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  • June 16, 2011

    What to wear to a business dinner

    Whether a small get together with coworkers or meeting up with clients, dressing for a business dinner can be tricky.  It’s smart to find out about the place you are going to before heading out.  After all, it’s a business dinner, you want to look and feel sophisticated and appropriate.  There are chic ways to show up in more than just a boring suit, plus you don’t want to appear as if you came straight from work in a hurry.

    A few reminders, don’t show too much skin, dress sloppy (no flip-flops, cutoffs, tracksuit, wrinkled or stained clothes), or overdress for the occasion.  Here are three outfits for different business style dinner meetings.

    1. You can’t go wrong with a blouse and trousers.  Not too formal or casual.  Have fun with accessories – add a dash of color and shine to the outfit with patent pumps and sparkly jewelry.

    Blouse, Trousers, Jacket, Pumps, Bag, Bangle, Earrings

    2. Dress to impress!  This outfit is suitable if you are going to a more serious dinner meeting with bosses, colleagues, or business clients.  You can look chic and professional without dressing too conservative.  Keep in mind, you are at the dinner meeting not at the corporate office.

    Tank Blouse, Skirt, Cardigan, Booties, Clutch, Necklace, Watch

    3. How about a cocktail party?  Be more daring with the outfit while looking elegant.  A wrap dress fits the bill.  We’ve picked out these cool blue hued dresses.  They easily work for semi-formal and dressy casual depending on the accessories.  Put on a sleek blazer and classy heels for a formal event or wedge sandals and satchel for a more laid back gathering.

    Left, Center, Right (wrap dresses), Slingbacks, Bangle, Bag

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