(Closed) What would you wear to an engagement party- Attire ‘smart casual’ ?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Me neither, but I think I’d go for a fashionable suit, probably black, more fitted, with a tie bar.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’d probably wear a “day dress.” Like, something I’d wear to work.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

“For women, it consists of slacks or a skirt (long or short), a blouse or turtleneck, a fashionable belt, a jacket, a vest, or a sweater coordinated to the outfit, hosiery or socks with boots, flats (leather, suede, or fabric) or mid-heel shoes. Women may also wear jewelry, such as earrings, that complement their overall outfit”

From Wikipedia. LOL.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

I think this is the same as business casual and I too would go for a “day dress.”

@scottsouth:  I would think smart casual is suit, no tie or blazer and slacks. We are invited to a wedding with a similar dress code and DH was bumbed when I told him no tie. Am I off on the menswear?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Wiki said that men should wear chinos, button down, tie, no jacket. But I think the suit, no tie thing is also considered equally smart yet casual. I think basically the idea is that you look well put together, obviously put some effort into your appearance, but you’re not putting on your sunday best.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Yeah, reading into this smart casual thing, I don’t like it. I’m not a fan of loafers or slip-ons, and if I’m wearing a button up dress shirt, I prefer to wear a tie with it. I think I’d keep to a more casual, modern, slim-fitted cool suit, but that’s just me.

Post # 9
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Worker bee

I`ll think you will be safe with a just above the knee dress 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

You can almost never go wrong with a little black dress… as long as it isn’t TOO “little”!

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