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What to wear to a dinner dance?

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ProfessorPickles Sat 23-Jan-16 17:11:43

I'm going as a friends plus one to his company's dinner dance and I'm a bit stuck on what to wear.
I think I know what I want but can't find much like it.

I am 5foot3, size 12, small boobs, bigger round the stomach and thighs.
Short trendy hair.

I have put a picture of something I like, but I'd probably not want sleeveless and a nicer colour. I imagine it wouldn't be so puffy in person!

Any ideas of somewhere good to look? I've looked allover and just seem to find endless floor length ball gowns, which I wouldn't mind wearing but I think the other style would suit my figure possibly.

Any help would be much appreciate! smile

cashewnutty Sat 23-Jan-16 17:15:06

I think that dress you have posted is a bit OTT for a dinner dance. I would just wear a smartish dress and some heels. A dinner dance seems like such an old fashioned thing - something my parents (in their 70's) would go to!

ProfessorPickles Sat 23-Jan-16 17:22:58

I know I thought the same, it does seem old fashioned doesn't it. The best part is I'm a terrible eater and I can't dance! However, I can drink alcohol and show my friend up with embarrassing stories from when we were younger so not all is lost!

I realise that one is a bit OTT but it's more the style I'm wanting but a toned down version. So nice and fitted at the top where I'm smallest then bigger at the bottom to cover my lumps and bumps grin

BlameItOnTheBogey Sat 23-Jan-16 17:42:10


MrsNoraCharles Sat 23-Jan-16 17:57:36

Tulle skirt and top? Not the top pictured, obvs.

MrsNoraCharles Sat 23-Jan-16 18:07:26

Or this but it's ££.

ProfessorPickles Sat 23-Jan-16 18:41:51

Thank you for the ideas, love those skirts especially the second one with the sparkles on!!

ProfessorPickles Sat 23-Jan-16 18:43:13

I think I may have fallen in love with this one! Can be made to fit your exact measurements so I'm hoping that means it will be flattering.

ProfessorPickles Sat 23-Jan-16 18:43:43

I realise it doesn't fit my original description but I came across it and I love it!

Brightermornings Sat 23-Jan-16 18:46:43

I had a very similar problem it's my company dinner dance next week. Last Saturday I had an appointment with debenhams personal shopper service. It was amazing I got dress shoes and bag. It's a free service.

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