Q. Wow! Great web site. I was unable to find the answer to my question, so here goes: I am a 48 year old plus size woman and work as a Legal Secretary for a corporate law firm. The Powers-That-Be have decided to switch our holiday evening party to a luncheon this year at a trendy restaurant in Washington DC. I am at a loss as to what would be appropriate holiday attire for this event. I know it is more casual than an evening event, but I am not sure what would be appropriate for a luncheon. We will be at work in the morning, then walking to the restaurant from the office.
-Work Wear Wonder
A. While the timing may have changed from evening to lunch, there is no reason you shouldn’t wear something more stylish for the occasion - especially since it’s at a trendy restaurant. This calls for a dress. Wearing a dress will help you stand out from the pants and shirt crowd, give you a youthful appearance and allow you the opportunity to break from the “what you wear to work every day” look. Add some nice hosiery and heels and you're ready for holiday cheer. I’ve picked out some great dresses that are age and event appropriate:
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Maggy London Faux Wrap Shirtdress, $138 at nordstrom.com
Lily Three Quarter Sleeve Surplice Dress, $92 at nordstrom.com
Ruched Surplice Dress, $116 at kiyonna.com
Poet Sleeved Faux Wrap Dress, $128 at kiyonna.com