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Thread: How do you dress for guild meetings?

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    How do you dress for guild meetings?

    My day off work changed so now I can go to the guild meetings. My first one was great. About 28 members were there. Everyone was friendly and the program was fun. Show and Tell was like being at a quilt show. I was very awed at the talent. The only thing that surprised me was how under dressed I felt. Everyone was dressed very nice. Not formal but dressy casual is what I call it. No sneakers in sight but for me! Ha.

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    Its a mixed bag, since we meet in the evenings, 1 or 2 and I are in dress work clothes because we go there before home since (for me) it would be a hours drive home and back track to meeting and I have to watch my gas usage ($), but others are in jeans but neatly dressed, which I rather be.

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    I wear jeans or whatever I happen to have on. I've only been to 2 meetings but most people seemed to be casual dress.
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    It depends upon whether people are retired or not. I cannot tell you how many retired people (I am retired, but don't include me in this group) have said to me they have to change their clothes because they're going to the Walmart.
    When I was going to quilt meetings, it also depended upon where people were coming from to get to the meeting. It was usually around six-thirty or seven, and a lot of people came straight from work. I would wear sneakers, because,
    quite frankly, I don't think I've had a shoe on since I retired. I have a pair of nice sneakers, though, that are going to restaurant quality. I would suggest that other than going naked, you wear whatever you want to.

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    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.

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    It depend on what mood I'm in. Sometimes jeans and a t-shirt or dress pants and pretty shirt. It also depends on what kind of a day it was. When I am not feeling up to par, casual clothes make me feel more comfortable. It also depends on the weather. Winter I bundle up in layers and summer it's capri pants/sandals and summer shirt.

    p.s. trust me, you DO NOT want me to wear shorts in the summer!

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    I dress nice every morning because I feel better when I'm dressed nice if I'm going out or not. I think jeans are nice but uncomfortable for me. I prefer nice slacks. I put on a little make up, do my hair and I'm ready for whatever I decide to do for the day. Sweat pants? No way I'd wear them out anywhere on purpose.
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    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.

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    I dunno, we all dress comfy- jeans & sneakers are the norm for our group!

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    Interesting, our group goes the gamet from fancy, office wear, office casual, jeans, shorts, and sweats.
    On Pot Luck or party days, they tend to dress up.
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    I've never given a thought to dress at our guild. I either wear what I wore to work or I change into jeans and a t-shirt. No one is dressy, but if people came from work they might be business casual.

    Even our presenters aren't often dressed up. I think if you came dressed to the nines (an evening gown might get some looks) or in pajama pants, no one would really think otherwise- everyone just wears what they want.

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    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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    I usually wear capri pants and a blouse. Most of the ladies in my giuld are retired and they always dress nice casual.

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    I have never taken notice of what others wear.
    I have never really cared what I wear, as long as it's comfortable, clean, and there are no holes.
    I am waaay too interested in the quilts to notice anything else.

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    Guess it depends on the group and the part of the country. We tend to be CA casual LOL

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    We are very informal most wear jeans or shorts in summer. Personally like that but for our Christmas party the gals wear dress slacks and nicer sweaters or blouses.

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    I dressed everyday for work, suits, heels, etc as I spent a lot of time in court for my job. When I retired I gave it all away and said, NEVER again. Now I dress for Special occasions like weddings the rest of the time it's jeans, capris, and tee shirts.
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    If it is clean and I'm comfy I'll wear it! LOL I don't go to make a fashion statement.

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    I only have jeans and that is what I wear. Others are coming from work and are dressed in whatever they wear to work. A couple of nurses come in their uniforms, the kind with a top and matching pants... don't remember what they are called... Wear what you are comfortable to wear and don't worry about it.
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    I dress real casual unless, it is a special meeting /party like xmas or such.
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    I don't even own a pair of jeans, but I do wear slacks and some times a sweatshirt or heavy sweater as the church is not always as warm as I like, in the summer I wear capri's and casual shirt with sandals. In winter its sneaks. We all wear what is comfortable.

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    I'm retired, too, but when I say I have to change before going anywhere - it's change from PJs to real clothes - jeans, tees and sneakers. I do love being retired!

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    jeans & hawaiian shirt. I have been known to show up wearing my slippers.

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    LOL, we have ladies dressed up and dressed down at our meetings. I don't think it really matters as long as you are comfortable.
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    "The Walmart"?????? Do you mean Wally World? I remember my mother dressing up to go downtown - white gloves and all. I never cared to dress up. It itched due to all the starch.

    As long as it's clean and I can't get busted for indecent exposure (I have jeans that are almost all patch by now - could find a new hole at any time) I'll wear it. Chacos, Tevas, and Keen sneakers.

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