Semi-Formal Attire Guidelines (Part One)
Have you ever received an invitation to a special event that calls for semi-formal attire? Are you unsure of what that means? If so, you're not alone.
Don't let the wording intimidate you. Semi-formal attire is basically an outfit that is dressier than what you'd wear to an office but not as dressy as a formal evening gown or tuxedo. If the event is held in the evening (after 6:00 p.m.), the semi-formal guidelines lean more toward the formal than if it were during the day.
If you receive an invitation that states semi-formal as the required or preferred style of dress, you have a wide range of choices. It fits somewhere between casual and formal, so you might need to clarify specifically what is meant if you aren't sure. There's nothing wrong with contacting the host to ask for more specific information.
...more to come