January 8, 2015
Tasteful and classy dress for a work party
I wore this for a formal work sales meeting. Normally, I wear something shorter and flashier, but since these are my coworkers, I figured I should tone it down a bit! This dress was idea, based on the high neckline and relatively longer length. I still felt sexy without feeling exposed!
Here are the details:
Shoes: gold peep-toe. I didn't love the shoes, but they were all I had in the closet.
Hair: http://www.thesmallthingsblog.com/2011/09/elegant-half-up/ (looked better from the back than the front, but it was quick and appropriate. Plus I had to travel to the event, which means I didn't have all my styling tools available
Undergear: I wore Spanx. It isn't totally necessary, but the dress is fairly form fitting. The little extra compression gave a smooth look and aided in sitting. I wore a normal bra.
Cons: As other reviewers have noted, there is VERY little wiggle room, especially in the rib cage area. I went with the smaller size in order to give me a little more hourglass shape, but I did have to breath shallow the entire night. The lace was a little itchy and stiff, but not really noticeable. If you go down to the smaller size, and your bust is a bit larger, wear a bra with less padding and more compression to gain a few millimeters of breathing room.