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Semi Formal ideas for an Anniversary party

post #1 of 6
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Hello all,

The young lady whom I'm courting has invited me to her parents 25 year anniversary party. The dress code is semi formal, I would like to make a good impression since this will be my 1st time meeting her parents. Any advice/ideas will be GREATLY APPRECIATED!
post #2 of 6
I would put a jacket and trousers together without tie.

In fact, if the parent's view of you matters, better to go with a suit without tie

Dress nicer usually attracts better treatments.
post #3 of 6
Not sure if they know the strict definition of semi formal or if they are referring to formal as suit and tie and semi meaning ditching the tie/no jacket/etc.

I would wear a darker suit, white or subtly patterned shirt, a pocket square that ads some flair, and keep a tie with you. You can either wear the tie OR open up the shirt for a more relaxed summer evening look.
post #4 of 6
I'd just ask the young lady what "semi-formal" means in her family.
Some might consider that to be "pants that aren't jeans and a clean shirt" while others think a dinner suit is semi-formal.
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Originally Posted by JonasAberg View Post

I'd just ask the young lady what "semi-formal" means in her family.
Some might consider that to be "pants that aren't jeans and a clean shirt" while others think a dinner suit is semi-formal.

Haha, that just reminds me back int he days for British college, where I need to wear a tux for everyday dinner and a lot of white ties each month, good times
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