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Festive Afternoon Tea at the Ritz - what would you wear?!

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Musicalstatues · 13/10/2018 19:37

I have been for a regular afternoon tea there before and just worn a tea dress but feel I need something extra special and a bit Christmassy for this.

What would you wear if you were going? I’m actually more interested in what others would choose for themselves with links if you have them.

(Sorry it’s about Christmas but I’m very excited)

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Gah81 · 13/10/2018 19:42

Ah, no links. Probably a poloneck with a sparkly or statement pencil skirt. Plus a necklace or big earrings to bring it all together. So a bit dressy but comfortable.

OR: a sequinned or silk satin blouse plus slim fit trousers and heels.

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mycatplotsdeath · 13/10/2018 23:12

I went years ago and wore a black silk day with a statement necklace.
It was a wonderful afternoon tea with the choir and everything. Enjoy!

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EdWinchester · 13/10/2018 23:19

I might wear a sparkly top and coated jeans.

As you know, people tend not to get too dressed up or risk looking er, too dressed up!

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Curunina · 13/10/2018 23:31

You're not allowed to wear jeans in the Ritz- even if you are staying there, they just about tolerate you walking through the lobby in them.

We saw people being turned away from their afternoon tea booking for wearing jeans.

A lovely day dress is your friend- enjoy it, it's such a lovely experience!

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mycatplotsdeath · 13/10/2018 23:43

You are not allowed jeans at the Ritz.
A jacket was required for breakfast by male guests when we stayed

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EdWinchester · 14/10/2018 00:03

I wore coated jeans last December!

They were black though.

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bebesequin · 14/10/2018 08:11

A velvet dress
I have a couple of Boden ones
Day dresses but in a plush velvet
Glossy opaques and suede ankle boots or a mary jane with a heel.
That would be my choice but you must wear what you feel comfortable in,

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Musicalstatues · 14/10/2018 13:20

I was thinking velvet actually. Would have to be something that suited a shorty with extra short legs, small boobs and a mum tum though!

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Whereareyouscooter · 14/10/2018 13:40

I went to this last Christmas and wore a lace dress. Everyone was dressed smartly. It was lovely. Enjoy!

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Barbayagar · 14/10/2018 14:17

I got turned away for wearing trainers.

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TantricTwist · 14/10/2018 15:14

I'd probably wear a dress with tights and ankle boots or a blouse with black trousers. It's a lovely venue obviously but full of tourists and people like my mum and her friends when they go to town to meet up with friends from overseas and you only get a 2 hour slot or something like that which is more than enough time.

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Floisme · 14/10/2018 16:16

I would dress up. Not evening wear cos it's daytime but it would probably involve velvet. There's not enough dressing up in the world.

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