If people close to you are celebrating 50 years together, the occasion should be marked by a joyful, tasteful gathering. Show them you care by wearing something special and appropriate. A luncheon means you don't have to wear tuxedos and gowns, but 50 years is momentous. Timeless, classic pieces with personal flair are called for.
Don a Dress
When in doubt, wear a dress.If you're larger through the hip, a classic A-line dress is a good choice. A sheath can be an excellent choice if you're more slender. Styles should be just below the knee or longer. Neutrals like ivory and navy, deeper jewel tones, and pastels are all appropriate color choices, while subtle details such as piping or ruching can demonstrate your personal taste without stealing the show. Accessorize your look with heels, a bag, and jewelry.
Opt for a Skirt
A skirt and blouse ensemble is perfect for an anniversary luncheon. Choose high-quality fabrics and a flattering cut and build your look with layers or accessories.Try a taupe skirt in a lightweight wool with an ivory silk blouse and nude pumps. Accent your look with a tennis bracelet and a teardrop necklace with topaz or another colored gemstone. If you'll be in a cold banquet hall, take along a coordinating sweater or shawl.
Pretty in a Pantsuit
A dress may be the hallmark of women's party attire, but there's no reason you can't wear a nice pantsuit. Feminine details like a lace shell and a tailored waist add subtlety and sophistication. In addition, a pantsuit offers flexibility whether you'll be sitting, standing, or dancing.
Options for Men
Men can't go wrong with a nice suit. A year-round, lightweight wool is the perfect foundation for any festivity. Neutrals like navy, black, and gray are slam dunks, while subtle checks or stripes work well for the fashion aficionado. Go tie-less depending on the couple's style, or feel free to add personal flair with a bow tie or patterned dress socks. Polished shoes, classic cufflinks, and expert grooming will demonstrate your personal taste as well as your respect for the happy couple.
Gail Chandler is an editor, writer and avid blogger with more than 10 years' experience. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online mediums. Chandler holds a master's degree in creative writing and publishing from the University of Baltimore.