The media is all aghast about people seen wearing their pajamas out in public (particularly in Gisborne) it would appear! This got me thinking about how we dress and what we should wear to certain occasions. Are we so casual in our attire these days, that it doesn’t matter what we wear anywhere?
Casual Friday’s were seen to change our image in regards to dressing for work? All of a sudden people appeared to throw away the suit for ‘smart casual’ (whatever that might be). The days of wearing suit and tie were gone to be replaced by ‘dress jeans’ and a shirt!!!
Incidentially, I went to a wedding in the weekend which was just beautiful. The bride (who arrived on a tractor) looked amazing in a full-length beaded off-white dress and her bridesmaids looked lovely (in full-length purple dresses). It was a beautiful day. However, I did notice guests in jeans? Does it matter what we wear where? For me going to a wedding means dressing formally and respecting the occasion. I wore a long dress and coat from Zambesi. My partner wore a suit from Kenzo and a dress-shirt. We both looked smart.
However, should we provide a dress code for certain occasions, so people know what the standard of dress is, or really does it matter.
My opinion is that pajamas shouldn’t be seen leaving the front door and jeans for me, shouldn’t be worn to a wedding – but that’s just me.