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Help needed please - fat, frumpy and skint ... but I have two parties to go to!
The title explains it really. I am pretty much broke (budget will run to DP, Debenhams, New Look prices), have had a shitty few weeks, but I am really looking forward to these parties coming up and would really love to get something new to wear. Different crowds so can wear same outfit to both on upcoming weekends.
So, your challenge should you choose to accept it ...please can you help me find BY SATURDAY ... perhaps a dress? (must cover fat knees and arms) be vaguely fashionable (have NO clue really, but prefer the colour block stuff to florals) look like it cost more than the 50 quid I can spend
Have spend ages looking online, but every dress in my price range seems bum skimmingly short.
I know its a tall order, but have seen you fashionistas come up trumps before.
I have quite a good (short, choppy) haircut at the moment - thats about it in terms of what I like! Maybe dresses are not such a good idea - like the idea of trousers and a cool top. I prefer simple / tailored to flouncy - I think they suit a taller frame.
I love 50s too, and there are few good dresses here: here
Very flattering for a fuller figure. I've just bought the white one with red cherries. I know you said you wanted to cover up arms - I'm wearing mine with a red cropped cardi from Red Herring Any good? They don't come with petticoats so have a less full skirt than shown in the picture. I'm making a massive net petticoat to wear under mine though!
Hard to link on phone but Zara have some gorgeous colour block tops & skirts in, maybe a cobalt blue bottom half (sounds like your colouring would suit that) & an acid yellow or lime top if you want something bold?
Or pick a nude shade of skirt & a bright top in coral or cobalt; I think skirt & top is easier to wear if you are tummy conscious.
A paper bag waisted skirt would help too unless your parties are more formal?