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So I have a black tie event in a couple of days' time. It's for work, and I will need to get ready in the office as we leave for the venue before the end of the working day.
I am terrified of getting it wrong to the point I actually feel a little sick. I never wear dresses/skirts to work and generally stick to black trousers with pretty tops. A couple of people have told me that they expect me to wear a dress and I sort of feel like I'm already being judged before I'm there. Additionally, I am short and curvy and don't suit full-length dresses at all. And I'm on a budget.
Anyway. This is what I have purchased:
- Dress - longer on me than on the model, comes mid-calf. - Shoes - Bag (The purple/blue/silver one - I chose this thinking I would accessorize with royal blue jewellery but can I find any? Can I hell!) - Necklace - I wanted something short because the neckline of the dress is high and didn't want to be fishing pendants out of my cleavage all evening.
I want a big chunky spangly bangle too but will have to wait until payday (tomorrow).
Am I way off? Please talk me through whether I need to change/do anything? I only have tomorrow to make adjustments so having a last-minute wobble, as you do.
Sounds perfect. IMHO less is always more; people who turn up in bright shiny satin numbers tend to risk looking like escapees from a school prom. Personally I'd give the necklace a miss in favour of a bracelet (or a nice watch if you have one). Hope you have fun!
Nice earrings would work well and do you have something to go over the dress, a wrap or short sparkly cardi would look good. They don't have to be black. Something that tones with your bag might be lovely.
Thanks everyone for your tips! I have some metallic midnight blue nail polish so I'll make sure my toes and nails are done nicely. Good call on the shoulder covering thing, I'll see if I can find something tomorrow.
I did watch a bride getting very drunk at her aftrenoon wedding. She was too nervous to eat lunch and the photographer took hours over the photos in teh aftrenoon. By the time the meal was served she was ...ahem....tired and emotional . Not a good look