Dress for Success

By Kayla, age 19, Pennsylvania

Recently at work a young girl came in and asked me what was appropriate to wear to a funeral. It occurred to me that this is probably a common problem for many people, not just what to wear to a funeral, but also to job interviews and other special events. It's not something we think about until one of these events comes up, but you should always be prepared.

The important things to remember are that you want to look your best and not show too much skin. It's different when your getting dressed up to go out with your friends than it is when you're getting dressed up to go to a special event. Your goal should be business casual, something dressy but still comfortable. Also, be sure to wear black if you're attending a funeral. You don't want to end up like Scarlett in How to Deal, wearing a red dress and everyone is staring at you like you're crazy.

Keep your makeup subtle and natural looking - no bright and crazy colors or glitter. Waterproof makeup would be best for a funeral. That way you don't have mascara streaking down your cheeks. You'll want to keep your jewelry simple as well. Nothing flashy or over the top. Simple stud earrings and a necklace will do just fine.

Just think simple, comfort, and business casual, and you will be just fine when choosing your outfit for a job interview, funeral, or special event.

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
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- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
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- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
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- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
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- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
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- I don't care (poetry)
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