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a dress I can wear in an office and at a nice restaurant?

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hatwoman Wed 20-Aug-08 18:08:03

I am so clothes clueless at the moment - I am going to quite a posh restaurant and I really don't know what to wear. I don't want middle aged and I don;t want to do black trousers. I have half a mind a dress might be nice but in order to be useful I'd like it to be feasible for smart day wear too. any ideas?

Podrick Wed 20-Aug-08 18:20:53

I like this - with a black cardigan for the office


Podrick Wed 20-Aug-08 18:21:57

Or this?

hatwoman Wed 20-Aug-08 18:23:26

I do quite like that but I know from trying similar on that the shape really doesn;t work for me. I'm also quite prudey and wouldn't feel comfy in a low neck in the office. I am thinking something maybe shirt-like at the top but not split/shirtlike at the bottom

Podrick Wed 20-Aug-08 18:24:39

this with black tights or leggings and short boots if you are slim

hatwoman Wed 20-Aug-08 18:25:29

second one's winning so far. off to browse Principles

Ewe Wed 20-Aug-08 18:25:31

I bought this yesterday, looks fab on, a v flattering shape and good for work/going out too.

nappyaddict Wed 20-Aug-08 18:25:47


Ewe Wed 20-Aug-08 18:26:58

This one is also good, a classic but can easily be tarted up for dinner with heels and patent red belt or similar.

pippibluestocking Wed 20-Aug-08 18:27:14

What about a DVF looky-likey with a cropped cardigan for work for the office, such as this - ardigan&gpid=12&gen=1#txt

Podrick Wed 20-Aug-08 18:27:40

this kind of thing?

hatwoman Wed 20-Aug-08 18:28:16

quite like this one but could look a bit broad and boxy on

Podrick Wed 20-Aug-08 18:29:10

I like the one Ewe bought from Oasis

nappyaddict Wed 20-Aug-08 18:29:22


Podrick Wed 20-Aug-08 18:30:18

What is your figure like? Your Principles dress is v nice but would not suit wide shoulders

Podrick Wed 20-Aug-08 18:31:01

nappyaddict that one reminds me of school uniform!

nappyaddict Wed 20-Aug-08 18:33:13


nappyaddict Wed 20-Aug-08 18:33:45


nappyaddict Wed 20-Aug-08 18:34:41

oops this one is the one i meant to link to not the tweed one

i like this

hatwoman Wed 20-Aug-08 18:36:31

Ewe - I've seen your first one in the shop - it looks very nice. these are all inspiring me to make time for a shopping trip (need a fairy god mother to give the time if not the dress...)

nappyaddict Wed 20-Aug-08 18:36:39

oops this one is the one i meant to link to not the tweed one

i like this

too casual?

nappyaddict Wed 20-Aug-08 18:44:59

shirt dress

another one

pencil dress


sweater dress

ruffle dress

lace dress

black dress

nappyaddict Wed 20-Aug-08 18:45:40

too similar to what you tried on?

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