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    Hi everybody,

    I am going to a two-day business conference with networking events and I would like to know what to wear. I'm a girl who doesn't currently own any actual business-like clothes, like a pantsuit or anything. Can I go with smart shoes, dark tights, a reasonably plain skirt and a shirt + cardigan?
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    (Original post by flavius11)
    Yes that's what girls tend to wear at such things (especially students as not everyone is going to have a wardrobe full of suits etc!); don't worry about looking overly smart just make sure the skirt isn't too short and the blouse isn't see through or anything and you'll look perfectly respectable I'm sure. Best of luck with the event
    Thank you for your advice! I was getting quite worried, but you've made me feel better. I still might go shopping later today for something new to wear, but shopping for things like that takes time, and I don't have much of it left.

    Thanks again!
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    I would probably bring a jacket rather than a cardigan, and a nice top or some jewelry in case there's something on in the evening. Really, so long as you look presentable (and there isn't a strict dress code on the invitation to the conference) you will be fine.
    Enjoy yourself!
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    (Original post by fizzgig)
    I would probably bring a jacket rather than a cardigan, and a nice top or some jewelry in case there's something on in the evening. Really, so long as you look presentable (and there isn't a strict dress code on the invitation to the conference) you will be fine.
    Enjoy yourself!
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    Hi there - thanks for your advice! I'm going out now to look for some nice and smart-ish blouses and blazers. However, I just saw that the invitation says that the dress code is 'casual' - does it actually mean casual, do you think, or does it mean casual-smart?
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    (Original post by ginamango)
    Hi there - thanks for your advice! I'm going out now to look for some nice and smart-ish blouses and blazers. However, I just saw that the invitation says that the dress code is 'casual' - does it actually mean casual, do you think, or does it mean casual-smart?
    I always assume it means casual-smart, unless I know for certain that it's not. But I tend towards the formal anyway and would rather be slightly overdressed than slightly underdressed.
 
 
 
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