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Old 09-17-2019, 01:08 PM
 
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You have already decided what you are going to wear. Not sure why you are asking for advice here other than you enjoy stirring the pot on a forum and refuting folk's comments just to stir it some more. The title of this thread shows your intent - to drum up a bit of thread drama. Why don't you go to Macy's or Beauty Brands and get a makeup lesson for the event instead of sitting around typing on CD?
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Old 09-17-2019, 01:08 PM
 
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First impressions are lasting. It is a party at the boss's house. That *IS* a work related function.

Corporate Party Dressing 101: If you insist on dressing sexy - wear a dress with only ONE of the following features: tight or short or low cut or side slit or animal print. Do not combine any of these features. Do not combine any of these with ultra high heeled shoes.

You're welcome.


EDIT: What does your BF do for a living? Dressing trashy may be appropriate in some work circles.
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Old 09-17-2019, 01:36 PM
 
Location: NorCal...The Bay Area
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Look, you keep sidestepping. You said 'revealing', so most of us are probably thinking side boobage, a split up to your crotch, or your backside hanging out of your backless dress, all of which would be inappropriate in pretty much all situations where your bf's boss would be there. Basically you're seeking validation for your decision to wear whatever you want, and making disparaging remarks about people who haven't been given any real information about what the heck you want to wear, other than it's 'revealing'. Which could mean about a hundred different things.
After being called bimbo so many times.......(& people not understanding formal gowns)....I gave up a couple of pages ago. People don’t listen...they are still calling it a work party & not thinking about how some of the other women may be dressed too. This is a personal party....hosted by his very good personal friend....that is also his oldest partner & I’m sure every woman at the party is not going in turtleneck formal dresses. It’s like people have never been at a formal party before...or know that skin on a formal dress is *normal*...check the stores....but they stupidly compare it to me wearing club wear every time & call me a bimbo....when they don’t read my posts or *try* to understand the type of party or what I’m asking & I’m so over the toxicity...the “dressing trashy” & bimbo stuff.....

I’ll continue with my friends or on my vlog....I need to make a decision or buy a new dress...ty anyways.....
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Old 09-17-2019, 01:36 PM
 
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Well, OP, you're the one that used the term "revealing". I can only imagine.


Don't be the one all the wives/girlfriends talk about in the car on the way home. You can look nice without hanging out all over the place. It's not about you, nor is it about your fashion sense, nor is it about getting in touch with your inner innerness or whatever. It's about your boyfriend's JOB.


Trust us old farts, a dinner party at the boss' house IS!!!! a business/work-related affair. Pick some other place to express yourself.
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Old 09-17-2019, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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After being called bimbo so many times.......(& people not understanding formal gowns)....I gave up a couple of pages ago. People don’t listen...they are still calling it a work party & not thinking about how some of the other women may be dressed too. This is a personal party....hosted by his very good personal friend....that is also his oldest partner & I’m sure every woman at the party is not going in turtleneck formal dresses. It’s like people have never been at a formal party before...or know that skin on a formal dress is *normal*...check the stores....but they stupidly compare it to me wearing club wear every time & call me a bimbo....when they don’t read my posts or *try* to understand the type of party or what I’m asking & I’m so over the toxicity...the “dressing trashy” & bimbo stuff.....

I’ll continue with my friends or on my vlog....I need to make a decision or buy a new dress...ty anyways.....
You're not reading carefully, either. No one has actually called you a bimbo--people were warning you that an inappropriate outfit can make the wrong impression.
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Old 09-17-2019, 02:00 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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After being called bimbo so many times.......(& people not understanding formal gowns)....I gave up a couple of pages ago. People don’t listen...they are still calling it a work party & not thinking about how some of the other women may be dressed too. This is a personal party....hosted by his very good personal friend....that is also his oldest partner & I’m sure every woman at the party is not going in turtleneck formal dresses. It’s like people have never been at a formal party before...or know that skin on a formal dress is *normal*...check the stores....but they stupidly compare it to me wearing club wear every time & call me a bimbo....when they don’t read my posts or *try* to understand the type of party or what I’m asking & I’m so over the toxicity...the “dressing trashy” & bimbo stuff.....

I’ll continue with my friends or on my vlog....I need to make a decision or buy a new dress...ty anyways.....
People understand formal gowns just fine, you don't have the market cornered on that. People aren't understanding what you mean by revealing, because it can mean a lot of different things, and you aren't bothering to clarify. No one is suggesting a turtleneck formal or a granny dress, but yeah, if you won't, or can't, explain what you mean by revealing then most of us are going to imagine the worst.
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Old 09-17-2019, 02:05 PM
 
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Why are you asking us if you don't want to hear any answers other than what you want to hear??
I’m wondering that myself.

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After being called bimbo so many times.......(& people not understanding formal gowns)....I gave up a couple of pages ago. People don’t listen...they are still calling it a work party & not thinking about how some of the other women may be dressed too. This is a personal party....hosted by his very good personal friend....that is also his oldest partner & I’m sure every woman at the party is not going in turtleneck formal dresses. It’s like people have never been at a formal party before...or know that skin on a formal dress is *normal*...check the stores....but they stupidly compare it to me wearing club wear every time & call me a bimbo....when they don’t read my posts or *try* to understand the type of party or what I’m asking & I’m so over the toxicity...the “dressing trashy” & bimbo stuff.....

I’ll continue with my friends or on my vlog....I need to make a decision or buy a new dress...ty anyways.....
Oh stop. Just stop. YOU are the one who apparently has something in mind to wear that is “borderline tasteless” (in your mind). Otherwise you wouldn’t have asked the question. I’ve always enjoyed wearing figure flattering things and never once have had to ask if this is inappropriate—because I don’t go far enough over that line to even call it into question.

You refuse to post a picture of a style so how can anyone give you reasonable advice?

And for the record how YOU carry yourself DOES reflect on your boyfriend, so it’s best to proceed with care despite “expressing yourself” or whatever. A male friend of mind broke up with his girlfriend partially because he thought she dressed too revealingly at his dad’s funeral. (And he is the LAST person I would have ever expected to say that.)
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Old 09-17-2019, 02:40 PM
 
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After being called bimbo so many times.......(& people not understanding formal gowns)....I gave up a couple of pages ago. People don’t listen...they are still calling it a work party & not thinking about how some of the other women may be dressed too. This is a personal party....hosted by his very good personal friend....that is also his oldest partner & I’m sure every woman at the party is not going in turtleneck formal dresses. It’s like people have never been at a formal party before...or know that skin on a formal dress is *normal*...check the stores....but they stupidly compare it to me wearing club wear every time & call me a bimbo....when they don’t read my posts or *try* to understand the type of party or what I’m asking & I’m so over the toxicity...the “dressing trashy” & bimbo stuff.....

I’ll continue with my friends or on my vlog....I need to make a decision or buy a new dress...ty anyways.....
Who are the other guests at the party? Professional and personal social circles often overlap.

Is your BF a professional? If so, how you dress and act reflect upon him and his decision making skills.

I have been to many parties hosted by my husband's bosses and colleagues. We have hosted many parties. There is always a girl or two in the crowd who think dressing and/or acting overtly sexy is fine. It never is. These types of things can easily torpedo a professional's reputation. I have seen it happen.

FYI, getting drunk is not a good idea either.
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Old 09-17-2019, 02:52 PM
 
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After being called bimbo so many times.......(& people not understanding formal gowns)....I gave up a couple of pages ago. People don’t listen...they are still calling it a work party & not thinking about how some of the other women may be dressed too. This is a personal party....hosted by his very good personal friend....that is also his oldest partner & I’m sure every woman at the party is not going in turtleneck formal dresses. It’s like people have never been at a formal party before...or know that skin on a formal dress is *normal*...check the stores....but they stupidly compare it to me wearing club wear every time & call me a bimbo....when they don’t read my posts or *try* to understand the type of party or what I’m asking & I’m so over the toxicity...the “dressing trashy” & bimbo stuff.....

I’ll continue with my friends or on my vlog....I need to make a decision or buy a new dress...ty anyways.....
I really could not care less. You are a GF. Been there but your comments - gorgeous, .... who cares. You are a chick in the hen house at that event. All your posts say that you have been at a party or seen ... .

All this stupid and people have never been to a formal party before ... comes back to you. Not that you and BF are friends with anyone. If your BF cannot advise you about what to wear - who can? My go to used to be black western boots with an unknown price tag to the uninitiated, pencil pants, mock turtle sleeveless shirt and either plain hair and outrageous but real earrings or no hair and Afghan hair dress. Never got overlooked.
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Old 09-17-2019, 02:56 PM
 
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It’s not coworkers....this is silly......& nothing is going to happen so the Vegas thing is just dumb.....
If this is silly, then why ask? People are giving you the advice you seemed to be interested in. For what it's worth, if you have to ask, then it would appear you have doubts. I don't believe anyone is calling you a bimbo or saying you're going to wear club attire - I think they're simply trying to ensure the dress you're wondering if you should wear is appropriate for the setting and participants. You seem to be a very confident person in your appearance, style and opinion, so I'm confused why you asked - but suggest since you feel sure this is OK, then you should go with your gut.
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