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For a party, the dress code is formal dress with an element in pink.

On the flyers, I want to write "Suit up with a pink touch" but somebody told me it is not correct and advised "suit up with a touch of pink" but I'm not sure.

What do you think ?

Thank you

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I'd be more concerned about 'suit up' than anything else. Still, if you think your readers will know what it means, then it's fine. – Barrie England Mar 3 '12 at 16:59
What do you propose instead ? I though it was fun with the how i met your mother reference but again, if it is not correct, I can change. English is not my mother language. – martvefun Mar 3 '12 at 17:03
Difficult to propose an alternative, because I don't know what it means. I'm afraid I don't understand 'how I met your mother reference' either. – Barrie England Mar 3 '12 at 17:17
In that TV series, their is a character always saying "suit up" to ask others to put a suit. It is quite popular among students (targeted public). – martvefun Mar 3 '12 at 17:31
Never heard of it, I'm afraid. – Barrie England Mar 3 '12 at 18:16
up vote 4 down vote accepted

I think formal with a dash of pink is what you want, unless you think every single person on the invite list will understand the "How I Met Your Mother" reference.

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Concurring vote here. I prefer either "dash of pink" or "touch of pink" over "pink touch" – J.R. Mar 3 '12 at 18:07
This also has the advantage of being gender neutral. I don't think you expect the women attending to wear suits, do you? – Kate Gregory Mar 3 '12 at 18:09
The women should wear suits and the men should wear pink! – GEdgar Mar 3 '12 at 19:51
Thanks, I'll do that – martvefun Mar 3 '12 at 23:17

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