I'm going to my manager's wedding evening do thingy in a couple of weeks time and don't know what to wear! I'm open to many things - though I usually wear trousers a lot so wearing a skirt or dress would be nice for a change.. But what sort?! I've never been to an evening reception before. Only family weddings when I was little.
I get on really well with my manager and the rest of my colleagues are going to be there too, along with all our partners. It'll be a fun occasion - chocolate fountain and balloons everywhere and all that.
Just for reference, I'm 5ft 8, size 6/8 - and a 34D so some styles don't fit/suit me!
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17-10-2005 12:02 AM #1
What to wear to an Wedding Reception Evening do?B.I.T.C.H. - Beautiful, Intelligent, Talented, Cool Honey
17-10-2005 08:35 AM #2
it totally depends on the style of the wedding, tbh. one of my cousins had a really posh wedding, where everyone was in evening dresses. another had a semiposh do, with suits and smart dresses, another had a more informal thing, where we wore the kind of stuff you'd go out on a friday night in (eveningwear, but funky).
ask your boss if it's smart smart, or smart casual, then go from there.
if it's smart casual, and you want to wear a dress, how about something like a wrap dress, or one of those jersey type things that are all about now? you'll look smart, but not as if you thought it was a royal wedding, and it'll be well comfy for dancing
17-10-2005 09:52 AM #3
A nice gypsey skirt with a nice top could be nice, they can look formal or casual!God Sees No Colour
17-10-2005 10:16 AM #4
dont wear white, in case you get chocolate fountain on it.
17-10-2005 10:29 AM #5
i wore a cream knee length skirt, brown patterened top+matching brown shoes, and it was perfect for a smart/casual wedding reception!~Yes, she caught my eye as i walked on by, she could see from my face that i was fucking high!~
17-10-2005 10:55 AM #6i waltz in and
shake things up
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17-10-2005 11:10 AM #7
That is so nice and the colour is fab!!
Very smart but sexy!God Sees No Colour
17-10-2005 12:54 PM #8Originally Posted by kaffrin
Thanks for all your suggestions. There is a gorgeous green dress on Miss Selfridge's website (I can't get the picture tho, it's all Flash Media thingy), but it's £60 which I can't really afford.
Could I wear a black dress, do you think, or is colour better? Only there's a nice black dress (shoestring straps, just above the knee), again from Miss Selfridge which might suit me for only £30.
PS holliepop27 - can't say I agree about the "great great Grimsby" comment! I live about 8 miles away!B.I.T.C.H. - Beautiful, Intelligent, Talented, Cool Honey
17-10-2005 01:06 PM #9
For my brother's wedding i wore a black dress in the evening but wore pink shoes to brighten it up! For the day, i hada gorgeous outfit from Coast - floaty skirt, corset top.. But that'd be a bit OTT for just the evening do.
17-10-2005 04:18 PM #10Thunderstruck Guest
Ahhh, that's why I love being a bloke. All you need is a suit. And suits will NEVER go out of fashion.