What would you wear to this work event?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
4634 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@kimmo416:  It looks ill-fitting on the model, but its an appropriate length for work and as long as your wear a cardigan or blazer..

(I work in a business-casual environment, this would be considered dressed up.)

Post # 4
42082 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

With a jacket it will be perfectly appropriate.

Post # 5
3777 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

With a blazer or cardi it will look nice. Consider panty hose, as well.


Post # 6
11593 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You should wear something to cover up your shoulders.  If it turns out everyone else has uncovered shoulders, you can always take the blazer or cardigan off, but you want to look more professional starting out!

Post # 7
841 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@kimmo416:  I would wear it with a black blazer to a work event (if I liked pink).

Post # 8
490 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I agree with wearing the dress with a blazer, very professional. However, for a first work event I would go with a more muted color. Bright Pink seems a bit too loud!

Post # 9
1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

The goal is not to look like a society lady, it’s to look like the female equivalent of your co-workers.  I think a nice skirt suit would be in order (in a solid colour, think of the suit colours Hillary Clinton has worn), with pantyhouse and heels.  Can you discreetly e-mail the organizers and ask about dress code? Can you google pictures of past events to see what the attendees are wearing? When in doubt, err on the side of conversative and boring. 

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