May 29

Evening Attire – What to Wear After 5

Have you ever heard the term ‘After Five Attire’? In simplified terms, this is just another way of saying ‘Semi-Formal’ wear. Dressing appropriately for these types of events simply means to step up your workday style a notch.

Semi-formal dressing for women means ‘not too dressy’, therefore you aren’t required to wear floor length or formal dress. Simple black dresses and knee length dresses with heels are perfect After Five attire.

When choosing your outfit, keep in mind to:

  • look for fabrics such as chiffon, satin or silk. These will help differentiate from your normal office daywear.
  • pair your dress with heels.
  • not wear anything too revealing. If your dress has a shorter hemline, make sure is has sleeves and a high neck. If the neckline is lower, make sure the hemline is lower. Find a dress with a fit that flatters you. Detail necklines and silhouettes that best suit your body.
  • accessorize with a little bling. One or two statement pieces are enough for you to not overdo it. “Keep accessories simple”.
  • carry a clutch.


Rose Garden Black and Sophia Black are perfect little black dresses for After Five Wear. Both are knee-length and would accessorize well with a touch of bling. Rose Garden Black is black lace and embraces a feature neckline. Sophia Black is beautifully made from 100% silk and consists of a feature V-Neck wrap. These dresses have been designed and made in Australia.

Remember, colours are acceptable After Five attire, as long as the fabric has some sheen.

Crystal Amethyst is a shorter, sequined dress, adhering to the “After Five” guideline: shorter hemline, higher neckline.

This dusk pink silk shantung dress embosses pleating detail above the waist with a sequined bodice and bust.




Evening Sky Champagne has been designed and made in Australia. It is constructed from high quality champagne polyester nylon sequin material and features a ruffle champagne bust.



Rose Garden Watermelon features a beautiful silk georgette drape detail at the back with contrasting sleeves and feature neckline. It is knee-length and is ideal for any After Five event.