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These Celebs Are Proof That You Can Wear a T-Shirt to a Dressy Affair

There's a right way to do it.
These Celebs Are Proof That You Can Wear a T-Shirt to a Dressy Affair
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There's a right way to do it.

Ah, this debate again, you might be indignantly huffing. Totally valid–it's possible that you may have spent a vast majority of your childhood arguing back and forth with mom about whether or not your favorite T-shirt was appropriate for Sundays at church or that big family reunion dinner. "You have to look nice," she probably reasoned, exasperated.

We're grown-up misses now, but it's still a relevant fight...and we're just as stubborn as we were at the rebellious age of 12. Hence today's Fashion Mythbusters question: Can you wear a simple tee to dressier nights out?

Jinkee Pacquiao says yes, so long as it's Versace with a colorful punch of pleated metallic shimmer.


Venture the extra mile like Jodi Sta. Maria, who declares that fun yet crisp suiting and cool, of-the-moment chunky sneakers will more than do.

Texture reigns in this Liz Uy OOTD, boasting of artfully draped leather trousers (by Toni Maticevski, natch) and our idea of a truly versatile party shoe, a.k.a. the gilded gold pump.

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Drumroll please, because here comes the ultimate example: We won't ever stop fawning over how Kathryn Bernardo actually paired a casual baby crop with her larger-than-life scarlet ball skirt to attend dressed-to-the-nines evening affair.

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