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What to wear to work summer party?

(7 Posts)
Jacksterbear Tue 14-Jun-11 13:50:24

Party = evening drinks and buffet, in London, in June. Dress code = party wear, anything goes except trainers/sportswear.

I am blonde, fair-skinned, 5ft5, size 10, aged mid-30s. Recently slim again post-baby and need to wear something that looks fabulous but like I just threw it on!!

My best body bits are slim waist and nice (when in a bra! grin) boobs! Not so good bits are legs (they are ok but not stunning) and bum - am a bit pear shaped.

I love the idea of a shift dress but not sure it's the most flattering for me given they tend not to flatter the waist and show off too much leg. Prom dresses, well they look a bit too much like I'm going to a prom! Maxi dresses look too beachy and also a bit too much like maternity dresses on me!

Help! Any suggestions?

celticlassie Tue 14-Jun-11 21:15:28

I love this.

And this which I can't think about buying as I have nothing to wear it to.



Jacksterbear Tue 14-Jun-11 22:37:47

Ooh thanks.
1. LOVE the shape of the dress, perfect for me I think, but a little unsure about the print of the fabric though.
2. Lovely but I'd wear it to a wedding.
3. and 4. like them but not very me, a little OTT.

Jacksterbear Wed 15-Jun-11 12:01:01

This is a dress I already own (bought 2 years ago and they have the cheek to describe it as "new" on their current website!) which is ok but not that flattering - doesn't go in enough at the waist and is a bit short on the leg showing too much orange peel thigh!

I love [[ this] although not sure the colour would suit me very well (blonde + yellow?).

Also this but I suspect it would look like a sack on me!

Jacksterbear Wed 15-Jun-11 12:11:11

This would be perfect but out of stock!

celticlassie Wed 15-Jun-11 16:12:27


too black?


TracyK Wed 15-Jun-11 16:44:59

Can you not source the Oasis dress from JL or HoF?

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