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This or That: Over Dressed or the Same Dress?

A coworker has invited you to her birthday party at her house. You haven’t spent a lot of time outside of the office yet, but your friendship has grown and you want to get to know her on a deeper level. You decide to go even though you won’t know anyone else there. The invitation said "chic cocktail soirée" so you get all gussied up in your favorite dress and funky pair of heels. When you arrive at the party, you’re absolutely horrified to find yourself in a fashion nightmare. Would it be worse if . . .

This: You’re completely over dressed, which you’re reminded of every time someone asks you where you’re going after the party? Apparently everyone else thinks chic soirée means jeans and a print tee with sandals.

Or . . .

That: You happen to be wearing the exact same dress as one of the other women there and in the same color? It’s bright purple so there’s no way to hide it — you're totally humiliated and you’ve already gotten a few bitter stares from the other girl.


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