Smart casual

dress code
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Smart casual is a dress code that is neat yet casual.[2] Oxford defines it as "neat, conventional, yet relatively informal in style, especially as worn to conform to a particular dress code".[3] "Business casual" is another similar term. It suggests some formality, not really casual in fact.

An example of smart casual attire interpreted by global fashion magazine Topman.[1] Topman explains casual and formal clothing pieces are mixed and matched. This photograph illustrates the use of: (a) a dress shirt with French cuffs and cufflinks (formal); (b) a herringbone jacket (casual); (c) jeans (casual); and (d) dress/business shoes (formal or semi-formal).
Business Casual dress for women. The woman on left is wearing pants while the one on right is wearing a skirt.

Different localities, kinds of events, contexts, or cultures have varying interpretations of the dress code.

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  1. Antonio (31 October 2012). "Casual Dress for Young Men: What to Wear & How to Wear It".
  2. Martin, Gary. "Smart casual". Phrasefinder. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
  3. "Definition of smart casual in Oxford Dictionaries". Oxford University Press. 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2013.