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afternoon tea at the ritz what to wear when pregnant

(10 Posts)
mamaspanx Thu 23-Oct-08 14:39:38

will be having afternoon tea at ritz in celebration of major achievement of family member next month and everyone will be dressed smartly...i will be 24wks pregnant with a substantial bump, can i wear my normal maternity clothes...long black skirt, black top and a nice brooch type thing to jazz it up or should i be raiding the isabella oliver website for something a bit more 'more'.

how smart is it? can i be forgiven because i'm pregnant? will have a two hr journey there so don't want to be too ott on a coach!

filz Thu 23-Oct-08 14:40:46

i am sure it will be fine

RubyShivers Thu 23-Oct-08 14:41:32

oh, you will have a GREAT time

no dress code for women but men must wear a jacket and tie

Lauriefairycake Thu 23-Oct-08 14:42:11

what you're wearing sounds lovely - maybe jazz it up with a scarf and pay serious attention to proper make-up and nice hair.

It's not that smart for women though think men have to at least wear a jacket and tie.

mamaspanx Thu 23-Oct-08 15:01:10

thanks for the replies, very helpful. i'm not used to trying to look smart!

check the hair and makeup definately.

MrsMattie Thu 23-Oct-08 15:02:44

What you suggested sounds fine. Accessories are the way to go. You need to be comfy when you;re pregnant and wearing loose enough clothing to fit in all those scones and cream cakes grin

mamaspanx Thu 23-Oct-08 15:04:05

mil has a 'wow' andrew logan brooch so will ask to borrow to pin a nice drapey shawl

p1umpudding Fri 24-Oct-08 20:44:49

The Ritz isn't as formal as you think. Why not show off your bump and wear a maternity wrap dress? I wore the red one from Isabella Oliver whenever I went out and felt a million dollars. It won't crease after your coach journey either.

georgimama Fri 24-Oct-08 20:49:09

Don't wear trainer type shoes though, they won't let you in. I'm sure you weren't going to, just thought I would flag it up.

ledodgy Fri 24-Oct-08 20:53:07

Yes I agree with maternity wrap dress they are very flattering and you'll look lovely.

I can't help sniggering at the fact that this would never ever be a predicament I would find myself in! grin

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