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First night out for quite a while - do people still wear gowns, gloves and bustles for a night on the town? Should I wear a hat or a tiara?

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HuffwardlyRudge Mon 01-Jun-09 16:58:57


I'm going out with the girls.

I have NO IDEA what to wear. Not a clue.

Me: 5'6, size 12/14 (recently lost some weight so feeling pretty good). Bit of a shabby two-children figure.

The plan: It will be fairly glam. Dinner then a bar or two. We're not in UK and it's HOT outside but cool inside (a/c).

I fancy a dress. Yes? No?

I think heels are a must.

I even thought I'd buy an underwired bra shock instead of the blimmin feeding bras I have lived in for the past 400 years or so.

You can't tell me precisely what to buy because I might not have the same shops / same stock, but give me some inspiration PLEASE!!

TheProfiteroleThief Mon 01-Jun-09 17:04:37

Start with super undies. Deff new bra - is fitting good where you are?

If figure is a little softer shall we say, than pre-dc, then a tailored/ftted dress can be fab. I find this helps counteract the mumsiness of my physique.

Are your legs/arms good?

New requirements for night out are

£ for taxi in envelope with address written on it, in case incapable of speech
bail money grin

HuffwardlyRudge Mon 01-Jun-09 17:11:01

Good tips. Oooh, I could buy some super-pants to squeeze everything in. Although that might be a bit sweaty...

<dusts the cobwebs off her white lead face powder>

TheProfiteroleThief Mon 01-Jun-09 17:18:22

Won't matter in aircon!

Could you go for strappy/sleeveless frock with dinky cardi?

HuffwardlyRudge Mon 01-Jun-09 17:34:13

Oh god you're right. I could do strappy without mahoosive bra straps to hide.

I am overwhelmed by the possibilities.

TheProfiteroleThief Mon 01-Jun-09 17:37:33

And you will need jewellery and book your hair too!

Overmydeadbody Mon 01-Jun-09 17:40:47

magic knickers, a dress, heals, jewelerry and your hair and make-up all nice!

Go for it girl.

HuffwardlyRudge Mon 01-Jun-09 18:24:23

Oh god. Hair. I have terrible hair.

Clure Mon 01-Jun-09 18:35:47

give your feet a little pampering with some gorge bright toe nail polish - this always looks great with nice sandals!

TheProfiteroleThief Mon 01-Jun-09 18:41:36

chop chop chop!

HuffwardlyRudge Mon 01-Jun-09 18:44:32

I wonder if my friends will recognise me without a pushchair / vomit on my shoulder / a smelly nappy in my handbag?

In fact - THIS REALLY HAPPENED - last week a woman I know at toddler group was about to walk past me and then did a double take and said "Oh Huff! Sorry, I totally didn't recognise you because you're not carrying a child."


TheProfiteroleThief Mon 01-Jun-09 19:34:27

You need a countdown - to allow for fake tan/pedi/mani/haircut and colour/shopping etc

HuffwardlyRudge Mon 01-Jun-09 19:51:54

Bonus - am going to get a few hours to myself to pop to beauticians and even go to the mall to find something to wear without the help of my children!

TheProfiteroleThief Mon 01-Jun-09 20:43:22

woo hoo
now gives us your comprehensive list

HuffwardlyRudge Tue 02-Jun-09 11:20:28

Well I've had my eyebrows done. I was going to the mall but ds fell asleep in the car and I took pity on him and came home so he could have a snooze instead. Will try and get to the shops tomorrow.

Shoes (if none of mine go)
Hair? Maybe?
Feet. Def due for a pedicure.

That's it, isn't it? <worried>

TheProfiteroleThief Tue 02-Jun-09 18:56:45

Unless you are planning on going commando you also need

lingerie fitting (place to start imo)
dress+ cardi
accessories (your daily mummy type bag Will Not Do)

Not that I am a control freak - oh nooooo. But well done on the brows - excellent start

HuffwardlyRudge Tue 02-Jun-09 19:41:03

Oh yes. Knickers. And an underwired bra! (I don't currently own an underwired bra blush.

I was looking through my wardrobe earlier and found a dress that might do. Halter-neck, a-symetrical, a bit floaty.

Bag. I had completely forgotten about a bag.

TheProfiteroleThief Tue 02-Jun-09 20:02:35

dammit woman - get yourself a minimum of 3 good underwired bras in nude. This is Non-Negotiable

crankytwanky Wed 03-Jun-09 12:39:03

I have exactly this predicament, Huff!

Global hypercolour T-Shirts and baggy baggy jeans are still in, right? grin

I'm finding it hard to find a frock with sleeves.

Have an excellent time!

HuffwardlyRudge Wed 03-Jun-09 18:49:08

As long as you accessorise with one dayglo pink sock and one dayglo green sock you'll be fine Cranky grin.

Well I went to the mall today. I was completely overwhelmed by all the choice and came home with a jumpsuit for ds and a pretty stripey dress for dd hmm. I always do that.

Is a cotton dress okay? All the dresses I liked would be fine to wear to the swimming pool. I am not sure if that means they probably aren't up to a swanky night out.

I am hopeless.

Have got an hour or so tomorrow to have another go.

I have no idea what to do about my hair. I don't own a hairdryer or straighteners or any styling products.

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