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Could I get away with any f these for black tie event?

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wordfactory Wed 20-Jul-11 22:12:57

Am going to a black tie event on saturday and was wondering if I could wear any of these which I have already.
www.monsoon.co.uk/evening-dresses/kelly-dress/invt/85304718/

or this www.lkbennett.com/clothes/dresses/DRTINA616WOOLVISCOSE

or this www.isabellaoliver.com/womens-clothing/uk/600/dresses/DR432.html

I don't want to be too overdressed iyswim.

wordfactory Wed 20-Jul-11 22:14:13

Apologies. Here are links to things already in wardrobe.www.isabellaoliver.com/womens-clothing/uk/600/dresses/DR432.html

wordfactory Wed 20-Jul-11 22:15:23

Another www.lkbennett.com/clothes/dresses/DRTINA616WOOLVISCOSE

wordfactory Wed 20-Jul-11 22:16:44

Sorry last one - hell of a lot more pretty on than it looks.

www.lkbennett.com/clothes/dresses/DRTINA616WOOLVISCOSE

Selks Wed 20-Jul-11 22:17:20

I would think that any of them would be suitable. I love the grey one - beautiful.

wordfactory Wed 20-Jul-11 22:18:10

Oh thank you.

Tillyscoutsmum Wed 20-Jul-11 22:20:23

Really love the lkbennett one

FoundWanting Wed 20-Jul-11 22:20:54

I don't think you'd be overdressed in any of them.

wordfactory Wed 20-Jul-11 22:27:43

found I really don't want to be.

I've got smarter stuff iyswim but I'm hosting a table on Saturday and it's really important to me that I don't look showy offy iyswim.

wordfactory Wed 20-Jul-11 22:29:50

But I want to look like I've made the effort.

Gah.

fivegomadindorset Wed 20-Jul-11 22:31:38

The grey one is lovely.

FoundWanting Wed 20-Jul-11 22:32:08

Are your guests not going to feel over-dressed if the hostess is dressed down?

The Monsoon one is too 'garden party', and the IO is just a day dress. So, I suppose the red one.

<<mourns the fact that people don't dress up anymore>>

wordfactory Wed 20-Jul-11 22:37:32

So two votes for the grey one...with silver heels maybe?

found...thw dynamic are tricky. Or maybe I am making them so grin. But I will already be centre of attention as hostess and don't want to play the big I am if that makes sense.

worldgonecrazy Thu 21-Jul-11 08:14:34

Definitely the red one. The others aren't 'black tie' at all, not even dressed up with jewellery.

nothingnatural Thu 21-Jul-11 08:24:05

They are all lovely frocks, but none of them are really black tie are they.

I agree the red is probably the most glam.

What are your other options? You said you had some smarter stuff . . .

wordfactory Thu 21-Jul-11 08:53:59

I wore somehting very similar to this to the last ball I went to www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Anoushka+G+Tulla+dress/150975581,default,pd.html?cgid=301 but this is most definitely not a ball.

I'm not even sure why they are calling it a black tie event...it's the dinner to celebrate a three day event if you know what I mean.

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