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Is this suitable for black tie?

(14 Posts)
Smashpumpkin Fri 27-Oct-17 19:02:37

I’m going to a black tie ball and wondered if this was suitable? Does it maybe look a bit too much like a bridesmaids dress?

2014newme Fri 27-Oct-17 19:03:15

If you are tall, slender with thin arms go For it

MargotLovedTom1 Fri 27-Oct-17 19:05:05

Yes, I think you'd need lovely smooth skin on your arms, no back fat and no back zits either wink.

Smashpumpkin Fri 27-Oct-17 19:10:25

I do have some lovely love handles, hoping a spare of Spanx will sort that out though! thlwink

LadyOfTheCanyon Fri 27-Oct-17 19:34:08

Gosh I think that's stunning! Perfectly appropriate.

Smashpumpkin Fri 27-Oct-17 19:35:40

Thank you! May not suit my body shape but will order it and see.

ItsLikeRainOnYourWeddingDay Fri 27-Oct-17 19:36:05

Not bridesmaidsy at all. As long as you have the figure to carry it off it will look gorgeous.

Not that you've asked but I would put your hair up in a sleek bun and go for some neat jewellery. Beautiful.

Coloursthatweremyjoy Fri 27-Oct-17 19:38:09

That is absolutely stunning. Order it and see. Perfect for black tie I'd say.

TheOtherGirl Fri 27-Oct-17 20:05:39

Beautiful. What accessories?

hendricksyousay Fri 27-Oct-17 20:10:42

I’m going to a black tie do next weekend and I’m wearing a very similar dress . You don’t need to be tall to wear it ( I’m not ) but I am an hour glass shape ... it really annoys me when most of Mumsnet say you have to be tall to wear stuff etc . Most women aren’t tall and need to wear dresses !!

Smashpumpkin Fri 27-Oct-17 20:43:23

I’m 5 foot 6 so hoping with a pair of heels I can pull it off. A bit worried it might be right on my tummy as I had DS 7 months ago but again I think Spanx will help me out.

Ooh accessories, I haven’t even thought about that. What colour of bag and shoes do you think?

I really don’t suit my hair up so thinking I’ll have to wear it down.

hendricksyousay Fri 27-Oct-17 20:56:00

I had mine shortened but I’m sure you will be fine ! I’m wearing silver sparkly sandals and some simple drop sparkly earrings .

MMcanny Fri 27-Oct-17 21:01:08

It's fine.

Smashpumpkin Tue 31-Oct-17 13:43:47

The dress came and I love it. Could anyone recommend a bra to wear with it? Thought I could of got away with a normal one but the back is too low.

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