A Guide To Dress Codes For Women

Here is a guide to dress codes and ideas for what to wear if you’re feeling confused or uncertain. I hope you find this helpful. I will be using Polyvore, an app that you should totally check out if you’re into art or fashion. So here we go!

1. Casual


  • Sundress
  • Long or short skirt
  • Khakis or nice jeans
  • Shorts (depending on occasion and climate)
  • T-shirt, polo shirt, turtleneck
  • Casual button-down blouse
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Coast blue crop top
$72 – coast-stores.com

By Malene Birger mini skirt
$105 – theoutnet.com

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Sleeveless t shirt

Short shorts

Heeled sandals
$46 – newlook.com

Michael Kors earrings

2. Business Casual

  • Skirt, khakis, or pants
  • Open-collar shirt, knit shirt or sweater (no spaghetti straps or décolleté)
  • Dress
business casual

Ted Baker wrap shirt
$59 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Chloé straight leg pants
$575 – montaignemarket.com

Gianvito Rossi ankle strap flat
$495 – brownsfashion.com
business casual

Miu Miu collar dress
$705 – net-a-porter.com

Gianvito Rossi red high heel shoes
$540 – ekseption.es

Valentino earring jewelry
business casual

Loose shirt

Kate Spade flat


Michael Kors open toe sandals
$415 – bloomingdales.com

Vita Fede 24k earrings
$285 – saksfifthavenue.com

BauXo gold jewelry

3. Semiformal


  • Formal (floor length) evening gown
  • Dressy cocktail dress
  • A “little black dress”
  • Dressy separates
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Billabong print shirt

Dolce&Gabbana stretchy pants
$1,165 – net-a-porter.com


Cotton skirt
$53 – peopletree.co.uk

4. Black Tie


  • Formal (floor length) evening gown
  • Dressy cocktail dress
  • Your dressiest “little black dress”

**White tie is floor length evening gown and optional while gloves.**

black tie

Hope you found this helpful. Let me know what you think about this post. Follow me on Polyvore at @booklover-101.



I used this site for help: http://emilypost.com/advice/attire-guide-dress-codes-from-casual-to-white-tie/

Cover picture: blog.smartpress.com.




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