Business Casual? Dressy Attire? Black Tie Optional?

It can be hard to decipher what these dress codes actually entail. To make things easier, we’ve outlined the events you will encounter at conference and the recommended dress attire for each of these functions.

Please note that the average temperature in the hotel is 72 degrees. To ensure comfort, you may want to have a sweater or jacket available.

BUSINESS CASUAL
Business casual attire is recommended for the following events:

  • LeadershipFPRA Orientation
  • The Value of Earning Accreditation/Certification
  • Outgoing & Incoming Executive Committee Meeting (for FPRA officers only)
  • President’s Welcome Reception
  • Wednesday’s Closing Session

For women, appropriate business casual attire includes blouses, elegant sleeveless shirts and dressy tops, dress pants, dresses and skirts, and blazers or cardigans.

For men, appropriate attire includes Polo-style shirts, long or short-sleeved button-down shirts, semi-formal pants, dress slacks or dark jeans.

BUSINESS ATTIRE
Business attire is recommended for the following events:

  • All Professional Development Events (Breakout and General Sessions)

For women, appropriate attire includes a business suit, dress, skirt or slacks, blouse or dress material top with either heels, dressy sandals or flats.

For men, appropriate attire includes a blazer, business shirt, tie, dress pants and leather dress shoes.

DRESSY ATTIRE
Evening dressy attire is recommended for the following events:

  • LeadershipFPRA Graduation

For women, appropriate attire includes cocktail dresses, dressy blouses or pullover tops, slacks and skirts, and heels or dressy sandals or flats.

For men, appropriate attire includes button-down or collared shirts, Polo-style shirts, linen or dress pants and closed-toe shoes. Jacket and tie optional.

BLACK TIE OPTIONAL
Black Tie optional (formal) attire is recommended for the following events:

  • Reception of the Presidents
  • Golden Image Awards

For women, appropriate attire includes a long evening gown, shorter cocktail dress or a dressy suit.

For men, appropriate attire includes tuxedos or formal suit and tie.

This year’s theme is Goldchella: A Festival of PR Talent.

GOLF/ATHLETIC ATTIRE
Golf or athletic attire is recommended for the following events:

  • Topgolf Outing
  • Zumba Workout

While there is no dress code for Topgolf, we recommend golf attire (collared shirts, shorts, slacks or skirts), or casual attire.

Appropriate Zumba attire includes any athletic or workout clothing. Personal sweat towel recommended for Zumba Workout.

RESORT CASUAL

For women, appropriate attire includes:

  • Lightweight dress or sleeveless maxi dress
  • Dressy blouse or pullover top
  • Cotton/Linen slacks or skirts
  • Heels or dressy sandals

For men, appropriate attire includes:

  • Shirt with a collar
  • Polo-style shirt
  • Pants or dress shorts with a belt
  • Closed-toe shoes, including loafers or Top-Siders
  • Sports jacket (optional)

RESORT CASUAL EVENTS

  • LeadershipFPRA Graduation (Dressy Resort Casual)
  • Sunset Cruise on the Yacht Starship

BLACK TIE OPTIONAL 

For women, appropriate attire includes:

  • Long evening gown
  • Dressy cocktail dress
  • Dressy pants suit

For men, appropriate attire includes:

  • Tuxedo
  • Formal suit

BLACK TIE OPTIONAL EVENTS

  • Reception of the Presidents
  • Golden Image Awards

GOLF ATTIRE

Proper attire includes:

  • Collared Polo Shirt
  • Shorts or Slacks
  • Golf Skirts or Skorts

GOLF ATTIRE EVENTS

  • Topgolf
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