Our work do is very posh this year and I'm determined to look good - I nearly cried when I saw the pics of last year's do, I looked so awful
Trouble is I'm shortish (5'2), fattish (14 - 16), booby (36FF) and far more comfortable in jeans and Converse. I feel ridiculous in what I think of as grown up proper evening clothes - the sort of thing that's in the shops which screams 'office party' is really not me.
I had high hopes for Collectif which I saw mentioned on here the other week - I like a slightly vintagey, bit different sort of look (without appearing to be in fancy dress which I think many clothes of that type can do) but the dress I ordered (Regina bengaline), although beautiful, is too unflattering round the middle. I had visions of looking like Christina Hendricks in Mad Men but in fact I look like me when I was pregnant
I might try the above with some serious shape wear and cross the going to the loo bridge when I come to it, but failing that can anyone suggest anywhere else to try?