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Oh help - what to wear for a party in your own home

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the39thstep Sun 18-Oct-09 20:05:00

It's my 40th in a few weeks and we are having a party at home. No particular theme or anything just friends family and food.

I feel since it's my party I should up the ante a bit from my usual jeans and T shirt but have NO idea what to wear. I feel really uncomfortable if overdressed, never wear skirts or dresses. It seems a bit weird to be wearing boots around the house for seven hours too.

Size 14, 5'3, "hourglass" figure what's left of it, brown colouring (I mean hair/eyes!). I prefer something a bit boho to glitzy looking but worried I will just end up succumbing to an "interesting" top from Per Una and my black work trousers sad... save me...

traceybath Sun 18-Oct-09 20:12:19

Do you have a budget to buy something new?

So if you won't feel comfortable in a dress why not go for a slightly more glam version of what you normally wear?

So get some new jeans - dark indigo as they're slimming and either straight or boot cut - whichever suits you best.

A new top - is it an all day type party? A nice jumper or a jersey top with a nice boyfriend style cardi over the top?

Nice shoes as you won't be going out and a cool necklace.

Depending on budget go to a shop you like and ask the assistants for help!

Have a lovely party.

the39thstep Sun 18-Oct-09 20:14:02

It's a tea-time to late party so I'll be doing a fair bit of running about. I can buy something new but not much time to find it! Thanks

VictoriousSponge Sun 18-Oct-09 20:14:41

NO NO NO to black trousers

VictoriousSponge Sun 18-Oct-09 20:15:20

I think a top with a sheen or shimer to it UNDER a plain knit/cardigan loose sweater for that " day to evening wink " look

janeite Sun 18-Oct-09 20:17:52

New, dark jeans.
A pretty silk top.
No shoes - I'd go for pretty slippers but then again I hate shoes worn inside.

VictoriousSponge Sun 18-Oct-09 20:21:00

ok so you might HATE this but its bo ho ish and they do it in a petite

bung that on wiht dark rinse jeans and some blue ish shoes and some kind of cardigan on top

the39thstep Sun 18-Oct-09 20:22:12

Would black or brown velvet jeans be any good? e.g here or just naff? having said that they would need to be bootcut.

I don't mind shoes indoors - pretty slippers! if only! ballet flats probably.

VictoriousSponge Sun 18-Oct-09 20:22:40

oh you need party shoes for a party.

the39thstep Sun 18-Oct-09 20:25:49

VS I get the idea with the top but possibly not my best colour - nice loose cut though! I might try and contrive a visit to Monsoon ths week.

VictoriousSponge Sun 18-Oct-09 20:26:32

i woudl think that was good on a brunette

the39thstep Sun 18-Oct-09 20:26:45

<relieved> the consensus allows jeans. I am sure that's what most of the guests will be wearing apart from a few effortlessly stylish ones.

the39thstep Sun 18-Oct-09 20:28:22

VS I'd have to try it on sometimes jewel colours wash me out (pale). If it is more of a dark teal it might be OK I do gravitate more to red/orange/brown/plum though.

VictoriousSponge Sun 18-Oct-09 20:28:49

yes but they must be party jeans
you might even wear a spangly belt

VictoriousSponge Sun 18-Oct-09 20:29:54

You see if oyu PROMISED to wear make up adn jewllery I would let you look at white stuff

janeite Sun 18-Oct-09 20:30:02

This is pretty - but is nasty polyester instead of silk.

janeite Sun 18-Oct-09 20:31:20

I like this too but polyester again

the39thstep Sun 18-Oct-09 20:35:39

Makeup and jewellery no problem.

Janeite those are pretty but won't be good on my ample bosom, I need low neck and some sort of waist even if just a little shaping.

traceybath Sun 18-Oct-09 21:05:25

I've got these ballet flats in pewter and they're lovely.

traceybath Sun 18-Oct-09 21:07:30

Wrap cardigan over a pretty vest top with said jeans and necklace?

VictoriousSponge Mon 19-Oct-09 08:58:45

YY i wonder. You are either a lacey top person or not. I am not, i look like I am dressing up. But if OP is boho stylee then a good idea

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