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Office Work Cocktail party - help me find a suitable outfit please!!

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EverythingsPink Sat 31-Oct-09 13:17:41

Help! I have been asked to 'represent' my office at a work cocktail party. I work in a predominently male industry and will be younger than most of the people there (i expect the majority of people thewill be male and 35-60yo) and i haven't a clue what to wear!

The 'party' will be held in my office (starting at 6ish when most people have left) so not going to be a cocktail party in the usual sense of a posh venue and evening wear / black tie. I want to look smart but not like i'm dressed to go to work and i want to look feminine and can't look like i'm out on the town.

just to make things a bit harder i am on a very tight budget!! Any suggestions please??

bigchris Sat 31-Oct-09 13:18:39

there was a nice blue velvety dress is Dotty P's I saw the other day

Jewelsandgems Sat 31-Oct-09 13:52:14

I was going to say Karen Millen, but if you are on a tight budget, that won't work!
What about something like this?

www.asos.com/Asos/Asos-Folded-Neck-Ponti-Dress/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=822931&cid=8858&sh=0&pge=0&p gesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Red

Or this is lovely (worn with opaques)
www.asos.com/Asos/Asos-Tailored-Tulip-Dress/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=809583&cid=8858&sh=0&pge=1&pges ize=20&sort=-1&clr=Grey

Asos have quite a few actually...and I have a code for 10% off

momijigari Sat 31-Oct-09 21:14:15

What kind of shape suits you? Are you petite, large of norks? What colours do you like?
21 pages here

EverythingsPink Sun 01-Nov-09 17:08:39

http://www.asos.com/Victoria-Beckham/Asos/Asos-Ponti-Roma-Tailored-Pencil-Dress/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx ?iid=667555&cid=8799&Rf-500=383&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Red

i did buy something like this a few months ago in black but have never worn it - bit low in my opinion but i have no boobs - so can't decide if this looks worse (revealing low cut top that reveals nothing) or better - blokes don't look at my cleavage as there is nothing to look at? Would it be suitable do you think? I think its better with a belt, and not ideal for sitting down in but doubt i'd be sat down anyway. If i went with this what shoes?

i am tall, slim and no boobs. No preference for colour...

EverythingsPink Sun 01-Nov-09 17:17:06

http://www.asos.com/Victoria-Beckham/Asos/Asos-Ponti-Roma-Tailored-Pencil-Dress/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx ?iid=667555&cid=8799&Rf-500=383&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Red

not sure if the link worked last time...

EverythingsPink Sun 01-Nov-09 17:17:47

www.asos.com/Victoria-Beckham/Asos/Asos-Ponti-Roma-Tailored-Pencil-Dress/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=66 7555&cid=8799&Rf-500=383&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Red

3rd time lucky?

JackieNo Sun 01-Nov-09 17:36:03

That dress is quite low cut, but maybe with a big necklace to fill in the gap?

Oasis have this which is lovely, imo, but maybe not formal enough?
YOu could do a shift shape, but you'd have to try it on - might be a bit shapeless.
Bargain sequins, also comes in purple.
Plain and a bit boring but versatile - dress it up with jewellery.

Ronaldinhio Sun 01-Nov-09 17:44:18

what about this

EverythingsPink Mon 02-Nov-09 13:22:28

ooh really like the last one - not too short though is it?

I also like the sequin one but wide, scoop necklines don't really suit me - tend to highlight that I'm a bit on the scrawny side Think that kind of neckline looks better on girls with a chest do you think?

momijigari Mon 02-Nov-09 13:53:46

only £15

momijigari Mon 02-Nov-09 13:55:30

too expensive?

momijigari Mon 02-Nov-09 13:57:13

new look

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