Underdressed or overdressed?

Expectations might differ from country to country: here is what to wear for different social occasions in Slovakia.

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Have you moved to Slovakia and are unsure about dress codes and what to wear for a more or less formal event? The dress code might vary from country to country. Here are some stylists’ bits of advice on how to navigate the styling conventions in Slovakia.

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Theatre

When heading to the theatre, firstly think if a performance is a premiere, gala night or just ordinary performance. In general, when going to the national theatre pick a more formal outfit; a less formal would be enough in smaller theatres, stylist Adriana Čížiková advises.

For opera or ballet in the Slovak National Theatre, the best option for men would be a dark suit and white shirt with either a tie or bow tie. Women have more options again: a cocktail dress, long dress or elegant evening suit, Čížiková said.

For other theatres the dress code is less strict. Men wear pants and a shirt; a blazer is optional and a tie is not necessary. Women dress up in elegant pants and a blouse, wear heels or closed toe sandals, Čížiková noted.

“Men definitely shouldn’t wear shorts, sneakers or anything sporty, and women a short dress or skirt, beach dress and shoes,” said Čížiková, adding that denim is not appropriate either.

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