I've been thinking a while about this question & was at a loss, since I've never had to attend a formal western event before. And then it hit me - why not wear something that honours my heritage a little but just with a few tweaks? So this is what I envisioned:

For those of you who don't know my style, I really love colour! So I'd have to wear something saturated (but not too bright or neon), even though it's a formal event. Ideally I'd wear this red dress [photo #1] but with a few modifications (like maybe in a royal purple instead [photo #7] & with some more detailing on the cuffs & hem (see photo #4 to see what I mean).

I'd choose accessories that aren't the same colour as the dress, but that contrast tastefully (I love turquoise, for example [photo #2] , but I'd still include some gold to tie it into the detailing on the dress [photo #3]). I wouldn't usually wear ankle tie pumps but my fairy godmother can find a way to make it look leg elongating on me (plus the floor length dress should cover it anyway, lol).

Anyway, the final touches would be a long coat with a mandarin collar to keep me warm before I arrive [photo #5], & a fairy godmother who knows how to tease my natural curls into a soft, flowy, romantic look (I'm still getting used to having it so short, so I don't know how to style it formally yet lol)! Finish off with a cat eye & red lip (or maybe smokey eyes [photo #8], since my fairy godmother will know how to make it look good even if I don't), and I'm good to go!

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