Formal wear -- aaack! Advice, please...
My husband is taking me to an exquisite, formal Christmas party in DC where company bigshots mix with important customers & politicos.
Sheesh, I never even went to my high school prom. Even my wedding was informal.
I'm 51, letting my hair go grey, tall, just lost 45 pounds so I'm not fat anymore, but not rail thin either. Looking at evening wear, it's all decolletage down to there, bare shoulders, & spiked heels. Looks great on a young shapely body...which I ain't got. Plus I don't want to break the bank on a dress I may never wear again.
Anybody have any advice? MUST I wear those ridiculous high heels? Can I wear separates or is a dress de rigueur? What about a jacket to get from the hotel to the party in?
What's a computer nerd suburban mom to do? I don't really know where to start. Any advice from you more clothes-savvy types will be greatly, greatly appreciated.