Mom’s Style Do’s and Don’ts
“It’s better to be overdressed than underdressed.”
Bennett: No one has ever been asked to leave a party because of being overdressed. Everyone appreciates glamour.
Boston: I agree wholeheartedly. When you walk in underdressed, you have no wiggle room to change it. It’s always easier to peel down if you are overdressed.
Buchman: It’s better to look good than not. Dressing up or down is not the issue. When you’re not sure how dressy an event is going to be, just wear the outfit you think you look best in.
“Don’t mix high-end and low-end pieces.”
Boston: Wrong. A serious $1,500 suit with a bright $5 tank top underneath it can look better than any other outfit in the room.
Lyons: I’m not a fan of this principle. Personal style could mean pairing sneakers with a ball gown. If that’s what makes you different―fine.
Mills: Ha! The more often you mix it up, the better. It’s called style.
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