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drcrab Thu 27-Sep-12 22:08:16

Help. I have a black tie event for work in oct to attend. I need suggestions!

I'm 5ft 3, normally size 8 (bit of a flabby tummy post 2 kids). Usually dressed in smart casual for work (today black trousers, floral shirt, grey jacket, heels).

Any pointers gratefully received.

ujjayi Thu 27-Sep-12 22:16:37

Black tie means either cocktail or floor length are equally acceptable. Do you have something in the wardrobe which would work but that perhaps you need accessories for? Or, if you want something new, what's the budget?

My top tip is to not buy from Coast as it is one of the most popular high street choices. Having said that, if you choose something plainish from there then you can put your own individual spin on it with accessories but obviously be prepared for the doppelgänger moment!

Monsoon is also risky for "Oh Crap, she's wearing my dress, aaargh" moments, especially if it's a big event.

drcrab Fri 28-Sep-12 12:37:41

Thanks for your reply!! I think it's time to raid the wardrobe! grin

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