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How to Dress for a Game of Golf

Golf is a sophisticated game that has many etiquettes players need to follow, from politeness and self-discipline to repairing pitch marks and replacing divots. Every golf club has its own set of rules but one rule that does not change is golf clothing. There are many spoken and unspoken dress code rules for golf, which can be vague or even confusing for beginners. To help you, here are some tips on how to dress for golf games

Tops

Most golfers prefer wearing the infamous polo-style shirts. They are your safest option and they are comfortable as well. You can either wear any polo or button-down you have or you can get a golf shirt. Golf shirts come a little longer than regular ones, which help them stay tucked in when you are swinging your club. Speaking of which, the top you are wearing HAS to be tucked in whichever bottom you have on. Additionally, do not get a shirt that is tight around your body as it can be a bit restrictive, get one that is of a loose fitting. One final thing concerning tops: never wear a t-shirt or a tank top to a golf court. It is considered inappropriate by most golf courses.

 

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Pants and shorts

Pants and shorts are both acceptable for golf courses. They can be plaid, linen, cotton, khakis, capris or chino. Everything is acceptable as long as you avoid jeans, gym wear and cut-offs. In the cold weather, slacks are most golfers’ favorite option, especially if they are water resistant in case of any rain. Plus, whether you are wearing pants or shorts, do not forget to wear a belt or else you will be uncomfortable and lose concentration while playing.

 

Skirts and dresses

All of the aforementioned and the following tips apply to both men and women. In addition to them, there are some rules concerning dresses and skirts. Most clubs ask women to wear skirts or dress that are below their knees or maybe a little shorter. If you have a short tennis skirt, you can wear it with tights underneath it. Skorts and culottes are popular options among most female golf players because they are comfortable and practical. The length rule applies to dresses as well. Sport dresses are always acceptable but the safest option are polo dresses. Avoid sundresses and you are good to go.

 

Shoes and socks

Golf shoes are the best option for footwear because they are designed to be stable and comfortable. Some clubs require the shoes to have soft rubber spikes instead of metal ones underneath to protect the green. Sandals, boots and tennis shoes are not acceptable. Most courses accept sneakers and running shoes but they might not be the best choice, as they do not offer stability. When it comes to socks, the most common choices are low socks that are barely visible when you are wearing short bottoms. With long sacks and pants on the other hand, wear crew socks with neutral colors or you can match them with the color of your pants.

 

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Additional tips

  • Contact the club you are playing at to check if they have specific rules for golf attires and colors
  • Take a golf hat with you. It will keep the sun out of your eyes and let you concentrate on your game
  • NEVER WEAR JEANS! EVER!
  • Do not mix patterns. Wear one patterned item while the others are of solid colours
  • Stay away from wearing the color green and all of its shade or else you will blend in with your surrounding green fields
  • Also, stay away from loud flashy colors. Your game has to steal the show, not your clothes
  • Avoid wearing heavy watches or jewelry. They might hinder your game
  • Check the weather before your games and dress accordingly. Wear waterproof clothing for rainy days and clothes made of quick-dry fabrics when it is hot and humid.

 

Final notes

There are a couple of things other that the appropriate style to look for when shopping for a golf attire, such as breathability, weather protection, comfort and functionality. Golf clothing by TheGolfSociety, Galvin Green, Callaway among others offer these qualities combined with fashionable styles.

 

What do you think of these tips?

 

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Dopamine dressing: does it really work?

Dopamine dressing is to do with wearing certain clothes to improve your mood. From injecting a splash of colour into your wardrobe to brighten up your day, to buying t-shirts with positive slogans on intended to make you and people around you smile. But, does it really work? Together with QUIZ, retailers of evening dresses, we find out more:

 

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What power does colour have?

When it comes to colour psychology, the research shouldn’t be underestimated. Studies have shown that different coloured objects and clothing can have different effects on individuals.

In one research project, students were presented with a coloured participant number that was either red, green or black. Results showed that students who were given a red number scored a significant 20% lower than those who presented with a green or black number.

What about when it comes to clothing? People can view the wearer in different ways, depending on what colour they’ve got on:

  • Red — demonstrates power and a strong social status, as well as gives the wearer more confidence. It can indicate good health and financial stability, too.
  • White — perceived to be the least arrogant colour and gives the impression that the wearer is optimistic.
  • Black — gives the impression of self-assurance and intelligence.

And, in sports, researchers discovered that red can lead people to act with greater speed and force. And, studies showed that sports teams dressed in mostly black kits, were more likely to receive penalties.

As we can see, colour can affect our psyche and tweak our moods and actions both positively and negatively. So, what about when it comes to dressing for your own happiness?

 

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Find out what makes you happy

It’s possible that it all depends on what you associate with being happy.

Consider colour differences across culture for example. Like the colour red? In China, this hue is a symbolism of good luck, yet in Africa it’s associated with death. Interestingly, in the African nation of Nigeria, it has connections with aggression and vitality.

Or, if you think of happiness when you see yellow, it’s likely that being around this colour will make you feel this way. This idea is supported by one experiment involving a coat. Here, participants were all handed the same white coat — the only difference was that some were told it was a painter’s coat, and others were told it was a doctor’s. When asked to complete tasks, results revealed that those who were told it was a doctor’s coat performed better. It’s likely that the connotations that they associated with a professional uniform were more positive and motivational than those associated with the painter’s coat.

There is the theory of power dressing too. Some women feel more confident in trouser suits or skirt and jacket combos when surrounded by men who are donning a similar outfit in the form of a three-piece suit.

Take time out to find which clothes are confidence and happiness boosters for you, then it’s likely that dressing in these garments will make you feel that way.

 

Wear clothes to complement your shape

Another way to boost your mood is to complement your shape with the clothes you wear. What you’re wearing will not only highlight your best features, but also make you feel comfortable. Here are some tips for perfectly dressing your body shape:

  • Pear-shaped — if you have a pear-shaped frame, you carry weight mostly in the lower areas of your body. You can elongate your legs with a straight or bootcut jeans. Avoid high-waisted trousers though, as these can make you look shorter.
  • Apple-shaped — this is where you carry weight around the middle. Bring focus to your legs with a straight-leg trouser and pair with heels.
  • Petite — it can be hard to find clothes that don’t overpower you if you’re petite. High-waisted trousers and crop tops are good if you’re this size, as they can create the illusion that you’re taller and show off your small physique!
  • Tall — if you want to extenuate your legs even further, you should go for a low-rise trouser with a skinny leg.

 

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And there we have it, the things that you wear do influence the way that you feel. Putting colours and shapes aside, the most important thing is that you’re comfortable in the clothes that you wear. This will ensure your confidence shines through — a guaranteed mood booster!

 

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Your SS18 guide to dressing for all kinds of hen parties

There’s no standard hen party anymore — and, they’re not all about alcohol and clubbing as some people might think when they hear ‘hen do’! Instead, it’s all about celebrating the bride-to-be as she surrounds herself with her closest friends and bridesmaids.

The hen party usually involves something that the bride enjoys — so, whether this is a spa day, afternoon tea or a night of dancing: what should you be wearing?

 

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Spa days

If you and the girls are heading on a relaxing spa day, you still want to look stylish for the photographs while wearing something comfortable for lazing around the pool.

A spa day is ideal for sipping bubbly, dipping in and out of the hot tub and gossiping in the sauna — an all-round winner for a girly day out. But when you pop out of the jacuzzi, you want to dry off quickly — so a bathrobe is essential. Why not order all the girls matching robes with ‘bride’ and ‘hen’ on the back — perfect for that Instagram post by the pool!

Now, it’s time to decide on swimwear. A full swimsuit is usually more acceptable in a spa rather than a bikini you’d wear to the beach — but put on what you feel most comfortable in. If you’re going to be lying by the pool all day, you want something that you feel comfy both in and out of the water. Don’t hesitate in wearing a swimsuit with a pop of colour or embellishment, like frills. You’re at a party after all! And make sure you pack your fluffy sliders and flip-flops for the perfect base to any spa pool outfit.

Spa lunches and evening drinks are always popular, so consider what you’re going to wear to these, too. Luxury spas sometimes have a certain dress code you should bear in mind — so keep it classy and understated. Peplum tops and skinny-sit trousers look gorgeous for lunch dates and evening get-togethers or why not opt for a stripe, culotte jumpsuit with a belt and pair of suede, ankle-wrap sandals? Finish with a tote bag or quilted clutch and be prepared for all eventualities at your hen spa weekend.

 

Partying

A hen do is the perfect excuse to take your girls’ nights out to the next level! No matter where you go, you’ll want to look sensational on a hen do night out. So, plan your outfit ahead of schedule.

In SS18, styles that reflect the amazing trends of the 1980s are in. Go for high-waisted shorts and a square-shoulder satin blouse or try a ruched velvet dress with huge hoops and a chunky necklace. Fusing different, bold shades in one look is also a top trend from recent global fashion shows, but don’t forget that asymmetric cuts, figure-hugging fabrics and bare shoulders are also ideal for the party look. Go for an off-the-shoulder bodycon that emphasise your curves and match with statement jewellery and killer heels to lengthen your legs.

 

During-the-day cocktails

It’s daytime, but this is a very special occasion and you still want to look dressed up. So, what can you do?

If this is the chilled event before the big night time event, then you need a look that takes you from am to pm without the need of a costume change. Think skinny leather jeans with mid-heel boots and a shimmery, metallic-embellished cami with a subtle diamante head chain, or pull on a high-waisted print skirt and match with a crop top or bodysuit and strappy heels.

You can even pull on a glamourous, bare-shoulder shift dress with cute pumps and a neutral kimono for cocktails, then simply switch to stilettos, throw on statement jewellery and roll-up your kimono so it fits in your envelope bag for the night!

 

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Afternoon tea

Perhaps your soon-to-be-bride is a no-fuss kind of girl and wants all her nearest and dearest to attend a fun — but sophisticated — afternoon tea for her hen do. If so, make sure all the girls put the same amount of outfit-prep effort in as they would for a big night out by investing in chic occasion dresses. Think elegant and fun — bold floral prints, pastel colours, and stylish hem and necklines evoke the perfect air of old-time glamour.

Frill-front dresses in a baby pink, subtle peach, soft lemon, or powder blue shade will look ideal for an afternoon tea hen do. Wrap-round and Bardot styles will also ooze sophistication and offer figure-flattering outlines, or you can go for simple but effective chic in a midi or maxi dress with a shot chiffon jacket in a complementary shade. We recommend dressing up your look with simple jewellery, a clutch bag and low-heel court shoes — dressed to impress but comfortable enough for a few hours of food and drinks.

 

Girly nights in

Everyone loves a girls’ night in — perhaps even as much as a night out. If you’re celebrating your hen do indoors with your best friends, then make sure comfort is your priority.

Why not embrace the athleisure trend that’s taking the world by storm right now — spearheaded by celebrity fashionistas like Rihanna? Pair a pair of skinny joggers with a casual crop top and over-sized jacket or go for leggings and high-top trainers with a slouch sweater and headscarf for a contemporary, urban look.

A cute pair of shorts or even an on-trend skort with a block-colour cami or plain tee would also get the balance between style and comfort right at a night-in hen do. And if you’re wondering about footwear, we say go for sandals, flats or espadrilles.

 

Dressing for hen parties can be simple. Keep these hen do style tips in mind and make sure you pack the right outfits ahead of your next hen experience!

 

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