How to dress on Father’s Day when you are an adult daughter is a frequently asked question. What is the best outfit to wear on Father’s Day depends on the plans for the day and his likes. This post provides Father’s Day outfit ideas plus advice what not to wear.
- Difference between Father’s Day and Mother’s Day Looks
- Go for Classic Casual on Father’s Day
- Skip the Trend of the Season when Father’s Day Is a Family Reunion
- When in Doubt Dress According to the Venue
- Risky Outfits What to Wear on Father’s Day
- How to Dress When You Are the Dad?
- Resources for More Outfit Inspirations and Tips
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Difference between Father’s Day and Mother’s Day Looks
Are you seeing your Dad on Father’s Day? No matter whether he invited you, or you are throwing a party in his honor, pay attention to what you wear. Sure, Father’s Day is much more relaxed dress-code wise than what to wear on Mother’s Day. Despite you will be his little girl for ever, you should not dress like one.
A great Father’s Day look asks for relaxed casual outfits.
Go for Classic Casual on Father’s Day
Riot your closet for classic casual summer items. Here are some tips what to look for and how to combine the items to create an ageless Father’s Day style.
- Bermuda shorts, tunic, short bead necklace, strappy flat sandals
- Ethnic summer midi dress with wedge espadrilles, long dangle earrings, wooden watch or bangles
- Striped shirt with skorts or shorts, canvas shoes, baseball hat
- A little white dress with denim jacket, ballet flats
- Gray T-shirt, white jeans, sage or olive utility jacket, long beaded necklace, wedges
Tip: When he didn’t like your wearing pants when you were young, wear a summer dress and wedges or sneakers.
Skip the Trend of the Season when Father’s Day Is a Mini Family Reunion
When you have a sibling or more, they most likely will also be present on Father’s Day. Consequently, his honor day becomes sort of a mini family reunion. Because everyone these days has a cell phone, a group photo will be taken. A trendy outfit that is posted immediately on Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram is not the problem. However, it may look ridiculous in the eyes of future kids and grandkids.
You want to settle for the stylish aunt, granny, great aunt or great grandma, not the family’s fashion victim, right?
When in Doubt Dress According to the Venue
When the party is at a certain venue like a BBQ, golf course, tech or car museum, picnic or beach, go with the dress code of the venue. The same applies for a ball game. And, don’t forget to dress in the colors of his team! And even when you favor the other team, cheer for his team. It’s his honor day.
When you go for a Father’s Day brunch or dinner, go for a slightly dressed up look of the restaurants dress code.
Risky Outfits What to Wear on Father’s Day
Unless your Dad is a baby-boomer and wore his jeans still when they became distressed or even ripped, stay away from the distressed trend on his honor day.
Tip: When you wear your distressed jeans, don’t bla about that you bought them that way. 😉
Resources for More Outfit Inspirations and Tips
When you liked the outfit recipes of this post, and want recipes for all kind of dressing situation in midlife, buy my book How to Dress for Success in Midlife.
Are you in need for gift ideas for stepdads, grandpas, father-in-law, or your Dad?
How to Dress When You Are the Dad?
Sure, this blog typically features outfit ideas for women. However, you can find a cool Father’s Day look for men.
Featured photo info: Overland B2 bomber jacket, Hipstik pantyhose, Ivanka Trump pumps, Calvin Klein dress.
Photos: G. Kramm
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