what in the world do I wear to this rehearsal dinner???

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
7915 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

@gromble:  I would wear black or dark jeans with nice pumps or boots with a pretty top and good accessories

Post # 4
575 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Personally, I’d go for dark jeans, good heels, and a nice top with jewellery.  That’s solidly in smart casual, and you won’t be over-dressed.  Do something with your hair, and you should be set.  It’s in the middle between “just jeans” and “nicer than casual” so you’re not out-dressing anyone and you’re not too casual.  A dress and tights and boots would also work.  Whatever you feel comfortable in.  I think you can’t miss with being smart but laid back.

Post # 6
8850 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I’d probably wear a semi casual dress, tights, and flat boots. 

Post # 7
10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Etiquette Snob here… lol

By definition… “Casual Wear” for a Dress Code would emplify the standard of Jeans or Slacks with a top / sweater.

Personally, as it is a Wedding Event, I’d probably step it up a notch and go “Smart Casual” and go a tad dressier… Black Jeans or Dress Pants, or even a nice skirt and top.

The key to Casual is always found in COMFORT.

So go with something that makes you feel comfy.

Hope this helps,

PS… When it comes to attire for Women & Wedding Events here is a page I like it defines different Dress Codes (Smart Casual is at the bottom of the page) = http://www.stylehunter.com.au/what-to-wear/what-to-wear-to-a-wedding


Post # 8
3519 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@lolot:  ditto

@gromble:  I’d lean more toward what your friend’s side would be wearing.  You can’t really go wrong with a cute little dress, cardigan, and tights in the winter.  What’s the weather like where you’re going? 


Post # 10
3519 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@gromble:  yeah, that’s a bit chilly.  I’d definitely go for a dress, cardigan and tights.  

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