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mummytojames Sat 15-Jan-05 01:39:36

i hope you fashion gurus out there can help me the middle of spring im buying myself some new clothes for the first time in ages now heres the problem
im normaly in old jogging bottoms and top but want to smarten up my look a lot
i havent got a fortune to spend but want to make sure it looks tidy at a reasonable price range
im only five foot and most trousers drown in the leg or fit in the leg but tight in the waist
i do like to wear skirts but got the same problem as above plus most skirts make me look like either a t*rt where there to short or a nun where there way to long for me my usual colors when buying smart is black with black and throw some black over that i look like im going to a funeral
a bit about me is im 5ft im a size fourteen small top nice waist and as my grandfarther put it nice child bearing hips
please please please i need help im sick of looking so dowdy all the time but would have a clue where to start

mummytojames Sat 15-Jan-05 01:40:28

oh and im dark blonde hair with blue eyes and paleish skin (thats with a tan)

serenity Sat 15-Jan-05 02:20:22

Try Next's petite range, if you're lucky they might still have sale stuff about.....

I'm trying to think of other stores that have a petite range - but as I'm 5'11" and an 18/20 I tend to be concentrating on the opposite end!

mummytojames Sat 15-Jan-05 23:05:16

thanks serenity its also nice to see im not the only one who has problems finding clothes it seems o me that you have to be between 5ft3 and 5ft5 with a perfect figure to find reasonable priced clothing

Gwenick Sat 15-Jan-05 23:08:25

Matalan and New Look - you sound just like me (5ft, jogging bottoms and baggy tops LOL) I've just bought myself

4 new cardigans/jumpers
2 pairs of jean type trousers
1 'smart' black trousers
4 long sleeve tops

for about £70!

mummytojames Sat 15-Jan-05 23:11:20

gwenick could you take me shopping please i like your prices not long been in new look in newport and it was either to long on me or it looked like something my grandmother would have worn and these are for teenages

Gwenick Sat 15-Jan-05 23:14:17

I didn't get any trousers in New look - same as you - all too long - but did get some of my tops

mummytojames Sat 15-Jan-05 23:26:27

my mother brought me a gorgous top for christmas it was a cardigan and top in one (front panel of the top sown into a cardigan)it was red and if i do say so my self classy and goes well with most things but cant find it no where in another color do you know if place like matalan still do the seperates (matching cardigan and top)and do you think i should be dareing by trying different colors like pinks (light not shocking) or do you think i should stick to my blues blacks and reds which i know suites me

Gwenick Sat 15-Jan-05 23:35:55

Not sure - I don't 'do' the matching cardigans etc.

However, as for colours - I've deliberately been buying colours I "don't" wear for the simple reason that I've been living in frumpy stuff so long I don't really KNOW what 'is' me anymore.

I basically lived in baggy jogging bottoms, and an assortment of baggy T-shirts from Bon Marche, had one pair of (old) smarter black trouesr which I paired with 'boring' coloured (and shaped) tops. So I decided to buy things that were completely different

WestCountryLass Sun 16-Jan-05 00:16:34

Watch 10 Years Younger and What Not To Wear for ideas

Gwenick Sun 16-Jan-05 00:24:30

hmmm - yeah like I'm going to spend £50+ for a top or trousers when I can buy 4 or 5 for the same price LOL

mummytojames Sun 16-Jan-05 01:11:58

i dont normaly do maching sets but it seems to be the only thing i remember suiting me when i used to dress smart all the time (before pregnancy and bith)
i think your right looking for color i wouldnt normaly wear because if im going to change the way i look i might as well go the whole hog
so what do you think spring summer colllections go with pastals

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