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Anyone able to help a fatty find a black and white outfit for a party next week?

(28 Posts)
Numberfour Sat 04-Jun-11 21:19:45

The theme is black and white (*sigh*) and starts at 4pm. It is going to be a garden party with marquee. I am short and fat (*sigh*) so there are a few certain no nos!

Help please?

wideawakenurse Sat 04-Jun-11 21:39:35

Don't call yourself fatty. You are worth more than that.

Right, forget size for the moment, what colouring are you, what are your best features, what sort of budget are we talking?

smearedinfood Sat 04-Jun-11 21:50:02

yep more info, big boobs, little boobs, apple or pear

Numberfour Sat 04-Jun-11 22:06:08


I am size 20, about 5"3 i think, HATE my thighs so no short skirts! Big boobs, on the apple side, though i used to have a waist! V sticky out stomach.

My ear lobes are quite nice and I am not horrendous looking.

I am fair haired (highlighted), hair is shoulder length, tan easily but have awful t shirt sleeve tan marks on my arms because I am out and about during working hours.

What I definitely CANNOT wear are minis or maxi, jumpsuits wa ha ha ha ha, skinny jeans... you get the gist of it?

I would love a nice dress, but perhaps trousers and a top may be more practical.

My buget is limited - I would be very reluctant to spend more than £60 on a dress / trousers and top. i might be prepared to spend more on shoes because black sandals are a bit of a staple, aren't they?

thank you.... apologies for typos and grammar: I am sitting on the couch watch crap tv while mnetting on my teeny notebook.

FoundWanting Sat 04-Jun-11 22:10:47

Something like this?

FoundWanting Sat 04-Jun-11 22:13:36

Or this?

smearedinfood Sat 04-Jun-11 22:17:01

might be a bit out there, but thought i'd try, brill at hoisting up boobs

smearedinfood Sat 04-Jun-11 22:18:54

or this

KittyBump Sat 04-Jun-11 22:19:02

What about this? here it's all black but maybe you could have something White to go with it? The reviews seem good smile

dearprudence Sat 04-Jun-11 22:22:02

I've tried on the Principles dress that FoundWanting linked to. It's nice - very Adele-looking. I immediately thought of it when I read the OP.

Numberfour Sat 04-Jun-11 22:24:06

I really like the simplybe one!
Not keen on the laredoute, maybe debenhams.... Thanks.
Smearedinfood, going to look at your suggestions, too.

Numberfour Sat 04-Jun-11 22:25:17

Thanks, dearprudence, I will order that one, too.

Numberfour Sat 04-Jun-11 22:28:51

Smeared, I love love love those dresses but I fear that there may be a rather scary overflow at the top of the back of the dress. If I were a size 16 or therabouts I would love one of those.

smearedinfood Sat 04-Jun-11 22:29:24

how formal is the do?

smearedinfood Sat 04-Jun-11 22:31:00

wideawakenurse Sat 04-Jun-11 22:32:24

Ok, good to get more info.

What about something like this dress You could add some white in the form of a bag, scarf etc.

or this or [[ this]] and this

wideawakenurse Sat 04-Jun-11 22:34:17

Oh, this is lovely, and I am sure you can find a further discount to bring it down in price.

Numberfour Sat 04-Jun-11 22:37:09

Smeared, it is a 30th birthday party (though I am 45 so not THAT young!) and is at the birthday girl's house and it is a smartish garden party type thingy.

going to look at other links..... so many!! thank you!!

Numberfour Sat 04-Jun-11 22:38:41

Cannot do the Anne Harvey one - frills would not be good on the boobs!

smearedinfood Sat 04-Jun-11 22:39:47

black pants and top with this striking cardi

Numberfour Sat 04-Jun-11 22:41:00

LOVE the very dress, smeared!

Numberfour Sat 04-Jun-11 22:44:24

wideawake, the boden silk dress is beautiful, but I cannot stretch to £80 sad

smearedinfood Sat 04-Jun-11 22:50:56

wayheeey, with something like this

Numberfour Sat 04-Jun-11 22:52:18

ha ha ha ha, smeared! I am a childminder - I could wear those shoes when we go on our pretend safari!!

smearedinfood Sat 04-Jun-11 22:54:03


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