I've put weight on over the last year and as a result I'm feeling a bit fat and frumpy - 5'4 and a hefty size 12. I've got a couple of weddings coming up and a budget of maybe £50 so I'm hoping you can find me something lovely to wear.
I'm not expecting either wedding to be particularly formal. the first is a young couple getting married in East London. They have lots of achingly cool hipster friends who always seem to look fabulous in the quirkiest of outfits! The second is DP's best friend- registrar office then reception for 35 in his parents' garden.
I do have some red trousers from Gap which I love and I was thinking maybe a light blouse and a navy jacket to look sort of nautical but then I wondered if that was a bit too casual. I'm struggling to find the right level with dresses but feel free to suggest away.
Oh yes, definitely heels. I have some wedge sandals I plan on wearing - very comfortable and won't sink into the grass.
I know that frumpy is about mental attitiude and confidence and I just don't have it at the moment. I'm usually pretty good at finding something to suit my shape but I really feel like a sack of potatoes at the moment.
The trousers are really nice (and I might have to get some at that price) but they are really casual for a wedding in my opinion. As mortified says always better to look too smart but of course you know the people best!
I couldn't see the dress link but I would always go for em phasing curves!
It's really worht a try IMHO. Wide legged (almost floor length) with heels manages to look effortlessly fresh and stylish but is cool and comfortable. Certainly a frump free look! FOr the rest you'd just need a bangle and a bAG.