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This dress for work - too much?

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sprogger Wed 12-Oct-11 13:14:43

I tried this on last night and really liked the fit. Even heavily reduced it's silk and on the pricey side, though - I can't justify it as an occasional wear dressing up dress, but I can justify it in my working wardrobe.

What do you think, S&B jury? Would this be Safe For Work if I wore it with a black blazer, black opaques and black ankle boots?

Silk dress

AKMD Wed 12-Oct-11 13:33:52

Looks fine to me. I love FWM. The clothes are actually cut for women...

sprogger Wed 12-Oct-11 14:30:07

That's what I liked about it, too. Room for norks and bottom, decent fit on the waist - all too rare!

AKMD Wed 12-Oct-11 14:32:06

Amazingly, all of his clothes that I've tried on have been like that. I'm also a size smaller in them than anywhere else grin

SolarPrestigeAGammon Wed 12-Oct-11 14:33:43

Sounds fine - apart from the black ankle boots (imo)

mollymole Wed 12-Oct-11 14:34:43

I love it !!!!
and am about to order it for myself - you have made me spend this.

LeBOF Wed 12-Oct-11 14:38:14

It looks like it would work, yes. I would wear long boots with it though, and maybe add some colour somewhere.

steben Wed 12-Oct-11 14:40:17

Agreed MollyMole I am about to do the same - DH will go mental!

LadyClariceCannockMonty Wed 12-Oct-11 14:43:11

I would absolutely wear this for work. Don't think you need to black it down quite so much either. In fact, with all black it might stand out more IYSWIM; I'd go for a jacket/blazer in a neutral (or, if your work isn't so formal, a chunky cardigan.)

sprogger Wed 12-Oct-11 15:01:34

Work isn't terribly formal, so I could pair it with a chunky cardigan. I have a very nice pale grey one that might serve nicely. Maybe with knee length, black high heeled boots? I need to get the soles on my tall black boots redone, but this could give me the push I need to take proper care of my earlier investments.

(Oooh, excited.)

LadyClariceCannockMonty Wed 12-Oct-11 15:18:26

I'd probably avoid black and grey with it altogether, but that's just me – I like clashing interesting contrasts of colours. It's quite monochrome as it is, so I reckon it could do with some warming up. I think brown/neutral boots would look the business with it, and a neutral chunky knit, something a bit like this – not so much for the style, but the colour. Or this?

In fact, if it were me, I'd go neutral cardigan and then shoes/boots in blue. Like these.

kplondon Wed 12-Oct-11 16:00:02

I think it's borderline too sexy and sassy for work. In the end, it is a form-fitting animal print dress - lovely but not quite work-appropriate unless you work in an "alternative" office.

sprogger Wed 12-Oct-11 18:28:41

Well, there are no suits in my office so we're probably fairly alternative. Alternative doesn't mean dressed-for-a-wedding-or-a-club through, which is what I was concerned about.

I like the blue shoes! A bit out of budget at the moment, though. I do have a pair of teal suede boots (LK Bennet sale, 2005) that might stand in, though.

Sleepwhenidie Wed 12-Oct-11 20:16:11

Gorgeous, would definitely go for it.

LadyClariceCannockMonty Thu 13-Oct-11 14:40:49

Teal suede boots sound A-MA-ZING (sorry, my inner Craig Revel Horwood just escaped a bit). I adore suede. In fact I may have to go and buy some suede shoes now ...

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