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Cocktail reception attire?

Cocktail reception attire?
« on: August 19, 2008, 04:31:37 PM »
I am attending a cocktail reception for a firm that I will be interviewing with during OCI.  The reception begins at 6:00 p.m, and will be held at the firm's office.  I assume proper attire would be a suit, but just wanted to get make sure.  Any thoughts?    

Re: Cocktail reception attire?
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2008, 04:37:30 PM »
I am attending a cocktail reception for a firm that I will be interviewing with during OCI.  The reception begins at 6:00 p.m, and will be held at the firm's office.  I assume proper attire would be a suit, but just wanted to get make sure.  Any thoughts?    

wear a suit.

Re: Cocktail reception attire?
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2008, 10:26:04 PM »
What about for females? I was told business attire but there is a whisper in the back of my mind of 'cocktail dress'...

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Re: Cocktail reception attire?
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2008, 10:37:16 PM »
What about for females? I was told business attire but there is a whisper in the back of my mind of 'cocktail dress'...

No.

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Re: Cocktail reception attire?
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2008, 10:37:55 PM »
What about for females? I was told business attire but there is a whisper in the back of my mind of 'cocktail dress'...
wear business attire

Re: Cocktail reception attire?
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2008, 10:41:22 PM »
I look so much better in a damn dress... ah well. Thanks for the confirmation :)

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Re: Cocktail reception attire?
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2008, 03:54:29 AM »
I look so much better in a damn dress... ah well. Thanks for the confirmation :)

A modest, business casual dress or a blouse and tasteful skirt should be fine for most firms. Most of the attendees from the law firm will be going straight from their offices and few firms actually require suits day to day anymore. You'll see some people in suits and some in business casual. If you have to be the most conservatively dressed person there, wear a suit. However, no one will judge you for not wearing something with a jacket if you wear otherwise tasteful business attire.

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Re: Cocktail reception attire?
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2008, 08:20:23 AM »
I look so much better in a damn dress... ah well. Thanks for the confirmation :)

A modest, business casual dress or a blouse and tasteful skirt should be fine for most firms. Most of the attendees from the law firm will be going straight from their offices and few firms actually require suits day to day anymore. You'll see some people in suits and some in business casual. If you have to be the most conservatively dressed person there, wear a suit. However, no one will judge you for not wearing something with a jacket if you wear otherwise tasteful business attire.

Agreed.  But I'd definitely stay away from a cocktail dress.  Very bad idea.