Right. I need clothing advice...(9 Posts)
I'm not usually brave enough to post in S&B, I'm about as low maintenance as they come.
But I desperately need new clothes. Mine are literally falling to pieces.
I have a supermarket budget, basically. I can make do with 4 pairs of trousers, but like to have at least 6 tops.
My body shape? Odd!
I have Norks that are out of proportion to the rest of me - I'm a 28L...(!)
I am about a
heifer size size 16 round the middle due to a combo of epilepsy meds & joint problems preventing exercise. (I can't swim due to epilepsy)
I have no middle - all legs, tits and nothing in between.
My inside leg measurement is a 30/31".
I can't wear heels of any sort, usually live in my snow boots in winter, and ballet pumps in summer.
I have long brown/red hair. My eyes are hazel. I don't 'do' low rise trousers as they are uncomfortable and give me serious muffin top...
I have very pale/sallow skin tone.
I don't really wear blue as it makes me look even more yellow (can't work out why, but it does).
I'm not averse to bright colours and prints.
I need help!!
I literally would have to buy things one item or two a week, but wish to look more 'put together'. I'm 31. I don't mind low cut or v-neck, don't do high neck tops or 'normal' t-shirt neck lines.
Blouses always gape - if I get a 24 to do up across my Norks, they flap in the wind at the bottom as I'm only a 16 there.
I'm slightly Gothy-alternative, love unusual stuff, love 50's style dresses but can't see how to 'wear' them, or where to get them from on a limited budget. And unsure how to make them 'work' without heels.
I haven't bought myself clothes for 8 years, since my early-mid 20's.
HEEEEELLLLPPPP MEEEEE PLEEEEAAASEEEE!!
(I am a clothing disaster zone...)
Lady Vintage have some fab 50's dresses and on sale work out at £30 ish, they are so beautifully made that if you need them adjusted it would be a breeze. Do check sizing first though as its old school not vanity!
I wept real tears when I worked out what size I had to wear!
I wear mine with converse in winter and blowfish ankle strap flats in summer.
At the NC.
I think I might MORE than cry - I'm a 16 round the middle in new money, fuck only knows what I would be in old money...
[Have you looked at [http://www.bravissimo.com/pepperberry/products/sale/#/1?level=2&show=16&sort=5&exclusive=false&new=false Pepperberry?]] They have a sale section which should be a bit better budget wise, and you can order clothes to fit your boobs!
Ooh, I will take a look at the links in a bit.
What should I be wearing to make the most of myself?
If you need shirts, Pepperberry or there is a polish brand called biubiu which does some too. It really is the only sensible option for the blessed of nork needing shirts.
I suspect I'm not a zillion miles away from you - size 14/16, 30HH/J norkage. And hips. Lots of hips
I have a LadyvVintage dress (mentioned above) which I really like. You might want to look at BiuBiu's dresses as they aren't hideously expensive.
I don't do trousers. At all. Ever. They just don't work for me. My day to day uniform is dresses, often with a belt to make the most of the waist. Personally I get on well with dresses with a fuller skirt - ponte/skater dresses are often good as they have a full-ish skirt which hides a multitude of tummy related sins and look good if I need to belt them.
this looks dull as hell but is super flattering on and make me look like I have lost a stone (it's cut for norkage)
I have my eye on this too (this style is qiute flattering IMO if you can find a cheaper version)
I like this
I think you need dresses. If you've no natural waist and are top heavy trying to wear separates is a nightmare, they will meet and gape at the very part of your body you most want to disguise.
I would say jumper dresses, or skater style dresses, or belted. Some if those links above are ok but a bit dressy for every day (actually are you looking for work clothes or casual or both?)
Sainsburys have some good work stuff on a budget - the gok stuff is less lairy than in past seasons and has built in tummy panels and stuff like that. I would spend an hour going through Asos - good on a budget.
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