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I really need some help with this! When would be a good time to start looking as September can still be quite warm. I have recently lost a lot of weight due to a serious illness (which is not over yet and probably won't be for ages). I am in my 50s, size 12 and 5ft 4 ins. I have pale auburn curly hair and very bad veins in my legs so I can't wear skirts unless they are just above the ankles.
As I have had such an awful year with my illness, I really need cheering up with a nice outfit. Added into the mix is that I'm not very well off, although I could afford up to £150 to £200 at a pinch. The wedding is for my DN and my DSis will be dressed up to the nines! Bit of competition there! She is also extremely rich So I really don't want to look like the poor and ill relation.
Looking forward to seeing my DN who will look beautiful
The bit about the bad veins struck a chord - my dm was in a similar predicament - needed something longish to cover. After a lot of searching, she found Jacques Vert. Don't know how much she paid, but she looked fantastic - might be worth a look?
Well, I got the jacket and jumpsuit and they really weren't for me at all. Loved the idea, but looked silly in them. I hate to ask again (but will try as I'm so worried about finding the right outfit for this wedding - chronic illness issues), can anyone give me any more ideas, please?
Oh i don't want t leave you unanswered so can bump up for you, but don't think I can be of any real help as I never have much of a clue for myself either.
Regarding the veins, is there anyway you could wear the really thick black opaque tights that M&S do? I had some last winter, They were like three million denier or similar . They would surely cover veins (I do sympathise as my mother had really bad varicose veins) but she would have been happy with thick opaque such as these.
I know they would not the be the best as, like you say, usually still very warm for a September wedding, however they would then open you up to possibility of dresses or skirts?
Hope your health improves soon too. Chronic illness is such a bitch, I speak from experience. Stress won't help, how about a personal shopper?
Thanks, both of you. Yes, I could try tights - am so nervous about showing my legs. But then, I have also lost tons of weight and at least I am slimmer now. The maxi dress is lovely, but as I remember wearing maxis in the 70s, I'm not sure how it would look at 54!