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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

HappyHugs Thu 21-Nov-13 11:06:04

Thank you all, what a diverse bunch we are. Its a love/hate thing for this dress. I dont see the frills as girly, more quirky imo but its interesting that thats how others see it.

changeforthebetter Thu 21-Nov-13 11:08:47

Loathe the dress but if you like it - enjoy! wine

DuckToWater Thu 21-Nov-13 11:11:55

I would wear it with these type of tights:

And silver Mary Janes like this:

FluffyJumper Thu 21-Nov-13 13:14:42

I thnk it it's fine - so long as you don't go overboard on the accessories. In fact I think that any jewlery at all would tip it over the edge.

Sparky tights and silver shoes with a dress like this would be fine if you're under 30 or going for an 'eccentric' vibe.

But that's just my opinion (only discovered Style and Beauty recently and not sure how tactful we're supposed to be smile)

lifesgreatquestions Thu 21-Nov-13 13:16:47

I don't like it but I can see a woman of any age wearing it actually, I think you'll be fine - and am envious of those with good legs!

DuckToWater Thu 21-Nov-13 13:19:07

I'm 38 and would still do silver shoes - I don't worry about age or fashion though, I think about what suits me.

Twit Thu 21-Nov-13 13:23:48

On some people it would look amazing, on me ridiculous. If you like it, go for it.

wordfactory Thu 21-Nov-13 15:55:43


Not my cup of tea. But nowt to do with age. If you like it OP, go for it.

Twinklestein Thu 21-Nov-13 16:06:45

I don't think it will be very flattering: the frills on the skirt make the model's hip look like it sticks out.

It's a bit Alex Gerard...

Preciousbane Thu 21-Nov-13 16:59:03

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JapaneseMargaret Thu 21-Nov-13 18:02:26

Fluffy - I think the general rule is to be as tactful as you would be if you were speaking to someone in real life, so you're fine. grin

I'm 5"10' and though I'm a size 10, I think it'd look slightly drag queen-ish on me, which is a shame, as I really like it. I love the Margot Leadbetter vibe it gives off though, yep, she would definitely wear it in a bright colour!

suebfg Thu 21-Nov-13 18:03:45

It's cute - I like it!

bigbrick Thu 21-Nov-13 18:08:27

lovely dress

MrsDeVere Thu 21-Nov-13 18:11:10

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HappyHugs Thu 21-Nov-13 18:36:36

Lol its not gor anything in particular, xmas nights out maybe, just a lbd to add to the collection...for those who hate it please show me your perfect party dress...intrigued!

MrsDeVere Thu 21-Nov-13 19:04:29

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HappyHugs Thu 21-Nov-13 19:22:48

I like that too MrsDeV. I have bought one quite like it with perhaps more structure (support for lumps and bumps)...

MrsDeVere Thu 21-Nov-13 19:56:52

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I don't like it, sorry. I think it would make most people look like a slightly deranged lampshade.

FluffyJumper Thu 21-Nov-13 20:17:21

Fucking hellfire, there's not many people could get away with that dress MrsDeV!

LostMarbles99 Thu 21-Nov-13 20:21:18

It looks like one of those nighties that people would wear with ostrich feather slippers, you know the ones with a heel?!

Sorry op!

theidsalright Thu 21-Nov-13 20:28:23

Nope, don't like it but the question was about you age and I'd say if you like it, wear it, what age you are doesn't matter!

PosyNarker Thu 21-Nov-13 21:30:27

Don't see the issue. It's a bit girly and a bit goth so depends on your personal look IMO, more than your age.

Back2Two Thu 21-Nov-13 21:56:32

It makes me think of unusual funghi
Or jellyfish.

FunnyRunner Thu 21-Nov-13 22:44:08

I think it's lovely smile

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