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I'm going to a ball in a few weeks, nothing fancy just school parents at the local golf club. Whilst discussing dresses with some of the other women I get the feeling mine is rather more dressy than everyone elses.
I normally hate feeling over-dressed, it makes me rather self conscious and uncomfortable so I normally go the other way and dress down.
This time however I'm thinking sod it, I so rarely go out and am fed up of feeling like a frumpy mum. I'm going to dress to the nines and enjoy myself!
So was wondering would you rather be over, or under dressed for an occasion?
I personally think I would rather be under-dressed as I think you wouldn't stand out as much and could blend in a bit more but that is just me...do you have a link to the dress....maybe you could dress it down a little if you didn't want to be over-dressed.
It's this dress. Actually doesn't look that dressy in the picture . In rl the skirt is very full, lots of layers and the bodice corseted. was going to wear with either nude tights and nude heals, or black tights, black heals? I'm normally a jeans and cardi type so this is very dressy for me!
I'd always rather be overdressed than under dressed.
Is there no dress code on the invite? Strictly speaking a "Ball" requires men in dinner jackets and ladies in full length evening dresses. We're off to an RAF Ball tonight and I'm wearing a plum dress which is a floor length, strapless A-line with a sparkly White bolero. Military Balls are quite strict about ladies covering their shoulders at dinner.
Don't wear tights though as you'll be hot and imo it'll look wrong with the dress. Get a spray tan the day before or use a good fake tan yourself and wear with heels, black or nude... Honestly, I promise you, it'll be far far better.