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Old 04-26-2017, 12:59 AM
 
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You should never be more dressed up than your host/hostess. It's a rule that works. Who wants to stand out like a sore thumb because they're overdressed for the occasion?
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Old 04-26-2017, 07:32 AM
 
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Yes, but does it really matter?
If you wear a ball gown to a company BBQ; people may chuckle for a minute and then forget all about it.
But if you wear your pajamas to a job interview/wedding/other formal event; people will probably not speak to you again, but they will gossip behind your back for years.
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Old 04-26-2017, 11:44 AM
 
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I feel it is not the "overdressing" part but how you put things together - many people wear too many fussy items - scarves, rings on every finger, bright nail polish, overly shiny shoes - you really cannot buy class -
I think over accessorizing is where people go wrong. Keep it sharp but simple
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Old 04-26-2017, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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Yes, but does it really matter?
If you wear a ball gown to a company BBQ; people may chuckle for a minute and then forget all about it.
But if you wear your pajamas to a job interview/wedding/other formal event; people will probably not speak to you again, but they will gossip behind your back for years.
It's the same thing honestly. It's out of place clothing. It's like wearing workout clothes when you aren't going working out immediately before or after.
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Old 04-26-2017, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Overdessed:

Pearl necklace and heels worn to a backyard barbeque.

Good wool suit and heels worn to a weekend informal meeting.

Suit, tie, dress shoes worn to make a bank withdrawal.

Mink coat worn to your kid's football team parents' meeting.

Dress, pantyhose, heels. diamond earrings worn to book club.

Hiking gear, wool socks, heavy duty hiking shoes worn for a 20 minute tour of a historical site.

So, yes, you can be overdressed for the occasion.

But I do think it is best if you dress to please yourself. If you are comfortable with your choice of dress, and feel happy wearing what you are wearing, then I think you are OK.
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Old 04-26-2017, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Yeah. For instance, unless you are coming straight from work or an interview, DON'T wear a suit at a sports event, concert or wrestling match (unless you are in club level) or a Wal-Mart. I've also seen women wear heels to sporting events. I shake my head at this.
Concert? Hello??? A suit and tie is pretty much the majority dress code at the dozens of concerts of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale which I have attended over the past ten years. Ditto for Los Angeles Opera. What the hell else would you suggest people wear to a concert?
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Old 04-26-2017, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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sometimes i wish i had a reason to wear a ballgown or my wedding dress again..... a baseball game? why not if it makes me happy. Who is it hurting? " why are you wearing that?" - " because i wanted to".
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Old 04-27-2017, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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Concert? Hello??? A suit and tie is pretty much the majority dress code at the dozens of concerts of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale which I have attended over the past ten years. Ditto for Los Angeles Opera. What the hell else would you suggest people wear to a concert?
Concerts are more than just Philharmonics. I mean who would wear a suit to a Guns N Roses or Metallica show?
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Old 04-27-2017, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Passed two women yesterday wearing fancy dressing gowns and pyjamas.. why.....they were in full makeup.. talk about wanting to be noticed.. and they werent young girls..
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Old 04-27-2017, 08:52 AM
 
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sometimes i wish i had a reason to wear a ballgown or my wedding dress again..... a baseball game? why not if it makes me happy. Who is it hurting? " why are you wearing that?" - " because i wanted to".
My philosophy exactly. And now that I am in my 60s, I have grown to realize that time is short; if there is something I want to do, I ask myself "if not now, then when?? For me it puts it in perspective, and I dress how I want more than ever, which usually means I am one of the most dressed up wherever I go.
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