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Please help - haven't a clue what kind of dress to wear to a "Black Tie Summer Ball"

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xfabba Sun 31-May-09 21:07:48

School summer ball, blokes black tie - what should I wear. Some are saying it is very formal so needs to be a long dress, others are saying "cocktail dress" ok. What do you think I could get away with? Am normally pretty casual and have never worn a long dress, am only 5ft so don't think it would work anyway. Can I wear a knee length?

Please give me some examples - am short, not quite 5ft, 8-10 but large boobs, no keen on strapless.

xfabba Sun 31-May-09 21:08:34

sorry duplicate post - ignore this one

Clure Sun 31-May-09 21:12:31

yes you could do knee length. Agree, I'm 5'1 and feel swamped in anything longer than knee length. What kind of colours?

xfabba Sun 31-May-09 21:19:06

I saw your other post and agree, we are too short for 'em, don't know how Nicole Ritchie et al pull it off. I am quite dark colouring - brown eyes, olive skin so I think dark, muddy type colours are what I am supposed to wear - or I could go with boring black. I posted this twice so there are some more posts on the other one.

which dress did you decide on?

Clure Sun 31-May-09 21:19:34

classic though may be a bit frilly
this is lovley
this with fab accessories and shoes

xfabba Sun 31-May-09 21:28:51

ooh I like the karen millen one in red!

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