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This isn't a work dress is it?

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GinBunny Wed 22-Jul-15 13:41:01

Not where I work anyway. I was thinking of wearing it to a wedding with pink shoes. But they've put me off by calling it a work dress!

I think it would be v overdressed for most work scenarios!

bloodyteenagers Wed 22-Jul-15 13:56:14

Depends where you work

Autumn2014 Wed 22-Jul-15 13:56:53

That's lovely

hellsbellsmelons Wed 22-Jul-15 13:59:05

Really lovely dress - perfect with pink shoes for a wedding.
Ignore 'them', they know nothing.

GinBunny Wed 22-Jul-15 13:59:53

It is lovely isn't it? And I would get lots of hmm looks if I wore it here, wearing a skirt is considered smart!

With these shoes?

CoconutAmericano Wed 22-Jul-15 14:03:55

I recently bought a very similar midi dress from Ted Baker for a wedding. It's a lovely dress, very flattering on, but personally I would feel over dressed in work wearing it. A glam night out, Christmas party type thing or Christening, but a tad ott for work I think.

GinBunny Wed 22-Jul-15 14:05:32

Thanks Coconut - if you've got similar then you will know what the material is like too which you can't tell from the picture. Maybe work-wear if it was a jersey dress but it isn't.

CoconutAmericano Wed 22-Jul-15 14:10:28

It feels a bit special when you slip it on ifswim?

DorisLessingsCat Wed 22-Jul-15 14:12:49

It's beautiful!

DorisLessingsCat Wed 22-Jul-15 14:13:18

sorry but I hate the shoes

SheGotAllDaMoves Wed 22-Jul-15 14:15:16

Nice frock grin.

But it's a bit once-seen-never-forgotten, so wouldn't be my choice for work.

I'd prefer something plainer in design that could be changed with accessories/cardigans/jackets.

GinBunny Wed 22-Jul-15 14:16:32

S'ok Doris, I'm not convinced either. Need to try them on together smile

LadyPlumpington Wed 22-Jul-15 14:16:34

I have workmates who would wear stuff like that, but they are glam I hate them and could so pull it off. Our workplace is rather scattershot in terms of fashion.

I think it's definitely a wedding dress!

TheReturnoftheSmartArse Wed 22-Jul-15 14:21:48

Definitely a wedding guest dress, but I'd wear it again for work afterwards. Loads of people do that in our office - if you've spent ��� on something then you want to get as much use out of it as possible. For work I'd dress it down with black shoes and probably a black cardi (freezing in our office!), but with pink shoes it would be fab. You'll look amazing!

Lucked Wed 22-Jul-15 14:27:02

I really like that dress too! I don't have any weddings this year - is it too early to buy a dress for the Christmas night out grin

Liveinthepresent Wed 22-Jul-15 14:35:19

Gorgeous dress.
I have some quite full on work dresses for smart events but I definitely wouldn't call that a work dress - perfect for a wedding!

hellsbellsmelons Wed 22-Jul-15 14:55:36

Are you tall and you only like shoes with a low heel?
Just wondering really.
bit different

hellsbellsmelons Wed 22-Jul-15 14:56:39

It's never too early Lucked you should get a bargain at this time of year!

blueshoes Wed 22-Jul-15 15:01:55

I would wear it to work and have worn similar grin City law firm. A lot of rather glamorous women in my office both on the attorney and the staff side and so it would not have been out of place. You can always throw a jacket over it. But pink shoes might cross the line somewhat.

To get the most of my wardrobe, I try not to buy items which I can only wear for weddings and special occasions. If I can also wear it to work (at a stretch), then I will be able to get a lot more use out of it and the price per wear comes right down.

CMOTDibbler Wed 22-Jul-15 15:03:01

I'd wear that when working on the booth at a conference, or in a client site meeting when I want people to pick me out in their mind. But not in an everyday office situation.

babyiwantabump Wed 22-Jul-15 15:05:15

Those Asos gold stiletto heels would look amazing with that dress!

GinBunny Wed 22-Jul-15 15:07:05

Hells I'm actually really short but I can't wear heels due to a foot injury. Shame, those ones you have linked to look gorgeous but I'd be flat on my face in seconds!

hellsbellsmelons Wed 22-Jul-15 15:18:34

Ouch that's not good. We don't want you flat on your face.

OnlyLovers Wed 22-Jul-15 18:16:16

It'd be nice for a wedding.

It's polyester though. For that money. shock

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