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Hi, I'm going to a black tie dinner in a couple of months and I'm not sure what to wear. I've got a rather beautiful Phase Eight prom dress that is quite nice, but I'm not sure if I should be wearing something more formal?
If you can think of any other dresses, that'd be great. I'm 5'6", size 12 and suit HOC winter colours. This is a work-related event so I don't want to wear anything short or revealing. Thanks!
Prom dress sounds quite formal to me & if you think it's beautiful & you feel great in it, then definitely wear that! In my experience at black tie events, anything goes for the ladies as long as it looks classy/glam...
The colour is not the best against my skin, but I'm planning to wear if (if I do wear this dress) with a black shawl. Not sure if you'd call it a shawl, actually - it looks like a long length of black, sateen material. This.
For a dinner, remember you will be mostly seated so your top half needs to look polished and formal. The prom dress has a very informal print and the main style feature is the skirt, which will be lost at a dinner table. It is also very summery in vibe so when is the event. You risk looking as though you're wearing just a nice casual summery top.
It looks a very pretty dress but I don't think I would wear it to a black tie function. I don't think it's formal enough. I would go for a full length dress or a cocktail dress, maybe a jewel coloured silk. If you wanted flexibility for future wears, you could have a full length skirt from somewhere like Coast and a boned bodice type top. Hope this helps
Yes. I agree! Thanks for helping me with this. Actually, I do have a black bodice somewhere, but I worry the completely bare shoulders look will be a bit too revealing. I have small breasts, so I wouldn't look too much on display, but it might be too much bare skin. Hm. I'll think about it.