Q: I’ve been invited to a wedding, and the dress code is ‘semi formal’. What passes for that these days?
A: Sylvia, the answer is within. Look to your heart and divine the answer based on minimising the maid-of-honour’s wrath. I know for a fact that there’s a maid-of-honour, because no one sets a semi formal dress code without assigning such a role to their most viciously protective friend. Whatever you do, don’t cross her. It’s not like she’s going to have a spare moment to dress you down about it, but you can be sure she’ll be dropping a choice derogatory comment to someone, somewhere, at some point. Do you really want to live like that?
A: Don’t worry about it. Just wear pastels.