Please have a quick look at my profile picture - you know you want to!

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TwllBach Wed 02-Jan-13 10:59:11

I have put a picture up on my profile.

It's just a denim dress that I quite like the shape of, does it look to dated? I will probably wear it with an oversized chunky knit burgundy type cardigan and brown ankle boots.

Also, it is a size 12, which is two dress sizes smaller than I was in September grin please don't tell me it looks too tight

Photo is a wee bit small but the shape looks ok. Doesn't look too tight.

All denim dresses look dated to me though.

Well done on the weight loss smile

ZZZenAgain Wed 02-Jan-13 11:03:08

dificult to judge the dress because it just looks quite dark in the photo. I didn't think from what I could see that it looked too tight. However with a wide skirt, a bulky cardigan and ankle boots, you won't have a slim-line look. The whole effect might be a bit bulky and choppy. Try it. Take a photo with the cardigan and boots on maybe?

MonaLotte Wed 02-Jan-13 11:03:55

I actually like it the shape suits you and I agree it doesn't look too tight. If you love it wear it!

TwllBach Wed 02-Jan-13 11:08:30

That was my worry about the denim - I can't tell if I like the dress or the size of the dress IYSWIM!

It has got to the point, weightless wise, where I can wear the smaller dresses in my cupboard, but am not confident enough to go without another layer, but all my cardigans are big cover ups, so I end up looking just as frumpy as when I was a 16.

Hang on and I will do another picture with the boots and cardigan.

BedHog Wed 02-Jan-13 11:09:37

It suits you. You have great norks, I'm a bit envy!!!!!! grin

I'd put it with chunky knee high or mid calf boots though, rather than ankle boots which can look a bit 'mumsy' imo.

ChrimboFascist Wed 02-Jan-13 11:14:13

It's a nice shape on you, you have a good figure. I'd wear it with a short thin cardigan or fitted blazer jacket, so as not to lose that lovely waist.

Yama Wed 02-Jan-13 11:18:38

Much better without the cardigan. Much better. You have a lovely waist - do not hide it.

TwllBach Wed 02-Jan-13 11:19:06

<sticks chest out> I can confirm that they are, indeed, massive. I'm a 34 F currently.

I thought ankle boots were modern and 'trendy?' That's why I bought them... Also, my calves are relatively thin and I thought it would be a good idea to show those, rather than hide them with mid calf boots?

<frets> gah, I'm 25, surely I should know this stuff?

Next picture is up. I do look messy ad bigger in it don't I.

Hmmm.

I need to buy top layers don't I.

trixymalixy Wed 02-Jan-13 11:23:04

It does suit your shape and doesn't look too tight. I think ankle boots would look fine with it.

MrsSham Wed 02-Jan-13 11:45:21

It does look good I have that dress also a 12 . Because it flares out it does make me feel it looks frumpy when I look down at it, if that makes sense. But I do get nice comments when I wear it. I only wear it in summer but I would suspect tights boots and cardigan would look good for winter.

ZZZenAgain Wed 02-Jan-13 11:48:32

take it with you and try on some closer fitting cardigans/jackets. You say you have a few smaller sized dresses so maybe you can get something that goes with a couple of them to make a nice outfit for the cold weather. In summer you can wear it without a cardigan. I think it looks good on you.

Spookey80 Wed 02-Jan-13 12:05:20

It looks great. Definately ankle boots. I feel longer boots can look mumsy sometimes. Ankle boots are more current IMHO.

wickedfairy Wed 02-Jan-13 12:07:54

I think it looks really nice on you and your boobs look great! Will look god with ankle boots, definitely not longer boots though!

It looks great, and I agree with ankle boots, but yeah, lose the all consuming massive cardies, get some thinner flimsy flowy ones for your new shape, well done on your weight loss!!

anewyear Wed 02-Jan-13 12:14:40

Take the cardigan off, aahh thats better..

mirpuppet Wed 02-Jan-13 12:15:09

Looks great. Add a scooped heattech shirt underneath so everyone can see your great shape and you can be warm

AgathaHoHoHo Wed 02-Jan-13 14:05:00

Looks much better without the cardigan, but I'm not so sure of the overall shape of it really. There's a lot of fabric around your waist that hides your good figure. I think you would look better in something without so much 'gathering'.

Fantastic weight loss smile.

judefawley Wed 02-Jan-13 14:25:21

Ankle boots definitely, it's longer boots that are looking mumsy these days.

Lose the cardigan, you're not far anymore so don't dress like you are!

I think you look v nice in that dress and well done on the weight loss!

ProphetOfDoom Wed 02-Jan-13 14:41:15

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

NoThankYouToSideSalad Wed 02-Jan-13 14:49:40

I'm afraid I agree with SchmaltzingMatilda re the skirt. You have a great figure, but I think the fullness of the skirt is adding "breadth" to your lower half. Have you tried more fitted styles to show off your curves to full effect? By the way, congratulations on the weight loss!! smile

EuroShagmore Wed 02-Jan-13 14:56:28

I don't think it looks too tight, but I do think it looks a bit "old" for you. Based on the photo (which doesn't show your face) I would have said you were much older than 25 in that dress. Well done on the weight loss!

NotMostPeople Wed 02-Jan-13 15:08:52

I'm sorry but I don't think it looks good at all. The style is dated which wouldn't be the end of the world if it were flattering but I'm not convinced. The front is too low so that it makes it look like there a huge expanse of boob, ok so you have a larger bust but I don't think this is making them look great (which I suspect you could do). It gives you a nice waist but then the bottom half of the dress isn't flattering either. Also it makes you look older than mid twenties, I'd start again.

Emo76 Wed 02-Jan-13 15:17:39

I like it but without the cardi

Pinot Wed 02-Jan-13 15:35:48

Congratulations on your weight loss!

Now get rid of that voluminous dress and show yourself off a bit more. You don't need to hide behind baggy dresses and lumpy cardigans anymore - you're 25, you now have a great body!

You can do much better than that dress, in all honesty. Have you had your bra size checked recently? I wonder if you're smaller than a 34" back - try a smaller back size/maybe with an increased cup size. Boobs need to held up up UP if they're big (G cup here) - I think they look a little l-o-w in your photos. With a good bra, you'll show off that trim bit between waist and tits - and you already have a great waist.

G'wan with you, skinny minny.

Back2Two Wed 02-Jan-13 16:18:27

I'd say, go for above knee skirt or calf length.

If you want a cardy with this, just a short one to waist no longer. Not fastened over your fantastic boobs.

AgathaHoHoHo Wed 02-Jan-13 17:21:08

Agree with Pinot about getting yourself measured for new bras now you have lost weight. Get yourself on down to Bravissimo.

cocolepew Wed 02-Jan-13 17:27:38

Great boobs, but I think the bottom half it's right (the dress not you). I like the boots.

TwoFacedCows Wed 02-Jan-13 17:29:04

you look lovely, i was going to say great norks too! grin

cocolepew Wed 02-Jan-13 17:30:23

Had another look, it actually looks better with the cardi on because it stops it looking too puffy, but you shouldn't be hiding that great body under a baggy cardi.

TwllBach Wed 02-Jan-13 17:32:26

I am on the smallest setting (can't think of a better word for it!) on my current bras, and I always had a narrow back when I was thin. The one I'm wearing is actually a 34FF and I know it's a bit big so was going to try a 34F but maybe I'll try a 32 G as suggested. It difficult finding somewhere that does bra measuring as I'm quite rural. I went to debenhams once but they didn't do cup sizes.

I think I will have a wardrobe cull to get rid of things like this. Maybe if I get right down to the 'essentials' it will give me a better idea of what I need to buy to build up a good range of clothes IYSWIM.

Regarding te hip department - my hips still are quite wide, I'm a dress size 12 but I am wearing size 16 jeans. It seems as though my hip measurements are always 2 sizes bigger than my dress/top half. For example, when I was a size 8 top/dress many many years ago I wore size 12 skirts and jeans. When I'm slimmer, it doesn't look too odd because my shoulders are in line with my hips and then my waist was smaller.

Thank you for your congratulations - it's difficult when you're just looking in the mirror - most days I still roly poly me!

Pinot Wed 02-Jan-13 19:02:38

Yes, I think it's quite normal to still 'see' the old you. But honestly, you look great. Pretty convinced from your last post that your bra back size is wrong. It's the back of the bra that supports breast weight (not the straps) so it's crucial you get that bit right otherwise you may start to droop or have rounded shoulders. That, on me, looked like it added a ton of weight. Decent bra means correct posture is sooooooo much easier (natural, even) and you look even slimmer. I bet 50p <radical> you're a 32 back size maximum.

I'm not as obsessed with your bra size as it appears! I was just fitted wrongly throughout my twenties and don't want you to be too! Honest, Officer

TwllBach Wed 02-Jan-13 19:09:29

<peers out window for Pinot>

I know that I have been wearing the wrong size for a while anyway - until I got my current one, which fit for a while! I was so bored of having nipples around my waist grin

MizK Wed 02-Jan-13 19:09:57

The dress itself is not very nice, sorry, but you have a lovely figure so it probably looks less awful than it should!
You can probably wear most things and look nice so chuck the denim horror in the bin!
Realise this sounds bitchy but please take it as well intentioned advice rather than obnoxious denim hate...

Pinot Wed 02-Jan-13 19:12:51

grin

AgathaHoHoHo Wed 02-Jan-13 19:17:49

Are you anywhere near to a city with a Bravissimo? Maybe you could have a trip to combine a visit there and perhaps a John Lewis personal advisor session? You wouldn't have to buy loads, but it might be nice to try out some new stuff for ideas.

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