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Smart Casual for a training course in London

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Butterbur Sat 16-Jul-11 11:09:49

Are jeans OK? I don't have much else. It's an independent business related course - I'm not going as an employee of a firm or anything.

It's based in EC4, so the City. Will I feel out of place amongst all the suits?

SardineQueen Sat 16-Jul-11 11:20:46

Have you got any work type trousers? Just plain ones? Or a plain skirt?

SardineQueen Sat 16-Jul-11 11:22:07

I used to work in the city and canary wharf and would not have worn jeans to a "smart casual" course - I would wear my normal work attire (which was smart but not suit IYSWIM).

Butterbur Sat 16-Jul-11 11:24:07

No work type clothes at all, as I have lost a load of weight, and my old clothes just hang off me. Old trousers won't even stay up. I haven't worked for ten years, so it's jeans or summer holiday clothes really. I have a couple of summer dresses that might bridge the gap, but jeans are what I'm most comfortable in.

SardineQueen Sat 16-Jul-11 11:24:11

Having said that sometimes people attending from other places would turn up in jeans and no-one slung them out or anything!

SardineQueen Sat 16-Jul-11 11:28:00

summer holiday clothes? yes the answer is a bikini! grin

I would say that as you're not representing anyone and not looking for work or contacts (or are you?) then go in jeans but be prepared for a couple of hmm looks. May not happen of course. Hard to say! Your main worry is will they say you can't attend if you aren't dressed as requested and if you have paid for it (?) then the answer is almost certainly no.

Butterbur Sat 16-Jul-11 18:05:45

I have been shopping, and bought a lovely pair of Hobbs trousers, and a couple of Mint Velvet tops. So that'll see me through at least the first part of the week.

SardineQueen Sat 16-Jul-11 20:00:38

Oooh nice one. I didn't realise it was a whole week!

After a couple of days you will be able to gauge whether you can wear jeans for the rest, and if you think that won't work at all you are in the right place to do some more shopping!

TBH if the trousers are plain people prob won't notice / care if you wear them for the whole week.

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