The fashion show sponsored by Rustan's featured dressy casual
by various designers, and Filipiniana by wrap artiste Ditta Sandico.
The invitation may read 'festive casual', 'business casual', 'dressy casual
' or even one I recently received, 'funky casual'.
The Glasgow-based fast fashion brand focuses on occasion wear and dressy casual
women's clothes primarily for the 16-35 year old age range.
Beach weddings, for instance, tend to be cocktail attire or dressy casual
, while ballroom weddings call for more formal attire.
Featuring higher quality fabrics and more sophisticated silhouettes, the collection caters to the Bebe woman's lifestyle offering her business chic pieces, looks for party and special occasions, casual and dressy casual
styles, Bebe sport/logo/denim and accessories.
The outfits ranged from business casual to casual wear to dressy casual
"We've had a lot more interest in the sort of dressy casual
look," she said.
You will also find instore an unbeatable range of every-day wear, ranging from smart dressy casual
, to leisurewear with labels like Signature and Zhenzi providing the casual end of the market with up to the minute styles and designs in jeanswear, linens and knits and tops for all age groups.
Author Sandra Skrovan, vice president of Retail Forward and manager of its North American Intelligence Program for Food, Drug and Mass, points out that Target has been introducing more wear-to-work/business and dressy casual
items to its mix to appeal to working women and more mature shopper.
The primary merchandise focus is on Relaxed Business and Dressy Casual
apparel, footwear and accessories.
And for those who had become so casual that jeans and khakis were accepted, the pendulum is swinging back toward dressy casual
(sport coat, dress shirt or golf shirt and dress slacks)." So, the final word on business casual should be determined by the standard set by the work environment, not by personal preference or trends.