Dress Code

Queen's Plate Etiquette: Know Your Race Day Rules

Lisa Orr | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Orr

July 3 will mark the 157th year of the of the Queen's Plate, the oldest thoroughbred horse race in Canada. From its simple beginnings in 1860 at the Carleton track in Toronto at the corner of Keele and Dundas, the Queen's Plate has now grown into a massive event.

'Wear Pantyhose' And Other Dated Fashion Rules Our Moms Taught Us

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Style
Rhonda Scharf

I think it's important that we don't cling to the rules our mothers taught us "just because that's the way it's always been done." If your legs look better with hose, wear hose. If you find that brown and black is not a good combination for your skin tone, then don't wear it. Don't be a slave to fashion rules -- old or new.

Dress Codes Disguise Real Bullying Problems

Danielle S. McLaughlin | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada Living
Danielle S. McLaughlin

A number of schools have decided that the bullying problem can be solved by instituting a uniform or a dress code. To many people, this sounds like a reasonable solution to the pervasive problem of bullying. To people who actually experience bullying, it can look ridiculous, if not dangerous.

What To Wear When The Invite Says Casual-Chic

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada Style

It's that time of year: summer. The time when we get to prance around in flirty frocks and ripped jean shorts like it's nobody's business. In the heat...

Five Rules for Going Out on a Saturday Night

Julian Brass | Posted 07.31.2012 | Canada Style
Julian Brass

Style. It's not just what you're wearing but also how you act. Over the past several weeks, my team and I at Notable.ca have been outlining five scenarios, each of which calls for a very distinct style. These include: the workplace, after-work events, charity galas, a Saturday night out and Sunday.

Leggo My Leggings!

Jarrah Hodge | Posted 06.30.2012 | Canada Style
Jarrah Hodge

My big problem with the leggings ban is it places the blame onto girls for being "distracting" instead of onto those who might be getting "distracted" spending all their time ogling the girls. The fact that no comparable rules were set out for boys shows that they think it's up to girls to uphold their own honour and fend off advances.

Workplace Style: 5 After-Work Event Style Tips

Julian Brass | Posted 06.15.2012 | Canada Style
Julian Brass

It always makes for an awkward moment when you've connected with a potential new client or business relationship over a cocktail and one of you fumbles for a business card that you never find. Have them easily available in business card holders or in side pockets of purses.