Friday, November 10, 2006

day 10: random question...

Just because I am wondering what to wear tonight to a business dinner with 3 other couples at a private home. I am the youngest (so I am feeling young this morning, everything is relative!), I have only met the second youngest lady who is in her mid 50's and she is not the hostess.

This leads me to a random question. What is more "desirable" or less uncomfortable...
- being overdressed
- being underdressed

What do you think? any experience you'd be willing to share? B) Happy friday!

17 comments:

  1. ...Sorry wow that is a hard one.
    I would say under you can always take a jacket off...

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  2. My rule of thumb is: Be comfortale and be "you". In other words wear whatever you might wear if you were going to dinner at someone's home that you know....and you can be yourself. If you are comfortable and feel good in the clothes you have chosen...whatever you choose will be perfect!

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  3. Well I can't top that comment from OOLOTH - I guess I'm never likely to be overdressed because I don't own anything overly dressy - I would go with smart and comfortable.
    Michele sent me

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  4. I would choose middle dressed.

    You are the youngest this evening and I have got a letter this morning to subscribe to a FUNERAL INSURANCE !!

    As if I would care lol !

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  5. Overdressed is usually easier to adjust and the anonymous quote says always better over than underdressed....

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  6. Good question! I'm with OOLOTH. Saying that I would err slightly on the side of over dressed as this can be adjusted (little black dress type clothes are great for dressing up or down with accessories) and looks like you've made a special effort.

    I am going to the Met Opera soon adn I am definitely going to dress up for that one!

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  7. I'd prefer being overdressed. At least, it would be easier for me to be confident rather than being underdressed.

    Have a nice dinner and weekend!

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  8. Comfortable is always my priority. Because if your shoes are too tight or the dress is stopping you from breathing, the pain will show through your face! LOL! :D But on a serious note now, since it is in a private home, and they are hosting a party of 8, not 80, i think it might be more informal than formal. If the business dinner was at a restaurant, it might have been different.
    I don't know.... i agree with OOLOTH, be comfy be you!!!

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  9. socially uncomfortable? or physically uncomfortable. Because overdressed is better for the situation, but who wants to wear panty hose? ;)

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  10. I would rather be overdressed than feel underdressed. It's hard to suggest something living in a different country...Definitely fabulous shoes because those you can never go wrong with. :) Perhaps nice slacks and a blazer and a skirt with boots?

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  11. I agree with aiming high... you can always say you just came from the local TV studio where you were being interviewed on account of your surprise nobel prize award! :)

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  12. ­ ­I maybe late, but I always prefer to go the route of dressing up rather than down. You can't go wrong with a black cocktail dress, it can be so versatile. Perfect for dinner at someone's home.

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  13. When in doubt, go for overdressed

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  14. I too am with Naomi ... so, tell us, what did you wear? How did it go?

    Thanks for all your comments! it was a very pleasant evening, there were 3 ladies...we were all wearing black pants! and a matching blazer or silky blouse. Stilettos too. Good thing we remained seated the whole time!

    I feel comfortable wearing anything but a dress and a pantyhose!
    mar

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  15. LOL! Boy am I glad I wasn't around to advise for this!!! I'd have said wear sweats! BE COMFORTABLE! (just kidding... well sorta...) So... what DID you do? What'd you wear?

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  16. Oh! I see the answer to my question above my post! LOL! *blush* hehehe...

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