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what to wear for my 50th?

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lilolilmanchester Fri 20-Jul-12 17:17:50

at risk of outing myself.... am 5'4"; size 14 (possibly 12 by the time it comes but most likely somewhere in-between)... want to look good but not like mutton dressed as lamb......... winter do, disco, not too posh, but not too casual.

What should I wear?

mum47 Fri 20-Jul-12 17:20:21

Am joining this thread with interest as I am 50 next year! Similar size to you though am also hoping to be svelte by the time the evil day comes. Feel should be sophisticated and grown up in line with age but in reality want to wear short floaty, flowery skirt, thick tights and doc martens - when will I start to actually feel like a grown up? Nice wrap dress and stonking heels?

lilolilmanchester Fri 20-Jul-12 17:22:12

hope this thread helps you too mum47 .. personally prefer the (age appropriate) rock chick look to floaty and flouncy, which isn't me at all

lilolilmanchester Fri 20-Jul-12 18:44:10

don't all rush at once wink

ggirl Fri 20-Jul-12 18:59:25

just had mine
wore jeans and a silk dressy top

i did find out about the part a day or so before and did not have a chance to get anything..which I wish i had tbh

Clure Fri 20-Jul-12 19:04:32

if you don't mind showing a bit of leg how about something structured like this with opaques and heels
gorgeous, though not sure if it might be a bit bright?
structured lbd could be dressed up with heels and jewellery
classic lace dress

lilolilmanchester Fri 20-Jul-12 19:12:02

thank you so much for looking clure.

First one is too short for me
Second is my favourite - can see me wearing that
Third is a bit too "work like", and whilst I don't want to show lots of breast, the neckline is a bit high; ditto fourth, which is lovely but too high necked and a bit short.

So, yes, would wear dress no. 2 (might order, just so I've got it) ... but am probably more a trousers and top kinda gal - but want something a bit special

donotsquandertime Fri 20-Jul-12 19:16:40

mine in November,got my eye on this (i am tall and skinny wanted curves and boobs all my life) just accepted their not comin smile

lilolilmanchester Fri 20-Jul-12 19:18:24

that is gorgeous donotsquandertime - but I am not tall/slim enough for that, I'd look frumpy in it. But it is lovely.

donotsquandertime Fri 20-Jul-12 19:23:36

try again

donotsquandertime Fri 20-Jul-12 19:29:39

lilo: you are probably lucky and sexy and curvy, my friend who is is Kim Kardashian curvy wore this recently looked fab any good for u x

lilolilmanchester Fri 20-Jul-12 19:33:34

oh wow, that Karen Millen dress is gorgeous, and looks like it could be very forgiving on the old curves! Will see if I can find it to try on somewhere, but yes, could go for that, thank you.

P.S. am definitely curvy, wouldn't go as far as sexy!

donotsquandertime Fri 20-Jul-12 19:37:47

lilo: glad u like it, did look fab on her, have a great birthday and remember 50 is the new 30 wink

c0rms1lkye Fri 20-Jul-12 19:43:49

I love this

Clure Fri 20-Jul-12 20:19:29

donosquandertime, karen millen dress is really lovely. They are beautifully tailored. I bet this one looks gorgeous on too
lilomanchester - I too liked the red FC dress

donotsquandertime Fri 20-Jul-12 20:27:55

Clure: yes another lovely Karen Millen dress, think KM are great for dresses to make u feel glam and sexy (and who doesn't love that)

c0rms1lkye Fri 20-Jul-12 23:07:25

Always loads of km on eBay but buy the size above to sure and take it in if you need to

lisaro Fri 20-Jul-12 23:10:08

Not really relevant but the thread as of writing is 'vag balls' sorry OP but both titles together brought out a drunken snurk.

lilolilmanchester Fri 20-Jul-12 23:30:04

c0rms1lkye – really like that dress but feel it’s more for a work do than 50th (might buy it anyway cos very much my style, just not for that particular “do” )

Clure – absolutely love that… and the colour is better for me than previous KM dress – think KM is going to be my friend on this one.

Lisaro, haven’t got a clue what you are on about but you made me grin

Thank you everyone

lisaro Fri 20-Jul-12 23:35:29

Sorry, just re read. The title of this thread was immediately above a thread titled vag balls. Hope that made more sense and glad it made you smile anywaugringrin

lilolilmanchester Sat 21-Jul-12 18:10:19

ha ha that's hilarious - every now and then I see two thread titles together which make me laugh ... infact, just off to have a look now...

lilolilmanchester Sat 21-Jul-12 18:23:16

... but back to the thread - anyone else got any ideas? The two Karen Millen dresses are my favourites so far.

That said, likely to dance a lot so trousers and option - so ideas for a trouser/top combo to suit the occasion would be appreciated. Plus more dresses along the KM lines.

Although why I am thinking about it now, I don't know cos hope to lose some weight before then so won't buy anything until nearer the time, and will be asking the same question again in a couple of months

poppedoutforapintofmilk Sat 21-Jul-12 19:54:57

Don't know what your budget is but have you looked on LK Bennet? I'm 5'1", hourglass shape - 12 on top 14 on bum/hips and the wrong side of 50. I've got the Davina dress in plum/purple for a wedding and it is soooo flattering. Horrendous price but could be worn again and again. They have lots of party type dresses and having tried on nearly all the dresses in Coast, Phase 8 etc etc found their stuff v flattering. Was a recent thread on here about rudeness of LKB staff recently. I've only ever been in this one time but assistant couldn't have been more helpful and sweet.

lilolilmanchester Sat 21-Jul-12 20:21:16

thanks popped out... no, don't have a budget it mind - if I see something "wow" for the night that can be worn over and over, will spend more. Am just reminding myself completely daft to be asking about it now as it's a few months away, but am getting some good ideas about the types of things to wear and where to go looking - so thank you.

lilolilmanchester Sat 21-Jul-12 21:22:06


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