(Closed) Underdressed or Overdressed?

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What would you rather be, overdressed or underdressed?
    Overdressed : (64 votes)
    85 %
    Underdressed : (11 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

    I think it really depends on the situation. At a party I would definitely prefer to be a little underdressed, because I agree with you that I don’t like all the attention you get for being overdressed. But if it’s a professional situation or something where it would be really embarrassing to be underdressed, then I’d rather be a little overdressed.

    Post # 4
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    2006 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I’ve alway been taught (by mother and grandmother) that it is better to be overdressed than underdressed to an event.

    I’m usually slightly overdressed for many events because I love a dress and some 5 inch heels, but I don’t feel I get much extra attention because of it. However, if I am unsure of the formality of an event I will dress up a little more formal and then dress it back down with some funky accessories.

    Post # 5
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    2476 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’d rather be slightly overdressed.

    Post # 6
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    645 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @babyboo: that is something my mom always has told me. I tend to over dress. But it seems like its never out of place.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I love to dress up so I’d much rather be overdressed and look fabulous than be underdressed and look like I don’t care.

    Post # 8
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    5263 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I tend to overdress. I never mean to, it just happens – I think because we live in the city, and most of the events we go to are in the suburbs? People dress differently here. 

    Anyway, neither is usually fun, but I prefer being overdressed, because I usually feel better about myself when I know I look nice. I tend to wear dark, slim jeans on a day-to-day basis, so I have a harder time feeling dressed up in them unless I’m wearing nice shoes, accessories, etc. 

    Post # 9
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    3219 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I always try to overdress a little. I was also taught that it was always better.

    Post # 11
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    1001 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I am ALWAYS overdressed.  I wore a cocktail dress and metallic heels to work today.  My clothing mantra is “dress like you have somewhere better to go later”.

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    @Chillmer:

    I am always overdressed as well.  Now people expect it of me!

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Ha, me too.  I get crazy reactions when I actually wear jeans.  Part of the problem is that I’m a total dunce at putting together casual outfits.  They just feel so plain and I’m terrible at accesorizing.

    Post # 14
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I’d rather be overdressed. I feel terribly uncomfortable being underdressed. The only situation i’d not want to be overdressed would, be, say, a friend’s bachelorette party, and I thought it was cocktail, but really, it was a jeans type of event. And then i wore a cocktail dress. I’d feel stupid. But for 99% of situations, overdressed it is! Except on Fridays. People are surprised I wear jeans and t-shirts to work =]

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @danadelphia: I know being underdressed doesn’t mean that you actually don’t care. But it can look that way.

    For example, if you’re wearing jeans to something everyone is in dresses for, then it looks like you forgot about the event. Or that you were out running errands just dropped by the event on your way.

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’m a big advocate of being overdressed…in most situations.  My FI will be dressed down and then there’s me…heels and the works. 

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