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Is this too "officey" for posh dinner?

(33 Posts)
MyShinyThing Sat 20-Aug-16 11:25:30

Excuse state of mirror, bed, floor etc!

We're going for posh dinner with friends tonight. My go to black dress is now too big due to recent weight loss so I need to find something else!

I'm set on the skirt & heels I think but not sure on the top. Other options are long sleeve black blouse or loose dark blue vest top.

Please help!!!

Rifleponyandme Sat 20-Aug-16 11:28:07

Post the other two top options with the skirt so we can make a choice

MyShinyThing Sat 20-Aug-16 11:30:56

Black blouse

TheMasterMurderedMargarita Sat 20-Aug-16 11:33:01

It is rather officey but it depends on how you accessorise.
I prefer the sound of a vest top with a nice necklace.

MyShinyThing Sat 20-Aug-16 11:33:30

Top I e just found with tags on in the back of the wardrobe!!!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 20-Aug-16 11:34:52

All black is the best imo.

crje Sat 20-Aug-16 11:35:16

The first one is very work wear like.

The black would be improved with some colourful costume jewellery.

Have you any floral or patterned tops?

MyShinyThing Sat 20-Aug-16 11:35:25

Best top!

MyShinyThing Sat 20-Aug-16 11:35:44

Vest even, who knows what's best!!!

TheMasterMurderedMargarita Sat 20-Aug-16 11:37:08

Black is winning so far grin.

MyShinyThing Sat 20-Aug-16 11:37:08

I don't own anything patterned!!! To be honest the skirt is incredibly daring for me, normally I live in jeans & shapeless things.

I'm edging towards black or vest top at the moment.

Temporaryanonymity Sat 20-Aug-16 11:37:13

Stop faffing and get yourself out to buy yourself something new to celebrate the weight loss smile

Trills Sat 20-Aug-16 11:37:59

I like the red best.

Just to mix things up

MyShinyThing Sat 20-Aug-16 11:39:57

Oh no Trills! Now I've no idea.

Black feels like it's safe to be honest & I won't feel so self conscious!

This is all the nice jewellery I own!

2protecttheinnocent Sat 20-Aug-16 11:40:42

I prefer the red (ish) one but it depends on the accessories. What are your options?

Well done in the weight loss

MyShinyThing Sat 20-Aug-16 11:41:23

You're right Temporary I should, I'm hoping to lose another stone though so I've sort of been putting it off. I find shopping really stressful though, DH has had to force me into changing rooms a few times as I've been wearing jeans 3 sizes too big!xx

wizzywig Sat 20-Aug-16 11:42:25

The red one. I think its the black skirt and shoes thats making it officey. Well done on the weight loss!

MyShinyThing Sat 20-Aug-16 11:44:39

Oh no! Should I ditch the skirt then do you think? I really don't have anything else!

Just taken the skirt off & turns out I had it on inside out blush

MargotLovedTom Sat 20-Aug-16 11:47:42

All black, by a country mile.
Get some jewellery if you don't want to splash out on new clothes yet.

CremeBrulee Sat 20-Aug-16 11:48:48

All black looks lovely, perfect for a posh dinner. Classy but not too try hard, would be nice with necklace in your pic too.

MargotLovedTom Sat 20-Aug-16 11:49:23

And some non-officey, non-court shoes wink. Maybe some strappy shoes.

MyShinyThing Sat 20-Aug-16 11:51:17

Right black it is, with the blue necklace or the pearls?

Thank you everyone.

You're right I should get some different shoes, I have those in black, pink & nude as they're so comfy!

crje Sat 20-Aug-16 13:05:08

Wear the all black with the nude shoes & blue necklace

AnchorDownDeepBreath Sat 20-Aug-16 13:10:56

I second crje.

Colourful shoes, all black outfit. It looks lovely. Enjoy your meal!

summertimeandtheweatheris Sat 20-Aug-16 13:15:33

The all black with either nude heels or fun colour heels - prefer the non blue necklace - have you got a fun clutch to add to it?

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