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What type of dress would you wear abroad in January for a 50th? (mine)
To be honest neither paisley nor dark green is saying Mexican 50th birthday to me - although it's hard without seeing the dress. And also knowing what sort of restaurant you'll be in. Laid back? Smart?
I'm 50. I get lots from The Outnet and I also like Vivienne Westwood (Red Label more than Anglomania, as I find the fabric better).
Need to know your budget though, and what you like/don't like about your body. I hate my arms, for example, and won't go with less than an elbow length sleeve.
Do you want something that's "occasion" or something quirky, or something ultro-wearable? How important is comfort?
Hmmmm, think that's another dress to go back. So hard, really, we are generally laid back, yet it's a big birthday. Since our summer holiday, I have lost nearly a stone and feel great, and wanted to find something to look good but again, it's a holiday not NYE!
Honestly it's your birthday, somewhere nobody you'll ever meet again will see you. Wear whatever dress you really like that you really fancy wearing and will make you feel great - as long as it's not ludicrously inappropriate for the weather or indecently exposing. And if you can't find anything new that makes you feel great, then don't stress, just wear whatever dress you like from your current wardrobe and buy some new shoes/lipstick/perfume.