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Dress code: Soho chic - What the hell do I wear?

(14 Posts)
happyhorse Fri 26-Oct-12 11:20:05

I have an invite to a birthday party in a couple of months at a poncey bar in London and the dress code says 'Soho chic'. Now, I'm pretty sure I don't have anything in my wardrobe that falls under this heading and I really don't want to feel like some drab 'mum from the burbs' amongst all the trendy young things.

I can't really spend more than about £50 and I'd want something that I could wear more often than once in a blue moon. I'm 36, 5'3, size 10 and a bit hourglassy if that helps.

Any suggestions would be very welcome.

TravelinColour Fri 26-Oct-12 12:37:09

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DameFannyGallopsAtaGhost Fri 26-Oct-12 13:07:04

Is that Soho the sex district or Soho the graphic designer and media facilities hotbed? I think you should check with your friend to avoid a faux pas wink

Trills Fri 26-Oct-12 13:10:48

Oh yes those coated jeans that look a bit leathery - but only if you have good legs!

FauxFox Fri 26-Oct-12 13:52:52

In that situation I would wear black. Black cigarette trousers, black slouchy vest top, black stilettos and then a massive bit of statement jewellery - ring, necklace, cuff or earrings (only one) something like this or this
Get your hair professionally blow dried too smile

MaureenCognito Fri 26-Oct-12 14:03:52

lol at one earring. its tears for fears all over

happyhorse Fri 26-Oct-12 14:06:12

Thanks all. Now I have a definite look in mind that I can work with. A good tip about the hair too.

Fanny I'll check that out - if it's the sex district I can just snip the tassels off my MILs curtain tie backs and wear them grin

squeaver Fri 26-Oct-12 14:10:12

That's such a bollocks dress code. Everyone who goes out in Soho goes straight from work.

However....yes to skinnies/smart jeans plus good top/blazer/jacket. Heels for sure.

FauxFox Fri 26-Oct-12 15:56:04

Not one earring maureen you loon one item from the jewellery list! confused

janey1234 Fri 26-Oct-12 16:07:35

grin at the one earring thing! Love that first ring....

MaureenCognito Fri 26-Oct-12 16:10:02

i did think PLus ca change!

FauxFox Fri 26-Oct-12 16:25:08


UterusUterusGhouli Fri 26-Oct-12 16:36:18

That is such a try-hard dress code!

Surely the very chic of Soho wouldn't acknowledge the fact they are, in fact, wearing a poncey uniform.

MerylStrop Fri 26-Oct-12 16:38:20

soho chic = any old shit, surely?

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