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Help - DH and I are going to the opera at the weekend. I spend most of my time in jeans so are clueless on what to wear. Anyone have any ideas? I am 5'4", size 14, with a sizeable post baby tummy. I am on a budget so will need to stick to the high street.
Where are you seeing said Opera? I would always dress up anyway - not necessarily full on cocktail dress gear but "going out for posh dinner" kind of outfit......a knee length dress (perhaps a wrap dress?) or smart trousers/top combo.
If it is somewhere posh (i.e. Royal Opera House type posh) then I personally would go for knee length cocktail dress. Tis always better to be overdressed than underdressed imo!
Check out Coast - they always have a sale rail in the store and online (not sure what delivery times are like). Hobbs is always a good bet for "occasion" wear but can be a bit bleurgh. Given your description of figure, I would go for something structured so that you don't feel like you are "holding yourself in" but the dress does that for you .
Oh yes, definately dress up, nice posh dress, shoes and a shrug, everyone will be eyeing up what everyone else is wearing doing the interval when you either go for champagne or coffee although I did see some women who looked like they came straight from work in worky suits, I guess it's ok what you wear these days but a great excuse to dress up, enjoy!
Only thing I'd say is wear something comfortable to sit in & that doesn't crease - no fun swanning about in the interval when you realise your (eg linen) skirt has concertina'd. Big pretty shawl thing always good. You're seeing Aida arncha
Oh poo! I wanted to dress up. Might opt for the black dress I have seen on the monsoon website anyway. Its the more casual end of smart. Yes I am seeing Aida. I am so excited. . Tis wedding anniversary.
Not jeans, please. I think people going to the theatre, opera, ballet etc should make a bit of an effort, even if it's just black trousers and a nice top. A black dress would be totally appropriate. Have a lovely time.
A cocktail dress with bolero cardigan would be fine and not too dressy. If you want to wear a dress but feel a cocktail dress would be over the top, then you could opt for a black wrap dress with a brightly coloured pashmina. Whatever you decide, have a fabulous time.