I guess it also depends on what people feel comfortable and confident in. I've opted fr the smartish trousers, and the final deciding factor is that I want to feel different to the way I do when I am slobbing around the house etc.
I've worn flip flops to a conference before (3 day) but when I presented I wore smart clothes. It depends on your area too, I reckon scientists can be quite slobby and vary from one extreme to the other. If you are attending a conference for mostly students, then you can expect a large majority to be in jeans.
Oh dear, I'm going to a student one, maybe I'll be overdressed...
Students wear smart casual for our department seminars tho, so maybe not. Too late now as I am already at my destination, a long way from my wardrobe, and I don't think the sundress I'm wearing today will go down too well.
Am now having a bit of a flap about the paper, thinking that it's not written the way I'd so it now, but hey ho, I'm here now so apart from a bit of tweaking, that's that.
I presented at my first conference here a few weeks ago. I didn't have a clue what to wear (very unusual for me) and my supervisor is male too so couldn't dare ask him! In the end I wore a nice grey dress with a little bit of white lace at the neckline and a pink cardie. I changed into a plain black dress and cropped black cardie for the dinner. I think I looked ok! :-)
ok girls (and/or guys if you stop by)
I have a question. Monday - am organising a biggish student symposium - am organiser, a chair and am also the first presenter of the day. Day ends in the pub really, no dinner. Just a lunch and tea breaks in a packed programme.
Is it ok to wear a nice cotton dress (rather lacy in texture, if I am explaining myself), creamish in colour, ends about 2 inches above the knees with opaque black tights? It's a home symposium and purely student crowd. The dress is the fitted kind (not indecent or something, just somewhat contoured and very casual).
Other option - to go for jeans and top as is my usual but (:$) just wanted to dress up a bit...
Formals are out for this one, and I know cos it's the thrid year, and am organising this year, so I really know this thing..
Other info in case needed - am brown btw, black hair with fancy bangs etc.
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