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Eurgh, DH's Christmas meal.

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scentednappyhag Fri 16-Nov-12 07:37:14

DH's work organised a Christmas party but said no partners were allowed. This prompted a rebel uprising and now they are organising their own do so partners can attend. This means I can't back out as DH will be 'lonely' grin
I have an issue with eating in front of people I don't know well and especially struggle at buffets- so obviously this night out is at a Chinese buffet restaurant... <sigh>

What on earth do I wear? It feels like casual will be too casual, and dressy will be too dressy... I'm rubbish at 'in the middle' dressing, help!
Also, I really want to look nice, as all of the other partner's will be there, and I don't want to be remembered as the ugly, fat one <shallow emoticon>

Help me strike the right balance, please?

HellothisisJoanie Fri 16-Nov-12 07:39:34

christ WHO WANTs partners at an xmas do - havent you got your own thing to go to?

wear jeans and a top - no one will see your bottom half and if you feel fat, go on a quick diet?

thats what I do,

SoldeInvierno Fri 16-Nov-12 09:01:48

scented, if it is a buffet, it is easier to disguise that you are not eating. Have your normal meal at home and then just grab a few things from the buffett, play around with them and leave them in the plate. No-one will notice.

As for clothes, what would you normally wear to go out with your husband to a nice dinner? that's the kind of thing I would wear.

What sort of clothes do you like?

scentednappyhag Fri 16-Nov-12 09:28:20

No Joanie, I'm currently not working.

solde My normal dress is a cross between rockabilly and 50s housewife, but don't want to feel overdone if everyone else is in jeans. It's ok with my friends as they know I'm not trying to hard, it's just my clothes grin
Good point about dinner though, I hadn't even thought about it like that, thank you!

SavoyCabbage Fri 16-Nov-12 09:36:35

You should definitely wear what you usually wear in that case!

putonyourredshoes Fri 16-Nov-12 09:40:48

Second vote for wearing your normal clothes - you'll look amazing! They will remember you but for all the right reasons, much cooler than turning up in, say, skinnies, a stripy top and ballet pumps!!

scentednappyhag Fri 16-Nov-12 09:45:12

I'm so envious of people who can pull off skinnies, ballet flats and stripy tops though grin I just look like a beach ball!
Oh ok, I'm trusting you guys... Dress, victory rolls and too much lipstick it is grin

UterusUterusGhouli Fri 16-Nov-12 10:06:29

Just had a sneaky peek at your profile pics. You have nothing to worry about! You are vair vair beautiful & stylish. envy

Why would you want to "dress up" as a boring executive wifey? (If such a thing exists.)

I can't eat in front of people either. I find a liberal application of booze helps enormously.

putonyourredshoes Fri 16-Nov-12 10:06:42

you can never go wrong with too much lipstick, am hoping it's brightest red!

UterusUterusGhouli Fri 16-Nov-12 10:07:27

Also, I love your username!

scentednappyhag Fri 16-Nov-12 10:18:43

Uterus blush thank you, you've brightened my day a little but there grin
puton of course wink

SoldeInvierno Fri 16-Nov-12 10:32:28

definitely wear one of your 1950's dresses. I am always envious of people who can pull them off. Have fun and enjoy the party!

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