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Black tie dress - help!

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MeganChips Sun 27-Nov-16 19:56:36

I'm going to a Christmas party on Friday and they have decided to tell us at the last minute that it's a black tie theme.

I had a couple of dresses ordered but they're going back and now I'm panicking.

I would either like to spend very little money or have something I can wear again. I don't like side splits or embellishments like jewels, don't like low cut and must be able
to wear a bra although strapless is ok.

I like dark red, blues, teal and black. I'm 5'4 so places like phase 8 drown me even in heels but I'm too tall for petite.

As an idea I like this very much but it's out of stock.

Any ideas? All would be very gratefully received!

InterchangeableEmma Sun 27-Nov-16 21:34:56

this is lovely but not cheap. Not likely to date very quickly.

AgathaMystery Sun 27-Nov-16 22:24:31

Bravissimo have one gown that is spectacular

tweeters Sun 27-Nov-16 23:23:25

Roman Originals have I think a good selection that look more expensive than they are, nothing show stopping but some are ankle length and all sensibly cover up bra straps. Also Wallis?

MeganChips Mon 28-Nov-16 08:20:04

That is lovely Emma but more than I really wanted to pay unfortunately.

I never considered Roman Originals, I will take a look. I am waiting for this from Wallis too but may order a few just in case! It's velvet and I like the touching at the side, very cheap too.

bojorojo Mon 28-Nov-16 09:56:01

Black tie is not long dress. It can be any length you are comfortable with. I suggest a knee length dress for wearability and not dating. Personally I think high street brands do Christmas dresses very well and M &S have loads that would be suitable. Have a look at H and M, Zara and & Other Stories.

BigusBumus Mon 28-Nov-16 10:34:34

I went to a very posh black tie do in the summer. What worked fantastically for me was a Black Tuxedo Jumpsuit which I wore with a white tux jacket from Zara, silver shoes and a silver choker. Everyone else was in dresses of varying lengths and most looked like bridesmaids and not terribly stylish. I was (at the time) a size 14 and thought I looked way more stylish than a lot of people! blush

It was a bit like This

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