Post # 122
As other people have already said, if you are being invited to a formal cocktail party then they probably don’t expext you to take your shoes off.
@Mrs. Honeybee: “I would be so weirded out if someone came to my home and just took their shoes off. I find it rude, overly familiar, and gross.” +1,000
That sums up my thoughts exactly. To me, taking off your shoes in someone’s house is like walking in the door and immediately going to rummage in their fridge or looking through their mail. It’s so oddly personal and presumptuous. Plus I don’t want to have to smell anyone’s stank ass feet.
Post # 123
@krex: growing up we never wore shoes in the house, ever. we also have a home in the yucatan and no one takes off their shoes here. we still do. we wear indoor flip flops that we only wear indoors so that the tiled floors stay clean.
i think that if you are going to be in a cocktail dress, i would suggest picking up a cute pair of flats and don’t wear them until the party (that way the bottoms will be clean). let the hostess know that these shoes have not been worn outside.
whenever i was going to a more elegant house party (new years, etc) i would get a pair of indoor shoes so that i could still look complete but not dirty someone’s floors.
Post # 124
I usually take my shoes off at the door, you can bring some little cute socks or something… a polite hostess who wants shoes off will have slippers of some kind… I’ve spent enough time in east asia now that I am thorougly converted to the “all outdoor shoes are disgusting” mindset and can’t imagine wearing my disgusting shoes through someone else’s nice home.
@novacaineandlaughter: It’s just so funny how things can be opposite like that.
Post # 125
@futuremrste: hahahah thanks 🙂