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how to avoid looking like a hippo thats been rolled through a shop??

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havinhoops1974 Tue 11-Oct-11 22:51:56

I'm looking for something to wear out, problem is I'm huge lost 18lbs earlier on but still 20/22

I wanna be confy but still look nice and young, (in my 20's so no boden, m&s etc lol ) I always end up looking horrendous next to my pretty mates in photos and party of me is like 'cover up then out some jeans on put I'm like nooo
I'm really funny about thigh length 'cause my thighs are huuugge so like knee length etc
I'm a E cup and sometimes I do (at the risk of being crude) look like a fat. cheap slag becasue my boobs pop out :/

slavetofilofax Tue 11-Oct-11 23:19:38

You just need to take yourself shopping, go to at least three shops that you know do your size. Even if that does include M&S. Pick up at least 6 things in each shop to try on, even if you think you don't like them much. Remember you are only trying on, not buying.

At the very least, you will get more idea of colours and styles that suit you. You might surprise your self with something that looks better on, or you will have some inspiration so you know what to try and look for.

tallwivghoulies Tue 11-Oct-11 23:33:59

Hmm...how tall, havinhoops?

<disclaimer: have only hovered, felt like Mrs Scruffy-no-mates at the school gates then ran from S&B>

tallwivghoulies Tue 11-Oct-11 23:37:25

<disclaimer 2: This was in AIBU, then linked...>

I'll get me Primark Poncho blush

CheerfulYank Tue 11-Oct-11 23:44:14

I have no practical advice but am watching with interest!

squeakytoy Tue 11-Oct-11 23:44:45

High waisted, wide legged black trousers. Sainsburys do them for about £12 in a nice jersey material that isnt clingy and they look great, (even on me who is a short arse with very chunky thighs!)

A V neck top so that you show a bit of cleavage, and a long knitted cardi/jacket over the top...

PerryCombover Tue 11-Oct-11 23:54:29

What shape are you? Apple pear brick?
Money to spend?
Height?

tallwivghoulies Tue 11-Oct-11 23:56:46

You need fabulous jewelry, a good bra and great posture. Shoulders back, chin up, pull in those tummy muscles and a hippo you are not. Sod the strappy heels, comfort comes first. Ooh, I could get used to this...

PerryCombover Wed 12-Oct-11 00:03:04

have a look here
they have tons of stuff and also bigger models so that you get a better idea of what it looks like on

StonedRosie Wed 12-Oct-11 08:35:23

Tunic top or shortish dress over flared trousers - flares balance out big thighs

ggirl Wed 12-Oct-11 08:39:56

this is nice in blue

madammecholet Wed 12-Oct-11 08:48:49

I second ASOS curve...on trend and right size. I like this vintage shape dress or this combo

havinhoops1974 Wed 12-Oct-11 08:57:52

I'm hour glass ....I think maybe pear shape definetly big on the hips thighs

I'm 5'9

BelleEnd Wed 12-Oct-11 09:00:38

No fashion advice here, but wanted to say well done on the 18lbs- That's really brilliant!

havinhoops1974 Wed 12-Oct-11 09:01:40

thanks
seen these www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-CURVE-Exclusive-Midi-Dress-In-Lace/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1821571&cid=9577&sh=0&pge=1&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Navy
http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Curve-Exclusive-Midi-Dress-With-Chiffon-Sleeves/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1803797&cid=9577&sh=0&pge=1&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Black

www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Exclusive-Curve-Bodycon-Dress-With-Chiffon-Sleeves/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1803759&cid=9577&sh=0&pge=2&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Black

havinhoops1974 Wed 12-Oct-11 09:03:00

Ooh thank belleed

nice choices madame cholet!

madammecholet Wed 12-Oct-11 09:06:55

In that case most definetly make the most of your waist. It will give you shape and proportion and you are tall, so the dress I linked to would be perfect. You want to highlight your assets and draw attention away from problems (thighs), a dress does this. Wear with killer heels and a clutch in bright colours to again draw the eye...

Well done on 18lbs too!

havinhoops1974 Wed 12-Oct-11 09:20:49

thanks Im trying to look for a good waist belt

PerryCombover Wed 12-Oct-11 09:48:53

I think a tunic plus flares could make you look huge..sorry
Also flares on heavy thighs are not always flattering..can make legs look 2 inches long

PerryCombover Wed 12-Oct-11 10:05:38

what about some boyfriend jeans or some cigarette pants, a sparkly jersey top /something and tux or boyfriend jacket.
can match with great shoes and clutch and will be basis of loads of other outfits

ggirl Wed 12-Oct-11 10:07:21

yy love cigarette pants..v flattering
make me wanna smoke

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