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A Chilly Reunion: What to Wear

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Romy and Michele do reunions right (the second time, after the Post-its lie).

Dear Frank,

What does one wear for one's grad school reunion this month when the weather forecast is a high of 47 degrees? Of course, everyone (ME) was planning to wear spring clothes (AKA a cute dress) to the class dinner. Keep in mind that I must look good to impress all the people I only keep in touch with on Facebook. Help!

Sincerely,
School Me

Dear School You,

Listen: The point of going to a reunion of any type is singular and rather obvious. It's to look amazing. It's not comfort. It's not sensibility. It's to look absolutely amazing.

More often than not, reunions occur in the fall—frequently over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. It's cold in November. And that does not stop every woman on earth from putting on three or four layers of Spanx under a sexy, slinky, expensive, fabulous party dress.

My suggestion: Tights. Closed-toed shoes. That fabulous spring party dress you were already planning on wearing. And for going and coming? Your most gorgeous, most expensive fall/spring coat.

You can wear a silk scarf. You can wear sleek leather gloves. I mean, there's going to be a coat check, right? The reunion isn't in Eastern Europe.

Obviously—an amazing manicure. Your hair should be flawless. Your make-up pristine. Your bag should be enviable. Preferably, so should your date.

So maybe you're a little chilly as you walk in from the parking lot or train station. It'll be worth it. And after you house a few drinks—the ones you'll need to calm your nerves—you'll be all warm and toasty.

Style over comfort; function as a side effect of form. Have a blast.

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