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Can I wear a short dress to a black tie event??

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KoalaDownUnder Sun 19-Jul-15 15:33:23

Dress is black, cocktail-y, designer. Was expensive and looks it. Unfortunately, it is not floor length.

Can I wear it with heels, sparkly jewellery & clutch etc, to an evening event with dress code 'black tie'? Or is full-length mandatory?

SweetCharityBeginsAtHome Sun 19-Jul-15 15:36:51

Yes you can normally wear cocktail dresses to black tie. Unless it's an actual "ball".

SweetCharityBeginsAtHome Sun 19-Jul-15 15:39:59

There you go, if you can't trust Debretts then I give up.

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