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Friday, May 18, 2007

What to wear!

Demoiselle Club ball chair Cathy Campbell kicked off the summer debutante season Wednesday with a Calendar Brunch at Southern Trace.

It honored the 2007 debutantes, most of whom attended with their moms.

The debs are Ginny Broyles, Amanda Clemons, Lillian Comegys, Morgan Davis, Catherine Dorroh, Tallie Flournoy, Caroline Frierson, Marilyn Gautreau, Emily Lunn, Kate Querbes, Alex Rhodes, Amy Updegraff and Werner Viser.

But, I’ve gotta tell you that what got my attention was the "dress explanation."

Now we all know that "black tie" means black tie and nothing else.

What about "dressy casual," "summer casual" and just plain ole "casual." Well, it is all spelled out on the calendar list.

A look:

"Cocktail": Suit, coat and tie for men, calf/length party dresses for women.

"Dressy casual." Coat and tie for men, church quality, dressy dresses, sundresses, pantsuits for women — also known as "clubhouse" and "chic."

"Summer casual." Think J Crew. Seersucker pants, dresses, skirts, sundresses, Bermuda shorts with polo shirts tucked in, cropped pants, short skirts.

"Casual." Think Gap, Old Navy. T-shirts tucked into cute shorts or skirts, cropped pants, khakis, sundresses, flats.

Now you know! And I do too!

Let the season begin!!