Work Xmas do
Help me decide
, Nov 14 2012 08:26 PM
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:26 PM
Have a work Xmas do early Dec & no idea what to wear ... have a lovely review dress but it is a size 10 and is just a tad too tight for me at the mo so thats out.
Another option was a Nicola Finetti dress which is a kind of bone coloured & not too fussy but no idea how 2 accessorise and in what colours?
Wanted to look nice/not too blah
I am 5ft 7 and feeling a bit rubbish about myself and my body at the mo due to a recent ectopic ... and yeah I am 36.
I work in early childhood so everyone is either much younger than I am or a fair bit older so want to look fashionable & stylish without being mutton dressed as lamb
Happy to buy something new but don't want to spend heaps.... another alternative is wearing some nice sass & bide rats I have (bee stings) in a 7/8 length but then need a nice top which will hide my bum ... refuse to have my bum and crotch out on show.
OMG i so need personal stylist about now, feeling really rubbish about myself
Edited by fefe76, 16 November 2012 - 01:37 PM.
Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:36 PM
I'm a big believer in 'google images' for ideas on things like this. Though I did put in 'taupe' as bone dresses had some very bizzare things come up.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:41 AM
lol its a very cream/off whitey bone coloured dress ... very simple and sleeveless
did try to find an image of it but cant
Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:30 AM
Post a pic of the dress and it will be easier to suggest accessories.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:49 PM
you can kind of see the colour of the dress here.
the rest of the dress is just plain so you''re not missing much by not seeing the rest lol
I am open to suggestions for other outfits though
Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:50 PM
It looks like a great dress. You could go with red strappy sandals or peep toes and a red handbag, or a bold blue shoe/ bag?
Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:01 PM
I love that dress! I would accessorize with bright yellow which is really in at the moment and would look gorgeous against your skin colour!
Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:29 PM
Would go for bright handbag, shoes and jewellery - I would choose royal /light blue but most would work.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:38 PM
(have to add, you're 36... not 96, so you're not in mutton territory yet! Don't be put off by young thangs...!!)
Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:46 AM
I have a work xmas party tomorrow night but it's not going to be very dressy. I'm just wearing something I already own. Yet to decide what dress but there are several to choose from and some I have never worn. Maybe a purple chiffon or a teal dress.
I think you should go out and try some dresses on and go with the one that makes you feel the most comfortable and confident.
another 2 more work xmas dos coming up. those 2 are more dressier.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:06 AM
I have a pair of red heels that I love love love so may accessorise with red, though the shoes are a darker red and not bright red.
I have no idea how dressy or non dressy the event is as I have not been in the job long and personally I am sure the younger mob will dress up and the older ones will just be in something nice.
Almost tempted to just wear jeans & a nice top! hate having to think about clothes so much and don't really want to go out and spend money on things I won't wear much after the event either
Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:34 AM
more pics of the dress & shoes I was talking about + some more dresses I have that could wear.
private album ... password is fefe76
Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:39 AM
Great shoes, great dress. Wear it proud! (Great 'girls' too BTW- I'm jealous!)
Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:27 AM
what accessories? wearing the red shoes .... necklace & statement ring? or bracelet? clutch?
Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:40 PM
any. of those dresses will do... u look great in them!!
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