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To wear this to an event which says "Evening Dress"

(92 Posts)
happycrimblechuckie Tue 14-Jan-14 12:07:36

www.next.co.uk/x5396s3#896099x53

Hopefully that works to a link to an outfit from next
I have it in black.

uc Tue 14-Jan-14 12:08:48

I don't see why not, it's very smart.

Thetallesttower Tue 14-Jan-14 12:09:36

Fine, I think the term 'evening dress' covers a lot of bases.

I think if have a good figure, it would be great as evening wear. I would wear it with a LOT of bling though, sparkly bag, sparkly earrings, sparkly bracelet. A sparkly necklace might be overkill but worth trying.

MalcolmTuckersMistress Tue 14-Jan-14 12:15:13

Lovely! It's absolutely gorgeous. Think about weeweeing though. They can be a bit of a fiddle to pull up and down!

happycrimblechuckie Tue 14-Jan-14 12:17:29

worldgonecrazy just what my daughter said!

ginnybag Tue 14-Jan-14 12:20:31

Yes, if you can absolutely pull it off and have the heels/bag/hair/makeup etc to go with it.

And have the confidence!

If you don't/won't or are going to look uncomfortable etc, then no.

It's down to you

cornishcreamtea Tue 14-Jan-14 12:21:15

My sister wore this for a family wedding. She had originally bought it in the grey but it was too see-through. Looked lovely in black though.

SaltyandSweet Tue 14-Jan-14 12:22:11

Wow that's lovely! You'll look very chic!

Grumpasaurus Tue 14-Jan-14 12:24:34

I think if you have a good figure (sorry but this does make a difference in terms of jump suits), AND you pair it with an up-do, classy jewellery, a chic clutch, and heels- then yes. Anything less, then no.

Beeyump Tue 14-Jan-14 12:25:13

I love the back, but the front view is a bit meh. Definitely needs a stonking, bib style necklace.

soverylucky Tue 14-Jan-14 12:29:49

totally depends on what size you are I think. It would look great with the right bling!
Wish I could wear something like that.

DameDeepRedBetty Tue 14-Jan-14 12:32:28

If you've got a lovely bottom go for it, with some serious bling.

hootloop Tue 14-Jan-14 12:35:03

I don't agree, I would interpret evening dress as me in suits women in cocktail dress, just one step down from black tie.
The jumpsuit is lovely but I would wear it to an event where dress code wasn't specified.
It depends on the circles you move in and what you know the hosts mean.

I think it would depend on the formality of the event for me. If it was a pretty formal event then I probably wouldn't. But if it was a smart event then I think it would be fine.

If you have the right figure (which sadly I don't) I think it would be lovely.

firesidechat Tue 14-Jan-14 12:40:56

I tend to agree with hootloop. It would be great for many occasions, although it also seems to be the sort of cut that would look good on some and terrible on others. Not so much because of size, but more to do with shape.

I would think evening dress means full length dress and dressy at that, if you know what I mean. You might get away with it, but a serious amount of dressing would be required.

What is the event?

MaidOfStars Tue 14-Jan-14 12:45:25

For me, evening dress means formal dresses (cocktail, not ballgown, style) and black tie. As cute as this outfit is, I wouldn't wear it to such an occasion - it's more glam party wear.

firesidechat Tue 14-Jan-14 12:48:36

Cocktail dress would be fine too.

Catsmamma Tue 14-Jan-14 12:55:43

I don't like it...I think it's too jump suit, WHERE IS YOUR PARACHUTE? Rather than swish, chic, ooooh is that a one piece and not a dress?

the bow on the back is ridiculous and would fight horribly with a necklace.

I really don't think it would cut it as evening dress.

MidniteScribbler Tue 14-Jan-14 13:02:15

Geez, that is seriously ugly. Unless you are a rake thin model then it's not going to suit you, and even if it did suit you then it's not 'evening dress'. All the bling in the world doesn't make it less ugly.

Slatecross Tue 14-Jan-14 13:34:29

Nope. Evening dress is evening dress and that isn't it. Sorry. I'd judge, and think you didn't understand social niceties. <princess Margaret>

TheBookofRuth Tue 14-Jan-14 13:38:09

Good grief, no! Nothing from Next is going to be suitable as "evening wear".

Slatecross Tue 14-Jan-14 13:40:35

Indeed. Try Coast and Phase Eight.

Rosa Tue 14-Jan-14 13:41:29

No I agree it is not evening wear even if you try and glam it up ...

UptheChimney Tue 14-Jan-14 13:41:36

No, it's not evening dress. And it's polyester. Yuk. If it were made to fit you, and in a lovely peach-faced silk, it might be OK. But I wouldn't think so frankly.

Personally, I can't see the point of wearing trousers as formal, dressy, or evening wear. They're not smart unless you have an YSL Le smoking -- a good knock off not an H&M or chain store style one.

But how many opportunities to do we get to wear really beautiful clothes? Why waste it?

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