What to wear to a premiere when you're not famous?

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  1. Glittery_Bug

    Glittery_Bug New Member

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    I've been invited to the gala premiere of 'Bright Star' in London, but as I've never been to something like this, I'm not sure what counts as appropriate wear. The dress code on the invitation simply says 'smart', but I'm not sure what would be too much - obviously it would be quite gauche for a civilian (such as myself) to turn up in a full-on Oscars dress (which I have no intention of doing, I hasten to add). But really, I was wondering what 'smart' exactly entails for this? As it's quite an elegant and serious period drama perhaps full length wouldn't be out of the question? On the other hand I am only twenty so it might look a little silly to be too OTT.

    Please help, I'm absolutely clueless in this area and it's only four days away!
     
  2. CaitlinC

    CaitlinC New Member

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    Try going with a cocktail dress with some nice accessories.

    You will be dressed up enough but not over-the-top.
     
  3. ad041715

    ad041715 New Member

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    Wear something over the top so the press will want to know who you are!
    (Hey, worked for Lady Gaga :lol:)
     
  4. ilaughead

    ilaughead Active Member

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    ^I agree completely.

    But in all seriousness, go ahead and have fun with it. It is a premiere after all, and us civilians aren't often invited.
     
  5. fashionista-ta

    fashionista-ta Well-Known Member

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    Oh, how exciting!! I've been looking forward to this movie!!

    I would wear what you want to wear ... it's not like you're going to be panned for your choice--the great part about not being famous :D But a cocktail dress or separates seems like a good choice because you'll have plenty of opportunities to wear it again.

    If it were me, I might consider it a God-given opportunity to buy that Lanvin black silk satin pencil skirt that the SA assured me was an incredibly practical item to have in my wardrobe :lol:
     
  6. michyed

    michyed THE STRANGER

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    I agree, a cocktail dress, but include nice accessories to make yourself stand out more than just a "civilian"! :P Have fun at the premiere!
     
  7. sergeantkero

    sergeantkero New Member

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    a decent mini dress with fabulous shoes :D have fun!!!
     
  8. Glittery_Bug

    Glittery_Bug New Member

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    Ah thank you so much everyone! I was thinking of a 1930s evening dress in either silk or chiffon - providing my local vintage shop, which is usually pretty good - has something like this. From the sounds of things this might not be too much?

    So glad you all think it will be OK to wear something really special as you're right - it's not like it's something you (or at least I) normally get to go to every day!
     
  9. Street_a_Licious

    Street_a_Licious Active Member

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    an LBD works for any occasion :smile:

    PLUS understatement is better than overstatement, yet is still a statement.

    :D
     
  10. fashionista-ta

    fashionista-ta Well-Known Member

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    Sounds good to me ... I think you should please yourself!
     
  11. Glittery_Bug

    Glittery_Bug New Member

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    In the end I even got papped! But I assume they deleted it as I'm, well, NOT FAMOUS.
     
  12. ediewho

    ediewho Riot Bug

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    I would go for a black outfit! Discreet and always elegant... maybe a middle dress long.
     
  13. yellow-submarine

    yellow-submarine New Member

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    :lol: You should go and check anyway; maybe they didn't! :wink:
     
  14. Ryan Riverz

    Ryan Riverz New Member

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    That's funny that you got papped...and pretty cool. To answer the question I would say something simple that is a general expression of who you are without being extremely outlandish.

    I just realized that's a pretty darn vague answer, but it's all I've got right now. :D
     

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