Wording for dress code!

(11 Posts)
StoopitAutocarrot Thu 14-Oct-21 16:53:55

Local group of Scottish country dancers. Normally we would have a st Andrew’s ball with “ formal dress encouraged” ie long or evening wear frocks, kilts for men. After an 18 month pause, we are just getting going again, and while we will have a ball this year, it will be a more low key affair. The men will still probably choose to wear kilts, but for the women less formal attire would be expected- naice frock but probably not full length.

How do we word this on invitations? It’s a bit more that “smart casual” but it’s not quite “ dress to impress”

Thanks for any suggestions :-)

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SwayingInTime Thu 14-Oct-21 16:55:41

I think that’s ‘lounge wear’ but now that sounds like cashmere jimjams!

StoopitAutocarrot Thu 14-Oct-21 17:14:17

Someone did say we should specify “ no pyjamas!”

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TyrannosaurusRights Thu 14-Oct-21 17:45:45

Cocktail attire

EdmontinaDonsAutumnalHues Thu 14-Oct-21 17:49:50

‘Dancing wear’.

EdmontinaDonsAutumnalHues Thu 14-Oct-21 17:51:59

‘Dancing attire’ sounds prettier!

Bimblybomeyelash Thu 14-Oct-21 17:58:49

Relaxed formal?!


Cherrydown Thu 14-Oct-21 18:03:48

Glad rags

StoopitAutocarrot Thu 14-Oct-21 18:06:31

Kilts and glad rags might work!

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lobsteroll Thu 14-Oct-21 18:23:54

Could you say "kilts and cocktail dresses"?

londonmummy1966 Thu 14-Oct-21 18:41:14

Black tie? as long these days is usually white.

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