What to Wear at the World Congress
April in South Florida is warm by our standards, which means hot by your standards! So when going on a walking tour or bus tour at the World Congress, men should wear shorts and short sleeves and women should wear summer outfits. And sunblock is a must; the sun is much stronger here than in more northern climes. When in air conditioned spaces such as the Jewish Museum-FIU (where we'll be holding our lecture sessions), casual clothing with long pants and long sleeves are recommended. At evening events, such as the Opening Reception on April 20 and the Closing Dinner Party at the Victor Hotel on April 27, Art Deco attire is encouraged. If you're not a dresser-upper, wear business casual attire to these events. If you don't have Art Deco attire but would like to delve into the idea, see the article "How to Dress Art Deco" written by MDPL Member Barbara Pickell, at this link:
Bring walking shoes, dancing shoes and dress shoes. And don't forget your umbrella or raincoat. We hope you won't need it, but better safe than sorry! It doesn't usually rain steadily here, but occasional showers are a possibility.
Two events during the World Congress will have themes, and you may wish to dress in outfits that reflect those themes. The North Miami event on the evening of April 21 will have an "Arabian Nights" theme, and the Post-Congress event in Delray Beach on the evening of April 28 (World Art Deco Day!) will have an Ancient Egyptian theme, reflecting the influence of the archeological discoveries of the early 20th century on the Art Deco style.