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Poloneck dress? Or scarf? Occasion dressing with hideous neck rash

(14 Posts)
MorrisZapp Wed 14-Jan-15 12:49:21

Hello from MZ. I've got appalling psoriasis just now (thanks, Scottish winter) and my neck is covered in angry redness. I have an eveing event coming up next week, to which I usually wear a Phase Eight type dress with tights and heels. I've never worn a 'fashion scarf' before and don't know where to start. I'm giving a speech so all eyes will be on me and I'm nervous enough about the speech never mind the horror of having my neck seen.

Can anybody think of a high necked dress, or tell me how to wear a scarf with a normal dress?

Makeup won't work, it just sinks into the horrible dry bits. I'm 43, size 14 and have massive boobs.

MorrisZapp Wed 14-Jan-15 12:51:19

Also got short hair so there's nowhere to hide.

TarkaTheOtter Wed 14-Jan-15 12:52:06

Are you on Pinterest? There are lots of scarf tying tutorials on there which might give you some ideas. Is the dress patterned or plain?

TarkaTheOtter Wed 14-Jan-15 12:54:08

Plus I can definitely sympathise. I have eczema and was so stressed on my wedding day that I had a massive flare up on my neck. I thought it wasn't that noticeable but it came out really badly on the b+w photos. Looked like a birthmark because of the contrast.

MorrisZapp Wed 14-Jan-15 12:54:56

The dress I was planning to wear is patterned, red and black on blue background. But thinking about it, might be better off with little black dress I have in my wardrobe. What kind of scarf would go with LBD? Thanks for pinterest idea, I'm on there.

MorrisZapp Wed 14-Jan-15 12:55:56

Aw Tarka, it's the story of our lives innit.

TarkaTheOtter Wed 14-Jan-15 13:07:38

I'm not a scarf wearer (ironically they irritate my skin) but Pinterest seems to favour a leopard print with lbd.

cressetmama Wed 14-Jan-15 13:29:57

Sympathising with you. No help on scarf tying but if you could forgive the obvious, I presume you have tried hydrocortisone twice daily? I have suffered atopic dermatitis this winter for the first time, and it has helped lots! (Thank you mr pharmacist!)

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Wed 14-Jan-15 13:46:22

You could channel Judy Dench and get a super long and sparkly (or velvet might kinder on irritated skin) and wear it backwards iykwim with the lbd?

Presumably a hijab would look a little out of place. They must be dead handy sometimes.

Lay your hands on a necklace like this

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Wed 14-Jan-15 13:51:09

Would this cover up most of it?

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Wed 14-Jan-15 14:32:15

Polonecks generally look terrible with large boobs so here's the best I could find. Apologies if they are all still too low on the neckline.

This but with something a bit more structured underneath perhaps, black trousers or skirt and a big necklace

[[ this]] with a pencil skirt and possibly spanx. Weirdly the peplum sort of balances the full boobs.

Or this - lots of options on sale. Means spending a bit of money but if it's a recurring issue, it might be an easy think to invest in and have in the wardrobe?

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Thu 15-Jan-15 13:24:01

Sorry - I seem to have killed that for you. Are you having any luck OP?

MorrisZapp Thu 15-Jan-15 13:47:23

Lots of brilliant suggestions, thanks everybody! I've found out the reason for my flare up, apparently it's classic after a bout of tonsilitis. I have cream, and will get some sunbed sessions next week.

I've bought a scarf! I'll try to do a piccy. Got it in John Lewis, and tied it in pinterest style smile

MorrisZapp Thu 15-Jan-15 13:51:14

Won't let me attach jpeg. Anyway it's pink, with darker pink trellis type pattern. Beck Sondergard? Whoever that is.

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