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How about something layered with definition at the top to show off the arms and upper body and more fluid at the bottom? This would cover the thighs, show off your arms, and it's quite elegant. This is more in-your-face glam and shows off the bits you like, although it hides the thighs less. Have a lovely birthday!
Ooh Thank you! Quite like the top half of the first dress, and the sparkly bit of the second. Not sure about maxi dresses though as they do tend to excentuate my pear shape . But I do have a coast in town so can always try it on tomorrow, may be pleasantly surprised!
Thanks everyone. Fauxfox, what a lovely selection of dresses, and i'd love to be able to wear any of them, but as well as being rather hippy, i am also rather bumpy too, so clingy dresses are a no no. Boo
notMarlene i love the 50s style, and i actually bought one from amazon Tiger Milly
The petticoats VoH sells are totally and utterly lush, I love mine. They're made by Sams, and available for less at Swingtime it's the STP835 (4th down on the left) mine is black but they do loads of colours. Very an old fashioned site / company and you need to phone to order.
I'm told these pretty good too, but organdy net won't move quite as nicely as chiffon does. Utter bargain though and if you're not likely to wear dresses a petticoat regularly then these are probably the way to go.
I've got a viv of Holloway circle dress - black with white spots and the petticoat in black, tis stunning and v flattering i've worn mine to a ball with the petticoat and with a denim jacket any old time without it. Be aware that if you wear the petticoat you may be unable to resist twirling around which uses up quite alot of room...