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    http://designerdresses.me.uk/wp-cont...Foil-Dress.jpg

    ok guys

    i have a works do coming up, cocktail party BUT theres not many young gals there, so i need to look serious and fairly formal ie not too much flesh showing. i havent had the dress code cocktail dress before, is this ok?

    i have a tanned complexion, mid brown hair and greenish eyes, so am going for beyonce's bronzed look here http://www.stylebakery.com/celebstyl...nce.011507.jpg

    or this look http://www.rap-up.com/blog/wp-conten...ievskimora.jpg or
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_vyCf6z7uw8...s+premiere.jpg

    just a posher veriosn.

    my questions for you fashionistas are:

    1. does this dress look grannyish or middle aged? if i show cleavage will it be better
    2. what shoes, jewellery goes with this dress? i dont want to look to sparkly or overkill. i want a kinda distressed gold leaf punky feel.
    3. is it ok for a cocktail dress code?
    4. if i spray paint the folds to make the ruched pattern stand out more, will this be cool? im handy with a needle, should i ruch it up more?

    how can i make this look more beyonce and less 35 year old married woman?

    i looked on asos but all their cocktail dresses are too short, too expensive or strapless. im a b cup so strapless is kinda risky.or should that be risque?
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    Cocktail to me means a nice dress but no longer than knee length. If that dress is really fitted on you - like figure hugging - I reckon you'd pull it off without looking middle aged. I'd probably go for black heels with it.
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    If you are handy with a needle shorten it to just above the knee (Cocktail is normally above the knee)

    Don't wear jewellery, apart from maybe some black drop earings

    Shoe wise, black heels
    (I know these are all Kurt Geiger, but you can find similar ones on the high street)
    http://www.kurtgeiger.com/online-sho...r-brooke-chain
    http://www.kurtgeiger.com/online-sho...-miss-kg-bella
    http://www.kurtgeiger.com/online-sho...carvela-across
    http://www.kurtgeiger.com/online-sho...7-miss-kg-hoax

    Then you want a plan black clutch.

    Keep makeup understated and voilá, to the ball you shall go!
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    (Original post by greeneyedgirl)
    If you are handy with a needle shorten it to just above the knee (Cocktail is normally above the knee)

    Don't wear jewellery, apart from maybe some black drop earings

    Shoe wise, black heels
    (I know these are all Kurt Geiger, but you can find similar ones on the high street)
    http://www.kurtgeiger.com/online-sho...r-brooke-chain
    http://www.kurtgeiger.com/online-sho...-miss-kg-bella
    http://www.kurtgeiger.com/online-sho...carvela-across
    http://www.kurtgeiger.com/online-sho...7-miss-kg-hoax

    Then you want a plan black clutch.

    Keep makeup understated and voilá, to the ball you shall go!

    THANKS GUYS FOR YOUR HELP!

    basically im gonna take it in at the bust and shoulders to make it look like a halterneck from the front.

    i have some more matching fabric, so was gonna make it even more draped looking, and cut the v neck deeper to navel height, with flech coloured fabric over my bust and stomach, so it looks like those really deep v neck ones.

    instead of cutting then re-hemming shorter, i was thinking to ruch it upwards, will this look ok?

    also should i go bare necked?
    and loose hair (my hair is mid back length and wavy brwn like beyonce)or hair up?

    i want to make it look more punky.how?
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    (Original post by shinytoy)
    THANKS GUYS FOR YOUR HELP!

    basically im gonna take it in at the bust and shoulders to make it look like a halterneck from the front.

    i have some more matching fabric, so was gonna make it even more draped looking, and cut the v neck deeper to navel height, with flech coloured fabric over my bust and stomach, so it looks like those really deep v neck ones.

    instead of cutting then re-hemming shorter, i was thinking to ruch it upwards, will this look ok?

    also should i go bare necked?
    and loose hair (my hair is mid back length and wavy brwn like beyonce)or hair up?

    i want to make it look more punky.how?
    Deep V neck could be a bit slutty/unprofessional (depends how it's done i guess)

    Extra drape could be nice or it could just make you look fatter...

    Ruching it upwards should work well

    Yes barenecked (unless you do a deep V in which case just a very simple pendant)

    I think the way you will "punk it up" is by choosing shoes with a kind of hard edge, a clutch which is slightly punky and tough looking

    http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/h...case_208335401

    Then makeup wise dark eyes
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    would any of you wear this to a cocktails event? the theme is 'cocktails and dreams' so am thinking this may be too covered up and formal????
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    (Original post by shinytoy)
    would any of you wear this to a cocktails event? the theme is 'cocktails and dreams' so am thinking this may be too covered up and formal????
    well?? would you???
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    No, I personally would not.
    It is not my style.

    I would normally wear a Lipsy dress as I find they fit me really well. For example what I'm looking at for New Years is:
    http://www.lipsy.co.uk/store/pixie-p...is-DR03570_051
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    (Original post by greeneyedgirl)
    No, I personally would not.
    It is not my style.

    I would normally wear a Lipsy dress as I find they fit me really well. For example what I'm looking at for New Years is:
    http://www.lipsy.co.uk/store/pixie-p...is-DR03570_051
    haha thats gorge, unfo im a bit conservative and dont like showing any skin, dont do backless, strapless or above the knee. thanks for your help btw, youre the christian girl arent you. good to see we arent all ned flanders lookalikes and we are trendy and do go out lol

    what i meant was, would you (or anyone else) consider this dress appropriate for a cocktail evening? not too formal or too OTT? im gonna be the only professional girl there with a bunch of 30 and 40 y/o directors, and maybe a couple of 19 y/o receptionists who dress like they are in a nightclub everday anyway, so i need to look respectable but also appropriate.
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    (Original post by shinytoy)
    haha thats gorge, unfo im a bit conservative and dont like showing any skin, dont do backless, strapless or above the knee. thanks for your help btw, youre the christian girl arent you. good to see we arent all ned flanders lookalikes and we are trendy and do go out lol

    what i meant was, would you (or anyone else) consider this dress appropriate for a cocktail evening? not too formal or too OTT? im gonna be the only professional girl there with a bunch of 30 and 40 y/o directors, and maybe a couple of 19 y/o receptionists who dress like they are in a nightclub everday anyway, so i need to look respectable but also appropriate.
    Yeah I am the Christian girl! It's shocking how many nights out I've gone out on at uni and there have been a couple of Christians and all our non-religious friends are shocked that Christians "are allowed to go to clubs"!

    I think it will be absolutely fine, all the guys will be in tuxes and that dress will look lovely when surrounded by men in black! I think it's classy and professional and when has heels and makeup added to it, still young and fresh.
 
 
 
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