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Fashion fail is so last year! Mumsnet's Style and Beauty pages are beautifully abrim with the best looking-good tips.
I need to find a dress. Smart enough to wear on a night out but not overly dressy.I don't mind colour too much but I tend to wear black, red, dark green, grey or purples.I would like something that accentuates my cleavage but hides my tummy and bum. Not too short, just above the knee would be great and it needs sleeves or some sort to hide bingo wingsI just can't find anything that is rightI am 5 ft 7 and a size 12 (on a good day, 14 on a bad). I have an hourglass type figure (big bottom)I love the Joan, Mad Men look so maybe some sort of v neck pencil dress, but the ones I see either have random bits cut out (why?!?) ) or I am too frightened they will make my arse look huge. Sorry if that seems like an impossible task....am hoping one the amazingly stylish MNers on here can helpThank you!
Forgot to mention, it needs to have a fair bit a vavavoom for the occasion
this? not V neck but very flattering , however only in Black in your size right now though
I do like thatIt is a little pricey thoughI like the shape but I have short legs and I think the length wouldn't suit meThank you though
What's your budget?How about this?
Or this- there's a 50% off code somewhere...
This is perfection. It flatters the torso and arms, has a not-too-low v-neck for some voluptuous chic, it isn't bodycon tight but rather skimming. It's timeless. I got it for £30 in the ASOS sale (now sold out) but you could perhaps look around the department store websites/use promo codes to bring the price down.
I love the retro site Really like the first dress tethers Hyva that is stunning - I love it
Hyva's link won't work for me... Which coast dress is it? Am nosy
It calls itself "Olivia sleeved jersey dress"
look at Lady V london if you like the vintage style
Oh god - I love some of the dresses on the Lady V siteNot for the night out I posted about but I think I might have to buy a few of those - I love them - thanks Eccles
I've gone for this in blackDo you think it loos ok? It's way off what I thought I wanted but I think I like itAlso - bit worried about my arms - what would be a good cardigan / shrug / jacket to hide them
That's a nice dress- but if you want to cover your arms it seems an odd choice, as it would be a shame to cover the dress with a cardigan.Cardigans are rarely vavavoom If you need a cover up for outside, I'd go for a fake fur cropped jacket. What shoes/tights are you planning?
I know I might have to brave my armsI do have a fake fur cropped jacket though which might look okShoes-wise I have a pair a black, very high heeled round toed shoes or knee high black wedge boots - would either of those look ok do you think?Tights-wise I tend to go for black opaques in hope they are slimming but think it might be too much black and maybe I should go for flesh coloured?
I'd do flesh coloured tights and red shoes... The high black ones also sound good
FabI don't have any red shoes but I will have a lookIf not I will go with the black Thank you
Sorry to crash your thread Catgirl, but do you think that dress would work for an evening wedding reception? Haven't a clue what to wear.
Crash away But Tethers is waaay better to answer your question than me!I think in the green rather than the black it would be nice for an evening reception
I was thinking that Catgirl (about the green, not Tethers! ), could use it for the works christmas do too.
I think it would be great for both I might re-wear for my works xmas do as well
cargirl that dress is lovely, very sophisticated. You are so stunning though it will need dressing up with accessories, with your colouring I secong red shoes and clutch bag with chunky jewellry?
Eccles I'm not but thank youIt has arrived - I've not had chance to try it on yet but I am pleased with it so far - it's nice material and it doesn't look too clingy
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