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Smart casual

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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.

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.

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. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2013.