Business dress?

Old Nov 14, 16, 11:05 am
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Business dress?

Quick question re: business dress for women - I'm doing one day of work in Singapore in the midst of a 2+ week vacation with my husband. I don't really want to pack extra clothing, so - will a sleeveless dress (either ankle or knee length) and a cardigan with sandals be acceptable? (University setting). Thanks!
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Old Nov 14, 16, 6:49 pm
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It depends also on who you're meeting/what you're doing.

Your suggestion sounds perfectly fine, though personally I will go with closed toe shoes just to look a tad more formal.

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Old Nov 15, 16, 8:00 am
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Your suggestion sounds perfectly fine, though personally I will go with closed toe shoes just to look a tad more formal.
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That's the problem - only closed toe shoe I'm planning on is a sneaker, so I'd have to pack something else....

I'm meeting a colleague, getting a campus tour, talking to some people in her office about some research operations stuff. My colleague knows this is my vacation but I really wanted to visit the campus since it's my first time in Singapore.....
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Old Nov 15, 16, 6:44 pm
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Thanks!

That's the problem - only closed toe shoe I'm planning on is a sneaker, so I'd have to pack something else....

I'm meeting a colleague, getting a campus tour, talking to some people in her office about some research operations stuff. My colleague knows this is my vacation but I really wanted to visit the campus since it's my first time in Singapore.....
You'll see that most of the university students are VERY casual in their dressing, so I guess with sandals, you will fit in as perhaps one of the research students??

Instead of packing it, perhaps you may want to buy a pair in Singapore? Part of your holiday shopping.

Have fun in Singapore!
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Old Nov 19, 16, 5:20 pm
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You'll see that most of the university students are VERY casual in their dressing, so I guess with sandals, you will fit in as perhaps one of the research students??

Instead of packing it, perhaps you may want to buy a pair in Singapore? Part of your holiday shopping.

Have fun in Singapore!
Unless your foot is small and thin it may be hard to buy the perfect shoe. I had a ton of trouble and my foot is an average Western size 8.
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Old Nov 20, 16, 11:31 am
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Nope, I cannot shop for clothing in Asia That's why I buy scarves, face masks & fermented bean paste as souvenirs....

Talked with someone at work who spent 3 weeks working there this spring and she said that "nice" sandals were worn by many, including the colleague I'll be with, so....

I packed this morning and included a pair of sling back & open toed flats - I can wear on the cruise and for my work day, not as hot as an enclosed shoe but nicer than a casual sandal. And I got my pedicure so my toes are ready to be seen
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