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so I'm daring to throw myself open to the style pundits for a wedding outfit.....
not a great picture - can also be seen here but you have to go about a quarter of the way down the page and the models are scary....
I am sort of size 16 I suppose (although the skirt is actually a 14 and I think I'm more of an 18 on top because of wobbly belly and fairly large norkage). I have medium high shoes already. Outfit must cover arms. Probably needs to not be too long otherwise will look like a barrel - need to show that I have some semblance of a waist. The other Noa Noa stuff didn't really appeal. Am thinking either pink or pistachio as those are the colours in the skirt and the fascinator thing I have for my hair - will that work? (skirt also has goldy bits in). So what - jacket? top? wrapover?
I need help. I CANNOT wear dark colours to another wedding I MUST WEAR COLOUR but I don't want to look any more huge than I have to.
I have seen the skirt in real life and the fabric is gorgeous. But i think the style lends itself ot a more casual/simple top - simple jersey type stuff, which might not be formal enough for your wedding.
Have a look on Monsoons site. You can't do links for them but go to dresses and then smart dresses.
There is one called Annelia crinkle silk kimono dress. It fits the criteria and I think it would look gorgeous and I haven't even met you!
The Florence wrap dress on the second page is also very nice as is the Camille and Lucile which are on the first page.
All nip in at the waist which will show off your curves and your plentiful norkage
I love your skirt ! But - think it will be hard to match up - I've done this - tried to build a whole outfit around one thing that I ahve fallen in love with ! It's hard work and I never make it work !
Monsoon is always a good bet - dresses always look nice for weddings too !
I tried that skirt on last week - it is absolutely beautiful - the photos don't do it justice, but I didn't buy it as I couldn't find a top to match. I agree with mazzystar that it ended up looking best with a simple t-shirt, or a v fine knit short-sleeved cardigan or wrap top, which wasn't going to be smart enough (I'm buying for a wedding). It would look good with a fitted linen wrap around shirt, in cream or pale pink, but I couldn't find one.
Not much help, but just to say I nearly bought it anyway because it was soooo lovely
Don't dig that skirt Arf.
Trouble is,colours like that are just flesh coloured and make one look a bit Mr Blobbyish (irrespective of size),esp. on someone of your colouring,which is not a look you are after,I am sure.