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are you off to a black tie kind of do at xmas

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TheHighwayCod · 13/11/2006 11:52

and what are you wearing
i am not
but i want lINKS fom all you lot

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NomDePlume · 13/11/2006 11:53

Yes (under duress), but I have no idea what I am wearing.

TheHighwayCod · 13/11/2006 11:54

oh god
well you are hopeless

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MrsBadger · 13/11/2006 12:09

May continue my rotation of old faithful Monsoon dresses - time to give the greeney-bronze one an airing - or may wear nice-but-unexciting brown silky dress from TKMaxx.

Have some concerts too but they are dull dull dull as all black and need Comfort rather than Glamour, so same old black dress and shrug and ballet flats.

MrsDoolittle · 13/11/2006 12:11

I used to all the time whne I was footloose and fancy free.
Now I just find myself looking wistfully at the beautiful dresses in Monsoon

NomDePlume · 13/11/2006 12:16

Why hopeless ? It is over a month away.

crunchie · 13/11/2006 20:15

OK I have 2 outfits sorted
green shimmer dress I got it for £31.50 in the sale, and I already have shoes/jewellry/bag to go !! Plus it is machine washable

I have just bought black top/dress which I hae bought leggings to go with Another better pic here

I was worried it was a bit mutton As I wore leggings first time around, but it does look fab with plain black leggings or skinny jeans and black sparkly shoes. I am wearing it to the MN meetup

Dior · 13/11/2006 20:24

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MrsBadger · 15/11/2006 17:35

Update for Cod so she can think vicariously about evening dresses:

DH derided the TKMaxx one as Insufficiently Glamourous - it has a ruchey/drapey bit round the bust that I thought added much-needed volume but he thought obscured the view.

So am going with the olive-green Monsoon one - it's this shape with sparkly bits on the seams and a low v back.
I can see it being freezing though (and there is outdoor walking involved), so I think I'm going to have to wear my dear old charity-shop fur and possibly even long gloves (it's an army do, I can get away with it )

LadyMuck · 15/11/2006 17:38

I'm meant to be dressed 1920s style...

I'm sure that norks weren't invented in 1920 judging by some ofthe dresses I've seen.

Bumblelion · 15/11/2006 17:52

I am going to a black tie "do" on Friday night.

Boyfriend easy - dinner jacket and trousers, dress shirt, bow tie.

Me - more difficult. Bought a dress out of Matalan (don't laugh - bit skint, just had one DD birthday, got another one at the end of the month so not a lot of spare cash). The one I bought is below the knee, black satiney, strapless, quite fitted with sparkly around the top part of the "boob" part and another sparkly bit around the waist.

Ordered another one from La Redoute (not arrived yet) - that is why I bought the one from Matalan.

Also, want to have my hair up - see other thread (no replies) but thinking this may be a bit over the top.

Oh, also bought a new necklace to match the dress (need something around my neck if I am wearing my hair up) and what I call my "Nan (Surname)" shoes. My Nan (Surname) used to wear sparkly dancing shoes (in the 1980s when she was about 80!!!) and I have found a pair the same!!!

When I wear them, I feel like my nan!!

hulababy · 15/11/2006 17:56

I'm not this year. Have a champagne night, but just lounge suit affair, not the big dress up. Feel like I am missing out a bit

Think our next black tie do is in February and then another in March.

florenceuk · 15/11/2006 20:56

Not really a Xmas do but off to DH's work do which is nibbles followed by a short burst of opera. Am wearing a silk babydoll dress from Zara with scoop neck and bell sleeves (there was a pic in Grazia a few weeks ago but under work wear for those in their 20s!) but wondering what to wear over top - are pashminas OK?

TheHighwayCod · 15/11/2006 22:18

god theres SO much nice stuf fint eh shops

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MrsBadger · 15/11/2006 22:20

I know, and even though I have a thing to go to I can't justify buying any of it...

(am seeking black evening sandals with non-extreme heel and non-pointy toe though)

JoolsToo · 15/11/2006 22:20

I hated them too NDP. I remember going to Senior Officer's Do when dh was chairman of the mess committee - had to sit next to Chief Con and we were all clapped into the room.

I was mortified, not my scene at all.

Flossam · 15/11/2006 22:22

I am off to browns and then the next night to 'A night in Rio' fancy do near a posh house down these parts. Sounds a brilliant night. Have an arse heavy figure and found this dress which manages to cover the bad bits i found by putting the bow at the front I can disguise my gut

Flossam · 15/11/2006 22:36

Tries not to worry that her dress seems to have killed the thread. Wanders off to bed - worrying

Flossam · 16/11/2006 07:58

Now wondering if dress should go back!

MrsBadger · 16/11/2006 08:19

no Floss, it looks great - I think we were silent out of jealousy at your cunning (and bargainous) gut-disguise...

Flossam · 16/11/2006 22:10

Or else horrified at the thought of said gut...

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