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    As part of the evening meal for the offer holder visit day for Durham Uni, the dress code says 'smart'.

    I understand smart causal, or formal/ white/ black tie but I'm not really sure what to go with for 'smart'.

    I know that my college is traditional and that dresses and heels are worn to 'formals' for girls - should I wear this, or less dressy? Not sure if black jeans and a nice top will cut it though. Smart almost sounds like business attire!

    Any ideas?
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    Smart? I'd say like sixth form uniform type clothes, like a suit and tie.
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    It's probably constructive ambiguity. Because it's an offer holders' day they don't want to give an actual, specific dress code because some people might not be able to follow it/like it etc.

    Business attire isn't really appropriate for an evening meal though. Either wear what you would for black tie or pick something less formal.
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    If I got that message I'd probably go for black jeans, shirt and blazer. Can't go too far wrong with something like that I don't think?

    (Original post by Dinasaurus)
    Smart? I'd say like sixth form uniform type clothes, like a suit and tie.
    Lol I regularly turn up to my sixth form college in trackies and a sweatshirt ☺️
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    All set.
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    (Original post by khaleesi98)
    If I got that message I'd probably go for black jeans, shirt and blazer. Can't go too far wrong with something like that I don't think?



    Lol I regularly turn up to my sixth form college in trackies and a sweatshirt ☺️
    Mine had a dress code.
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    I think this fits in with the "smart" dress code.

    Guaranteed a place there.
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    (Original post by Han-)
    As part of the evening meal for the offer holder visit day for Durham Uni, the dress code says 'smart'.

    I understand smart causal, or formal/ white/ black tie but I'm not really sure what to go with for 'smart'.

    I know that my college is traditional and that dresses and heels are worn to 'formals' for girls - should I wear this, or less dressy? Not sure if black jeans and a nice top will cut it though. Smart almost sounds like business attire!

    Any ideas?

    I think 'smart' is a step down from 'formal'. They want people to look nice but also feel relaxed and comfortable.

    A nice top, slim/skinny black trousers and some pumps would do the trick.

    Or a simple dress.

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    I think there will probably be a range of different interpretations of smart at the event. I wouldn't worry too much about it. Though I would say that black jeans is probably taking it too far, a simple dress would be safe, though I reckon you could get away with a plain ish skirt (long fitted type) and nice top.
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    personally I'd go for a lounge suit
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    Suit and tie only.
 
 
 
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