Dress Code Guide – What To Wear When?

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This Dress code guide will help you decide what to wear when you get an invitation to an event.

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Casual

Dresscode Guide, What to wear when and where

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When to wear it: Walking the dog, running errands, simple outdoor activities

  • Sundress
  • Long or short skirt
  • Shorts
  • Khakis or jeans
  • T-shirt
  • Turtleneck
  • Casual button-down blouse
  • Comfortable, simple shoes
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Country Club Casual

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When to wear it: Country clubs, yacht clubs, upscale casual activities

  • Simple blouses or tops
  • Fitted sweater
  • Fitted trousers
  • Tennis skirts
  • Beautiful dresses
  • Light colours, lightweight fabrics, minimal accessories and comfortable shoes.
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Smart/Dressy Casual

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When to wear it: Office parties, happy hours, business luncheons, an informal dinner with friends in an upscale restaurant

  • Pencil skirt or smart skirt at knee length
  • Knee length dresses
  • Dress pants or trousers
  • Dress jeans (wear with a jacket)
  • Button down or blouse
  • Fitted sweater
  • Turtleneck
  • High heels, heeled boots, or dress flats
  • Smart jacket
  • Blazer
  • A complete, pulled-together look with harmonious colours, rich fabrics, nice shoes, and co-ordinated accessories and jewelry.
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Business Casual

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  • Drawing from smart/dressy casual, but with the distinction of more tailored pieces. Business casual is a common dress code for offices, and generally refers to outfits that look polished but are more relaxed and fashion-forward than formal.

Business Formal

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  • Suit
  • Business-style dress
  • Dress with a jacket
  • Stockings (optional in summer)
  • Heels, low or high
  • Simple, polished accessories and jewelry
  • Neutral colour palette, classic cuts
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Beach Formal/Dressy Resort Dress Code

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When to wear it: Summer weddings, upscale outdoor social events

  • Flowing dress
  • Dressy full-length jumpsuit
  • Simple, polished accessories and jewelry
  • Footwear should be wedges for grass or flats for sandy beaches, open toe is appropriate
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Cocktail Attire

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When to wear it: Adult birthday parties, evening social events

  • Cocktail dress or LBD
  • Dressy skirt or pants
  • Fitted sweater
  • Nice blouse or top with special details
  • Dressy full-length jumpsuit
  • Dressy separates or pant suit
  • Heels or dressy flats
  • Clutch or small evening purse
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  • Should be a polished look that shows your personality. Business pieces can be worn, provided the overall look doesn’t come across as corporate. Accessorize to suit your personal style.
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Semiformal

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  • Considered somewhere between cocktail attire and black tie optional, drawing inspiration from both dress codes. Dresses and skirts should finish approximately at the knee, or longer.
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Black Tie Optional

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When to wear it: Elegant events such as galas, silent auctions, weddings, formal dinners

  • Formal (floor length) evening gown
  • Dressy cocktail dress or LBD
  • Luxurious separates
  • Accessories include long gloves (optional), clutches, and elegant jewelry
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Creative Black Tie

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When to wear it: Elegant events that have a fun atmosphere

  • Formal (floor length) evening gown
  • Dressy cocktail dress
  • Luxurious LBD
  • Unique accessories that show your personality
  • An opportunity to dress glamorous but with fun, creative flair that suits your style
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Warm Weather Black Tie

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When to wear it: Outdoor formal events such as a cruise line or country club dinners, formal weddings, and galas

  • Lightweight long gown
  • White gloves optional (or long sleeved dress)
  • Elegant jewelry
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Black Tie

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When to wear it: Charity fundraisers, political dinner parties, weddings, award ceremonies or special events

  • Formal (floor length) evening gown is preferable
  • Dressy cocktail dress (some occasions)
  • Luxurious LBD (some occasions)

The main difference between black tie and white tie is that gloves are not required. Choose a feminine, flattering dress in an elegant colour.

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White Tie

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When to wear it: Charity fundraisers, political dinner parties, weddings, award ceremonies or special events

  • Formal (floor length) evening gown
  • White gloves
  • Glamorous jewels
  • Up-do hairstyles
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