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Whats more flattering...dress with sleeves or dress (no sleeves) + cardi

(12 Posts)
Kitttty Wed 05-Feb-14 17:08:23

...for a curvy 5ft 2in...thinking this

or this with cardi..

Bigbrassband Wed 05-Feb-14 17:24:48

Lovely dresses! I'd say the first one as it will show off your waist. Adding a cardigan to the second would just add bulk.

MrsLettuce Wed 05-Feb-14 18:11:00

First one. Lovely.

buttercrumble Wed 05-Feb-14 18:36:44

I love the style of the first one, but the colour of the second (sorry not very helpful)

dexter73 Wed 05-Feb-14 18:38:44

Not keen as they are polyester and dry clean only. I prefer the sleeveless dress.

Kitttty Wed 05-Feb-14 18:44:13

Sorry - I don't necessarily want either -- just wanted to show as an examples to ask if generally dresses with sleeves are more flattering that those without and a little fitted cardi... I am short and think that possibly all one colour ie (with sleeves) could make me look "blocky" - or if a contrasting darker colour cardi would be more flattering - by braeking up the horizontal shoulder area

MrsLettuce Wed 05-Feb-14 18:46:12

Oh, right. Yes, sleeves every time!

Adding a cardy chops you up, IYSWIM. Better without.

thereistheball Wed 05-Feb-14 18:46:36

If you want to cover your upper arms then definitely a dress with sleeves is more flattering than a cardi.

dexter73 Wed 05-Feb-14 18:48:02

I would rather have a dress with sleeves than wear a dress with a cardi. I would have thought wearing all one colour would make you look taller, rather than breaking up your body.

buttercrumble Wed 05-Feb-14 18:56:47

Yes rather a dress with sleeves then smile

7to25 Wed 05-Feb-14 19:03:53

I think a Cardigan with a sleeveless dress looks a bit "I have to wear this to cover my fat arms, I'm quite hot but I can't take it off"
sleeves every time

Kitttty Wed 05-Feb-14 19:07:08

7to25!!!! that is exactly what I think..! Seems unanimous...will get on the search for cheaper dresses with sleeves then.

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