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what do old, fat, slightly hippyish women wear in the summer?

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AtYourCervix Fri 24-May-13 16:07:38

I haven't a clue.

Almost 40. Windswept. Size 20. Boring. Quite poor.

I have done the bkack t-shirt and linen trouser look for the last 10 years. I am bored with it.

Please help me.

Of course we may never get any summer and I could stay in my winter tunic, legging, cardi combo. But I suspect I am too old and fat for that look anyway.

WipsGlitter Fri 24-May-13 16:11:29

39 is not old!!

AtYourCervix Fri 24-May-13 16:12:23

But it's not 23. [sob]

JaxTellerIsAllMine Fri 24-May-13 16:15:06

Wear whatever you are comfortable with. If you like the linen trousers and top look rock it! I do, and I am just turned 3bastard9 too.

LadyVoldemort Fri 24-May-13 16:15:33

Maxi dresses? It can be a challenge to find one that suits, but once you do you won't want to get out of it!

Or why don't you try a bright top with linen trousers/shorts. Can always accessorise with a light summer scarf.

this is nice

AtYourCervix Fri 24-May-13 16:17:43

Dresses all have no sleeves or cap dleeves. Neither of which are a good look on a hefty arm.

Any what length?

I don't do accessories. Or bright. Wouldn't know where to start.

AtYourCervix Fri 24-May-13 16:18:46

What sort of top with a billowy long skirt?

LadyVoldemort Fri 24-May-13 16:24:55

I like this

I agree there's a lot of sleeveless stuff out there. I get by it by wearing a light jacket or cardigan.

SacreBlue Fri 24-May-13 16:29:32

Only one casual maxi with sleeves on simply be but omg am in love with wedding dress one.

ToastedTeacakes Fri 24-May-13 16:29:45

this is a depressing title.

and seriously, 39 is old?
I certainly don't feel old at 39. It's a mind set, and you need to try challenging that before worrying about clothes!

But yes, cardigans are great with sleeveless dresses - do you have a style preference? I like the sound of knee length dress with full skirt and more fitted bodice (with cardi!) and nice flats.

ArtemisCake Fri 24-May-13 16:30:28

What about some of the things on this site?

LadyVoldemort Fri 24-May-13 16:30:39

Something like this goes with a lot of styles, covers your arms and isn't too hot.

Best thing to do is get an honest friend or family member and drag them out shopping for the day. Try on lots of different styles, even stuff you wouldn't normally wear. Don't get down hearted if something doesn't suit, just try again in the next shop.

LadyVoldemort Fri 24-May-13 16:34:09

39 isn't old and I'm sure you're not boring, it's just your low self esteem telling you that.

SacreBlue Fri 24-May-13 16:37:22

lady I am a big shrug fan too smile I miss dresses with sleeves come the summer, we don't all want our pits out

AtYourCervix Fri 24-May-13 16:43:37


Will peruse all.

borisjohnsonshair Fri 24-May-13 19:29:41

I'm a lot teeny bit older than you, and plan to get one or two of those long jersey skirts and wear them with a vest top and then (crucially) a very thin cotton shirt which is almost see through. So it will still feel cool but cover up all my flab the little extra weight I'm carrying. Would that work for you?

Also, how about the linen trousers but with some loose cotton shirts rather than t-shirts? Add a long necklace ... very chic.

bigfatgypsy Fri 24-May-13 20:15:47


soaccidentprone Fri 24-May-13 20:54:56

this is pretty


[[ Ascending&categoryId=209530&parent_categoryId=209427&pageSize=200&refinements=Size{1}~[18/20|20]&noOfRefinements=2 a bit more expensive]]

a bargain

soaccidentprone Fri 24-May-13 20:57:07

Ascending&categoryId=209530&parent_categoryId=209427&pageSize=24 try again!

Dawndonna Fri 24-May-13 20:57:31



with this/

GeorginaWorsley Fri 24-May-13 21:00:48

My friend who is 45 wears jersey or linen layers,in black or white,accessorised with silver jewellery,scarves and great make up and hair!

superfluouscurves Fri 24-May-13 21:28:49

I hear you op (think your nickname is one of the best on Mnsent btw grin)

I'm a decade older than you, size 18, big norks, bulging in all the wrong places. I tried on 4 pairs of linen trousers yesterday, and they all had ugly, square pockets sewn in to the front, just where I don't need the bulk.

So I'm sticking to usual jeans, fine polo shirts (I need a collar) ...and praying for rain ....


Sorry - this is not a very encouraging post is it grin

superfluouscurves Fri 24-May-13 21:31:48

Like that stripey cowl neck

superfluouscurves Fri 24-May-13 21:39:24

Friends have recommended East to me but have so far been a bit wary ...

Looks as though it could be a bit ageing

cocolepew Fri 24-May-13 21:42:47

There are jersey maxi skirts in Matalan, black, grey and stripey, £14. Very flattering.

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