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Is this dress right for a formal work dinner dance?

(15 Posts)
RubbishRobotFromTheDawnOfTime Wed 13-Jan-16 22:06:31

This navy beaded Adrianna Papell one.

I bought it online yesterday and now I'm worried it's not formal evening-y enough.

If it's right... which accessories. Silver heeled strappy sandals with silver clutch?

I don't go to this kind of event ever very often.

Avpixie27 Wed 13-Jan-16 22:12:59

Its a gorgeous dress, it covers everything that would make it nonprofessional, as you said its for a works dinner/dance. I would pair it with either black heels or silver but not ones that are so strappy it looks like lines on a foot, if you go silver shoes then silver clutch or small over shoulder, if you go black then same. With regards to jewellery if you have a short length chunky chain then go with that and either a silver or black statement bring and simple bracelet of matching colour

Avpixie27 Wed 13-Jan-16 22:14:05

Ignore comment about black shoes, as my phone didnt show that it was navy

FadedRed Wed 13-Jan-16 22:17:42

It's lovely and would be just right for your formal 'do'. Silver accessories would look good with it, or same colour. I'd go with silver TBH.

clippityclop Wed 13-Jan-16 22:18:43

It's beautiful, you'll be gorgeous. Something very similar was suggested as suitable for a reception with Royalty by one of the ladies who know about these things in a recent thread in Style and Beauty!

tryingtocatchthewind Wed 13-Jan-16 22:19:40

Beautiful and yes navy and silver pair nicely together

Chocolateteabag Wed 13-Jan-16 22:19:58

That is a lovely dress - and yes I would have worn that to a formal dinner dance when I used to do that type of thing

I think you can go either silver or black - either pointed toe or simple straps like in the picture.
V simple jewellery with a beaded dress as you've got a lot going on.

RubbishRobotFromTheDawnOfTime Wed 13-Jan-16 22:26:34

great, thank you all - that's reassuring. I'm not easy to dress up as I'm a 14/16 (easier now than when I was a 22/24 last year though!), big non-perky boobs (thanks kids) and hair somewhere in between shoulder and chin length. Not naturally glamourous.

It's DH's new job and I don't want to show him up grin

Dowser Wed 13-Jan-16 22:27:31

It's beautiful.


Nettletheelf Wed 13-Jan-16 23:01:04

Yes, you will look great. It's a good choice. 24 people are looking at it on the HoF website and I bet they are all mumsnetters!

PingPongBat Wed 13-Jan-16 23:04:17

Looks perfect to me - long, elegant, bit of sparkle. Quite jealous actually!

SanityClause Wed 13-Jan-16 23:10:19

There were 32 when I looked, Elf!

RubbishRobotFromTheDawnOfTime Wed 13-Jan-16 23:28:55

Sorry everyone I bought literally the last one! Hope it fits.

Re trying to glam my brown bob up a bit, since the dress is 1920s inspired I'm thinking maybe style hair that way? I was planning to get a cut and blow dry the day of the do so could get the stylist to do some waves and/or use an accessory like this band or these slides.

Or could that be too fancy dress?

RubbishRobotFromTheDawnOfTime Wed 13-Jan-16 23:31:56

Maybe like this, with one of those slides.

Avpixie27 Wed 13-Jan-16 23:44:59

That would really pull the look together, a simple hair clip thats also silver would work on the side, a band would make it look too 1920 fancy dress. Simple and elegant is what wins out

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