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If you have a cocktail dress or nice little evening dress

(16 Posts)
Willowisp Tue 20-Nov-12 14:34:03

What do you wear with it to keep warm ? blush

I've got a couple of outings planned & my dresses (in fact most dresses it seems) are sleeveless or short sleeved...brrr !

MarshaBrady Tue 20-Nov-12 14:36:09

Lots of mine are too. But it's warm enough at the party to be ok.

And I just wear my everyday coat to get there and back in a taxi.

sweetheart Tue 20-Nov-12 14:52:40

I have a shirt gold sparkley cardigan which I brought several years ago and always livens up a LBD, if it's really cold I've got a faux fur jacket to wear.

BunnyLeBOOwski Tue 20-Nov-12 14:54:50

Definitely fur! A little cropped jacket or a cape type doodah.

Willowisp Tue 20-Nov-12 15:01:03

I'm fancying the fur cape doo-dah..but where will I find one ?

Was going through the next directory last night & nothing fitting the bill there & no suitable fluffy cardies either..

Unfortunately I'm always chilly & will wear a vest under dress if I can get away with it wink

BunnyLeBOOwski Tue 20-Nov-12 15:36:07

River Island


Debenhams encore une fois

Cream - New Look

Black - New Look

And on my travels I chanced upon this bargain. Bought it for the school run wink

JessLG Tue 20-Nov-12 15:49:23

Why not wear a coat and take off when in the taxi?

topsyturner Tue 20-Nov-12 15:57:38

What colour Bunny ?
Wouldn't want to wear mine at the same time grin

Willowisp Tue 20-Nov-12 16:20:01

Isn't astrakhan lamb foetuses ? sad irecall Madonna wearing them & Stella McCartney being outraged.

Will check other links in a mo, thanks

MrsWolowitz Tue 20-Nov-12 16:25:19

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MrsWolowitz Tue 20-Nov-12 16:31:35

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lurkingaround Tue 20-Nov-12 21:09:30

Here's the Wikipedia link, sorry everyone, not a nice story. Worth a quick read tho. Never knew such a thing existed. I wonder how many lambs/foetuses it takes to make that jacket.

MorrisZapp Tue 20-Nov-12 21:39:41

There's a pewter sparkly cardigan in M&S, I've earmarked it to keep me modest in the morning on day of office party.

Would feel a bit odd sitting at my desk with cleavage and upper arms ahoy.

It's £22.50 iirc

MorrisZapp Tue 20-Nov-12 21:41:48

Oh good Christ. I always associated astrakhan with eccentrics and dear old ladies.

That's about the worst fact I've learned here on MN. And I've learned a few stinkers.

lurkingaround Wed 21-Nov-12 10:12:03

Yes I agree, awful Morris.
I'm not a vegetarian, I wear leather etc, but this seems so wrong and cruel. I wonder how people who wear astrakhan justify it?

DonaAna Wed 21-Nov-12 10:28:31

Either a jewelled bolero (I like close-fitting ones with long sleeves) or a vintage mink stole.

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