Dance The Night Away in Style
Posted on May 14 2014
This past weekend I found a new hidden dance treasure here in Atlanta: 57 Fighters Group near De Kalb Airport which is now known as a fierce competitor to the oh-so-popular Johnny's Hideaway! I fell in love the moment I saw the eclectic mix of people on the dance floor and was devastated I wasn't prepared for an evening of grooving.
The dance crew on this particular night consisted of one nicely dressed gentleman in his late 30's dancing in the corner by himself, a group of Asian women of all ages frolicking together, an older woman resembling Dolly Parton in both figure and hair, her partner with his super gelled hair, and last but not least a smooth moving puppet master male dancer who waved his hands all over the place as he took over the entire floor. Just watching was entertainment in itself but I was chomping at the bit to bust a move. The problem was I had a horrible dancing outfit on. Stylish - YES, Dance Friendly - NO! My flip-flops had wood soles & super skinny straps which weren't comfortable at all, my dangling earrings would for sure stick in my hair had I been cutting the rug, my jeans were too tight with no stretch, and my low-cut tank could have exposed unnecessary parts unless I was at a different kind of dance club :-) It started me thinking about what makes up a perfect outfit to go dancing whether out at a dance club, a country club gala, a wedding or a honky tonk bar. Here are my thoughts:
Dance quote courtesy of gagthat.com
Club Dancing - "Go Big or Go Home"! A tight outfit is optimal to show off your sexy figure as you strut your stuff, but make sure if you wear a short skirt or dress to also wear boy-short panties underneath to insure no indecent exposure felonies! Add a long blingy necklace to sparkle on the dance floor (a rhinestone belt does the trick too) and a pair of high heels that are thick strapped so they are secure on your feet.
Line Dancing - Get your Honky Tonk on in style with just a few sassy pieces: tight jeans that have some stretch in them so you can still move seamlessly, a cowboy hat that is well fitted to your head (no hat head will ever be exposed during a deep dip), a button down top that has some "WOW" to it (i.e. lace or sequin details), a studded leather belt, daisy dukes that are short but not too short that you are overexposed and of course a kick-ass pair of cowboy boots!
Country Club Gala - whether you're a Cherokee Town Club, Capital City or Piedmont Driving Club member at least once or twice a year you'll be getting all dolled up for a festive gala including a little bit of boogieing. Get ready for it by making sure your gown has some flexibility (possibly a high slit or empire waist). Shorter dresses work too but they pop more if they aren't a simple black cocktail dress. When accessorizing, be careful with earrings that are too big because they can be painful if your head starts bobbing. Think about adding a statement necklace instead to get just the right twinkle while your shimmying across the dance floor. Last but not least make sure to wear shoes that aren't too strappy unless the straps are thick and steady your foot.
We love this statement necklace too by Ingrid Ysla available at www.rangeboutique.com
Other Key Dance Night Necessities Important for Any Venue : Keep in mind that heels may look great but they also HURT! To ensure no permanent foot damage, bring a pair of flip-flops or flats in your purse to change into mid evening. Accessorize your wrist with at least one rubber band to pull back your hair once you really get your groove & sweat on. There are tons of cute hairbands out there now. A scarf is always fun because not only does it look stylish but it also adds a great prop to incorporate into your moves. A big bag that has deodorant, face blotters, a brush,gum and a little bit of lip gloss should always be near by....make sure it's in eye sight though because you don't want to end up phoneless & walletless!
Now that you've got dressing to dance down pat, it's time to plan a night out of fun! Check out these spots if you don't already have somewhere fun to go! Atlanta Black Tie Events Johnnys Hideaway 57 Fighter Squad Yacht Rock - They Play All Over Town P.S. If you have time before you head out to "Get Jiggy With It" please let us know if you liked the blog & share with your friends!!! xoxo Sabrina Davis - Style Ranger