Can I recommend a dress for those who like day dresses.

(33 Posts)
Pagwatch Thu 10-Oct-13 11:58:11

I saw this in Warehouse. I usually buy dresses from whistles, Reiss etc.

It's well cut and lined and looks really nice on.
I didn't buy it because it's a tad short for me.

here it is. It doesn't look great on the site but it's well structured and the fabric is nice in real life

ilikeitreal Fri 11-Oct-13 15:55:08

Have you seen the day dresses from Oasis? Like this www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Oasis+Fit+and+flare+dress/190937191,default,pd.html or this www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Oasis+Stripe+3/4+sleeve+skater+dress/191081480,default,pd.html - remember the model is really tall so longer on us mortals. Wear with opaque tights and then add flat biker boot styles, and layer with a drapy cardi - its a fun look. Ps sorry for the long links, haven't quite worked that out yet!!

BanoffeeSplitz Fri 11-Oct-13 17:34:10

Interesting take on the skirt frill, pippop1 - I have a few flippy / frill edged skirts from a couple of years ago that I find I just can't wear these days. I thought I had just got bored of them / I had moved to a more minimal style, but maybe they do just feel a bit young for me now (43).

Also on older women, I think flippy skirts can potentially look dated & aging rather than fresh - a bit "Twiggy at M&S". (I say 'can' because it's very personal & there will always be people of any age who can style it to suit them).

OTOH I think shorts as day wear (tweed & opaque wool tights) is perfectly acceptable, so what would I know grin.

Shorts as evening wear is beyond me though, unless you mean pyjamas.

ArtDecoGirly Fri 11-Oct-13 18:35:54

Nice dress, but I'm pretty much a tea dress kind of girl on a daytime! I'd wear it to go to the local for a drink... bit dressy for Asda grin

pippop1 Sat 12-Oct-13 17:14:30

I do find it difficult to know what to wear at my age 51 (and shape - size 14 and five foot nothing). I liked a jumper I saw yesterday in M & S with the face of a panda on it, But thought it bit soppy for my age. I'm seeming to go for with plainer clothes but with wacky jewellery and bright scarves. Distracts the eye from the other lumpier middle-aged bits (she said hopefully.....).

I don't want to be one of those people who look young from the back and when they turn around they are much, much older than you thought they were because their clothes are too young for them.

Pagwatch Sat 12-Oct-13 17:16:06

I'm 51 pippop.

Pagwatch Sat 12-Oct-13 17:17:04

Don't buy clothes with animals on unless you are under 10 or the kind of woman who has a fold up plastic hat in your bag.

Pagwatch Sat 12-Oct-13 17:22:30

I bought some dresses yesterday

this one for boots and tights/ cardigan day time

ditto

And

this for supper or something

Good cut and nice fabrics are your friend smile

feelingvunerable Sat 12-Oct-13 18:29:17

I think it is a great dress.

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