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Ok, it doesn't really matter, but I'm going to this awards/conference type thing tomorrow (DH is up for an award). Dress code is 'business dress'. All food is canape style. Industry is fairly geeky, but in an investment-banky sort of way, not Google. (Whose dress code is, in case you were wondering, 'you have to wear something'.)
I'm tempted to wear a pair of golfy sort of checked trousers, a nice blouse (cotton), and a Balanciaga-esque coat (which I will check). I am not wearing heels.
All my business clothing predates DS1 (so, 7 years old, whoops). And it's in size 18, I'm now about a 14.
Other options: - tweedy long suit. Think it might still fit - I have a few giant blazers, the kind that go to mid-thigh nearly, all are black. Too big is presumably not a problem with these, but they are (I think?) rather out of date. - I have a reasonable pair of black dressyish trousers, that fit. - I have some other dressy tailored clothes, I think there's even a skirt, but I doubt it fits (too big). - Oh, I have some tailored mens-style shirts, again, too big.
I want to be comfortable, really.
I also have to dig up some sort of bag, I have a class beforehand, so I need to have stuff with me, but I'm thinking a knapsack isn't quite the look I'm going for ... although I guess I could take one and check it ...
DH doesn't think the checked trous are any use for this - so I'm wearing black trousers and a cowl-neck blouse. (Oh, or maybe a v pale greeny-blue heavy satin blouse? Not sure, probably too warm.) Safer, anyway.
I have a wide collection of blazers that make me look like David Byrne. Whoops. And all the dress-up clothes I buy now are things like evening gowns or floaty cotton skirts.