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What does 'smart casual' mean and some practical advice, please
So have an invite to a work related event at an ambassadors residence in London. Dress code is smart casual but what does that mean? And then need to find a suitably smart casual outfit that will survive being packed in a suitcase and not need ironing on arrival! Any pointers or advice gratefully received!!
This is why I hate the dress code "smart-casual". It tells you nothing you need to know . I always assume that for men it means suit, collar no tie. And for women something simple but not too dressed up. I think you're on the right track with the dress you linked to.
'Smart casual' is the work of the devil. Cardie too informal blazer likely too be too formal. 1/2 or 3/4 sleeves is always a good option, as someone else here said, it's wise to assume any event will be 18 degrees.