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Tell me how to do mid-thirties sexy?

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WetGrass Tue 30-Jul-13 17:48:15

I've got 'harassed ASDA mum' down to a tee - and occasionally still wheel out 'grungy student' (circa 1992) - but got a child free night away bar-hopping Manchester - and I'd like to try to extend my repertoire.

Save me from ricocheting into pantomime ..... If you don't save me, I'll be pouring my size 14 wobbles curves into leopard skin... Or maybe skin-tight red PVC... That's bound to be sexy - right?

I threaten: But I won't look like she does in it!

madmomma Thu 01-Aug-13 19:14:33

That's gorgeous wet. Quite fancy that myself but I have arm cellulite

WetGrass Thu 01-Aug-13 16:15:42

A bit confused that it's described as black tie - one of the things that sold it is that it is comfy & wd look good with a denim jacket!

WetGrass Wed 31-Jul-13 21:58:47

I went to debenhams in the end. A very nice personal shopper lady brought me every dress in the shop & sparkling water.

I bought this . It was surprisingly wearable & flattering - I hope to recycle it to wow the PTA quiz night come September (!)

WetGrass Wed 31-Jul-13 21:25:35

I think the first KM one wd be super flattering!

Mmm I'm not sure about those KM ones tbh, especially the second.

Belindaearl2 Wed 31-Jul-13 18:49:05


Tweet2tweet Wed 31-Jul-13 06:51:24

I think this is gorgeous....

Belindaearl2 Wed 31-Jul-13 01:14:46

I've never bought from KM yet, but this year could be first b/w, red, love the new season. I've 2 "panel" "colourblock" dresses which do 30/sexy but couldn't link - they're great, if you can find without ££

Not seen sweetheart necklines for years. I used to have an amazing, v clingy, black velvet dress with a sweetheart neckline. Gosh, I loved that dress.

WetGrass Tue 30-Jul-13 22:51:40

How about sweetheart necklines?

My go-to dressy top for years was a maternity sweetheart neckline black top with forgiving ruching on the belly. I bought it from Isabella Oliver and literally wore it grey pre-post&during natal.

I've been on the hunt for a heaving bosom ever since - but they only seem to appear paired with Kirstie Allsop prom dresses. (Which is about as sexy as a pot of strawberry jam - though I actually think those dresses always appeal from OH pov).

LaTrucha Tue 30-Jul-13 22:42:44

Very not keen on wrap dresses. I think they can be qute unkind on the post natal (period of numbers of years....) midriff.

The penal colonny description made me laugh.

WetGrass Tue 30-Jul-13 22:37:36

Yeah - I actually used to too - in my teens I wore lots of stuff like that, and combats and shirt dresses and the like. I don't think I have the skin or the figure to pull it off anymore.... But I'm conscious that being excessively figure-'strategic'/cautious in your clothing choices is the highway to frump.

Like wrap dresses: genius or cliche?

See, I quite like the intergalactic penal colony look - or I would, if I didn't have norks.

WetGrass Tue 30-Jul-13 22:29:19

look at the second (profile) picture! I presume the model does actually have boobs - but the dress makes her look as flat as my nine year old!

WetGrass Tue 30-Jul-13 22:26:18

remus first is quite cute (though I presume bodycon is different to bodyselfcon?)

The second looks like what inmates would wear at an intergalactic penal colony.

Are bouncing boobs out of fashion then? I though 101 is neckline slashed low?l

WetGrass Tue 30-Jul-13 22:22:35

this is the last dress MN bought me with (before 15 bastarding kilos of pregnancy weight gain). (But my version is purple V neck.) it's luverly - and I wish I'd got more wear out of it before comfort eating through morning sickness . Not sure i can justify the expense for a size 14 version (since I'm obviously imminently springing back into shape. imminently the last 15 months).

Something like this with high, high heels?

Or this?

WetGrass Tue 30-Jul-13 22:13:09

japancat do Oliver Bonas have good fit?

WetGrass Tue 30-Jul-13 22:12:06

tweet I think it's out of stock... And I'm not sure I see it as a party dress... I had in mind to shake out the cobwebs by pulling on something that I would never wear in my normal life.

I'm severely mumsied out & need a full spirit recharge!

WetGrass Tue 30-Jul-13 22:08:44

Maybe expensive and black is the answer to everything?

thecatfromjapan Tue 30-Jul-13 20:55:53

A bit late for this time but Oliver Bonas often has pretty/sexy/flattering clothes in - that look fine on 30 yr olds (and beyond, and under) and not just those with teenage figures.

Tweet2tweet Tue 30-Jul-13 20:54:03

This? DO NOT wear anything with 'peplum' in description....

WetGrass Tue 30-Jul-13 20:49:18

Not feeling summer sexy... AW2012....

My legs are treetrunks... I curve in an out OK at the top - and then rather forget to curve in again anywhere below the waist (I'm from hard grafting peasant stock. Literally can't find boots that will do up around my calves).

But in a funny way I don't give a gnats arse about looking perfect. I'm looking to be loud and proud just for the fun of it with just a few shreds of dignity .

itsallaboutyoubaby Tue 30-Jul-13 20:43:15

this skirt

WetGrass Tue 30-Jul-13 20:42:55

Let's start from the bottom: On my feet I wear this (shiny shiny high red shoes I can barely walk in)

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