any ideas for an outfit for girls night out? Am Size 22...

(33 Posts)
cheekymonk Sat 20-Apr-13 13:42:31

Hi all, I am a size 22 but have previously been a 28. Have lost 5 stone and despite still being a big lady, am feeling good! Dh is having kids next weekend while I meet up with friends in home town and we will have some drinks and go to our local nightclub. Have been looking around and am struggling to know what to wear! I am at biggest on my hops and tummy but my legs are smaller and my shoulder area is too. Any ideas? Not really wanting to spend over £50...

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Sat 20-Apr-13 14:29:54

I went out last night in Uniqglo leopard print skinnies (stretchy and like a thick legging) a thigh length black to (low cut) but loose, high heeled button ankle boots and a military jacket. i am a big girl but felt good and got several compliments. well done on the weight loss, i am trying sad

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Sat 20-Apr-13 14:30:42

Uniqlo NOT uniqglo

cheekymonk Sat 20-Apr-13 15:16:15

Like those ideas thanks, will do some research when I get chance

polyhymnia Sat 20-Apr-13 16:23:33

But Uniqlo don't go up to 22, do they?

OP, congrats on your achievement.

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Sat 20-Apr-13 17:08:14

I got XL and I am a 20,they are stretchy though.

cheekymonk Sat 20-Apr-13 22:02:23

Thankyou for the lovely comment btw sirtoffeedoris! x

cheekymonk Sat 20-Apr-13 22:21:14

I have some black leggings with sparkly bits down the side could get one of these tops and maybe the boots but not sure if ok with leggings? I am 5ft 9 so lack confidence in heels. I am 34 btw.

janji Sat 20-Apr-13 22:27:47

You have done so well; what diet have you done??!! I'm bumping this thread as I despair knowing how to dress stylishly and more on trend whilst being a size 20?

Januarymadness Sat 20-Apr-13 22:30:24

look for the sales in simply be and yours. John lewis you can search by size and price. The low cost range isnt massive but its worth a shot. Also debenhams go up to 22 as well.

cheekymonk Sat 20-Apr-13 22:31:53

Thanks janji- I totally agree, never know how to be 'on trend'! Doing weight watchers and did couch to 5k which has changed my life. Thanks januarymadness

Januarymadness Sat 20-Apr-13 22:50:21

Well done. It is a huge achievement and your fashion choices are growing!

Nothing useful to add but well done on the weight loss, it's quite an achievement smile

cheekymonk Sun 21-Apr-13 08:04:31

Aw thanks guys! Am going to keep going but 5 stone feels quite a milestone and can't believe how much better I feel about myself.

cheekymonk Sun 21-Apr-13 11:56:25


cheekymonk Sun 21-Apr-13 12:07:28

I like this a lot too but not sure if ok for evening

cheekymonk Sun 21-Apr-13 14:40:06

no opinions then?

polyhymnia Sun 21-Apr-13 14:41:23

The link doesn't work.

2fedup Sun 21-Apr-13 15:41:15

Well done you, dorethy Perkins has soe nice dresses which you could wear with leggings or skinnies if they are a bit short.
prom dress. Would be nice with some heels and a little jacket/cardi if you want something dressy.

HoneyStAngelo Sun 21-Apr-13 18:32:52

In two colour ways.

HoneyStAngelo Sun 21-Apr-13 18:33:45
HoneyStAngelo Sun 21-Apr-13 18:35:03

In green or black

HoneyStAngelo Sun 21-Apr-13 18:35:21
HoneyStAngelo Sun 21-Apr-13 18:37:27
HoneyStAngelo Sun 21-Apr-13 18:54:18

Regarding your style, I would look at pictures of Adele.

She is a larger lady and always looks elegant and stylish. Ok her outfits are expensive but you can get ideas for different styles in high street shops or online.

Avoid big patterns or florals as they are usually very unflattering and make you look bigger. Go for a block colour and then use bright accessories such as a statement necklace or bright bag.

cheekymonk Sun 21-Apr-13 20:35:41

Thank you Honey, those dresses are lovely, just need some confidence as they are quite short!yes adele is stunning and always looks fantastic. Dorothy perkins dress is nice too...

HoneyStAngelo Mon 22-Apr-13 00:48:28

Opaque tights are your friend

HoneyStAngelo Mon 22-Apr-13 00:48:39
DolomitesDonkey Mon 22-Apr-13 05:47:58


3 quid over your budget but it's designer massively reduced in the sale and well re-sellable on ebay as you continue your weight loss (well done!).

Black - so safe, bit of leg - you said you have nice legs and a v-neck (but not too deep) to show of your assets and it has a waist because you have a figure.

Her designer stuff hangs beautifully because the fabrics are thick, quality and weighted - they skim rather than cling and take a size or two off. My only caveat would be to order a size up - as with all designer clothing it comes up a bit small.

cheekymonk Wed 24-Apr-13 16:15:31

Its so exciting to consider wearing some of this stuff. Would never have dreamed of it before! Thank you everyone for your ideas x

NotAQueef Wed 24-Apr-13 16:26:24

this is nice and covers arms
That Anna Scholz one is nice but not sure if I'd wear it to a nightclub
Congratulations on your incredible weight loss. I am also 5ft9 and currently a large 16 so would like to lose 3/4 stone. I just need some self control.

roundtower Wed 24-Apr-13 16:30:15

Fantastic weight loss, well done.

I have this top. I wear it over leggings and love it. It's flattering and comfortable to wear.,size:

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