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Help me pick an outfit for work Christmas do? Please!

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MrsFionaCharming Tue 01-Dec-15 00:59:25

I've been surfing pinterest, and found these 3 possible outfit ideas, but need help choosing (and buying).

It's a meal in a city centre Marriott, ending at 1am (so presumably some kind of dancing after food?), possibly followed by clubbing.

Will I look like a child playing dress up in the last outfit?


torontonian Tue 01-Dec-15 06:53:14

It depends very much on your style. I am 32 and I would say quite classic, so the tulle would not look natural on me. I would say go for the first one if you have good legs ;) I would think knee height is mote appropiate for a work do but since it is at night and there might be clubbing involved, a little spark and miniskirt is appropriate.

honeylou42 Tue 01-Dec-15 06:56:08

I like the first one most smile

Bunbaker Tue 01-Dec-15 07:08:22

The first one. I am not feeling the love for the current craze in tulle skirts. I also think they would date very quickly whereas you would get more wear out of the first one.

RudyMentary Tue 01-Dec-15 07:16:02

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Cumberlover76 Tue 01-Dec-15 07:19:56

Love the second one too, where is the skirt from?

MuttonCadet Tue 01-Dec-15 07:22:44

I love the skirt on picture one, but would put it with a black top.

The other skirts wouldn't suit my shape, but could look lovely (I agree tulle will date quickly, but if it's just for this Christmas season you'll be fine, and right on trend).

Dowser Tue 01-Dec-15 08:00:06

Tulle for me. Just not keen on the top.

carrie74 Tue 01-Dec-15 11:17:00

I like the third one (but it suits my style better. And I just bought an identical skirt yesterday - H&M £30).

carrie74 Tue 01-Dec-15 11:17:26

Sorry, I mean first one - the straight sequin skirt.

SayAGreatBigThankyou Thu 03-Dec-15 13:47:49

first one is awesome

superbfairywren Thu 03-Dec-15 14:48:23

I love the second and third pictures if you can find anything similar. I like tulle skirts( I couldn't pull one off) I think you just have to make sure you don't look too ballerina.
If you find a similar skirt to the second picture please post as would love something like that!!

HappyGirlNow Thu 03-Dec-15 16:01:58

First one if you have the legs...

ExasperatedAlmostAlways Thu 03-Dec-15 16:06:18

I LOVE the last one. The first one will only look nice if you are really slim with longish legs otherwise could look frumpy rather than stylish. Number two is my second favourite.

hellsbellsmelons Thu 03-Dec-15 16:07:52

I love the last one.
I'm too short to carry it off but if you are taller then you can totally rock that look!

hauntedhenry Thu 03-Dec-15 16:08:15

Love the first one!

Greengardenpixie Thu 03-Dec-15 16:44:17

Love the first one. I love that look. Classic and dateless.

superbfairywren Thu 03-Dec-15 17:22:08 this looks good if you decide to go down the sequin route. Actually h and m have loads of sequiny sparkly stuff at the moment.

superbfairywren Thu 03-Dec-15 17:46:52 if you're a 6 or a 12 this dress is really lovely! I saw someone wearing it the other week and had to search it out, but they don't have it in my size!!

MrsFionaCharming Thu 03-Dec-15 23:36:11

Thank you for all the replies!

I went into H&M today and tried on every sequin skirt they have. I think it's safe to say I do not have the legs for one sad

I'm now considering either this one or this one in purple.

I'm just not certain that I'll fit into a 10. Also, DP says I'm not allowed to order one until I've chosen a top, or I won't find one and it'll just sit in the wardrobe. Sometimes I think he knows me too well...

MelanieCheeks Thu 03-Dec-15 23:38:40

For that much sequin, go for the darker purple.

It'll go with any black top.

Pantsalive Thu 03-Dec-15 23:51:00

I think you need something like this:
or this:
to go with a skirt like that.

Pantsalive Thu 03-Dec-15 23:58:47

There's a size 12 in the gold one available but you'd have to pay postage from Ireland:

MrsFionaCharming Fri 04-Dec-15 00:17:20

Pantsalive you are a wonderful person and deserving of a sainthood!

I'm going to put a snipe on it, but keep looking in case I get outbid.

MrsFionaCharming Fri 04-Dec-15 00:20:17

I've just seen that Boohoo have free returns, so I think I'll order the purple one too and hope it fits.

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