Throughout the summer season when I’m shopping with my clients I am often asked for advice on what are wise purchases for holiday as well as packing advice.
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I have 4 weddings to go to this year, last year there were 6! Each one with a different (sometimes cryptic) dress code: ‘1920’s Formal’, ‘Christmas Sparkle’, ‘Garden Party Barn Dance’…
As a personal shopper I am often asked to help decipher these dress codes for my clients and to find them the best outfit for their brief and budget.
If you find yourself with a dress code as unique as one of the ones mentioned above you have either two options: call the bride and ask her to explain (a safe bet), or be brave and wear what you want and hope it’s appropriate. It is a guarantee that everyone will interpret such dress codes differently and there’ll be a comical array of interpretations on the day; but as long as you’ve given it some thought and showed some respect to the occasion you can’t really go wrong!
I have selected a few of the more common dress codes you’re likely to come across and broken down the possibilities of what you can wear:
‘Black tie Optional’
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