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Dress code

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Dress code

Hi everyone,

Not long now till I leave for the Gold Coast and I was wondering if you would be able to help me with a last minute question.

This will actually be my 4th visit to the area, yet I seem to be having a bit of a mental block regarding the dress code for Australian restaurants.

My family and I will be staying in Broadbeach and will be looking to dine in fairly low key places such as the Surf Clubs, taverns, cafes etc. With a limited budget and a young pre-schooler, we have no want to do any fine dining.

My question is, could we get away with going to dinner in tidy, casual clothing, such as knee length shorts, sneakers and fancy jandals or should we be prepared with a selection of more formal attire.

I only ask because we are trying to pack lightly this trip in order to leave enough baggage allowance for things such as my son's stroller. I'd rather not full my bag with covered shoes that we might not end up wearing.

Thanks for your help.

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1. Re: Dress code

Hi Oskar

Informal/casual dressing is fine for most places on the Gold Coast, particularly surf clubs, cafes etc.

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2. Re: Dress code

Oskar your dress code will mirror mine in 10 weeks when we visit the Coast except I will have a light jacket. Surf Clubs take informality as the norm. If you intend visiting more upmarket establishments long pants may be the order of the day.

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3. Re: Dress code

What are "fancy jandals"? Are they the rainbow layers in the rubber soles?

styleceo.com/womens-rainbow-sandals-4-layer-…

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4. Re: Dress code

Bean and Nessie, thanks heaps for that. It was the answer I was hoping for.

Bean, I hope all is going well on the NZ forum. I expect you're being kept busy these days with the World Cup fast approaching.

Luigi, lol. While the rainbow jandals you mention are clearly very 'fancy', I'm refering more to the woman's sandals/jandals of today that have jewels and extra straps etc to make them look a bit dressier than your casual rubber flip flop. I (being a woman, despite what my user name would lead you to believe), hate taking heels with me on holiday.

Edited: 19 April 2011, 08:33
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5. Re: Dress code

OK. Like the ones with the big yellow daisy!!!???

I like this company's motto, "where tastemakers share and shop for what's next". www.thisnext.com/tag/flat-thong-sandal/

Definitely ultra-cool on the Gold Coast, I think. Enjoy your trip. :)

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6. Re: Dress code

Ahahaha. Nothing says 'tastemaker' like big yellow daisies.

poshtinytots.com/item_423/Baby-Cha-Cha-Yello…

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7. Re: Dress code

I think you are on the right track. Just be aware that many of the registered clubs will require covered footwear and at the very least those leather type sandals, not cheap rubber thongs. (i.e RSL, Surf Clubs, Bowling Clubs & Casino etc)

Especially after 6.00pm.

Edited: 19 April 2011, 11:19
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