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What to wear to london restaurant?

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Eebs Mon 01-Jun-15 21:24:46

So I am leaving the safety of East Yorkshire and heading down to London where my brother is going to take me to Aqua Shard in The Shard. What do I wear?! I used to live in London but I was in my 20s. I am now 42 and comfortable in not particularly stylish clothes, though I don't think I am 'frumpy'. I get the feeling I don't want to be too over the top dressed up (it will be a Tuesday) so are nice jeans and top with heeled boots ok? Dress code is smart casual. I think this look suits me so I would feel comfortable. I am size 10-12 but I have big runners legs and my arms are not very toned. I am also very pale so don't feel that comfortable showing off the limbs. I won't rule it out though. So what should one wear in London these days?

MrsNuckyThompson Mon 01-Jun-15 21:29:12

Nice jeans, top and boots sounds perfect. Enjoy!

bialystockandbloom Mon 01-Jun-15 21:29:57

When are you coming? It's windy and not warm here atm but forecast is for a heatwave in June. In which case if it's really hot I'd wear a dress (and bare legs - fake tan? St Tropez gradual tan is good, not too obvious at all). Also is it lunch or dinner? Jeans prob ok for lunch (just) but I wouldn't wear to dinner.

Though have to admit I haven't been to the Shard restaurant so don't know quite how smart it is. Sorry that's not helpful is it grin

Eebs Mon 01-Jun-15 21:31:27

Oh thank goodness. I can cope with that. Thank you!

Eebs Mon 01-Jun-15 21:33:19

It's dinner. I'm coming second week in June. Hadn't thought about heat. Hmm not done fake tan since my 20s either. I could consider it. I Bet they've improved! Thanks for ideas.

AyMamita Mon 01-Jun-15 21:56:23

Aqua Shard is fancy. If it's any consolation it will be full of people who are not from London and are having a big fancy night out. If you are going to wear jeans, go for dark coloured skinnies with fierce shoes.

Eebs Mon 01-Jun-15 22:02:44

Ooh fierce shoes. I love that phrase. Ok so I think I will do some shopping. I don't want to have one of those situations like in sex and the city where the out of town woman is easily spotted as she has a scrunchy in her hair

ygritte Mon 01-Jun-15 23:02:19

I wouldn't wear jeans there. If it means that you have to go out and buy something else then don't go to the trouble but I would wear skirt or dress with heels or trousers and blouse with heels.

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