You know the saying, "It's better to be overdressed than underdressed". How about, "You can never be overdressed or overeducated"? While these well-known phrases fill us with confidence and ensure we never put a fashionable foot wrong, it can be really (really) embrassing to misinterpret the dress code and turn up in a super-dressy outfit, while everyone else is in denim cut-offs and thongs.
Dinner parties are one of those occasions where nobody is really sure how to dress. Is it a casual backyard barbecue, with the kids running around? Or is it a fancy adults-only sit-down dinner, where you're expected to bring a bottle of your best wine?
We've put together three forever foolproof, smart casual looks that are bang on-trend, while also walking that fine line between way too dressed up and not nearly dressed up enough.