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How to dress my awkward figure

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Amber76 Tue 09-Jun-15 23:25:14

Hi - I'm 5'4 and about a size 14/16 at the moment. Had a baby last Christmas (third section) and still have a really rounded tummy and overhang.
My legs are very heavy and I have varicose veins which I need to get done at some point - they look awful so if I was to wear a skirt/dress it would have to be full length with tights underneath. I have very wide calves so dresses to the knee do not suit me unless I wear knee length boots.
My toes are awful - ongoing fungal toenail infection which I have tried to get rid of numerous times. No open toe shoes for me!
I have batwing arms so will only wear sleeveless if I have a cardigan on at all times.
I'm at home with kids most of the time and I just wear size 16 jeans which fit badly as my stomach is so low and big and my legs are quiet short. I wear basic tops with hoodies. I'm 38 and am really in a rut.
I wore a maxi dress to a wedding recently - it was nice but did really swamp me.
I'd love to find a full length dress that doesn't have a lot of material the way a maxi dress does. And that is casual enough to wear with fairly flat not open toe shoes on an everyday basis. Does such a thing exist?!
Thanks for reading!!

princessvikki Wed 10-Jun-15 12:21:32

Try to find floaty tops or dresses with an empire line(pulled in under the bust) that way it will skim your tum. Cropped jackets and cardigans would help too. I have big legs so I know how you feel. Try to wear print on your top half to draw the eye up and off your problem areas

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