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This dress for a posh do?

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Windowbasket Wed 18-Nov-15 21:27:16

I am looking for a dress for a posh party - dinner and dancing. Can't find anything I like! Don't want lace. Don't want too short (am 47!) - rather like this - do you think it could work with some nice jewellery and heels? www.jigsaw-online.com/product/silk-overlay-jersey-dress/J28507_GN002

UnDeuxTroisCatsSank Wed 18-Nov-15 21:35:37

It's lovely.
Color might be a bit sombre.

You could wear silver accent jewelry to ensure the overall look is bold not wallflower, IYSWIM.

Windowbasket Wed 18-Nov-15 21:50:21

I know what you mean re the colour. Or this? m.ebay.co.uk/itm/x-JIGSAW-50-s-Style-Silk-Jersey-Shrug-Evening-Party-Formal-Dress-10-OFF-/311169726742?nav=SEARCH&varId=610366336876

Choughed Wed 18-Nov-15 22:33:01

Sorry that second one is awful. I much prefer the first one.

tassisssss Wed 18-Nov-15 22:35:30

I like the first one a lot but not sure how dressy it is for a posh do...

Judydreamsofhorses Wed 18-Nov-15 22:37:56

I really like it - not very keen on the second one - and think it's something you could wear again with different accessories to change it up.

MiniTheMinx Wed 18-Nov-15 22:38:32

The second one looks frumpy. Unless you are very thin it would make you look two dress sizes bigger.

The first one is lovely for...day time. It's jersey which is lovely for everyday wear.

sooperdooper Wed 18-Nov-15 22:39:23

I like the first one but I think its more casual/day to day than for a posh do, I'd wear something like that for work

Asteria36 Wed 18-Nov-15 22:40:39

It is a lovely dress but the colour makes it a little on the smart office side. It would take some really amazing jewellery and statement shoes to dress it up, but even then you may feel a bit underdressed. That in black or a really rich jewel tone could be perfect though.

Salene Wed 18-Nov-15 22:41:04

2nd one is horrid

1st one is nice but to me it's a casual dress, I'd wear that dress during the day.

burnishedsilver Wed 18-Nov-15 23:27:30

The first one is a nice enough dress but it's quite casual and the colour is a bit too military for a posh party.

The second one has nothing going for it.

UnDeuxTroisCatsSank Wed 18-Nov-15 23:52:38

Depends what you mean by posh do. If it is a very posh kitchen supper (say, kedgeree, good wine, cheeseboard) in a smart London home, the first dress is fine.
If it!s a posh formal dinner, then the first dress is a bit day.

Not keen on the second one at all.

BlackAzalea Thu 19-Nov-15 07:47:49

I think the same as burnishedsilver.
What sort of look are you going for ?
What about:
www.oasis-stores.com/wear-it-your-way-pencil-dress/dresses/oasis/fcp-product/5667244
www.oasis-stores.com/longline-pencil-dress/oasis/fcp-product/5668201
www.frenchconnection.com/product/Woman+Collections+Dresses/71ENV/Lunar+Sparkle+Sequin+Wrap+Dress.htm?clr=c29lab
www.frenchconnection.com/product/Woman+Collections+Dresses/71ENX/Arctic+Spell+Feather+Dress.htm
Or maybe sequinned trousers (French connection and Monsoon have them) or a sequinned skirt (Warehouse) ?

BlackAzalea Thu 19-Nov-15 07:54:01

Sorry just saw you don't want lace ! But it's only the sleeves on the 2nd dress.

Luckystar1 Thu 19-Nov-15 08:11:07

I mean this in the nicest possible way so please don't take offence. But the first dress, I fear, is something that looks fabulous on the model on the Internet, and may look rather frumpy in real life. I don't know if course, I just get that impression!

Like anything I buy off the internet, it's only when I try it on I'm reminded that I'm not a 6ft tall beautiful model!!

Windowbasket Thu 19-Nov-15 10:47:22

Thanks everyone. I am not good at this sort of thing as you may have realised! It is for a dinner and dance. I do have a claret coloured lace (I know!!) knee length dress with three quarter length sleeves. Perhaps if i wear this and invest in some fabulous high heels and black opaques? Or no? Help!!!

DurhamDurham Thu 19-Nov-15 10:50:51

The second dress is awful, I like the first one but not for a 'posh do'. The colour and style won't really lend iteself to a posh do,it is very nice though.........if you like it wear it (says me who spends way too much time worrying about what I wear!)

RonaldMcDonald Thu 19-Nov-15 11:41:36

If the claret dress is nice, wear it. Lots of claret and lace about still this season.
New shoes will be useful for everything else and more worthwhile as it is only a party

mouldycheesefan Thu 19-Nov-15 11:46:43

I Bought tHat dress yesterday! I love it! I got the grey It is vDry flattering now I have seen the green I may get that

mouldycheesefan Thu 19-Nov-15 11:47:26

May get That

mouldycheesefan Thu 19-Nov-15 11:48:55

But Not suitable for dinner dance sorry

iPad playing up on previous posts, I have the grey it's very flattering, I now fancy the olive green too. But it's not evening wear I am afraid

ThumbWitchesAbroad Thu 19-Nov-15 11:48:56

First one is too plain, second one isn't very nice.

Have you looked at www.debenhams.com/women/occasion-evening-wear/dresses?
Or uk.monsoon.co.uk/uk/women/evening-dresses-partywear?

Dowser Thu 19-Nov-15 11:50:29

Sorry thought both were dreadful.

Especially for a nice evening do.

Dowser Thu 19-Nov-15 11:58:13

Have a look on this page. There's some lovely ones on there. Deepening on your size, style, colour you like etc

www.houseoffraser.co.uk/women%27s+designer+dresses/301,default,sc.html?prefn1=Style&prefv1=Cocktail%20Dresses&sz=300&spcl

Dowser Thu 19-Nov-15 12:00:20

Coast always have some pretty ones too.

www.coast-stores.com/c/clothing/short-dresses

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