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Do people still wear 'going out' tops? Can anyone help me find one?

(19 Posts)
Thurlow Wed 24-Apr-13 14:01:45

Dinner and drinks with friends in a week or so, I'm struggling with what to wear. It won't be posh but will probably involve a bit of a uni-reunion vibe so there will definitely be a late night bar involved! I'd prefer to wear skinnies and pumps - but what on earth do people wear on their top nowadays?! Does the 'going out' top still exist?

I'm 5'1 and a size 10, anything with too high a neck or a sodding peplum waist makes me look terrible. I don't want to spend much more than £20-£30 as I doubt I'll wear the top often again. Does anyone have any good recommendations?

smilesandsun Wed 24-Apr-13 14:14:10

watching with interest as i've been searching for one this morning with no luck

NotTreadingGrapes Wed 24-Apr-13 14:16:10

Check out the thread called "Jen I want your top" in S and B. Lots of links to lovely dressy tops. (Including Jen's which cost £500 envy)

QueenCadbury Wed 24-Apr-13 14:22:41

Try Dorothy Perkins or oasis. They normally have good 'going out tops'

MarathonMama Wed 24-Apr-13 14:38:04

I struggle with this too, watching with interest...

TSSDNCOP Wed 24-Apr-13 14:40:22

Second Oasis for going out tops. Also Warehouse.

Thurlow Wed 24-Apr-13 14:54:25

I've just been looking at Oasis and they're nice but... I think I'm struggling because of the shape of everything nowadays. I have a definite tummy, so everything with a longer back than front doesn't flatter me at all. Everything I can see seems cut for very tall, very skinny girls and just emphasizes everything I'm not keen on! <sobs quietly>

So far I've spotted these 3 - here, here and here. Though I suspect on my height I would need slightly smaller sizes to make them look ok.

MooMinCow Wed 24-Apr-13 15:21:41

I would swap pumps for heels, add a smart blazer/biker jacket, plain well cut t-shirt/top plus a fabulous necklace, clutch and bright lippy (well, that's what I normally do!)

Thurlow Wed 24-Apr-13 15:50:53

Have the biker jacket, but I'm a wimp so the heels would never work. Well, they might do if I was just out with girls, but there are boys too and they never go anywhere that we can sit down! grin

Snowcatliveshere Wed 24-Apr-13 19:03:14

Try mint velvet - I have just got a couple of fab tops from here to wear with skinnies

Snowcatliveshere Wed 24-Apr-13 19:07:07

Meant to say am also not v tall and I found them quite flattering / perfect for a girls night out meal/pub

myalias Wed 24-Apr-13 19:27:18

greenteawithlemon Wed 24-Apr-13 19:35:31

Ah, going out tops. With bootleg jeans and stiletto heels. Oh the nostalgia.

Sorry OP, not trying to imply anything! It's just that phrase takes me back to a very specific time.

I saw a beautiful cream vest top covered with intricate beading in top shop today. It would look very nice with a black cardi.

greenteawithlemon Wed 24-Apr-13 19:47:16

Couldn't find it online but thought this would look nice and quite sexy, again with a little black cardi?

QueenCadbury Wed 24-Apr-13 19:48:56

Have a look at house of Fraser. They've got a 25% off event on at the moment.

Thurlow Wed 24-Apr-13 20:15:19

greentea, I know, I know! <rushes to hide the bootcut jeans she just can't get rid of>

Some lovely tops here, might have to do a big John Lewis order to try a few at the weekend. The joys of living in a town with hardly any shops!

Dancergirl Wed 24-Apr-13 20:26:43

snowcat what did you get from Mint Velvet?

Snowcatliveshere Sun 05-May-13 23:58:09

Sorry just noticed question for me! I have the Zoe print top,stone military blouse,cream embroidered top, grey beaded tee - all but the first I wear with silver double tassel necklace. Loving their stuff at moment - managed to get a discount voucher too.

Snowcatliveshere Mon 06-May-13 00:00:10

Oh and I have jeans too - fit my big curvy bum with no gap at waist.

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