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Tried every dress on in town and nothing looks remotely good on me :(
I'm 5' 7", size 14-16 (sadly) and I don't have a very well defined waist. I've got an important social event at the weekend (meeting BF's family for the first time) and the party is on the beach with lots of kids. I want to be able to run around with them but also look really nice so I feel confident but I can't find anything that suits me. I was planning to wear a short dress with leggings and sandals with a thin khaki or denim jacket. Everything makes me look frumpy or pregnant. Any ideas? I've only really got today to buy something.
Thanks, they're all lovely (well above my price range though). These are the sort of shape that I've been trying on but my waist always seems like it's the wrong place or is not defined enough so that dresses don't hang right. Anything that comes in at the waist generally makes me look frumpy because of this. I've tried a few long empire line dresses but they make me look pregnant which, sadly, I'm not
You sound similar bodyshape to me and I have a lot of success with Matalan dresses that are either empire line or just below empire- I have no natural waist to speak of so can never wear anything that doesn't give me a fake one.
I know, the weather looks shit but BF thinks they will go ahead anyway for the kids' sake. I've given up with fitted tea dresses, they will never suit me, even if I lose 2 stone. I've bought this today which actually looks quite good on me and it's quite quirky (the polka dot overlay is in 2 overlapping pieces and just hangs from the neck of the jersey dress underneath). It hides all my lumpy bits and doesn't show cleavage - perfect
That's a really cute dress Chips! A bit of nail varnish and some cute shoes and you'll be looking pretty in no time. Feeling pretty is another thing, as Rooty says, it's sad that you don't like anything, do get your bf on the project!
rootypig I feel a now, I'm not a disgusting mess it's just that I've put a couple of stone on over the last 3 years and I used to be really slim and fit. Plus I've avoided buying 'fat' clothes so I've hardly got anything decent, not a single pair of jeans look good on me (body shape problems again) so I live in leggings and tunics. I'm TTC atm so I've all but written off losing weight for the time being.
My BF does really fancy me tbh, I feel very confident around him, he's always telling me how gorgeous I am
Glad you all like the dress, I was thinking denim jacket too. Now I just have to hope I don't get a bad case of verbal diorrhea!