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Chester races - corporate ^work^ ^do^

(37 Posts)
onlyWotz Sun 19-Aug-07 12:43:35

what shall I wear in about one weeks time to be held on one of the corporate Paddock Rooms.

From about 3pm till 10pm!!

Never been to one. Any Links ???? Ideas please welcome.

onlyWotz Sun 19-Aug-07 12:43:56

^^ italic didn't work - opps

onlyWotz Sun 19-Aug-07 12:53:14

heeeelllllllpppppppp me please

kitsandbits Sun 19-Aug-07 12:55:13

whats your shape?




onlyWotz Sun 19-Aug-07 12:58:56

16 on top
14 on bottom (so dresses tend ot to fit)
Brown shoulder length hair
5' 7.5' (heels make me same height as dh, so would rather not, as he is oming too)
Budget ??? um I like good value but without shoes and bag, probaly about £60 - £80 (£80 if I don't tell dh )

onlyWotz Sun 19-Aug-07 12:59:41

should say dresses not to

onlyWotz Sun 19-Aug-07 13:32:08

kitsandbits ??? where have you gone?

jaynehater Sun 19-Aug-07 15:17:21

All I can see on the Chester races site is that 'smart dress' is required - just the usual.

this would be going too far, IMO

onlyWotz Sun 19-Aug-07 15:20:39

lol - yes just a tad!

jaynehater Sun 19-Aug-07 15:21:13

have you tried Bizrate?

onlyWotz Sun 19-Aug-07 15:24:15

thanks for link, jh I will have a look

jaynehater Sun 19-Aug-07 15:26:02

Sorry, Wotz, just realised that link is as much use as a poke in the eye if you don't want dresses....I really am giving nothing my full attention today, sorry

Klaw Sun 19-Aug-07 15:29:31

what about a suit combo, that way you can get trousers and jacket of differing sizes, wear with an existing top (or not at all!)

and also then you can mix and match on other occassions.......

onlyWotz Sun 19-Aug-07 17:22:19

I think I may work with what I have for trousers and get a fancy new top and accessorise a little.

New bag maybe?? There were some nice ones on Next last week.

Klaw Sun 19-Aug-07 17:25:30

It's a pain isn't it? I can never find what I'm looking for when I'm looking for it, but it will have been in the shops a few months back or will appear after the event....

<<klaw shakes head at conspiracy against her when it comes to outfits....>>

onlyWotz Sun 19-Aug-07 17:34:23

I don't know anyone else who is going so I can't aks them what they think either.

jaynehater Sun 19-Aug-07 18:19:09

look what I found!

onlyWotz Sun 19-Aug-07 18:44:46

jh thanky you soooooo much for that.

Slubberdegullion Sun 19-Aug-07 19:03:54

I frequently see the ladies heading down to the races (I live near Chester). I'd say legs, and cleavage are always popular , lots of facinators, wedge heels, and pashminas. Oh and hideous fake tans .

onlyWotz Sun 19-Aug-07 19:43:16

Good idea with pashmina and I can do wedge heals and a slight tan as I have been on hols, I don't do fake anything!

Slubberdegullion any suggestions on a nice hotel to stay over night nearby - minus dds as a treat for me and dh?

Slubberdegullion Sun 19-Aug-07 19:51:46

Oh blimey, do you want in the city, or out a bit into the countryside?

onlyWotz Sun 19-Aug-07 19:57:11

not sure, sorry! will just want to check in luchtime and crash out later. Maybe a short taxi ride as we are there for some time we might have a drink or two!

onlyWotz Sun 19-Aug-07 19:57:44

TBH it doesn't need to be posh, just not above a local pub!

onlyWotz Sun 19-Aug-07 20:04:22

Jh that guide says 'Suits are more prevalent (and practical) in the cooler months, while a flirty dress is the way to go at the warmer times of year'

So as it is cooler now do you think i'll be OK in tousers and flirty top and some cleavage as Slubber suggests?

onlyWotz Sun 19-Aug-07 20:15:49

I am trying to convince ah to wear this matching set

must be dotty about each other

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