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Last time you had deep outfit-envy of someone, what was she wearing?

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Sushibo Mon 22-Aug-11 20:51:16

At a birthday party this weekend, one of the mums was wearing a ditsy print floral playsuit with wedge sandals - never in a million years could i carry that off but she looked so stylish that I was virtually following her round for an ogle.. I usually get this same awestruck feeing with those girls who work the expensive camel and blonde-highlights look... What outfits make you style-envious?

cubscout Mon 22-Aug-11 21:07:12

I work with a (lovely) woman who is just effortlessly sylish no matter what she wears. Jeans and white T shirt, but with high heels and a fab chunky necklace, simple jersey dress with amazing boots and scarf, almost anything she wears just looks...finished, well put together, stylish. Hummph.

TimeForCake Mon 22-Aug-11 21:13:51

I saw a very glamorous young woman wearing skinny jeans, heels (& matching bag), t-shirt and blazer/jacket and she looked great. Nice hair and make up too. All simple but I envied her. Mind you, she was also taller than me and slimmer than me, so maybe that explains some of my envy. Oh, think she was younger than me too! grin.

LeBJOF Mon 22-Aug-11 21:15:36

A girl in Asda had some really comfy-looking pyjamas on.

Bumblequeen Mon 22-Aug-11 21:17:47

There is nothing nicer than a woman who looks after herself! I like to 'woman watch' and take in all the different trends. I do notice the women who look very polished from head to toe. You immediately know they buy in particular shops (Karen Millen, Jigsaw, Jaegar, Reiss, Oasis, Warehouse) because the clothes hang so well. I know people argue that it is the way you wear an outfit that matters but the quality definitely makes a difference.

My manager always looks immaculate and buys her clothes from the shops mentioned above. I particularly like her fitted jackets. She has a good figure which obviously helps.

I like the maxi dresses that a lot of women wear- they literally suit any figure. I have never owned one but secretly wish I did.

I cannot carry off some styles and I have little to spend on clothes (buy in H&M, George at Asda, New Look). I would love to be able to experiment more but my budget means I need to stick to classic styles as I wear clothes through seasons. I ensure my hair and make up look immaculate though.

cyb Mon 22-Aug-11 21:18:56

I can't remember the last time I looked at someone and thought, she looks really great in what she has on

Most women look a bloody mess

musttidyupmusttidyup Mon 22-Aug-11 21:19:55

Maxi dresses don't suit me. I look like a fat 9 year old in a party dress.

cyb Mon 22-Aug-11 21:20:49

maxi dresses dont suit anyone IMO

Georgimama Mon 22-Aug-11 21:22:02

Catherine Middleton.

A wedding dress.

pamplemousserose Mon 22-Aug-11 21:22:46

Romola Garai in the hour. Her whole wardrobe.

wannabefree Mon 22-Aug-11 21:47:02

Camel and blonde highlights

I couldn't work out what you meant here...do you mean their highlights are blonde and camel-coloured, or they're wearing camel and have blonde highlights?

wannabefree Mon 22-Aug-11 21:50:09

I know what you mean, cyb.

That's why I love coming on the style and beauty section. Most people don't seem that interested in style.

Sushibo Mon 22-Aug-11 22:04:03

Yes, sort of toning camel/nude shade clothes, usually some sort of layered garments which I can't work out (got to be able to afford/organise self for dry cleaning/not have kids probably) and then thoe really expensive looking multi-tonal blonde highlights.... although an actual camel would also be impressive....

YouDoTheMath Mon 22-Aug-11 22:04:42

The people I admire the most are those who don't spend in the higher end shops, but still look great. My SIL buys her clothes in New Look, Dotty P etc and always looks perfect.

gapants Mon 22-Aug-11 22:09:53

Me in the mirror!

Seriously though, I am 7m pregnant and am loving my shape, my thick glossy hair and my flawless skin. Confidence like that should be bottled for when my hair starts to fall out, my bump is a saggy empty vessel and I look like death warmed over.

wannabefree Mon 22-Aug-11 22:12:55

Good for you, gapants, I remember that feeling! smile

Gingefringe Mon 22-Aug-11 22:19:36

I've never seen anyone look smart on a camel.
Mind you I did see someone fall off a camel once when it was trying to stand up and it looked very painful. confused

NasalCoffeeEnema Mon 22-Aug-11 22:24:55

I rewatched the Thomas Crowne affair (2) recently and once again suffered envy of Rene Russo in it

WhatFreshHellIsThis Mon 22-Aug-11 22:31:40

ergh I can't bear camel clothes. they remind me of support underwear and american tan tights. Then again I am probably one of those women who looks a mess. grin

gapants Mon 22-Aug-11 22:32:07

wannabefree thank you

chickenlickin Tue 23-Aug-11 06:52:28

I saw a woman with really funky coloured patterned tights on with a plain skirt and boots. If I tried it I would look my 4 year old! She looked great!

peggyblackett Tue 23-Aug-11 07:05:21

YY to Romola Garai in The Hour. That blue dress she wore for the shooting party.....

Apart from that, black M and S Autograph dress worn by a fifty something year old woman blush

BuckBuckMcFate Tue 23-Aug-11 07:13:47

Envy: a woman at the museum. Black vest top, black cardi, black tights, black boots, beige skirt, nice jewellery, hair tied up in a way that I have tried, and failed to copy.

Not envy but enjoyment at watching 3 girls who live locally, one who I have known since she was 4 grow up into young women and develop their own style. They all dress differently and each have their own way of dressing, very trendy but not clones of so many other girls. Great confidence too. And IMO they appear to be dressing for themselves not to attract boys. I always hope I spot one of them when I'm out as it makes me feel all nostalgic and positive and motherly towards them smile

EttiKetti Tue 23-Aug-11 07:27:42

Anyone who looks good in a bikini grin

Ambernj1 Tue 23-Aug-11 08:22:12

The other day at the zoo, a woman in white skinnies, a white cami and a tan Hermes belt. She just looked very chic, even though she didn't have a perfect figure (slim but bit of a mum tum). This may be due to the fact any time I try to wear white my toddler smears peanut butter on me but still...

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