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What to wear to a DofE Gold presentation

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SteamyMcDreamy Mon 10-Aug-15 10:16:17

I will be going to St James palace with my DS in late September and haven't got a clue what to wear. I do have a few dresses but I don't think they will be dressy enough. I would prefer to buy something I can wear again and not spend more than £100. I'd also love some help on the shoe front please. I own a couple of pairs of smart black court shoes but only sandals and boots in other colours.

MyVisionsComeFromSoup Mon 10-Aug-15 10:36:00

Majority of mothers at DD1s presentation were a cross between job interview and wedding outfits, as were the DC. There's a lot of standing about initially, then sitting in a stuffy room (if it's a hot day), so something comfortable. The DC do a lot of standing in the room (from just before HRH arrives till after he's chatted to each group), so sensible footwear is a good idea for them.

SteamyMcDreamy Mon 17-Aug-15 14:58:19

Sorry for bumping. Just wondered if anyone could maybe suggest any outfits or examples. Thank you.

FauxFox Mon 17-Aug-15 18:24:45

Pied a Terre do some lovely dresses that are great for this type of occasion imo this blue one is nice, maybe with a not too high heel in a neutral or snake?

AFlorrick Mon 17-Aug-15 18:30:51

Can you channel the Duchess of Cambridge and go LK Bennett or or Hobbs? Both may have items in the sale at the moment. I'd definitely go dress/jacket combo. You don't say what size you are but both are generous in their sizes.

dontcryitsonlyajoke Mon 17-Aug-15 18:52:29

A dress and court shoes would be fine, if mine is anything to go by (though it was 20 years ago!) it's not like a wedding where everyone is a bit on show.

A lovely tea dress if that's your sort of thing, or more like the pied a Terre linked to above would be ideal.

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