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Christmas day top..nice or not?

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itstheyearzero Sat 05-Dec-15 17:21:15

I bought this today to wear with black skinnies and can't decide whether to keep it or not. It fits well and after losing a ton of weight this year I got into a size 12!

I don't know if its a bit too mumsy? I'm 45 and 5'7" with shoulder length dark hair. I love the colour but something is niggling me about it. Thoughts?

http://m.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_007020511941_-1

Greengardenpixie Sat 05-Dec-15 17:22:24

I love that. Both the colour and cut is beautiful.

Greengardenpixie Sat 05-Dec-15 17:24:36

Actually the only thing i dont like is the sleeves but then i have a thing about buttons and the roll up thing. It would be much nicer just plain imo. Can you turn them down?

itstheyearzero Sat 05-Dec-15 17:33:26

Thanks pixie! Yes they can be turned down, but then you are left with a strip of material with the ring on dangling down. I do agree with you it would look better with full length sleeves but they don't bother me too much

Greengardenpixie Sat 05-Dec-15 17:37:35

Well i think with skinnies it would look great. I am 48 and i would wear it but and I don't think its mumsy.

CarpetDiem Sat 05-Dec-15 17:38:41

You've just lost a ton of weight. well done! that top will not do you justice. The colour is great, jewel tones will work well with your dark hair however it is shapeless & baggy. Show off your new figure OP. Find something a little shorter & more fitted like this m.johnlewis.com/mt/www.johnlewis.com/hobbs-eimear-silk-blouse/p2195331?colour=Light%20Evergreen&_requestid=26874585&un_jtt_redirect#page_loaded

Greengardenpixie Sat 05-Dec-15 17:44:39

That is some expensive green top for £95! Im not a fan but maybe the OP will like it smile

itstheyearzero Sat 05-Dec-15 17:48:18

I like the colour, it's gorgeous, but I've got a really long body so short tops look a bit odd on me. Actually the reason I tried the turquoise one on was because on the mannequin it looked quite fitted and I want to show my figure off. On me it's quite fitted too, not at all shapeless and baggy.

Greengardenpixie Sat 05-Dec-15 17:51:44

I dont think it looks shapeless and baggy on the model. I think its gorgeous. Its exactly something i would buy. It is a beautiful shape and colour.

CarpetDiem Sat 05-Dec-15 17:52:31

It is expensive but I posted that one to demonstrate something less mumsy smile

Floisme Sat 05-Dec-15 17:53:06

It's a lovely colour but the fabric looks too floaty for me - I'd want something with a litle bit more structure although admittedly I'm a fair bit older than you. That thigh length wouldn't work for me either.

I'm not sure about the neckline on the Hobbs top as it looks quite high.

I prefer the Hobbs one and it is silk, but yes, it is expensive. I don't like the one in the OP.

itstheyearzero Sat 05-Dec-15 17:53:58

Yes the colour is stunning! Was thinking of wearing quite a chunky silver necklace and earrings with it to set the colour off smile

WipsGlitter Sat 05-Dec-15 17:56:39

Honestly I think it is a bit mumsy and cheap looking.

Bunbaker Sat 05-Dec-15 18:00:27

I don't think it looks mumsy at all. The neckline would be too low for me, but I like it. I would have to wear a camisole vest underneath it as I have no boobs sad

shedragon Sat 05-Dec-15 18:16:33

Hobbs one not bad. Sorry, not keen on the top in the OP.

Thingsthatmakeugoummmm Sat 05-Dec-15 18:19:03

I'm not keen either. I think it will possibly make you look bigger. I think you should yo for something more fitted smile

Lambzig Sat 05-Dec-15 19:51:17

I hate the term mumsy, but I do think it's a bit frumpy. If you are not sure, take it back. I now have a rule that if its not worn in a week, it goes back.

burnishedsilver Sat 05-Dec-15 20:00:30

If something is niggling at you return it and buy something you feel great in.

I'm with you. I can't quite put my finger on it but there's something I dont like about it.

itstheyearzero Sat 05-Dec-15 20:50:05

I really like this one but they only do it in black, blush or ivory. Has anyone seen anything similar anywhere but in jewel tones?

www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_54510+501235050_-1

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Nettletheelf Sun 06-Dec-15 08:52:56

OP, are you unconsciously gravitating towards tops that look as if they are designed to camouflage a few extra pounds? Both of the Debo's tops that you linked to are that style. I don't like either of them, I'm afraid; they both look mumsy and a bit apologetic.

Live a little and go for something more fitted and youthful. You're a size 12, so nothing to hide. I like the Zara and Hobbs tops that other posters suggested.

Nishky Sun 06-Dec-15 08:56:15

I agree with going for more fitted-I have dropped from a 20 to a 12 and it is hard to adjust your shopping mindset I think. I still pick up size 12 jeans and think they look way too small for me!

itstheyearzero Sun 06-Dec-15 09:49:17

Ha ha yes I am aren't I? In my head Im still a size 16. Love the way Zara top! What's the sizing like?

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