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is this dress too young for an 'almost 40 year old' (size 12, decent legs)

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HappyHugs Wed 20-Nov-13 22:48:35

Clr2014 Wed 20-Nov-13 22:53:51

No it is not! It is a FABULOUS dress!

HappyHugs Wed 20-Nov-13 23:13:03

I agree that its fab....just dont want to look like I'm trying to look 21, I'm not!

FluffyJumper Thu 21-Nov-13 00:15:16

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GrandstandingBlueTit Thu 21-Nov-13 07:02:35


Floisme Thu 21-Nov-13 07:21:51

It looks great, why do you think it might be too young? It's frilly but the black stops it from being 'little girly'.

Bunbaker Thu 21-Nov-13 07:24:42

No. I don't like it but it wouldn't make me think someone else shouldn't wear it.

CuntyBunty Thu 21-Nov-13 07:30:27

I want it and would wear it if I was smaller of nork. Wear it and enjoy it, it's gorgeous and quirky, rather than young. Just the look I like.

MrsKoala Thu 21-Nov-13 08:52:59

Oh i love it. I am 37 (size 12 and good legs) and would wear it in a heartbeat. In fact i have an xmas party to go to and i may buy it.

My only concern for me would be that I am 5ft 10in, do you think it may be indecently short on me?

princessalbert Thu 21-Nov-13 08:53:04

It's gorgeous! If you have the legs then definitely get it!!

princessalbert Thu 21-Nov-13 08:54:56

MrsKoala I imagine the model in the pic is about that height too.

Preciousbane Thu 21-Nov-13 08:57:24

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houmousandcarrotsandwich Thu 21-Nov-13 09:35:14

I really like it. Your not too old for it!
It's quirky but at the same time looks good. Go for it!

PantsInWash Thu 21-Nov-13 09:39:25

Go for it - it looks fabulous! If I had an occasion to wear something similar, I would (and I'm 48 sad)

GetOrfOhSodOff Thu 21-Nov-13 09:40:37

I don't like it at all, but of course you're not too old for it.

LittleTulip Thu 21-Nov-13 09:54:46

You're not too old for it

But I don't like it. Looks a bit Adams Family Morticia

GetOrfOhSodOff Thu 21-Nov-13 09:59:22

I think it looks a bit Abigail's party or Penelope Keith from the Good Life.

BUT I don't like frills and flounces, that's just my personal taste, I think it's a perfect dress for someone in their late 30s.

MrsKoala Thu 21-Nov-13 10:32:10

I personally would prefer it if it was Abigails Party orange or a pink like Margo Leadbetter would wear. I think it would look great in a pucci pattern too - the only thing wrong with it for me is the colour. I like this one too and it's a more interesting colour - i may order both and see what i think when on! My mum thinks it would be way too short on me tho sad Curse my tallness.

DuckToWater Thu 21-Nov-13 10:34:34

No, it's lovely. I would wear/would have worn it it at 20 or 38.

DuckToWater Thu 21-Nov-13 10:37:15

Would look great with black opaque tights with a silver sheen on them and silver or black shoes. You could wear a brooch with it or have something in your hair.

MrsKoala Thu 21-Nov-13 10:45:03

i think black opaques would ruin (they ruin it on the model) the look. They really tone down the prettiness of the edging when it sits on the thigh. I would will wear it with nude sheeny tights and red heels and a red clutch. Not sure about jewellery tho hmmm.

Bonsoir Thu 21-Nov-13 10:46:18

I hate black dresses! It's truly vile!

Branleuse Thu 21-Nov-13 10:48:01


Missbopeep Thu 21-Nov-13 11:00:48

Depends when you 'd wear it. It's quite OTT imo, with all the frills and it's not the kind of dress again imo that you could wear often. I don't think you are too old but I don't like it that much- it's very 'girly' and not that great. sorry sad

Missbopeep Thu 21-Nov-13 11:02:30

I think they have overdone the frills- sleeves OR hemline would be lovely, but both is overkill.

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