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can I wear the same dress?

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onetwoflea Thu 18-Dec-14 13:50:15

Hi, my husband has just been made boss of his department, and we are going to a dinner tonight where I planned to wear my fab red dress, which is expensive and makes a great impression, which I feel is exactly what I need on the first social. BUT I've just been told his deputy's wife is wearing the same colour and length dress. I've no idea of the style. The thing is, I don't really want to change what I'm wearing, as my alternatives are not as nice. I have plain black or very summery pink as an alternative and I don't have the time or money to go out this afternoon and buy another dress. Would it look odd if I wear the same colour? I'm hoping that red is such a common colour that lots of people will wear it, and it won't just look as if we are competing!

FauxFox Thu 18-Dec-14 13:51:49

Wear it. It's extremely unlikely her dress is the exact same one and red is always popular at this time of year.

GooodMythicalMorning Thu 18-Dec-14 13:52:35

I'd just wear it. You'll probably pick another dress the same colour as someone elses but not as nice otherwise.

dexter73 Thu 18-Dec-14 13:54:11

I would wear it. You wouldn't think twice about it if it was a black dress.

onetwoflea Thu 18-Dec-14 13:55:00

thanks. you've given me confidence to brave it out!!!!

toptrumps1 Thu 18-Dec-14 13:57:09

Unless it is the actually the same dress, I wouldn't worry. There are many shades of red and the dress could be any number of different styles even if the length is the same. Wear some statement jewellery/shoes/bag to make a distinction if that would make you feel more comfortable, but personally I wouldn't worry. Red is hugely popular at this time of year.

Also, is it just you two couples going, sitting in a room alone? Mingled in with lots of other people, even at different tables two women wearing red dresses will really not stand out as much as you think.

Have a lovely time.

onetwoflea Thu 18-Dec-14 14:00:24

no idea of format, lots of people going, never met any of them before, should all be mingling I expect - thanks for dress vote

BikeRunSki Thu 18-Dec-14 14:05:14

Wear it. Your dh is the boss! Anyway, it's Christmas, long red dresses are pretty popular party wear.

OneLittleLady Thu 18-Dec-14 14:18:41

i'd wear it. it's very unlikely she will be wearing the exact same dress. As already said, red is a very popular choice at this time of year so brave it out and wear it!

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