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Help - my first blacktie event since having the dds (I am not younger or thinner than I was)
I have been invited to a black tie dinner at Claridges. I haven't been to a black tie do for ages and the last time I attended one I was young enough to wear above the knee dresses and thin enough to carry most things off. Post-dds I have certainly not regained my figure, I would no longer wear anything above the knee and I certainly haven't got any younger! So - what does a 37 year old with a not bad but not perfect figure wear to a black tie do these days? And, any pointers to nice dresses online very welcome as I am not great at clothes shopping at the best of time. I have high hopes for this post as last time I posted in this section a wonderful mner linked to a jacket in a sale that was not only a bargain but fitted the bill perfectly . In case it is of relevance I am about 5ft3 and a size 8-10 on the top and 10-12 on the bottom (and a very untoned tummy in the middle). And, fwiw I generally like pretty classic looks.
If you're a mere 37 you can certainly flash your legs if you feel comfortable about it! As a 40 year old with 2 kids I avoid strappy on top but would wear just above or on the knee with high heels (agree with PharoahNuff - never too much out all at once). I think my legs are pretty much the same as they always were but I wouldn't say that about the rest of my body! Hope you have a great night out.