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CheckingOutTheQuantocks Wed 14-Aug-19 14:23:38

Today, because the weather was so generally dull and wet, I thought I would try to brighten myself up a bit by wearing pink trousers and an orange and white striped top. I thought it looked cheerful. However, a colleague has just commented that I look a bit like an ice-cream sundae and I'm making him want to go out and get a strawberry Mivvi. Oh well, at least ice-cream is a nice thing.

I have also in the past gone out in wide-legged navy trousers, a red and white striped Breton top, and a pair of navy deck shoes, and realised when it was too late that I looked like I was on shore leave.

Please share your tales of when you inadvertently went out in fancy dress so I feel a bit less embarrassed about looking like dessert!

elephantoverthehill Sat 17-Aug-19 17:59:12

In my youth I went to a fancy dress party as 'Biggles'. Some of the guests at the party were a bit more intellectual than me, and assumed I had come as Barnes Wallis, so I just went along with it.

elephantoverthehill Sat 17-Aug-19 18:00:22

Not Barnes Wallis, Douglas Barder.

Imonlymoominafterall Sat 17-Aug-19 18:16:50

On holiday last week I wore what I thought was a cool boho kaftan; my hair was clipped to the side and I had my glasses on. DH said I looked like the love child of Nana Mouskouri and Demis Roussos. He was right. (With apologies to anyone under 50 who won't have a clue what the fuck I'm in about).

CheckingOutTheQuantocks Sat 17-Aug-19 18:47:03

I know who you mean, moomin, and I'm under 50, but here's a visual aid for anyone less well-versed in 1970s Greek singing sensations.

Imonlymoominafterall Sat 17-Aug-19 19:34:12

Like looking in the mirror! X

sycamore54321 Sat 17-Aug-19 22:38:53

Great thread OP!

Mine is a posh civic gala dinner hosted by the city mayor on a cold winter evening (still not sure how I ended up invited!). I wore a long black gown with a striking contrasting purple sash around the waist....

... and was seated next to the Archbishop ...

Lostmyname Sun 18-Aug-19 07:18:45

Went to a 6yo boys birthday party. Super Mario theme. One of the other mums was wearing denim dungarees and a red tshirt hmm No one dared to ask if she'd done it on purpose

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