AIBU to wear a tight pink body con dress when I'm 40?

(119 Posts)
peanutpumpkin Tue 25-Oct-16 20:29:06

Hi,
Please let me know what you think. I'm going to a christmas party for my husbands work do at a country house hotel where everyone gets dressed up. I'm 40, good figure, good hair, not so good face. AIBU to wear this tight pink Karen Millen body con dress? Or is it too young for me? My husband thinks so......I'm prepared for harsh remarks - I'd rather get them online than on the night!!! Thanks!!! ( I do have a black bolero to cover up with to start off the night).

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Karen-Millen-BNWT-Pink-Halterneck-Eyelash-Pencil-Wiggle-Dress-14-/262664521968?hash=item3d280688f0:g:yqUAAOSwARZXpeLu

NavyandWhite Tue 25-Oct-16 20:31:07

It's fine. The dress is nice smile

mycatstares Tue 25-Oct-16 20:32:16

Lovely dress, I was expecting ahot pink skin tight one!

You'll look lovely.smile

Owllady Tue 25-Oct-16 20:32:22

Wear what you want!
It looks fine but fgs you are a grown woman and can choose what ever you bloody want and fuck what everyone else thinks
Meant in the nicest possible way smile

WussyWat Tue 25-Oct-16 20:32:31

I think regardless of age/figure/event etc... it's an awful dress blush sorry, it just doesn't look very flattering at all and the black fringe stuff is a bit confused but hey, you'll be the one wearing it and if you like it and will be comfortable in it then surely that's all that matters smile

thirstyformore Tue 25-Oct-16 20:32:40

Not too young at all. I'd happily wear that and I'm only a few yeas younger.

eurochick Tue 25-Oct-16 20:32:46

It's fine. It doesn't look that tight, just fitted.

Bettybooop25 Tue 25-Oct-16 20:33:19

I think it's a bit young. Sorry.

Kel1234 Tue 25-Oct-16 20:33:40

If you feel confident enough to wear it, then wear it. The key to looking good is confidence (something I lack in abundance).
I love the dress, if I had the confidence to wear it I would. And I think with a bolero as well to walk in and so on, will make for a very classy, elegant look smile

Alconleigh Tue 25-Oct-16 20:33:40

If you feel comfortable and happy in it, then it's the right dress. Your age is irrelevant.

Crunchymum Tue 25-Oct-16 20:34:03

OK well as you asked for honesty here goes.

* The dress itself is horrid. Colour is vile, lace trim is dated and it looks very out of style.
* Size 14 is too large for the bodycon style (I'm a size 14 myself!! No judgement about size)
* It's horrifically overpriced for what it is....

buy a new, nicer dress. Please.

ohforfoxsake Tue 25-Oct-16 20:35:36

I haven't looked at the dress but please feel free to wear whatever the fuck you like.

That's the beauty of getting older. No shits need to be given.

Threepineapples Tue 25-Oct-16 20:36:07

I'd wear it and I'm 46.

BoinkAlongQuietly Tue 25-Oct-16 20:36:29

40 is not too old for a body con dress! Wear what makes you feel fab.

But I agree that this particular dress is not a nice dress, sorry.

BIWI Tue 25-Oct-16 20:37:18

Why on earth would you think that's too young? What on earth is your DH doing telling you that?!

If it fits you, if you can afford it, if you like it then wear it. No need for ageism at all

NavyandWhite Tue 25-Oct-16 20:37:40

Christ crunchy shock

steff13 Tue 25-Oct-16 20:38:49

I'm not familiar with that designer, but the dress looks like something a high school student made in home ec class. Just, no.

peanutpumpkin Tue 25-Oct-16 20:41:16

Thanks! Glad some of you liked it - even if I have no taste grin

handslikecowstits Tue 25-Oct-16 20:43:55

You're not too old to wear it but I don't like it.

Your husband sounds unreasonable though.

peanutpumpkin Tue 25-Oct-16 20:45:22

ok, thanks! I'd better get on style and beauty then and update my style!!!

Threepineapples Tue 25-Oct-16 20:46:09

Karen Millen dresses are usually flattering and I like the colour

I'm all for buying second hand party dresses when they typically have so little wear

Onlyonce Tue 25-Oct-16 20:47:26

Personally I think it's a stunning dress. And if you like it you should wear it. Have a lovely time

DownWithThisSortaThing Tue 25-Oct-16 20:47:27

It's not my style (I'm not a dressy person) but it's fine. Of course you can wear it at 40 and a size 14 is not too large for a bodycon style
Wear what makes you feel good, regardless of age smile

NavyandWhite Tue 25-Oct-16 20:48:25

It'll look better in RL I bet OP. Slap a bit of false tan on and bobs your uncle.

Gottagetmoving Tue 25-Oct-16 20:48:52

You said you have a good figure so the dress will look fine...to be honest a 60 year old could wear that. I am sure Joan Collins has worn that style and God knows how old she is.
I agree with pp though, the colour is awful and would make most people look washed out.

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