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Parents are having a 25th year anniversary party, what to wear?

MrOneEyedBoh 167 May 10, 2010 at 07:41 AM
My parents have been married for 25 years. I'm 23 years old and have ZERO style ( in terms of dress/nice clothes ) Im a t-shirt , jeans, and skate shoe type of person. Not all raggedy but clean look type. I only own one pair of khaki's and a nice shirt for in case type of things. What should I be wearing to this party? I have the invitation, and it doesn't designate any certain type of dress to arrive in. Even better, any deals on clothes that I could wear.

Thanks.
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How about you ask your mom? Chances are good that she knows you're clueless about style and will appreciate your willingness to dress up for the event.
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Where is the party at? Restaurant? Home? If at home, have you asked the hosts what they want the dress code to be?
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I would suggest pants.
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Just go naked

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Haha, guess I should have asked what kind of dress clothes. Its at a banquet type of place. they have rooms to rent and its catered and all. I know its going to be around 65-75 people, and it seems to be a nice place. Im just not sure if khakis are alright, or is this a suit type of place. I was going to ask her, but I was looking to maybe surprise her when I show up in something nice.
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Haha, guess I should have asked what kind of dress clothes. Its at a banquet type of place. they have rooms to rent and its catered and all. I know its going to be around 65-75 people, and it seems to be a nice place. Im just not sure if khakis are alright, or is this a suit type of place. I was going to ask her, but I was looking to maybe surprise her when I show up in something nice.
Ask the restaurant what they expect you to wear.

Probably a suit or dress slacks and a sport coat.
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Quote from Landers View Post :
Ask the restaurant what they expect you to wear.

Probably a suit or dress slacks and a sport coat.
Iagree It is better to be overdressed than under-dressed for the occasion and this is a BIG occassion. Happy 25th to your parents!

Here are some dealios I found alive and kicking on SD

Black suit $67

Which led me to this nice grey striped suit [overstock.com] for less on overstock but they are limited in sizes.

Here's another grey suit [http].

Claiborne sport coat black [overstock.com]

Claiborne sport coat grey [overstock.com]

Dress shirts [overstock.com]

Do you have a TJMaxx, Ross or Marshall's in town? Check there as well for nice dress clothing at a discount. You can also look for dress shirts and ties there as well.

Good luck!!
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Just go naked

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Well, my answer has been taken.

I was going to go for nostalgia, but I see it's been done.
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Wow. They must be super rich and you must be a bum if you don't have any nice work clothes or even anything to interview in Big Grin

Seriously though, follow post #3 and ask your mother for advice.

Quote from MrOneEyedBoh View Post :
Haha, guess I should have asked what kind of dress clothes. Its at a banquet type of place. they have rooms to rent and its catered and all. I know its going to be around 65-75 people, and it seems to be a nice place. Im just not sure if khakis are alright, or is this a suit type of place. I was going to ask her, but I was looking to maybe surprise her when I show up in something nice.
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I'd think the khakis would be sufficient but why not dress to impress since you want to surprise them anyways? Odds are they probably already know your "nice outfit" if it's the only one you have...

I'd go in a nice shirt/tie and pants, if you don't want to/afford to go with the suit jacket. If you have a JC Penney around they have nice combo shirt/tie boxes for $19.99 or $21.99 when combined with the 15% survey coupon and $10 off $10 (can get that on ebay) makes it an excellent deal.

Check their red zone clearance as well..

I'd check other department stores as well and always look for a coupon before making your purchase. You are on Slickdeals right?
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Sounds like you should be wearing a suit. At the very least a jacket. You can probably get away with slacks and dress pants and maybe no tie, but just slacks and a shirt is probably not good enough. Some places won't even let you in without a jacket.
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Quote from Thrifteh View Post :
Iagree It is better to be overdressed than under-dressed for the occasion and this is a BIG occassion. Happy 25th to your parents!

Here are some dealios I found alive and kicking on SD

Black suit $67

Which led me to this nice grey striped suit [overstock.com] for less on overstock but they are limited in sizes.

Here's another grey suit [http].

Claiborne sport coat black [overstock.com]

Claiborne sport coat grey [overstock.com]

Dress shirts [overstock.com]

Do you have a TJMaxx, Ross or Marshall's in town? Check there as well for nice dress clothing at a discount. You can also look for dress shirts and ties there as well.

Good luck!!
Thanks for poking around for me. And I do have all three im 99% sure, unless they closed down due to the crappy economy. Im guessing I should get the suit or whatever I go to buy and get it tailored?

Quote from SlicKitty View Post :
Well, my answer has been taken.

I was going to go for nostalgia, but I see it's been done.
Haha, I dont think that would be possible to do.

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Wow. They must be super rich and you must be a bum if you don't have any nice work clothes or even anything to interview in Big Grin

Seriously though, follow post #3 and ask your mother for advice.
Not a bum, I work for the local mass transit system here and I've been with them for 2.5 years so far. I was 20 when I got the job, so I'm set until retirement at 27 years in the company. Its a great company to work for, great benefits, pension paid for etc. Also union, so I cannot complain. I did have nice clothes, at one time...when I was younger hhaha.

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Sounds like you should be wearing a suit. At the very least a jacket. You can probably get away with slacks and dress pants and maybe no tie, but just slacks and a shirt is probably not good enough. Some places won't even let you in without a jacket.
Really? Hmm, alright well I think the first poster got me going in the right direction and I'll take a look around locally too. Should I get the stuff tailored?
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Quote from MrOneEyedBoh View Post :
Thanks for poking around for me. And I do have all three im 99% sure, unless they closed down due to the crappy economy. Im guessing I should get the suit or whatever I go to buy and get it tailored?



Haha, I dont think that would be possible to do.



Not a bum, I work for the local mass transit system here and I've been with them for 2.5 years so far. I was 20 when I got the job, so I'm set until retirement at 27 years in the company. Its a great company to work for, great benefits, pension paid for etc. Also union, so I cannot complain. I did have nice clothes, at one time...when I was younger hhaha.



Really? Hmm, alright well I think the first poster got me going in the right direction and I'll take a look around locally too. Should I get the stuff tailored?
Yes. Get it tailored. You want it to fit properly.
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