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    We are going to a wedding in a few months and I am in freak out mode! I have been told that a cocktail dress is required and I do not do dresses I guess if I have to wear one it would be a long one but how can you choose a jacket or something to go with it without looking like an idiot? I am so gonna look like an idiot. If you have any ideas I would appreciate it, I am fairly tall and thin but don't want to go tight... Aghhhhhh

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    You can wear dress pants, heels and a dressy top to 'cocktail dress' events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    You can wear dress pants, heels and a dressy top to 'cocktail dress' events.
    Yep, you can still be dressed to suit the occasion in pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    You can wear dress pants, heels and a dressy top to 'cocktail dress' events.
    This. Or a simple pencil skirt with heels and an amazing formal top. Classic black maxi with an awesome necklace?

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    IMHO If you've been told that a cocktail dress is required then I think that is what you should wear.
    Shop around, I'm sure you'll find something. Try vintage if you don't want to go tight (I hate most dresses in shops now - too tight, too low, can't wear a bra etc) so I buy quite a lot from vintage style places. Lots are online though so you take a bit of a punt with sizing.
    People keep suggesting ASOS to me it I haven't looked yet.

    I've got two weddings coming up where I will be 23 and then 31 weeks pg, not looking forward to shopping for those!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jellyfishie View Post
    IMHO If you've been told that a cocktail dress is required then I think that is what you should wear.
    Shop around, I'm sure you'll find something. Try vintage if you don't want to go tight (I hate most dresses in shops now - too tight, too low, can't wear a bra etc) so I buy quite a lot from vintage style places. Lots are online though so you take a bit of a punt with sizing.
    People keep suggesting ASOS to me it I haven't looked yet.

    I've got two weddings coming up where I will be 23 and then 31 weeks pg, not looking forward to shopping for those!
    Interesting because I interpret 'cocktail dress' as the dress code and not literally meaning a 'dress'..

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    Interesting because I interpret 'cocktail dress' as the dress code and not literally meaning a 'dress'..
    Yep - if cocktail dress is on invite, this generally refers to the dress code.

    I also agree with dress pants, lovely top with statement jewellery would work fine if you are really against dresses. No point being uncomfortable all night.

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    Regarding the jacket, depending on the dress a tailored black jacket can look quite nice. But I think you would need to wear heels to pull this off, being tall myself I don't do heels. If you're wearing flats then a cropped cardi or sleeved cocktail dress may be your go.

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    It being "cocktail dress" doesn't mean "All women MUST wear dresses," so you should be able to wear something appropriate without having to go buy some stupid thing you feel uncomfortable in and would never otherwise wear.

    I would personally be going something like this if I were you: http://images.smh.com.au/2012/08/01/...=1343816447547

    Basically some slim cigarette pants, the cut off right at the ankle, some heels, a nice top, nice hairdo, clutch, maybe some pretty earrings and a necklace depending on what you're wearing.

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    Default Dress to go to a wedding

    OP says she has been told "a cocktail dress is required", not that the general dress code is cocktail?

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