Fancy outfit that I can wear with boots or at least flats

(9 Posts)
flybynight Thu 14-Feb-13 13:14:15

I really could do with some advice. I'm due to go out for a fancy ladies launch at the Savoy in a few weeks, and I was planning on wearing a galaxy-type dress and vertiginous shoe boots for the occasion. I now know, however, that I am having my varicose veins lasered five days prior, so high heels are out. And with them, the galaxy dress - that needs heels in my opinion.

Now, the advice I need. What kind of a dress will look fableeous on a 40yo, size 12 who has to wear black opaque compression stockings, and flat shoes or boots? Can't be trousers - compression stockings and trousers = WAY too hot.

Any ideas? I'd much appreciate it.

Ihatemytoes Thu 14-Feb-13 14:26:33

Can't help with the outfit, but why will you have to wear compression stockings? I had my varicose veins removed by laser last year, and was told I only had to wear the bandage for a week.

vitaminC Thu 14-Feb-13 14:34:05

I would wear the plainest (but smart) black skirt possible, to take attention away from the lower half of your body, especially legs, then find a smart top and a stunning jacket.

I don't have any specific suggestions, because I don't know your colouring, your body shape, your style or your budget...

LeChatRouge Thu 14-Feb-13 15:01:10

Hmmm.....how about.....

Black ballet flats
Black tights
Cream shift dress
Statement necklace

Or
Black ballet flats
Black tights
Black dress
Bright coloured blazer
Contrast or matching scarf

Or
Ballet flats
Brocade 7/8 lengths (need bandages not tights for this one)
Fine knit plain top
Statement necklace
Blazer

Or
Ballet flats
Leather trousers (again need bandages)
Black top
Statement necklace

Or
Ballet flats in a colour
Matching tights
Black dress

flybynight Thu 14-Feb-13 15:16:29

Ihatemytoes, it will only be about 3 and a half days after the procedure, hence I still need the compression garments. How did it work out for you btw? How swollen/bruised were you afterwards? Am I panicking needlessly?

Lechatrouge, I love the idea of the brocade 7/8 trousers!

flybynight Thu 14-Feb-13 15:17:55

And vitaminC, I have a lovely black chiffon blouse with ENORMOUS sleeves. I may press that into service, as you suggest!

Ihatemytoes Thu 14-Feb-13 17:40:51

flybynight It worked out fine for me. i had the procedure a week before we were due to drive to Cornwall on holiday. Bad planning on my part! I had hardly any pain or swelling right after the procedure, but about two days into the holiday, I had quite a lot of pain at the top of my thigh where the lazer was inserted. Nurofen sorted that though. I don't have any scars as such, just a few dark spots where the veins were removed, and they're fading every day. So I'd say don't panic. and enjoy the results!

flybynight Thu 14-Feb-13 20:41:12

Thank you for that!

tethersend Thu 14-Feb-13 21:14:14

I'd ditch the dress and wear a tux

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