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Going to an evening reception at House of Commons.....

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ThePosieParker Tue 04-Oct-11 14:56:55

What to wear? Types and well as suggestions......

ThePosieParker Tue 04-Oct-11 15:05:48


ThePosieParker Tue 04-Oct-11 15:08:00

this with fitted trouser suit?

meditrina Tue 04-Oct-11 15:11:50

I was going to frivol and suggest a kitten-skin stole...

I think that jacket would be fine. Depending on the exact time and nature of the event, a lot of people are likely to still be in office clothes, so something that is basically a suit that looks as if it goes out at night would be my approach.

chickenmug Tue 04-Oct-11 15:19:01

What kind of reception is it? I've been to a couple on the terrace in the summer and for the last one I wore a black 3/4 length sleeve jacket and then a banana republic black silk dress, I was aiming for an evening workwear look with Mad Men as an inspiration - if that makes any sense ?!

I think the jacket you've linked to will be fine. It's smart and looks as though you've made an effort.

ThePosieParker Tue 04-Oct-11 15:41:50

6.30-8.30 Guests include celebs like Tim Lovejoy, Greg Rusedski, MPs and blush CarrieMumsnet!!!

forrestgump Tue 04-Oct-11 15:42:21

Ive been to a few there too - my darling friend almost got us arrested last time, creeping with staff down to a smokers room!

I wore a knee length monsoon strappy dress.

I lurve that jacket!!!!

ThePosieParker Tue 04-Oct-11 15:47:48


Or can you recommend another brand?

ThePosieParker Tue 04-Oct-11 15:49:43

I have horrid calves.....lbd would be like a nightmare for me!!

I was thinking of trying on that little jacket thing with a suit, I have some fued shoes with a stripey heel.

ThePosieParker Tue 04-Oct-11 17:41:00

or this with trouser suit

polyhymnia Tue 04-Oct-11 18:09:46

I think trouser suit's on right lines. having been to a lot of these things in the past, would agree with meditrina - lots of people will have come from work so aim for stylish but not at all 'cocktail party' -ish.

wahwahwah Tue 04-Oct-11 18:13:26

comfy shoes - there are lots of long corridors in there. Check out the bookshelves.

AnnetteProfit Tue 04-Oct-11 18:14:28

they sell things made of " creepy acetate" on there
hardly exciting

ThePosieParker Tue 04-Oct-11 19:15:07

Very interested at what you've all done to be doing this so frequently!! grin

JennyPiccolo Tue 04-Oct-11 19:33:23

ive been too but i was 15 on a school trip. No idea how we got allowed on the terrace.

ThePosieParker Tue 04-Oct-11 19:40:45

Annette.... nice.hmm

ThePosieParker Thu 06-Oct-11 17:29:02

WEll I chose this dress with this jacket and these boots but I may wear these with some black tights.

JennyPiccolo Thu 06-Oct-11 19:41:16

i love that jacket.

cat64 Thu 06-Oct-11 20:00:25

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ThePosieParker Thu 06-Oct-11 20:09:50

Possibly, I don't have them yet, ordered on line. I may end up getting others. Boots are because I hate my legs.....but I'm really not sure....

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