What to wear for Holiday cocktail party at husband's new job?

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Registered: 02-05-2009
What to wear for Holiday cocktail party at husband's new job?
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Wed, 12-05-2012 - 10:16pm

This is my husband's first week at his new job, and there's a Holiday party Friday night. It starts at 8pm and goes until late, and when he asked some guys in the office what to wear, they described it as "Sunday best". Which is, of course, a bunch of guys talking, and they pretty much wear a suit no matter what, right? I have no idea what to wear, let alone how I'm going to buy it in the next 24 hours with a six year old and a two year old to take care of (I don't own any dresses, I have one pair of black slacks, a black chiffon asymmetrical skirt, a black military-style 3/4 sleeve button up shirt, and one in about the same cut, slightly nicer, in green silk. And some decent fitted T-shirts. I'm pretty sure I'll have to buy something). The party is at the office, I think, which is in downtown San Francisco, a well-known online realty company for which he does web programming.

Soooo...any ideas where to start? I looked it up online and it looks like confusion is common. Also, I'm 30, 5 foot 7, red hair, pretty good shape though a tad, er, rounder in the rear than I'd like to be, cup size 34C. Just in case that helps. 

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Registered: 12-17-1998

Do you have anyone who can watch the kids while you go shop? If not the skirt and the green top sound good. Have a great time and let us know how it goes.