Today I RSVP'd for a gala next Wednesday that says, on the invitation, "cocktail attire." First of all, I don't know who wears cocktail dresses at 6:30 on a work night. But anyway. Is the dress at left (a) not enough dress for an event at which I will be, like, meeting sources and acting semi-professional; (b) not really enough dress, but can be rescued with some kind of wrap/jacket [suggestions, please]; (c) might have been enough dress five years ago when I bought it, but the addition of another 10 or 15 pounds has rendered it, er, unfit? Also, what the heck kind of undergarment am I supposed to wear with this thing?
If you chose any answer besides (b), where can I find a cocktail dress that is not too expensive, but doesn't look like it came from Target? And where can I find this dress very, very fast?