Formal wear usually means overdressing for me. Living in a small town, there aren't many occasions where i can wear out my many Somali dresses (dira'), which is usually elaborately embellished, and comes in an array of colors.
For those who do not know, the Somali dress is a 3 piece dress. The main dress is usually made of silk and is accompanied by a petticoat of a matching color and a dupatta like material to wear as a head scarf.
For a more toned down formal look, i'll usually pair a dira' with a blazer or cardigan.
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