There are many ways to dress for a dinner party, depending on the level of formality. The best way to find out how formal you should dress is to ask the host or hostess directly. This will overcome any confusion you may have. For a very formal party, it is a good idea to wear a gown for the women, and a tuxedo or suit for the men. For a more casual party, it is a good idea to dress as if you were going into an interview.
Dos and Don’ts:
- Do: Make sure to RSVP to the dinner party as promptly as you are able to.
- Don’t: Unless the host says it is permissible, don’t bring anyone along other than your +1
- Do: When you arrive, step into the ladies room to straighten up your make up, or straighten up your tie, depending on your gender.
- Don’t: When you arrive, try not to be loud and attention seeking. Instead, float about the room gracefully and try to say hello to those you know.
Following these simple tips and advice will have you the belle of the ball and the gentlemen of the night.
When you are a good guest at a dinner party, it is sure to get you invited back to future events.
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