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what style of dress would suit me?

(12 Posts)
sacbina Tue 09-Jun-15 17:46:16

I've a family do to attend in August, formal ish, it definitely requires me to put on something other than jeans!

I'm 43, 5'2", 36g, and generally a 16-18. I hate my legs, they're fat and chunky, so nothing short, but too long swamps me. not bothered by showing my bingo wings, they are what they are

thinking a kind of 50s flared skirt, or am I barking up the wrong tree??

help please smile

sacbina Tue 09-Jun-15 18:31:53

bump smile

ZeroFunDame Tue 09-Jun-15 18:37:19

That 50s flared skirt is very popular on MN. I'm inclined to think most people look best in clothes that follow the line of their body ...

Do you have a budget?

And will you wear heels?

CloserToFiftyThanTwenty Tue 09-Jun-15 18:40:55

An a-line style might work well

What colours etc do you like and what's your budget ?

ZeroFunDame Tue 09-Jun-15 18:43:30

Random dress suggesting a different shape.

Something else - not expensive.

sacbina Tue 09-Jun-15 18:46:11

clothes wouldn't want to follow the lines of my body grin

think I need a dress as less likely to be fiddling about, pulling things down, or up, or in, or out! that's why when I saw a picture of one of those dresses which fitted bust, waist and then flared out over the most lumpy bits I thought ah ha. but haven't actually tried one on.

heels are ok, but only small ones

sacbina Tue 09-Jun-15 18:46:44

oh and budget, up to £100 but preferably less

sacbina Tue 09-Jun-15 18:48:25

colours - barely seen out of black, but when I am its purple, green, white. quite plain but not averse to patterns

sorry about the drip feeding, multi tasking !

sacbina Tue 09-Jun-15 19:34:29

zerofundame - both beautiful dresses but I need to wear a bra! think they're slightly too fitted as well, my tummy would stick out a mile......

blodynmawr Tue 09-Jun-15 19:44:21

Other recent S&B thread with various links including Nigella bombshell style which suit curves.
other recent S&B thread about flattering M&S Autograph dress which suits all shapes.

sacbina Tue 09-Jun-15 19:50:45

ooh, thanks for the links. don't frequent s&b much so missed them

ZeroFunDame Tue 09-Jun-15 19:55:04

There's a beautiful, very simple, v necked dress on the second site I linked. Would make an excellent base for dressy accessories and then be wearable through autumn.

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