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vanfurgston Fri 21-Oct-11 12:44:17

hi i have been in uk for a few years now and am still struggling to find a style that dsnt stick out as much.
i would really appreciate help regarding dress as i feel very limited. all i wear are jeans and longish shirts and a coat in winter. any ideas regarding dresses and headscarves which are stylish?
i m from an asian muslim background thanks

LesserOfTwoWeevils Fri 21-Oct-11 13:05:53

To vary your current look without going outside your comfort zone, you could wear tunics over skinny jeans or leggings.
For dresses, Dorothy Perkins might be a good place to start—they have lots and they're quite cheap, so it wouldn't cost you too much to experiment a bit and find out what you like and what suits you.
But what colours/styles appeal to you? Roughly what size and shape are you? Whicj bits of you would you like to show off or hide?

MrsSnow Fri 21-Oct-11 13:13:59

Would second the longer top/tunic with jeans/leggings look. Have you got some good boots for winter?

For scarves most of my hijabi friends are doing a two tone look with an under scarf/bonnet in one colour with a contrasting colour as the main scarf. Adding pretty hijab pins on the side or getting the double plaited head bands (primark a couple of quid) and putting them over just peeping through.

To be honest I haven't seen anyone wear a dress since the weather turned!

vanfurgston Fri 21-Oct-11 13:17:40

i m size 10 and i love pale greens and pinks. well pale colours in general
and i have a a bit of tummy which i like to hide. and the best thing for me are my legs i guess.
i love wearing jeans but was wondering if there are any pants which i can wear and dnt look too formal

vanfurgston Fri 21-Oct-11 13:19:41

yep mrs snow but i am thinking ahead to the next summer i dnt want to wear the same boring long shirts.
thanks for the suggestions

LesserOfTwoWeevils Fri 21-Oct-11 14:11:20

Oh, you're a summer, then—at least your tastes are.
For summer, what about something like this? It has a vintage feel.
Found a few others that are more wintry but could carry you through to spring:
www.dorothyperkins.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33053&storeId=12552&productId=3460779&langId=-1&sort_field=Relevance&categoryId=228107&parent_categoryId=226988&pageSize=200

www.dorothyperkins.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33053&storeId=12552&productId=2883063&langId=-1&sort_field=Relevance&categoryId=228107&parent_categoryId=226988&pageSize=200

www.dorothyperkins.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33053&storeId=12552&productId=3636181&langId=-1&sort_field=Relevance&categoryId=228107&parent_categoryId=226988&pageSize=200

vanfurgston Fri 21-Oct-11 14:18:40

thanks a ton Weevil thanks

vanfurgston Fri 21-Oct-11 14:20:29

especially like the second dorothy perkins the purple and orange one

LesserOfTwoWeevils Fri 21-Oct-11 19:56:42

My pleasure smile.

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