Lounge Suit dress code is a little more formal compared to "cocktail attire" dress code, but it is proper to wear a lounge suit to an event that is informal. Note, that, "informal" does not mean casual and there is a big difference when the event takes a place. For daytime, hosts of an informal event should expect to see day dress, smart dress, trouser suit, or skirt and jacket or coat. For evening events, a smart, or cocktail dress (with sleeves or with matching jacket) is a suitable choice. Think in terms of styles that fall right between casual and formal. You’re aiming for something fun and comfortable while retaining the chic factor. Keep things sexy and dressed up but simple and relatively conservative.
- Wear an elegant dress that would be appropriate for brunch or afternoon tea. The dress should fall to, or slightly above, the knee, and not be too sparkly or low-cut. Incorporate a jacket or shawl to cover the arms.
- A tailored black two-piece suit paired with a dressy blouse.
- A neat, tailored look is best for business, with length on or just below the knee. A pretty print and a looser and longer silhouette works best in the country.
- An elegant 1950s-inspired outfit of a duster coat worn over a pair of pants or a skirt.
- Women can alter their usual office wear, for example by opting for a smart dress underneath a fitted jacket. In the evening, the jacket can be removed.
- Change modestheeled shoes for something higher and wear a few bold accessories. Swap a daytime bag for something smaller and more elegant for the evening.
AVOID: Looking too casual or too formal. Jeans, short skirts, short pants and too short dresses are not acceptable. Be cautious that dresses and shirts are not too revealing and too flashy. Low heels are not recommended.
WHEN TO WEAR IT: Lounge suits are mostly worn for both daytime (business breakfasts) and evening business affairs and various social events such as lunches, afternoon tea`s, dinners, daytime engagement parties, weddings, receptions and christenings. If you’re headed to an evening affair than opt for more formal tones and vice versa.