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Grease lightning inspired outfit!

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CwtchMeQuick Thu 04-Aug-16 18:40:46

Got a party coming up and I've just found out the dress code is grease lightning! I'm in desperate need of some help putting the outfit together. I'm leaning more towards trousers/skirt and a top rather than a dress but pretty open to suggestions, not a massive budget as it's unlikely I'll wear it again. I'm size 8-10, fairly hourglass, about 5ft5 and will probably wear heels. Any links to specific items are most welcome as I've looked on lindybop and just don't know where to start!


Euphemia Thu 04-Aug-16 18:56:39

Depends if you want to be towards the Sandy end of the spectrum or the Cha Cha Digregorio end! grin

Euphemia Thu 04-Aug-16 18:58:39

Alternatively, borrow a grey boiler suit and go as Putzie.

CwtchMeQuick Thu 04-Aug-16 19:10:16

Unfortunately I don't think the boiler suit will go with the pink ladies jacket I have to wear grin

I'm leaning more towards a Marty/Frenchy kind of look

DoloresVanCartier Thu 04-Aug-16 19:22:30

Go as the car!! Make it out of cardboard!! I went to a famous couples party recently as Toy Story 3 Barbie (DP was Ken). I love making costumes!!!

DoloresVanCartier Thu 04-Aug-16 19:23:43

Excuse the kitchen, we were just about finished the conversion.....

CwtchMeQuick Thu 04-Aug-16 19:36:07

Dolores that costume is amazing!

Should've probably said before that I have about 2 weeks to get my outfit together and I've just come out of hospital so I'm pretty stuck to online shopping. I need to look good with as little effort as possible!

DoloresVanCartier Thu 04-Aug-16 20:14:17

Aw naw! If you were the n Scotland is have made it for you! I made aeroplanes to wear last year. (Was Australia themed) so we went as the flying doctors... God I love cardboard!!

DoloresVanCartier Thu 04-Aug-16 20:24:36

Ok for Marty - you need a pencil skirt just below knee length - eBay (pencil skirt search £7-10)
Chiffon scarf -eBay (chiffon scarf search 50p - £5.99)
Marty wig - eBay/amazon about £10
Pink lady glasses -eBay 99p-1.99
Top can just be a t shirt.

CwtchMeQuick Thu 04-Aug-16 20:24:38

Do you think something like this top would work with these trousers in red?

DoloresVanCartier Thu 04-Aug-16 20:25:14

Like this

CwtchMeQuick Thu 04-Aug-16 20:31:50

Everyone seems to be going really quite dressy so I am considering this dress

DoloresVanCartier Thu 04-Aug-16 20:43:42

I LOVE that dress!! Yes yes yes!!

Euphemia Thu 04-Aug-16 20:48:03


CwtchMeQuick Thu 04-Aug-16 20:56:36

Brilliant thank you I shall order that!

Any recommendations for shoes and a bag?

CwtchMeQuick Thu 04-Aug-16 20:59:54

Ahh the dress has gone out of stock in a 10! Going to order an 8 and a 12 and hope one of them fits!

CwtchMeQuick Thu 04-Aug-16 21:11:07

or this one?

Euphemia Thu 04-Aug-16 21:39:34

Very Sandra Dee, that one. smile

I didn't realise Lindy Bop dresses were so reasonable! I just wish I had an excuse to wear one!

DoloresVanCartier Thu 04-Aug-16 23:55:42

I LOVE that dress!! Yes yes yes!!

DoloresVanCartier Thu 04-Aug-16 23:57:48

I don't know why that posted twice! First one is a def yes, second more like pp said kinda sandra Dee. Shoes should prob be high heeled court style and bad in the same colour, don't think the bag will matter too much, eBay is your pal here

Casmama Fri 05-Aug-16 00:02:07

I quite fancied buying this till my husband said he thought it was a bit sandy from grease but in this instance that might be a good thing grin

DoloresVanCartier Fri 05-Aug-16 22:32:28

Casmama I think that is gorgeous and not too Sandy at all, it's a style that's "in". I would love to buy it but I look like a baked potato in jump suits.. 5ft 2" sad

CwtchMeQuick Sat 06-Aug-16 08:15:53

Love the jumpsuit!

CwtchMeQuick Sat 06-Aug-16 11:28:57

Just found this and I think I need it

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