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Can I get away wearing this to dh's work summer party?

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HeadFairy Wed 22-Jul-09 14:38:34

this top with skinny smark black trousers, silver heels and lots of silver jewellery?

The party is usually quite formal, most of the men are in suits as they come straight from work, and most of the women are 20 something Essex girls and so they love to dress up, and will probably be wearing prom dresses and the like.

Bearing in mind I'm about 15 years older than most of the women there and 5 months pg is this outfit smart enough?

HeadFairy Wed 22-Jul-09 14:38:58

smark? smark? I meant smart of course!

VinegarTits Wed 22-Jul-09 14:40:18

You want to wear a baby name website to a summer party? grin

notamumyetbutoneday Wed 22-Jul-09 14:40:24

Im not sure thats the right link...its linking to baby names?!

HeadFairy Wed 22-Jul-09 14:44:10


HeadFairy Wed 22-Jul-09 14:47:04

I was on the irish names thread earlier!

MaryBS Wed 22-Jul-09 14:47:26

I think its lovely, and is smart enough. Not that summery though.

VinegarTits Wed 22-Jul-09 14:49:37

Its nice, lovely colour too

notamumyetbutoneday Wed 22-Jul-09 15:23:20

Top is lovely. Very elegant

TheRealMrsJohnSimm Wed 22-Jul-09 15:37:08

Do you have white trousers instead? It is a beautiful colour but I think it would look more summery with white skinny trousers

Silver jewellery and silver heels sounds gorgeous with the top

MaryHuff Wed 22-Jul-09 15:38:42

agree would look better with white. don't think it would go well with black.

janeite Wed 22-Jul-09 15:40:53

It's deffo smart enough and I like the silver idea but black and blue together can look a bit bruise-like and it won't look summery. I live in black though - so know nothing!

HeadFairy Wed 22-Jul-09 15:41:11

I do have some white trousers but they're wide legged linen ones... do you think that's too much volume? I thought a top like that needs skinny trousers on the bottom. I can't seem to find any white skinny mat trousers, they all seem to be wide legged.

TheRealMrsJohnSimm Wed 22-Jul-09 16:05:02

hmm......yes, I think skinny needs to be the way forward. Will do quick search for you. Back in a mo.....

TheRealMrsJohnSimm Wed 22-Jul-09 16:10:41

Seraphine white jeans

slight bootleg but still quite fitted

very nice

all this maternity wear searching is making me broody....but only because I can't believe how great maternity wear is now....and my youngest DS is only 5 so not eons ago that I last bought any......

and finally Top Shop

HeadFairy Wed 22-Jul-09 16:13:00

I do have a rather, ahem large arse, so I'm not sure skinny white trousers would be very nice on me... they might make me look hoooooge.

For those struggling with the whole petrol blue/black thing, does it help that I'm quite dark skinned with dark blonde hair? I was thinking the black trousers would make it look a bit more dramatic/disco diva

TheRealMrsJohnSimm Wed 22-Jul-09 16:15:18

But the dress is long at the back, non? So arse will be covered

SetSquare Wed 22-Jul-09 16:15:50

i thinkt its fine
tis only a works do fgs

Jaquelinehyde Wed 22-Jul-09 16:16:14

I think the balck and blue combination with loads of silver will look really nice.

Go for it grin

HeadFairy Wed 22-Jul-09 16:16:47

The party has a no jeans rule, I'm not sure I can get away with skinny white jeans.

The black trousers I have are quite smart, almost like tuxedo trousers (would link to them but I bought them last time I was pg)

Jaquelinehyde Wed 22-Jul-09 16:17:06

Silver shoes and white trousers are a no imo anyway.

HeadFairy Wed 22-Jul-09 16:18:13

That's right MrsJS, but I could never really get away with wearing them again as I wouldn't look that great in them in anything that wasn't at least as long. I could I suppose get some more long tunic type tops to wear with them... another excuse to shop!

Chunkamatic Wed 22-Jul-09 16:19:25

I think black would look good, I often wear blue with black, even thoughg it is meant to be a no-no it can look really classy as long as you have the right kind of blue. Given that the top looks slightly purpley to me I think it would go. I also think black is better for an evening look, and you will be lightening it with the silver so I say go for it!

HeadFairy Wed 22-Jul-09 16:19:53

Yeah I know setsquare, but it's a City law firm so it's quite smart. Heck if it was my work I'd turn up in my bog standard old jeans and be done, but they're all lawyers earning gazillions or girlie secretaries with no children who spend their entire monthly income on clothes and makeup. I always feel like the frumpy old matron when I go to their company dos!

HeadFairy Wed 22-Jul-09 16:20:26

chunkamatic, the blue is more like petrol blue. Not too purple-y.

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