Post # 1
I have a networking dinner with Darling Husband in less than 2 hours and he JUST told me that the dress code is business/cocktail. I am not even sure what that means!
I already have this dress. If it doesn’t count, I don’t know what I am going to do. What do you ladies think? Is this business/cocktail appropriate?
Post # 3
If you pair it with a cardigan, it should be fine.
Post # 4
I think so…. I’m really not sure what business/cocktail means either…..
That dress is def business….. I’m not sure I would call it ‘cocktail’
But I’m sure you can drink cocktails in it!
Post # 5
Business/cocktail isn’t a dress code! None of the cocktail dresses I own would be the least appropriate in a business setting. And none of the businessy clothes I wear would look right at a party.
The good thing, though, is that it’s likely everyone else will be just as confused as you are. Go ahead and wear that dress, with a cardigan as PP suggested. It’s cute!
Post # 6
I dont see why not. Are you wearing tights with it?
Post # 7
@allyfally: Yes, I am going to wear black tights.
On top of the confusing dress code, the dinner is 4:30-8:30. Who wears cocktail attire at 4:30?!?!?
Post # 8
As long as you wear stockings its fine in my opinion.
Post # 9
How short is it on you? Looks lovely
Post # 11
Looks good, I would prob put on a blazer over it.
Post # 12
I’m pretty short, so it is to my knees.
Post # 13
I think “business cocktail” probably means “cocktail dress but don’t show too much boob or thigh”
I think that dress is perfect, as long as the length is OK. If it’s to your knees that sounds good.
Post # 14
@kimm99: I agree with your definition of business/cocktail.
I think the dress is lovely, esp with tights. Maybe consider a nice cardi
Post # 15
@kimm99: My thoughts also 🙂 Love the dress by the way 🙂
Post # 16
Its a little short, but it should be ok with stockings. I second the suggestion for a blazer. You will look a little more professional if you arrive and everyone is wearing suits. You also won’t look out of place if you go and everyone is wearing silk cocktail dresses.
I know my boyfriend gets confused about the dress code a lot. I have learned not to rely on him with stuff like that. 🙂