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Invitation to a party - formal black and white...but

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50ShadesofXmas Mon 03-Mar-14 14:22:10

I only have purple! It's like cadburys purple, long and flowing but can I wear it?

It's a friends 40th (casino style) party, but am I going to look stupid if everyone else is in black or white - would you wear it?

If you would, what colour accessories? Silver?

truelymadlysleepy Mon 03-Mar-14 15:17:47

I would at least make a nod towards the dress code. Purple shoes?
It might be really embarrassing to be the only one. Also if the birthday boy/girl has requested it shouldn't you try and show willing.
White is very harsh though.

TessTackle Mon 03-Mar-14 15:22:11

Your friend is likely to wear a colour to stand out. You should most definitely not wear a purple dress if the invite states black and white.

BigW Mon 03-Mar-14 15:24:17

I think you should stick to the theme too. I would feel very self conscious rocking up in a purple dress.

DoALittleDance Mon 03-Mar-14 16:16:43

White can look lovely with blue/silver, as on Eva Mendes.

Agree it's better to stick to the theme. I went to a wedding once where the dress code was black for guests. The bride wore a slinky red dress. Unfortunately she was upstaged by another guest (a former model) who also decided to rock up in a red gown and ignore the dress code. There were fireworks. Go with the rules unless you want to annoy the birthday girl!

50ShadesofXmas Mon 03-Mar-14 18:36:54

Ok, definitely can't wear white, I'm as pale as a pint of milk, black dress it is then! Thank you.

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