Just curious. I've noticed that proper etiquette no longer applies. In the past year, I've been to weddings, funerals, graduation ceremonies, and even "formal" affiars where people have worn jeans. Girls wear jeans and glittery tops, and guys wear jeans and blazers. Both are equally tacky, in my opinion.
I always thought that for fancy affairs, a nice pair of pants was considered proper etiquette. My coworker sent me pics of her daughter's bridal shower. It was clearly an elegant affair...they probably spent as much as I will on my wedding. In the first few pics, it looked really formal. Even the gift tables were adorned by beautiful fabrics, and the chairs at ever table were dressed with bows...not my taste, but it was pretty glamorous. Most of the guests were really dressed up, but her daughter was wearing jeans, high heels, and a gray t-shirt with glitter on the front.
I just attended a fancy (and expensive) benefit for Haiti, where some of the women dressed similarly. Is this appropriate now?