Over the weekend, I attended a birthday dinner party. The dress code on the invitation indicated that the attire was elegant casual. Unfortunately, a few of the guests had questions about exactly what that meant. As a result, some people were under dressed and a bit too casual. These moments are extremely embarrassing and tend to make you feel self-conscious. There are a myriad of titles on dress codes. Some are interchangeable while others are open to interpretation. Therefore, my goal is to cover the most basic dress code requests you might encounter and how to prepare for the occasion.
Is pretty self-explanatory. The casual dress code is known as no frills and usually consists of jeans and sneakers. Basically, anything that you can throw on to run errands, qualifies as casual.
An upgrade of the no frills concept. We want to think about flats, heels, dresses, blazers and all things a bit more upscale for this look. Jeans can be worn if they are dark rinse. On the other hand, they are a bit "iffy" with this look. Therefore, it would be best to stick with dress pants.
You can always impress with a little black dress or for the gentleman, a finely tailored suit will do! For us girls, hemlines are an important consideration. The basic lengths are mini, above the knee and midi. The longer lengths are a bit too dramatic for these occasions so, the former lengths are your best bet!
If there is still a bit of hesitation as to what to wear, consider the following factors:
Observe the invitation
- Paper Quality
Consider the theme
- Business Related
"Time is of the essence"
- After 5pm
Location, Location, Location!
- Country Club
- Catering Venue
Of course, there are more dress codes to tackle. Therefore, the remaining guides are to be continued. For now, you are all set with the basics to dress for your next event. Don't miss another tip! To follow, hit the "bloglovin" button below.