With so many dress codes out there, it can be difficult to know what to wear, even when the type of dress requested is stated on the invitation. The aim of this article is to make your choice of clothing easier. Enjoy!
The Occasion: A Wedding
Old etiquette: Don’t wear white or black or red.
New etiquette: Black and red are perfectly fine, but white is still the ultimate wedding no-no
The Occasion: A Dinner Party
Old etiquette: A little black dress and heels.
New etiquette: Gauge your outfit by the party.
The Occasion: A Job Interview
Old etiquette: A conservative dark suit. End of story.
New etiquette: You can’t go wrong with a suit, but in many fields it’s not the only (or best) choice
The Occasion: A Funeral or a Wake
Old etiquette: If you’re in mourning, you’re in black.
New etiquette: Your outfit doesn’t have to be black; it does have to be respectful.
The Occasion: A Good First Impression (a First Date, Meeting the In-Laws, School Functions)
Old etiquette: A conservative twinset and a skirt to show how ladylike you are.
New etiquette: Dress true to your personality―but this isn’t the time to take risks.
The Occasion: A Party That Calls for “Festive Attire”
Old etiquette: What old etiquette? Hosts only recently began confounding their guests with the f-word.
New etiquette: Get dolled up; have fun with it.