebration. If you drooled while watching the iconic movie "300", there's always the Spartan/Gladiator vibe that had us yearning for Gerald Butler's washboard abs. I was swept away with the modern winged golden sneakers that Hermes would have no doubt found both fab and fast as he ran errands from Mt. Olympus.
Conjure your inner Magical Muse, Golden Goddess, Seductive Siren or Warrior Princess. Below we have classic Grecian styles that should help inspire your ensemble. With a little ingenuity and catching some great end-of-summer sales, you'll be Fab at this Fête. Grecian-style gowns and caftans are timeless and worth a bit of investment. You can go vintage or new and look fabulous because the styles have remained timeless. Sequins are all the rage at the moment - large paillettes, reverse color, metallics and iridescence. Have fun with that one! You can present a Goth-Glam look with a more structured and architectural garment - whether in a dress, skirt, or corset, the look harkens to a modern-day Athena Warrior Goddess ready to bring balance back to the universe.