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What does one wear to a smart-casual dinner dance?

(5 Posts)
SmoothOperandus Wed 14-Nov-12 15:19:23

This is happening Saturday the 8th of dec and I have no idea what I should wear. I don't like glamming myself up at all. I like wearing something that's classy and flattering. I'm 40, short, not too bad a figure but currently almost a stone overweight, definitely want to cover knees and arms. Budget, not much more than £50 as I don't go out much plus I'll also need to buy the shoes. I'd rather wear something plain. Gawd, I sound like a laugh a minute don't I???? Will you help me please?

mollymole Wed 14-Nov-12 15:49:48

There are some lacy , long sleeved dresses in tesco for around £18. They are lined on the body and a slightly A line shape. You could possibly get both tights and shoes to go with them from Tesco within your budget. Also, the double vouchers are available on clothing.

SmoothOperandus Wed 14-Nov-12 18:21:22

Thank you mollymole. I've seen the ones you mean. I couldn't pull them off I'm afraid. There's just not enough dress there. Way way way too short and skimpy for me. Happy to spend the whole £50 on the dress itself but definitely need something more substantial. Skater shape will suit me I think but the skirt definitely needs to reach the knees and the top needs to have sleeves. Please help me!

SmoothOperandus Wed 14-Nov-12 19:52:39

Please ladies help me and also, what shoes? Do they have to be black with a black dress?

dottyaboutstripes Wed 14-Nov-12 20:21:56

This is the kind of thing my DH's works do is like. Last year I got a dress from Wallis, I reckon they are worth a look and it looks like nothing would break the bank.

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