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Black Tie Dinner - 27 weeks pregnant - next week

(13 Posts)
SunLolly Wed 20-Apr-16 13:24:44

Aaaaarrrghhh, having just checked details for an event we are going to through husband's work next week, I've discovered that it is infact a black tie dinner. What can I wear??? The only maternity dresses I own are these:
In bright coral and navy

and this one:
in peacock blue or black

I'm assuming none will be suitable?

Diddlydokey Wed 20-Apr-16 13:28:16

I'd wear the t-shirt one and have lots of accessories

Pinklily1 Wed 20-Apr-16 13:29:23

Hi Sun

I am having the same dilemma! We have a wedding to go to when I'll be almost 9 months pregnant which is also black tie.

I'm not sure either of those dresses will be ok for a black tie dinner, unless maybe you could wear a smart jacket over one of them and dress it up with jewellery?

I'm getting a maxi dress from Tiffany Rose for the wedding, then going to dress it up a bit.

Chillyegg Wed 20-Apr-16 13:29:52

What's your budget/can you buy something new?

Artioo2 Wed 20-Apr-16 13:53:49

Wear the black sleeveless one with sparkly jewellery, nice shoes and a jacket or shrug if you have one. It'll be fine. People will be sympathetic, you're pregnant. I would not be buying a new dress for a one-off work event if I could help i (especially as it's not even your work!) as late as 27 weeks.

SunLolly Wed 20-Apr-16 14:19:13

hmm, I could buy something new, but would prefer not to spend too much as I'm only really going to wear it once - definitely less than £75.

Artandco Wed 20-Apr-16 14:26:06

The bottom one in black is fine I think. Add jewellery and nice shoes and it will be fine

chaosagain Wed 20-Apr-16 14:35:28

Another vote for the bottom one in black accessorised to the max.

But if you want to look at a new dress, try Asos and search for maternity occasion wear. They do plenty under £60..

Sanch1 Wed 20-Apr-16 14:58:21

Maybe the black sleeveless one with some sort of shrug or scarf and some statement jewellery. I wouldn't want to spend out on something I'll only wear once. Or could you have a look on ebay, local fb selling pages, or local charity shops? You never know what you might find.

SunLolly Wed 20-Apr-16 15:45:50

Thanks all, am going to try the black one on tonight and see what I think. smile

Alwaysinahurrynow Wed 20-Apr-16 15:50:07

Seraphine generally have some of their more expensive ones on sale. They also do next day delivery which is handy. The only problem being that their sizing can be a bit inconsistent. I ended up buying about five dresses and returning four as only needed one and it was the only one that fitted well. They then sent me a 20% off voucher as I returned so much of the order.

moggle Wed 20-Apr-16 16:11:31

Have a look on ebay - it's full of barely worn maternity stuff, especially special occasion dresses like this.

cheekstime Wed 20-Apr-16 16:13:33

Hi dress up either dress with accessories. I wouldn't put yourself under any undue pressure, simply not worth it for one evening, espechially when you could look fab dressing any of this up, and maybe hair in a special type of way. Hope all goes well.

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