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Suitable for DH's work xmas do?

(16 Posts)
ThatsNotMyBabyBelly Sat 22-Oct-11 13:34:04

Do you think this will be okay with opaques and heels?


I bought it today and am thinking it is too casual but DH says not.

First year I have been able to go due to work commitments and prenancy/babies and as dd2 is only 4 months don't feel I have my confidence back iykwim.

When dh was quizzed as to other women's attire I got "erm, party dresses", which hasn't been a help.

ThatsNotMyBabyBelly Sat 22-Oct-11 13:46:00

I am thinking either

without straps


looks much better on

These are dresses I already have.

ThatsNotMyBabyBelly Sat 22-Oct-11 13:47:03

try again

tak1ngchances Sat 22-Oct-11 13:56:48

I LOVE that first dress. If your heels are quite high then it will be fabulous. Also you can do lovely hair and make up

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 22-Oct-11 13:57:35

I think the first one.

Get your nails done and hair etc and you will be fine. No one is expecting skin tight satin 4 months post natal.

BlameItOnTheBogey Sat 22-Oct-11 14:58:01

Def the first one. Unless the event is really dressy, you will look like you are trying to hard in the others.

ThatsNotMyBabyBelly Sat 22-Oct-11 17:41:29

Oooo thank you for the replies! I'm glad you like the dress, I wasn't sure when I bought it.

The xmas do is at a castle, a banqueting type evening with clients. So although it is an impressive venue I don't think it will be that "posh", just a nice place to have a xmas meal.

As dress was such a bargain (bought it with birthday vouchers so only cost a tenner) will concentrate on lovely shoes.


<faints at thought of baby belly in skin tight satin>

trixymalixy Sat 22-Oct-11 17:59:59

The first dress is lovely, and what a bargain!

CheeseandGherkins Sat 22-Oct-11 18:01:02

Sorry but I really don't like the first at all, second was so so and the third link didn't work for me (or fourth). As you've said a castle I would go for more dressier, I'd always dress up a lot for a Christmas meal anyway.

StickyProblem Sat 22-Oct-11 20:34:34

I love the first one - gorgeous - if I didn't have Ann Widdecombe arms I would get one myself smile
Have fun!

pink4ever Sat 22-Oct-11 20:44:17

Sorry but I disagree-dont think the first dress will cut it. Its lovely-for a dinner date or evening with the girls but just not special enough I think. Xmas do's people do tend to go extra glam imo. Didnt like 2nd dress either-sorry and other link didnt work.

Dorothy perkins,warehouse,wallis etc all have lovely party dresses in and lots of good offers on.

ThatsNotMyBabyBelly Sat 22-Oct-11 23:11:28

Oh no I'm all of a tizz again!

I have ordered this one here

The first dress (I accept I am disregarding the others) is more pink than it looks in the pic. I tried it on with opaques, black high Mary Jane's and a knee length pale pink coat I have.

That sounds horrible but it did look nice, honest grin

pink4ever Sun 23-Oct-11 10:09:06

The monsoon dress is lovely-go with that.

trixymalixy Sun 23-Oct-11 10:21:51

Ooh, the Monsoon dress is fantastic!

tak1ngchances Sun 23-Oct-11 10:32:25

Totally disagree. Think the Monsoon dress is samey, boring and probably ageing.

I love the first one. It is modern. With a good blow-dry, statement jewellery and smokey eye make-up it would be stunning.

ThatsNotMyBabyBelly Sun 23-Oct-11 11:03:38

I haven't tried the monsoon on yet, still waiting for delivery, so will see how it fits.

I may then take both round to my stylish friend's for her opinion. She is very savage honest.

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