Ok you need to help me out. I have a big relatively important dinner that I have to got to on friday night as a guest of a Bank. The 'brief' is that I want to look attractive but I need to be taken seriously & it is important that I don't feel like i am being letched at by the macho bankers (I am the only female at a table of 12). I want to look modern but not fashion-y. I have a few options: 1. black halter neck dress with a drop waist & a white pattern on it - bought it for a dinner last year - haven't worn it since. I really wouldn't have bought it other than out of desparation. It fits the brief though. boringly ordinary. 2. black strapless dress made of a matt nylon stuff - I think its too edgy. 3. black chiffon dress with a v. neck & pink & red hearts on it. Reminiscent of moschino. Its nice - a fit frilly perhaps. 4. black helmut lang tux trousers & purple prada blouse with black velvet jacket. This would be ideal were it not that I wore it to the last two dinners I have been at when most of the bank were there too. 5. something new?????????? These things are so hard. The last one I was at one of the girls at the competitive firm was wearing a strappy fuschia pink number (gross) but all the guys were all over her checking out her cleavage (whicj is luch more ample than mine). This, of course, I don't think is a very good way to do business but....that seems to be the way that male dominated business works. You see my dillema? There will also be huge pressure to get completely drunk. As I'm by no means a big drinker I'm going to really struggle. Any advice/thoughts would be most appreciated.