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Those with instinctive style, please help me choose a flatteringdressthatdoesn'tmakemelooklikethedwarfladyin Don't Look Now

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coatsonNOW Mon 20-May-13 10:22:02

Inspired by people on here, I am trying to negotiate the shift from little flippy skirts to studied elegance as I leave the golden fields of my 30s.

This is hard.

I am size 8, 5ft 1. Hence have to risk assess for 40 year old trying to look like young gel and failing.

These are what I am considering (yes, I am not paying over 25)

http://www.dorothyperkins.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=1&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33053&storeId=12552&productId=9670496&langId=-1&sort_field=Rating%20Descending&categoryId=264489&parent_categoryId=264487&pageSize=20&refinements=Colour{1}~[black]&noOfRefinements=1
Too girly?

Or
http://www.dorothyperkins.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=1&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33053&storeId=12552&productId=9670496&langId=-1&sort_field=Rating%20Descending&categoryId=264489&parent_categoryId=264487&pageSize=20&refinements=Colour{1}~[black]&noOfRefinements=1
Too boring?

Or
http://www.dorothyperkins.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=21&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33053&storeId=12552&productId=9772227&langId=-1&sort_field=Relevance&categoryId=264487&parent_categoryId=&pageSize=20&refinements=Colour{1}~[black]^category~[264488|264487]&noOfRefinements=2
(With a top, obviously)

Alternatives are welcome. I don't have a good clothing imagination.

coatsonNOW Mon 20-May-13 10:25:21

This one I even converted the links

www.dorothyperkins.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=1&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33053&storeId=12552&productId=9670496&langId=-1&sort_field=Rating%20Descending&categoryId=264489&parent_categoryId=264487&pageSize=20&refinements=Colour{1~}[black]&noOfRefinements=1
Too girly?

Or
www.dorothyperkins.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=1&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33053&storeId=12552&productId=9533063&langId=-1&sort_field=Relevance&categoryId=264489&parent_categoryId=264487&pageSize=20
Too boring?

Or
www.dorothyperkins.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=21&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33053&storeId=12552&productId=9772227&langId=-1&sort_field=Relevance&categoryId=264487&parent_categoryId=&pageSize=20&refinements=Colour{1~}[black]^category~[264488|264487]&noOfRefinements=2
(With a top, obviously)

Termsandconditions Mon 20-May-13 10:28:28

At work so can't link your links, but your post made me smile.
I have left the golden fields of 30s, and still flip-skirking it. So it's probably just as well I can't link your links!

coatsonNOW Mon 20-May-13 11:41:41

ARE you? Still flipping, I mean? Terms, I am so glad. I thought we couldn't.
What do you wear with your flip? Are you D&Ms or high heels?

Termsandconditions Wed 22-May-13 18:25:50

Didn't mean to ignore your post, but haven't been here since above post. I'm an 'irregular attender' here.

Yes, still flip-skirting it here. For the winter I've been wearing opaques and mum biker boots (the Norley ones from clark's), or ankle boots. Ankle boots have a heel, about 7cm I guess. In them all day so I wouldn't manage any higher. I don't know what I'll do for summer, longer skirts I suppose. I get most compliments in my skirts.

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