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Is this dress right for a formal work dinner dance?
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
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!
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.
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.