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Too casual?

I was thinking I'd wear the dress below to my company holiday party this weekend.

This is the dress on Veronika (I have it in this green):
http://veronabrit.blogspot.com/2011/07/ootd-girl-in-green-dress.html

Here it is in pink:
http://www.target.com/p/Mossimo-Women-s-Exposed-Zipper-Dress-Rose-Scenario/-/A-13128946

Is it cocktail attire enough? How do I dress it up?

TIA!

Re: Too casual?

  • motoLynmotoLyn member
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    edited December 2011
    I think it would be fine for a cocktail party but you would need the right accessories to spruce it up.  what do you plan to wear with it?
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    I think if you added some nice jewelry and/or a cute blazer it would help to make it a little more formal.
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  • tuarceathatuarceatha member
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    edited December 2011
    I have some black peep-toes from Nine West but they look kinda old to me. What about my grey wedges from Target: http://www.target.com/p/Women-s-Merona-Milena-Suede-Wedges-Grey/-/A-13382678

    As for accessories I think I'd need to go buy some. Maybe a grey belt to match the shoes? A big necklace? Or a skinny long one? The zipper on the back is a brass color, if I remember correctly.

    I'm gonna probably curl my hair and pin it half up.
  • Elle1036Elle1036 member
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    edited December 2011
    Yeah, I think it's fine if you dress it up some.  I'm not sure I'm a fan of those gray shoes, though.
  • tuarceathatuarceatha member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_casual?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:9efe2779-30a2-4409-865d-d86b2c93764fPost:2489282f-5e29-499c-9c19-06b431cf2298">Re: Too casual?</a>:
    [QUOTE]Yeah, I think it's fine if you dress it up some.  I'm not sure I'm a fan of those gray shoes, though.
    Posted by Elle1036[/QUOTE]


    Yea I dunno if grey is the way to go anyway. Maybe its safer to stick with black and brass colored accents.
  • peekaboo2011peekaboo2011 Washington, DC member
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    I'm definitely not a fan of the grey shoes.  I'd go with the black peep toes and add some big silver/gold jewelry.  Chunky necklace, bracelet, sparkly studs.  
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_casual?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:9efe2779-30a2-4409-865d-d86b2c93764fPost:372e92d2-2302-44eb-b575-4be34f195bc1">Re: Too casual?</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Too casual? : Yea I dunno if grey is the way to go anyway. Maybe its safer to stick with black and brass colored accents.
    Posted by jenjenniferf[/QUOTE]

    <div>Yeah, I like this idea better.</div>
  • tuarceathatuarceatha member
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks!
  • lunarsongbirdlunarsongbird member
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    edited December 2011
    I think it's a cute dress...me lovez some sparkly for holiday parties!

    If my computer ever gets faster today... I'll find some pictures!
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  • tuarceathatuarceatha member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_casual?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:9efe2779-30a2-4409-865d-d86b2c93764fPost:c38c1571-31f3-4be2-b866-de79cf5b87a2">Re: Too casual?</a>:
    [QUOTE]I think it's a cute dress...me lovez some sparkly for holiday parties! If my computer ever gets faster today... I'll find some pictures!
    Posted by lunarsongbird[/QUOTE]


    Please do! I feel like I should add some holiday sparkles to my outfit :)
  • polkadot111polkadot111 member
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    I like the dress. But I too think that black heels would look better with it than those silver ones. Cute though!!
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  • Elle1036Elle1036 member
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    edited December 2011
    Oooh, use Polyvore to put an outfit together!

    Better yet, I'll do it for you.  Be back soon!
  • tuarceathatuarceatha member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_casual?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:9efe2779-30a2-4409-865d-d86b2c93764fPost:8515a1ac-35e0-4404-bed2-4f157aeb6330">Re: Too casual?</a>:
    [QUOTE]Oooh, use Polyvore to put an outfit together! Better yet, I'll do it for you.  Be back soon!
    Posted by Elle1036[/QUOTE]

    Jigga wha??

    (I LOVE that you guys introduce me to SO MUCH internet stuffs! Thank you times infinity!)
  • Elle1036Elle1036 member
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    edited December 2011
    Polyvore is awesome.  You can get a sense for how things will look without putting them on...  I've come up with so many ideas I never would have thought of before.

    Here you go:  pink dress (not quite the same pink dress, but you get the idea); black blazer, boots, and tights; and gold accessories.

  • tuarceathatuarceatha member
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    edited December 2011
    I think I've seen these pinned on Pinterest!

    How fun.
  • Elle1036Elle1036 member
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    Yep, pinterest is how I discovered it, too.
  • peekaboo2011peekaboo2011 Washington, DC member
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    Elle, her dress is Green.
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  • Elle1036Elle1036 member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_casual?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:9efe2779-30a2-4409-865d-d86b2c93764fPost:95265839-2fb4-495b-a392-196f20b5168b">Re: Too casual?</a>:
    [QUOTE]Elle, her dress is Green.
    Posted by peekaboo2011[/QUOTE]<div>
    </div><div>Haha, right you are.  Oops.</div><div>
    </div><div>I totally misread the OP.  I need to wake up.

    </div>
  • csousa1csousa1 member
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    edited December 2011
    I actually think that adding tights, boots, a belt or a jacket will dress it down a bit. They are really cute (and what I would normally prefer), but not as dressy.

    To me, cocktail style says strappy sandals, a chunky bracelet and earrings, and a pashmina or wrap of some kind.
  • tuarceathatuarceatha member
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    Hmmm. I wouldn't wear a blazer. I have a large goldish bracelet...  I feel like its sorta plain without a belt though.
  • csousa1csousa1 member
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    Something like this is what I envision...





    Also, Elle - thanks for just introducing me to Polyvore. My already slim productivity has now vanished.
  • lunarsongbirdlunarsongbird member
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    Oh dear, lord...I could spend hours on this site. I wish they had something like this for decorating a room!
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  • tuarceathatuarceatha member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_casual?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:9efe2779-30a2-4409-865d-d86b2c93764fPost:9f86828b-122a-44b8-98b6-6d08f6e72827">Re: Too casual?</a>:
    [QUOTE]Something like this is what I envision... Also, Elle - thanks for just introducing me to Polyvore. My already slim productivity has now vanished.
    Posted by csousa1[/QUOTE]


    Ohhh I wish I had gold shoes! Wait I do! But they look like this: <a href="http://www.dsw.com/shoe/kelly+.and.+katie+grace+metallic+sandal?prodId=dsw12prod3590019&productRef=SEARCH">http://www.dsw.com/shoe/kelly+.and.+katie+grace+metallic+sandal?prodId=dsw12prod3590019&productRef=SEARCH</a>
    Booo.
  • csousa1csousa1 member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_casual?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:9efe2779-30a2-4409-865d-d86b2c93764fPost:6aaea574-6d3b-4a51-8224-d47519a35c8f">Re: Too casual?</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Too casual? : Ohhh I wish I had gold shoes! Wait I do! But they look like this: <a href="http://www.dsw.com/shoe/kelly+.and.+katie+grace+metallic+sandal?prodId=dsw12prod3590019&productRef=SEARCH" rel="nofollow">http://www.dsw.com/shoe/kelly+.and.+katie+grace+metallic+sandal?prodId=dsw12prod3590019&productRef=SEARCH</a> Booo.
    Posted by jenjenniferf[/QUOTE]

    I think those are perfect!
  • tuarceathatuarceatha member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_casual?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:9efe2779-30a2-4409-865d-d86b2c93764fPost:370be38b-1347-4e90-a17f-eb579f3a658e">Re: Too casual?</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Too casual? : I think those are perfect!
    Posted by csousa1[/QUOTE]

    haha They scream bridesmaid to me. I'll review all my options once I get home.
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