Q. I have just discovered your site and it is now marked as a “Favorite.” Wow! I will be attending my best friend's engagement party in mid-February. It is an evening party, thrown by a very wealthy family at their home, which only begins my troubles. The guests will be a mix of old friends and people with whom I would like to network. I am an attorney, but I would like to wear something fun that makes a good impression. HELP! Also, a little help on what the husband should wear... the invite does not indicate a dress code.
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A. Since the party is for your best friend, you should make a good impression and dress up for the fete. Even though you hope to network, this is a festive occasion, so you want to avoid anything resembling workwear. Ask your girlfriend what she intends to wear and use that as a guide while shopping at the store or sifting through your closet. A little black dress or a patterned wrap dress will surely do the trick, or wear a pretty top and skirt. Be sure nothing is too revealing and wear some great heels and knockout jewelry.
Your husband should wear a sports jacket, button down shirt, tie and nice pants. He can always remove the tie if the guests are dressed more casually. Have fun!