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What are YOU wearing to your christmas do?

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Workberk Fri 06-Dec-13 22:26:56

Whether it's a work party, Christmas drinks, NYE thing - what's your lovely festive outfit of choice?

Need some inspiration...

HoHolepew Sun 08-Dec-13 09:14:25

Those are all lovely!

I havw a black aline type shift dress from M&S Autograph thats a few years old though I've only worn it twice. Its black with chiffon sleeves and dark beading around the neckline and cuffs. I wear it with nude micro fishnests and high leopard print shoes. I'm skint so can't really buy anything.

But I do have a £20 Dorothy Perkibns voucher and now I'm tempted to go and look for that dress...

EvilRingahBitch Sun 08-Dec-13 09:28:11

Thanks pinup. I really am very pearshaped so was being a bit cowardly in preferring a sticky out skirt, but pencil skirts can look good on me if I can find one to fit (I normally have to get them altered).

Gosh I am quite tempted.

CointreauVersial Sun 08-Dec-13 09:33:48

Notannabell that Almost Famous dress is gorgeous, especially the raspberry colourway.

foxysocks Sun 08-Dec-13 09:36:10

i have three nights out so far. outfit choices include

champagne sequin tee with black skinnies
navy embellished dress with opaques and ankle boots
black drapey all saints mini dress with heels
black anglomania dress with opaques and ankle boots (can't wear this with heels, too weddingy)

they are all with different groups of people so may wear one outfit more than once, or one to all three.

EvilRingahBitch Sun 08-Dec-13 11:21:24

OK, I've tried on every dress in my wardrobe (and rediscovered the gorgeous Save the Children fund BCBG sundress I'd totally forgotten about grin). The Anglomania dress remains the most beautiful and flattering thing ever, so I have to wear that, but it is unlined and I've gained 5 pounds since I bought it so there are thigh / VPL issues.

Talk to me about Spanx people. Please? Are the M&S ones good? Do John Lewis do them? Can you try them on in store or do you have to make a wild guess at sizing, and if the latter do you go for the size you are or the size you need to be?

Red Topshop skirt sounds fab.

I still haven't decided. I wanted to buy something new but have hated everything I've tried on.

I have:

Whistles split midi tube skirt with purple silk Westwood draped top
Black Anglomania dress but I always wear it and it's too big
Whistles mini tube skirt and leopard print chiffon top
Same leopard top plus shorts and opaques
Various heels/ankle boots

Dilidali Sun 08-Dec-13 11:46:41

Fenn Wright Manson wrap dress.
Joules navy mock wrap dress.
Boden black mock wrap dress.

All of them with black shoes/knee lenght boots and a mahoosive red silk shawl.
They are all very old items in my wardrobe, but I love them.

Workberk Sun 08-Dec-13 22:35:50

I'm jealous of all your Anglomania dresses! Which style do you all have?

piratecat Sun 08-Dec-13 22:47:22

i have an above the knee navy dress with hearts print on it. the hearts are a reddy/dark pinky colour.

i have searched for some sort of footwear for two weeks. I cannot find anything.

i can't wear high heels. am short.

i was thinking thick black tights for a retro look (kinda me) and thought shoeboots might be the way to go. again i can't find any. i would love some ruby red comfy mid heels for contrast.

Going to end up in a pair of trousers at this rate (which i also haven't got!!) as i have some little kittens heels that are nice. I wanted to look like a girl tho.

piratecat Sun 08-Dec-13 22:50:41

this is it, if anyone has any ideas what to put with it.


lumpolead Sun 08-Dec-13 22:56:35

There are various images on that link piratecat?

Bigbrassband Sun 08-Dec-13 22:58:06

This to a ball:

piratecat Sun 08-Dec-13 23:19:42

hi sorry. it's the navy one hanging up. tea dress with hearts. anyway i just tried it on and it's too tight around the waistblush . back to the old drawing board.

GinRickey Mon 09-Dec-13 11:05:08

This one to my firm's black tie dinner.

Stokey Mon 09-Dec-13 13:57:55

Mine was on Friday. I wore Billion dollar baby red dress from Deadly is the female and a black velvet blazer, black tights and black patent heels. Got loads of compliments on the dress, recommended on here so thank you S&B.

This is my Anglomania dress. It's nicer irl, I think - but too big for me, so I can't wear it (and I always flipping wear it anyway!).

EvilRingahBitch Mon 09-Dec-13 18:25:48

Here you go. Looks like a damp dishcloth, so you'll have to take my word for it that it really does look great on.

Lovely. My purple top is pretty much that in top form.

Steinerino Mon 09-Dec-13 19:00:27

I bought an Anglomania black dress in the sales last year. I was very excited only to put it on and discover that it emphasised my problem stomach area! I am slim apart from that and it made me look slightly pregnant! I was gutted and had to send it back.

Does anyone with an Anglomania dress have a problem stomach but still look good in it? It may be that I needs to try another variety.

DuckToWater Mon 09-Dec-13 19:07:59

I wore this for one do. Not as plain as it looks there, has chiffon sleeves. With black tights and ankle boots.

I have a problem stomach - along with problem norks, problem thighs, problem bum etc etc. smile I wear sucker inner tights with mine.

Steinerino Mon 09-Dec-13 19:31:44

As I expected then Remus, I think I'd hoped it would have magical qualities and be able to disguise my belly without the need for scaffolding. It was not to be!

wonderstuff Mon 09-Dec-13 19:32:06

To a black tie do. I'm worried it's a bit too much, I've a a feather clutch to match. The dress was £18 at TKMaxx, the feather collar is Biba.

EvilRingahBitch Mon 09-Dec-13 19:49:43

Afraid my stomach is the only part of me that is not problematic, so cannot advise.

EvilRingahBitch Mon 09-Dec-13 19:51:09

Feather collar on frock is EPIC. You must wear it.

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