Have you ever scoffed at your boyfriend for not knowing the meaning of “semi-formal”? Have you ever realized immediately after that you too are unsure of what semi-formal attire entails? When is it okay to wear your tiara (hint: never)? While you are never truly confined by the rules of fashion, it's helpful to keep them in mind when you're worried about the nature of an event.
Traditional Women's Attire
- Formal evening gown
- Fancy cocktail dress or little black dress
- Short afternoon or cocktail dress
- Long skirt and nice top
- Little Black dress
Casual/Outdoors (Wedding casual is different than bar casual)
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- dressy top and skirt
- dress/nice pants and nice shirt
~*~Secret Option: White Tie~*~
- Ball gown
- White gloves (optional)
Tiara(Just kidding, still not okay)
As for those confusing guidelines for your date, a team of style experts at Paul Fredrick have put together a helpful infographic to keep things in perspective:
Next time you receive an invite to another college friend's wedding, you'll know what you and your date should be wearing to look fly while hitting the open bar. Cheers!
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Additional Resource: Emily Post