Help! Please tell me if you think this dress is ok for a black tie event

(24 Posts)
poppycock6 Fri 15-Mar-13 21:41:27

I bought this along with some lovely red heels and a red bag but not sure now as it's not really a cocktail dress. Can I get away with it!?

www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10001_10001_103020816260_-1?breadcrumb=Home%7EWomen%7EDresses

Not sure if I've done the link properly

crazymadladyonthetube Fri 15-Mar-13 21:50:17

I wouldn't wear it sorry. It looks a bit informal, more suited to a summer outdoor event perhaps plus it has a bad review.

TakingTheStairs Fri 15-Mar-13 21:51:38

It is a lovely dress but I don't think I'd classify it as black tie.
What type of event is it? If its the type where everyone will be in short dresses, you might get away with it, but if there are people in long dresses you might look a little underdressed.

KeatsiePie Fri 15-Mar-13 21:53:55

Wow, I want that dress!

I think it is dressy enough for evening wear, but I guess it depends on the occasion, and on accessories; I would go with black shoes/bag instead of red for nighttime, or metallic even, and really good jewelry selection. And sleek hair -- this dress looks more casual b/c the model has her hair in that sloppy ponytail with hairs coming out all over.

WipsGlitter Fri 15-Mar-13 21:55:20

No. It's nice but not glam enough.

Lovely dress, but not for black tie.
Normally it's usually floor length.

poppycock6 Fri 15-Mar-13 21:59:35

Thanks all for your opinions. It's a dinner dance. I know some are wearing long and some short dresses. Think I'll have to nip out tomorrow and try and get something else (the do is tomorrow night!)

SanityClause Fri 15-Mar-13 22:02:47

It's fine, IMO. I've seen women in smart trousers at balls, so that will be fine!

DeafLeopard Fri 15-Mar-13 22:06:47

Pretty dress but don't think it is black tie IME

polyhymnia Fri 15-Mar-13 22:46:11

Agree that though smart short is fine for a black tie do that isn't formal/elegant enough - better for an informal summer do or holiday evening out.

rubytutu Fri 15-Mar-13 22:52:53

agree. my phase eight verity dress is my fall back dress for such events knee length but very cocktail. sadly such events rare these days.

sweetiepie1979 Fri 15-Mar-13 23:02:35

No no no. And , be careful matching shoes and bag that's a bit 80s.

HormonalHousewife Fri 15-Mar-13 23:50:02

No. a bit too casual / underdressed.

If its black tie its an excuse to really get glammed up.

MunchkinsMumof2 Sat 16-Mar-13 11:27:30

No, that's not suitable for a black tie Ball < wonders if we're going to the same Ball tonight>

Thumbwitch Sat 16-Mar-13 11:29:01

Too casual, sorry.

poppycock6 Sat 16-Mar-13 16:45:03

Hello. Just an update on the dress! Bought this today. It's more than I wanted to pay but was getting desperate but looks lovely on.

www.coast-stores.com/lori-lee-short-dress//coast/fcp-product/2224796720

PenelopePisstop Sat 16-Mar-13 17:12:09

Love that poppycock

Gallivanting Sat 16-Mar-13 17:24:36

That's beautiful.

Sunshinewithshowers Sat 16-Mar-13 17:46:28

Much more glam, Its really lovely.

The first dress i would wear in the summer to a bbq with brown sandals.

The second one is fab, did you get the Blue?

DeafLeopard Sat 16-Mar-13 17:47:01

Ooooh poppy, gorgeous dress

WipsGlitter Sat 16-Mar-13 18:25:00

Stunning!!

poppycock6 Sat 16-Mar-13 18:44:24

Thanks ladies. Yes I got the dark blue. On my way now :-)

HormonalHousewife Sat 16-Mar-13 19:13:48

Thats really really lovely.

Hope you have a lovely time and dont spill anything on it grin

Thumbwitch Sun 17-Mar-13 07:07:25

Much better second choice and hope you had a lovely time smile

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