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stylish skirts and dresses when you're over AHEM

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coatsonNOW Mon 11-Mar-13 19:02:05

...the AHEM is 40.

I can't do jeans or trousers. I just can't. I'm small (size 8) but very poorly proportioned (thighs=danger zone). My teens and 20s were a sad travesty of fashion as I slavishly tried to squeeze the turnips into denim.

In my 30s, I worked it out - shortlish flippyish skirts/dresses, vintage wherever possible, thick tights, boots or ballet pumps. Hopefully the right balance between Interesting and Inappropriate.

But now - my wardrobe looks dangerously muttonish. But I don't want to turn into a librarian. (No offence to librarians. Some of my best's just that when you're small, if you go librarian, you can look like a Miss Marple toy).

Any comments are welcome within reason.

shopafrolic Tue 12-Mar-13 20:20:18

The dress? Warehouse. This season. It is so much nicer in real life....very flattering and can dress up or down I think...... Came in a pale blue and a black/white print too....

Ta. What's the fabric like?

shopafrolic Tue 12-Mar-13 20:31:53

Viscose mix unfortunately...

Such a shame they do so little silk now. They have got a nice silk top in at the mo though - hang on...


And as a dress

shopafrolic Tue 12-Mar-13 20:40:18

I saw you link that top on another thread - it's lovely. Apparently the man made fabrics they use now use sports technology to make them more breathable. Basically the message I got from the store manager was that man made was there to stay due to cost of natural fibres..... It's the first viscose dress I've bought, hope I don't regret it!

Sleepwhenidie Tue 12-Mar-13 20:41:21

shop I trust you are 40 years old and that wasn't your bra size you were talking about grin

Lovely boards Remus, I am following you too.

Thank you, Sleep. smile

I've got some viscose dresses from The White Company and tbh my Westwood is viscose too - it's deffo better than polyester!

shopafrolic Tue 12-Mar-13 20:52:54

Fingers crossed then Remus I haven't worn it yet - too blooming cold
Sleep definitely 40 years old! That would be a HUGE chest!

Drywhiteplease Tue 12-Mar-13 20:59:11

26 46 petite short arse

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