Q. I am taking my husband to the VA Symphony for his birthday. What would be appropriate to wear for both of us?
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A. When it comes to events like the Symphony, Opera, Ballet and Theater, I recommend that people dress well for the occasion. It’s not often that you spend much more than the cost of a movie ticket for a night out with your husband, so it’s a chance to dress up rather than wear your favorite jeans. And what girl doesn’t like to receive compliments for looking pretty? For your husband, a sport jacket, button down shirt, tie, nice pants and well-shined shoes will be appropriate. For you, wear a dress or a skirt with details like beading and a cashmere sweater or even a velvet suit. There are always options for a ladylike, chic look and sometimes it can just mean adding a printed scarf or long earrings to a simple solid colored dress. And wear great heels!