It's safe to say that fashion is an evolving thing—women don't dress the same today as we did in the 1890's.
Here's a handy guide to help make sense of these new sartorial standards.
The Occasion: A Wedding
Old etiquette: Don’t wear white or black or red.
New etiquette: Black and red are perfectly fine, but white is still the ultimate wedding no-no. Pair & DON’T over-accessorize. For extreme-chic looks, love the “less is more”.
The Occasion: A Cocktail Party
Old etiquette: No surprise here―a cocktail dress.
New etiquette: A fitted cashmere or fine-gauge merino-wool top with a knee-length satin skirt, heels, earrings, and an armful of stacked bangles is just right.
The Occasion: A Business Dinner or a Company Party
Old etiquette: Your nine-to-five wear puts in some overtime.
New etiquette: Keep things professional (you’re still working) but in line with the event.
The Occasion: A Job Interview
Old etiquette: A conservative dark suit with no accessories. End of story.
New etiquette: Try a sheath dress with a wide belt and a cardigan, or a pencil skirt with a blouse and a cropped jacket with sober accessories.
The Occasion: A Dinner Party
Old etiquette: A little black dress and heels.
New etiquette: Gauge your outfit by the party. "Stash dangly earrings or a pretty scarf in your bag to dress up an outfit if need be.