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Yikes!Posh party to go to-nothing to wear and no idea...
I am due to go to my first party since DC were born (over 4 years!!) but am on point of bailing out due to having nothing to wear and no clue where to start. I break out in cold sweats at the thought of me being out looking and feeling stupid, old and out of date. I am late thirties, size 10, 5'8"ish. Figure ok but legs look like milk bottles with blue veins. It will be quite posh but I haven't been out in so long I don't know how much people dresss up IYSWIM. It all seems so much work I don't think I can face it, but then it worries me that I am thinking like that. Can any of you style gurus give me some tips please?
Thank you MrsCB, sounds like a plan! Not sure of budget-maybe £100 to include everything (will probably need shoes too) but saying that I am willing to blow a bit more if I find something nice and can wear it all again. Am prepared for it to be pricey by the time I factor in grooming costs of fake tan, threading, bit of new make up etc. Seems such a big project to get me looking presentable I should probably switch off and start now! I am looking at boohoo (mentioned on another thread) but it all seems a bit young for me.
Sorry for disappearing.DS woke up and stayed up!Hi Bialystock, it is an evening do at a very nice venue, not a dinner just a posh party-not sure about the cocktail bit!
I do have a Karen Millen black dress which I can still fit into but I just don't know if it is not summery enough. Have black shoes which would go but it all looks a bit sombre and it is not a dress that can easily be accessorised to add colour that way. I was looking at coast and saw a really nice royal blue longsleeved dress which I like (can't do the link I'm afraid). May go and try it on today but would need fake tan.
Mrsm I love that dress but for me I think I need to wear some heels to feel dressed up and I think that dress would probably be better with flats. It is a new website to me though so I am going to have a look at it. Thank you!
hi safran. I really like the jumpsuit and I had wondered about them for the coverage. Thing is I'm not sure what I more self conscious of- legs or untoned arms! I am really just not getting into this at all. need to get my bum out of the door to the shops and try things on. My plan is to get defuzzed today, buy some tan and if that works I will try the dress. It is the Rapunzal one. If I get the legs sorted it doesn't show much else! Thank you- will try on some jumpsuits and let you know.