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Would this be too casual for a champagne reception following a small wedding?

(44 Posts)
dairymoo Sat 04-Dec-10 16:29:03

Will mostly be family there (some trendy, some not!), and I want to buy something that will be BF-friendly, but that I can also wear again over the winter.

What do you think? Too casual?? If so, any way that I can dress it up?

This Warehouse Swallow Print Blouse with this Reiss Skirt.

moondog Sat 04-Dec-10 16:31:16

Yes. way too casual or rathe r, too office casual.If you can't get dressed up for a wedding, when can you?

KristinaM Sat 04-Dec-10 16:35:46

sorry, but i think they will look very frumpy together

dairymoo Sat 04-Dec-10 16:36:05

You see, I really like the skirt and want an excuse to buy it! grin

The wedding isn't a normal lavishly dressed affair, more low key really, and so I don't want to dress over the top glam. Plus I will have a 5 week old LO with me - BF a lot - and 3 yo DTs clinging on to legs, and need something a little more substantial than a teeny tiny party frock.

Hmmm...what about the blouse? Still too officey?

dairymoo Sat 04-Dec-10 16:39:29

I like this top too - would be v good for BF!

What to wear it with though? Have good legs and arms, and a fairly flat tum, but am only 4 weeks postnatal at the mo and so there remains a leeettle bit of muffin top to get rid of.

WikiFreak Sat 04-Dec-10 16:40:25

The blouse is vile

WikiFreak Sat 04-Dec-10 16:41:23

The whole outfits screams primary teacher circa 1975

moondog Sat 04-Dec-10 16:41:28

That's better.
I am amazed you are gonig at all with twins and a new baby.
I went to a wedding when dd was 10 weeks and felt and probably looked like a bag of spanners.

nickeldonkeyonadustyroad Sat 04-Dec-10 16:41:32

The skirt is lovely - that would be fine, but the (first) top is rather too frumpy.

Wear the skirt with camel/tan knee-length boots.

and i like the to pi nthe second link - that's lovely.
You could wear it with a shawl rather than a cardi, then you can slip it off anytime you like.

nickeldonkeyonadustyroad Sat 04-Dec-10 16:41:40

top in

youngblowfish Sat 04-Dec-10 16:42:37

I love the blouse, not too keen on the skirt, sorry! Will try to have a quick look for alternatives, how about a nice pencil skirt?

ItalianLady Sat 04-Dec-10 16:43:41

The skirt is okay, the blouse not my taste.

Someone actually did come to my wedding in office gear. A non-descript skirt and a while blouse hmm.

nickeldonkeyonadustyroad Sat 04-Dec-10 16:43:59

this kind of thing
but in blue or cream

youngblowfish Sat 04-Dec-10 16:45:30

OK, clearly I don't know what I am talking about. Happy to concede defeat, the skirt would look lovely with the second top you found. Hope you have fun!

dairymoo Sat 04-Dec-10 16:46:05

Ok - I get the message - no to top and skirt together!! grin LOL at primary school teacher. I was thinking sexy secretary but am not sure that is a look I should be channeling for a wedding.

Pencil skirt would be fine, or some trousers (peg leg? cropped?) - just don't want to go down the dress route as I want to get more wear out of separates over the winter season.

DanceInTheDark Sat 04-Dec-10 16:47:45

Love the blouse but it should be worn with leggings or skinny jeans with boots.

Hate the skirt and the second top - sorry.

youngblowfish Sat 04-Dec-10 16:53:13

So you are still considering the blouse [hopeful emoticon]? Sexy, Mad-Men-style secretary is exactly what I was thinking grin.

dairymoo Sat 04-Dec-10 16:54:37

Maybe I'll just get the blouse anyway to wear with skinnies. Hmm. Still undecided on wedding attire though...

stickylittlefingers Sat 04-Dec-10 16:54:54

i am with Danceinthedark. I think you have had wholly conflicting advice so far!! The first top with very fitted trousers and some nice elegant boots would look good, I think. I wouldn't want that style top with a skirt, though, the shape would be weird.

DanceInTheDark Sat 04-Dec-10 16:56:26

if you wear the blouse with grey skinny jeans or jeggings and some high heel ankle boots - it is smart casual.

Although if you are 75 stone you will look pretty daft wink

DanceInTheDark Sat 04-Dec-10 16:59:13

shoes similar to this

FellatioNelson Sat 04-Dec-10 17:02:25

Not casual exactly, just too officey. Love that skirt though - want it.

dairymoo Sat 04-Dec-10 17:04:35

I'd love to wear grey skinnies with it and high boots - yes, that'd be the effortlessly cool look I'd like. But too casual? Might need to consult SIL to compare smartness of outfits.

Muumimama Sat 04-Dec-10 17:10:55

This top?


This skirt?

pink4ever Sat 04-Dec-10 17:13:05

I love both the top and the skirt seperately sorry but together they would be minging!(am jealous cos my boobs are too big to carry off pussy bow and I love them!)The top would look good with skinny smart trousers(msybe peg leg?) and I think with a really nice bag/jacket combo would be smart enough.

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