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I own six items of wearable clothing

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AnnIonicIsoTronic Thu 08-Nov-12 11:46:34

If I exclude stuff I'm too fat for (post baby bulge ) or it's too cold for I own:

- 1 pair of unflattering GAP jeans
- 1 too forgiving maxi skirt
- 2 Tu drawstring bottom tops
- 1 frumpy boden Empire line knee length dress
- 1 too short chunky jumper

....and I'm going to a 'don't dress up, but you know everyone'll be looking at you' family lunch on Saturday.

Someone (someone!) help me wisely (& avidly) fill a £100 ASOS free-next-day-delivery basket.

Size 14, post baby spare tyre &chunky thighs, tall-ish breastfeeding, 32 y.o. City dweller.

Mrscog Thu 08-Nov-12 12:09:56

What about something like this with a vest top under it (for Bf)


AnnIonicIsoTronic Thu 08-Nov-12 12:13:17

<trusting> OK. I'm a bit put off by how see through it looks - but I accept I'll never move on if I don't ignore the inner frump whispering on my shoulder.

How about wide leg trousers?

AnnIonicIsoTronic Thu 08-Nov-12 12:17:28

mummmsy Thu 08-Nov-12 12:21:22

What kind of thing do you need to wear to breastfeed? Do you feed under the vest or over it? (never done it, don't know)

What about this? Would that work with feeding? Would work with tum and thighs ...

InABloodyRut Thu 08-Nov-12 12:22:07

this top with the trousers you linked?

InABloodyRut Thu 08-Nov-12 12:22:52

or this with some flattering jeans?

InABloodyRut Thu 08-Nov-12 12:23:36

Sorry just seen you will be bf'ing so not really practical.

mummmsy Thu 08-Nov-12 12:24:22

or this is cute, flattering and cheap - with tights and flat boots/pumps or something..

InABloodyRut Thu 08-Nov-12 12:25:00

mummmsy Thu 08-Nov-12 12:26:15

duh, the link mummmsy, the link!,3670,3668,3667&sh=0&pge=2&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Blackprint

mummmsy Thu 08-Nov-12 12:26:50

with a cardy of some kind?

Themumsnot Thu 08-Nov-12 12:29:19

What about this dress also quite cheap and bf friendly.

Themumsnot Thu 08-Nov-12 12:30:49

The good thing about dresses is that they are a whole outfit for the price of a top or trousers. You could get two dresses a top and trousers for your £100 and then you have three outfits.

mummmsy Thu 08-Nov-12 12:31:25

asos is very slow today! must be us mumsnetters spending AnnIonicIsoTronic's £100 grin

Themumsnot Thu 08-Nov-12 12:32:44

Wide leg trousers much cheaper than your first link and in three colours.

mummmsy Thu 08-Nov-12 12:35:29

what about some high waisted trousers for the tum?

Themumsnot Thu 08-Nov-12 12:35:34

Only £14

AnnIonicIsoTronic Thu 08-Nov-12 14:16:57

<passes around wine gratefully>

AnnIonicIsoTronic Thu 08-Nov-12 14:19:07

<settles for a browse>

I'm wary of dresses. They seem inefficient & not capsule wardrobe-ey. and require leg shaving & tights . My last forray into trendy-but-flattering dresses looked like Kirstie Allsop taking tips from her granny on how to get sexy.

AnnIonicIsoTronic Thu 08-Nov-12 14:19:53

(but happy to be persuaded otherwise. What does a woman with no clothes know about clothes anyhow)

mummmsy Thu 08-Nov-12 15:51:32

no idea AnnIonicIsoTronic, wish I could heed my own advice that I'm inclined to dole out grin

have you see anything you like yet?

Themumsnot Thu 08-Nov-12 16:10:13

Wear the dresses with leggings and ankle boots. That's what I do.

AnnIonicIsoTronic Thu 08-Nov-12 16:22:57

I quite like the beaded top - but I won't buy it on the grounds that I fear I'll perceive it as a cover-up hessian sack once I see it on myself.

(really I should diet not shop..... Though that's the kind of thinking that's ended up with such an under-invested wardrobe).

mrscogs sheer top looks fancy (question - can i get away with wearing a black bra under a white sheer top - as per picture? Or is that one of those fashion-land crazy things you're not actually meant to copy?)

AnnIonicIsoTronic Thu 08-Nov-12 16:42:07

I'm not sold on any of the dresses. They all scream to me 'you'd look better thinner' - and I already have a wardrobe full of thin clothes signing to that tune.

I guess I'm really hoping for an outfit a la Nigella Lawson that'll make the new curves a positive feature.

My favouritest ever top was a sweetheart neckline isabella Oliver black top (a maternity top that lasted for a long time after).
like this

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