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(52 Posts)
11112222 Mon 29-Dec-14 18:08:48

please help me.
I am 45, 5ft 6,and a frumpy size 18 - big tummy and upper body.
I need to look nice for a sudden wedding - in 2 weeks time!!!!!
I have Aspergers, and normally wear jeans and a jumper all the time. Usually in black or navy.

I hate shopping because it depresses me as nothing looks nice on me. I tried a personal shopper once, but it was an awful experience.

Where do I start? Any suggestions?
Please?

dexter73 Mon 29-Dec-14 18:12:47

How about a smart pair of navy trousers with a dressy top? Or do you want to wear a dress?

dexter73 Mon 29-Dec-14 18:18:20

As an idea trousers and top.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Mon 29-Dec-14 18:20:02

I'm in love with this dress and it is an absolute bargain. it's not available in my size, but it is in yours!

11112222 Mon 29-Dec-14 18:35:30

thanks dexter.
remus - can you link to the dress please?

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Mon 29-Dec-14 18:39:23

Oops - what an idiot! I love it

dexter73 Mon 29-Dec-14 18:43:28

I have that dress in a different colour from about 5 years ago. I have worn it to so many parties/weddings etc. It is a very flattering comfortable dress.

childrensservant Mon 29-Dec-14 18:55:28

thanks Can you wear black to a wedding?
Actually, I also have a funeral to go to around the same time which it would be good for.

dexter73 Mon 29-Dec-14 19:50:18

I think it is ok to wear black to a wedding and have done so, especially in the winter.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Mon 29-Dec-14 20:00:24

Yes to black at a wedding. You could try it with a faux fur cropped jacket and some wonderful shoes, maybe?

childrensservant Mon 29-Dec-14 20:24:05

ok. thanks guys. I hate having to look smart!!!!
Will force myself to go shopping this week. At least I have a couple of starting points now. thanks.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Mon 29-Dec-14 20:27:58

Faux jacket

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Mon 29-Dec-14 20:30:04

Fab shoes

lurkingaround Mon 29-Dec-14 20:32:04

The dress Remus linked is great. Looks smart and comfy. Have you shoes OP?

childrensservant Mon 29-Dec-14 20:32:12

will those shoes and jacket go with the black dress? I don't want to look fat/pregnant!!
Am crap at this!!!

childrensservant Mon 29-Dec-14 20:33:07

well, I mean weird fat, I know I'm not exactly slim!

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Mon 29-Dec-14 20:33:31

I think they'd look gorgeous, although I am certainly no fashion guru. smile

lurkingaround Mon 29-Dec-14 20:37:56

I second that. It would all be lovely. And since you hate dressing up, I think it would be very easy for you to wear.

childrensservant Mon 29-Dec-14 20:39:07

ok. flowers
thanks guys!

childrensservant Mon 29-Dec-14 20:42:24

just realised my name has changed!!! I am OP!!

mirpuppet Mon 29-Dec-14 20:57:09

That dress is gorgeous.

OP just order it and try it on. Just 3 pounds for delivery and free returns if it doesn't fit.

I think all your worries have been solved.

childrensservant Mon 29-Dec-14 20:58:52

omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg
I'm going to order it.
You don't know how scary this is……..

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Mon 29-Dec-14 20:59:35

Go for it. I really hope you love it (and I am v jealous!).

childrensservant Mon 29-Dec-14 21:05:44

Its sold out in my size!!!!!!
arrgggghhhhhh

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Mon 29-Dec-14 21:06:55

No way - they had some size 18s earlier!

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