I am attending a conference at the end of November and there is a formal event that is apart of it that I'd like to go to for the opportunity to network and also becuase I love any opportunity to dress up. I will allocate $50 in total for an outfit. I will most likely carry a bag and wear shoes I already have. I'd like to keep it simple and not too trendy so I can wear the dress for other occasions. Here are a few dress options I can afford. I am pretty petite and short, so I can get away with a cocktail length at a formal event because everything is always longer on me. I better enjoy these last few opportunities to shop, because my 6-month shopping moratorium will be in effect starting January 1, 2009.
So, any suggestions on which one I should choose or suggestions of options?