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    I wear whatever not in the laundry hamper or the washing machine. I save the dry clean long formal wear for church
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    I'd ask someone in the group what is their practice. They sound like nice ladies and don't care what you wear. Since I'm retired, I wear what is clean and fits. Keep meaning to start ironing my stuff, but too many things get in the way.

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    It may rub off on me to gussy up a little, I was getting rather lax in that department and really didn't think about it until being around them.

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    I don't go to a guild meeting...but....if I did, my "uniform" would be the same thing it's been for the last six years since I retired: jeans, T-shirt or sweatshirt and nice (read expensive) "sneakers"....in my mind, if they were good enough for Italy, they're good enough for here at home!
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    Jeans & a tshirt with sneakers for me and everyone in our guild

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    Oh Dunster, I have seen those clips online too. Can you believe what people will wear in public, kind of scary. But it does give us a good laugh. Since retiring I don't think I have even worn a skirt or dress, only jeans at first, gained some weight and now corduroy pants to go out and sweats in the house. As for fixing hair and makeup when I am at home, out of the question. Takes up too much precious time that can be spent sewing or being on the quilting board.


    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I imagine this is partly regional, as well as age-related. We tend to dress more casually on the west coast. Most women at my guilds are very casually dressed, but a few are very well put together. Me, I've lived in jeans since I retired, sometimes with a t-shirt and sometimes with a blouse. Sometimes I do change clothes to go to the Walmart, but that's because I'm still in my pajamas and Walmart frowns on that. (Well, maybe not. I've seen pictures online of some of those Walmart shoppers. Not pretty.)
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    Our guild is "anything goes". I have never given it any thought before this post on appropriate dress for guild meetings. Comfort is the important thing for us. Any where from dress clothes to sweats. I coach basketball, so I have come from practice in sweats to meetings, and no one has said anything about it. I usually come from work, unless it is summer, and never feel over dressed. We are just glad people are there and want them to feel comfortable no matter what they wear.

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    I like to dress casual sometimes( no jeans) or smart on another day. I would nearly always wear a skirt. Trousers are for walking in, cold and uncomfortable. I have some bright trendy long skirts I wear either with low heels or high.
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    Here I thought I was the only one that calls Wal Mart "Wally World" To meeting I were shorts(I live in Fl ) and Flip Flops. anything goes at my meetings. I just bought a pair of long Jean for the 1st time in 12 years. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    I've noticed that how the ladies dress kind of depends on their age. Many of our older members don't wear jeans. It's not that they're "dressed up," they just don't ever wear jeans. The younger members all tend to wear jeans in the winter and capris or shorts in the summer.
    I agree with Scissor Queen our older members are usually dressed in nice slacks, top and jewelry while the younger members wear jeans and Tee Shirts. I wear jeans and a top (not that I am young) as now that I am retired I enjoy not getting dressed to the hilt!!
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    This is pretty much the same for our guild. Everyone looks age appropriately nice. Not dressed up, but casual. Many will wear their latest creations. Embroidered tops, quilted jackets, appliqued t-shirts, etc.. Some do come from work, but being a rural area, we are not in business suits. I don't think anyone really cares. It is about the sharing and sisterhood.
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    Most everyone in our guild dresses very casual. In the summer some even wear shorts.

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    Mostly casual dress at our guild...some dress in "quilty clothing" and most wear just about anything...very few come dressed up...unless they come from work.

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    If I happen to have worked at the shop that day, I wear my work clothes (business casual). If I had the day off, I wear jeans and a casual top. We have a mixed range of dress at our meetings.
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    I dress according to the guild. I tend to be pretty casual at my local guild ...sans make-up...but i step it up at the larger guild that is out of town. Quilters are pretty casual IMHO and experience.

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    I live in south Florida and it is still in the low 80's. Our quilt guild meets in the a.m. and most members are retired (some however are young - under 50). We dress for comfort - mostly capri pants, tee shirts, sandals or sneakers; on cool mornings - jeans or other long pant material, tee shirts, sweater and sneakers. We are very casual here. We just go for the fun.
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    It is really all over the place at my guild. Some of the ladies come in sweats and some come in dress clothes, jewelry, and full on make up. I think much of it has to do with where you are in life...some are coming from work some are retired...I happen to be a stay at home Mom so sometimes I am thrilled to be getting out of the house so I dress up, other times I'm so exhausted it's a feat to get into jeans!! So far...nobody's minded what I wear!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HillCountryGal View Post
    Winia... you made me laugh! I agree, other than going naked... it shouldn't matter what a person wears. Some people by nature (not me) like to dress-up. Our quilting group is in slacks, jeans, tops and casual shoes.
    DITTO.... We wear whatever we feel comfortable in. I've seen folks all the way from very well dressed to very casually dressed. At quilt camp we wear our PJ's and socks

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    A while back I was in a Thimbleberries group. Extremely casual. The only time I ever saw anyone wear a dress was a young lady (early 20's). I remember thinking then that when I was a kid and a group of ladies met, they would all wear dresses, jewelry, makeup and nylons!

    When I retired I swore to myself I would never ever wear nylons/pantyhose again! The only time I wear nice slacks and tops is for going to a wedding or a funeral. It's been nearly 15 years since I even wore a dress/skirt.

    My standard attire is warm weather: jean capri's, feminine t-shirt and crocks. Cold weather: jeans, sneakers and feminine flannel shirts. I have skin allergies so no make up except for moisturizer for sensitive skin and lipstick. And always a wash and wear hairdo!

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    we have a guild jean shirt with our logal on it.....with what ever else LOL
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    I would just take my cues from what you saw at your first meeting... I am always more comfortable being overdressed than underdressed. If you don't mind being underdressed then I'm sure no one else will mind your sneakers and jeans.
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    Out here in Montana jeans are almost always appropriate, some wear sweats and sneakers are always ok. Of course in winter it's what every you need to wear to stay warm LOL.
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    It depends on where you live. I went to guild meetings in the country and they all wore jeans and sneakers. If you go to meetings in the big city, then it's like the guild you went to. Next time, dress better than you did this time. I think it's great that you had such a good meeting. I have gone to two guild groups that were not pleasant, so be happy you enjoyed your group.

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    Well, I would be one of the over dressed ones at my guild meetings, but we meet in the evenings and I come directly from my office and work at the university. So, I am a little dressed up. We don't seem to notice how we are dressed. On work days we all come in our jeans and sneakers. Ah, that feels so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    I've noticed that how the ladies dress kind of depends on their age. Many of our older members don't wear jeans. It's not that they're "dressed up," they just don't ever wear jeans. The younger members all tend to wear jeans in the winter and capris or shorts in the summer.
    This seems to be our guild as well.

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