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What to wear to a posh restaurant when you don't wear dresses

(21 Posts)
MelenyWebster Sat 18-Jul-15 21:22:50

I'm 50s; tall; slimish; have funds.

Ideas, please.

sparechange Sat 18-Jul-15 21:26:31

Is it a London restaurant? If so, people are a lot less smart than you might expect..!
Jeans and a nice top will blend right in

Artandco Sat 18-Jul-15 21:26:39

Is there a reason you don't wear dresses?

MrsBertMacklin Sat 18-Jul-15 21:43:39

Cigarette trousers, unstructured silk blouse? Hopefully someone will be along with more exciting suggestions.

RinkRashDerbyKisses Sun 19-Jul-15 08:54:50

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VolumniaDedlock Sun 19-Jul-15 08:57:58

yy to how posh?

If I'm not at work I wear jeans pretty much everywhere, and that has included Michelin starred restaurants

mrsdavidbowie Sun 19-Jul-15 08:59:49

I never wear dresses as I feel overdressed and resemble Grayson Perry.
I'm tall and wear cigarette trousers and a top usually.

lastnightiwenttomanderley Sun 19-Jul-15 09:11:21

Which restaurant is this? Agree that most posh restaurants are much more relaxed than people expect.

PhoebeMcPeePee Sun 19-Jul-15 11:12:50

Black jumpsuit & some killer heels

Lucked Sun 19-Jul-15 11:14:34

I like the Boden Chelsea turn up and if you are being really lazy you could order a ravello top too. I get much more wear out of trousers as I find them easier to dress up and down.

polyhymnia Sun 19-Jul-15 12:33:07

Like everyone else, really need to know what you mean by a posh restaurant. Agree that in London good jeans and a nice top would be fine.

niminypiminy Sun 19-Jul-15 12:35:18

Also if you are sitting down whoever you are with will only see the top, so concentrate on that and wear neutral but nice trousers on the bottom.

nooddsocksforme Sun 19-Jul-15 22:29:59

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nooddsocksforme Sun 19-Jul-15 22:54:20

oops wrong link

nooddsocksforme Sun 19-Jul-15 23:23:28

withdrew my comment cos got the lonks all wrong -wanted to say coated trousers , sequin top and wedges

louloubelle2 Mon 20-Jul-15 11:01:20

nooddsocksforme Sorry I don't agree, sequin tops are fine for a party or a xmas do, not a posh restaurant in July.

Like other PPs have said, you might be surprised at how casual some "posh" restaurants are, so it would help to know which one.

I'd say black trousers, skinny or wide leg but most importantly comfortable enough on the waist to enjoy your meal. Have you had a look at Winser London for example?

Then a smarter top as this is what will be seen, like a silk blouse or something in a loose crepe or good quality viscose with some sort of interesting detail or neckline.

Heels99 Mon 20-Jul-15 11:02:53

No to sequin top! It's not an office party.

polyhymnia Mon 20-Jul-15 11:07:20

Agree, definitely no to a sequin top for an expedition to a good restaurant.

Loafliner Mon 20-Jul-15 14:54:49

Jeans and a nice top, overdressed makes you look like you never get out.

nooddsocksforme Mon 20-Jul-15 14:57:19

oops -in my defence it is a casual top with sequins-but mayb i need to come on here a bit more often

Heels99 Mon 20-Jul-15 14:59:37

Does depend on how posh though the ritz I think has a no jeans rule? I know it's tourist rather than posh but thought would mention

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