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Short or long for awards evening?

(12 Posts)
mamhaf Fri 13-Jul-07 08:05:37

The invitation says "lounge suit" and I have the choice of wearing a short cocktail dress or a beautiful long plain but more formal frock.
Which one should I go for? I prefer the long one, but don't want to feel over-dressed. Dh will be wearing a lounge suit.
There'll be a very sexy celebrity making the awards (don't know if we've won one, but here's hoping).

LittleLupin Fri 13-Jul-07 08:11:54

oh wear the long. As long as it isn't bridesmaidy, you'll be fine.

and good luck!

MrsBadger Fri 13-Jul-07 10:10:25

long one
so long as it's plain and not too full - as LL says 'not bridesmaidy'

don't add too much bling or put your hair up or anything.

themoon66 Fri 13-Jul-07 11:28:46

Go for the long one.... how often you do you get the chance to wear a long dress? FGS

Gemy Fri 13-Jul-07 19:44:39

Definatly long. There are loads of nice floor length dresses that won't make you feel over-dressed. Net-a-porter usually have some really nice ones.

funnypeevesculiar Fri 13-Jul-07 19:51:52

long, defn - yoou sound like you'll feel better in it

Mommalove Sat 14-Jul-07 23:08:19

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Katymac Sat 14-Jul-07 23:11:18

Well at the awards I went to I was told long - but about a third were in short

IMO if there is a chance you will be photographed by the press I'd go for long

EscapeFrom Sat 14-Jul-07 23:12:03


chilledmama Sat 14-Jul-07 23:14:45

If its a formal event you should always wear long. Short says cocktail dress, therefore cocktail drinks and smally eats.

Katymac Sat 14-Jul-07 23:16:01

Is it a dinnner?

If so remember to cover your shoulders (it's quite old fashioned - but if you don't someone will notice...I promise)

mamhaf Sun 15-Jul-07 21:44:06

Thanks everyone. It was last night, and I went for the long, and had a great time.
I hadn't known the 'rule' about covered shoulders - mine weren't, but I don't think it mattered.
There was a huge variety of dress styles, some long, some midi-length and plenty of long.

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