Your smart-casual guide to decoding the dress codes

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Your smart-casual guide to decoding the dress codes

Every party situation and what you should wear

Tamara Abraham

Dress codes can be frustratingly vague. So vague that one wonders whether the host even has a clue when they write something like “smart-casual” on an invitation.

Worse still are the made-up dress codes, usually a host’s attempt to set themselves apart, but only serves to confuse party goers who have no idea where to begin with a diktat like “summer chic”.

As a result, the “what are you wearing?” text is almost inevitable before any important do – because by dressing as formally (or informally) as our friends, at least we won’t be alone in misinterpreting a theme...

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