What do I wear to a wedding reception at my age?!

(8 Posts)
BathshebaOak Wed 14-Sep-16 14:03:44

It's just suddenly hit me that I will need to sort out appropriate clothes to go to a wedding in 3 weeks' time, and I have absolutely no idea what I should be wearing - I don't get out much! Am only going to the evening, and it's the first smart event I've been too since separating from STBXH 2 years ago, so lacking in confidence a bit.

I have smart work clothes, functional mummy clothes and walking stuff, none of which will do. Work people are going so can't wear any of my work dresses, which are a bit formal anyway.

Any suggestions as to what I might wear would be gratefully received. Am mid-forties, about a size 12, and 5'6. I had my colours done a few years ago and am an Autumn in colouring. (And my chest is no longer where it started out, so would need to wear a bra - so nothing strapless).

BathshebaOak Wed 14-Sep-16 14:22:54

I did wonder about this - but is it weddingy enough?

www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Izabel+London+Kimono+Wrap+Dress/249747706,default,pd.html

GingerbreadCake Wed 14-Sep-16 14:46:07

I think that's lovely really nice.

Runningupthathill82 Wed 14-Sep-16 14:53:30

That is a gorgeous dress! I think it wants silver/pewter/pale gold (well something metallic anyway) sandals and bag to go with it.

Possibly some chunky stacked bracelets, also in pewter/silver/gold to match, and a fab up-do?

You wil look fab in that dress, OP. And please don't ruin it with a cardigan or pashmina!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 14-Sep-16 14:57:01

That's gorgeous! Needs silver jewellery.

GingerbreadCake Wed 14-Sep-16 15:42:19

Id go gold accessories to keep it warm but definitely no pashmina!

GingerbreadCake Wed 14-Sep-16 15:50:13

Id go gold accessories to keep it warm but definitely no pashmina!

BathshebaOak Wed 14-Sep-16 16:07:24

Thank you - I've ordered it!

Only have gold accessories, will pray for warm weather as clearly must not wear a pashmina 😄

Now just need shoes and bag (assuming dress looks ok on - if not then I'll be back in a panic!!)

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