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katystar Sat 26-Nov-16 20:33:52

Anyone got any good dress suggestions for a meal at the Shard? It's my 30th I'm 5 4" a size 10-12 depending on the shop, boobs are large but figure is ok I'd like to look cool/sexy but not trashy...my budget is £150 but will probably need shoes. I tend to dress to old for my age so want to look modern if that makes sense but still quite classic. I quite like this dress Dress1 and this one Dress2 any of you stylish people fancy giving me an opinion or a better option? Also what should I accessorise with?

N0tfinished Sun 27-Nov-16 11:43:16

I like them both. Dress 2 looks younger and more 'evening'. Maybe target shops that have that cool 'vibe'
Reiss? whistles? Cos?

AmIImaginingThis Sun 27-Nov-16 11:55:59

I find them both a bit "old" for 30, sorry. Neither are cool if that's what you're going for.

katystar Sun 27-Nov-16 12:19:08

Any other ideas Reiss has some nice ones but to expensive. I'm not very good at what is cool or to old!

QueenMortificado Sun 27-Nov-16 12:21:11

That second dress is lovely and perfect for the venue. I've been there quite a few times and there is a real mix of dress types as some people come from work so possibly don't overdo it

Happy birthday flowers

Mrsmaudwatts Sun 27-Nov-16 12:27:56

This is fab! A bit over budget but gorgeous
www.reiss.com/p/lace-detail-dress-womens-ludervine-in-black/?q=Ludervine

katystar Sun 27-Nov-16 12:27:58

Thoughts on this one? www.warehouse.co.uk/gb/clothing/dresses/strappy-lace-midi-dress/026502.html?dwvar_026502_color=36&position=113&cgid=dresses#page=10&start=113&categoryID=dresses

goingmadinthecountry Sun 27-Nov-16 12:55:00

I like your 2nd Mango choice. Warehouse is definitely aimed at someone much older than you. Reiss dress would probably not be great with big boobs. I agree about people wearing a real mix - over-eveningy dresses quite often look a bit like you don't get out much or are not comfortable in posh places (says the much older woman who doesn't get out much).

Lipsy234 Sun 27-Nov-16 14:55:50

Dress 2 for sure.

AllPizzasGreatAndSmall Sun 27-Nov-16 15:10:25

Warehouse is definitely aimed at someone much older than you.

I've never considered Warehouse as somewhere aimed at women 'much older' than 30.

Rustythedog Sun 27-Nov-16 15:55:26

I didn't think Warehouse is aimed at older women either. But now that I have stopped to think about it, I think you are right. I buy more there these days and I am forty one. I just have never considered myself to be old :-) Very often I wear Warehouse clothes a couple of times before thinking they are dull. I think some of their occasion dresses are very pretty and dressy though! I like the WH midi dress linked above though generally think halter/thin straps are not flattering for larger chests.

Somebody above mentioned Cos which I think is definitely aimed at older women (I am a big fan).

What about some coated jeans and heels OP? Or a leather midi skirt with heells or ankle boots? Topshop had gorgeous burgundy leather boots called fringe loafer style. I think that is a great look and can be very sexy. I saw an inexpensive (fake) leather burgundy midi online last night and thought it was beautiful but just can't remember where it was from.... somebody else might know?

Celticlassie Sun 27-Nov-16 17:03:36

www.tedbaker.com/uk/Womens/Clothing/Dresses/ZALDANA-Flight-of-the-Orient-dress-Black/p/133187-00-BLACK

Or

www.oasis-stores.com/gb/clothing/dresses/osaka-embellished-shift-dress/060253.html?dwvar_060253_color=58&position=59&cgid=dresses#page=5&start=59&categoryID=dresses

AmIImaginingThis Sun 27-Nov-16 17:04:23

The Oasis dress posted by Celtic is by far the best IMO!

vintagechick43 Sun 27-Nov-16 17:10:56

Out of your dresses I preferred no 2, but my absolute favourite is the Ted Baker one .

katystar Sun 27-Nov-16 17:23:57

I really like the oasis and ted baker dresses but never wear patterns so may have to order and have a look! Burgundy leather look skirts sends good...I have an above the knee black leather skirt but never really know what to wear it with so if anyone can find a nice top/shoes or boots and link? I really feel I dress to old but I like classic clothes and find it tough to be cool and not to old looking, it's not helpful I look really young for my age so I think it makes it worse.

I do have very narrow shoulders so tend to get away with thin straps and a strapless bra look. Thanks everyone

katystar Sun 27-Nov-16 17:30:17

This skirt is nice but no idea what I could wear it with! Any ideas? m.houseoffraser.co.uk/on/demandware.store/Sites-hof-Site/default/Product-Show?_$ja=tsid:91443%7ccid:706312077%7cagid:40564889001%7ctid:pla-293616092394%7ccrid:162596993262%7cnw:g%7crnd:6859412368736975247%7cdvc:m%7cadp:1o7%7cmt:&pid=256747678

Rustythedog Sun 27-Nov-16 18:59:53

That is the skirt I was referring to OP. I think it is fab. I'm a similar size and shape to you but I don't have any waist since having my second child.

I'd wear that skirt with a black polo tucked inside or a sheer long sleeved shirt for dressier occasions. I'd try to make it look cool with sock boots or very high heels.

katystar Sun 27-Nov-16 19:34:41

It is lovely! I can't do polo necks as my boobs just don't look right! What sort of boots? Off to google shirts that may go!

Rustythedog Sun 27-Nov-16 19:46:02

Use Pinterest or use google images for midi leather skirts for ideas on how to wear them OP.

Prince Harry's Canadian girlfriend Megan something whose name escapes me, wore a leather midi to some event. I can't link as on my phone. She looked both classy and sexy.

imjessie Sun 27-Nov-16 21:19:59

I've just bought a leather mini Ans will wear with a lace shirt thingy And ankle boots with black tights . Would that work for you ?

katystar Mon 28-Nov-16 18:37:31

So Ive decided on this top m.asos.com/love-triangle/love-triangle-embroidered-mesh-bodysuit/prd/7296507?iid=7296507&clr=Black&cid=11323&pgesize=50&pge=0&totalstyles=365&gridsize=2&gridrow=10&gridcolumn=2 and the warehouse skirt! I'm buying a body skimming bodysuit to go underneath as I'm not brave enough to just wear a bra! Any thoughts on shoes? I'm short and need a heel due to the skirt length.

polyhymnia Mon 28-Nov-16 22:47:04

Like the skirt. Not sure about the top as I generally think it's better to go for understated cool and style in London restaurants, rather than an obvious 'evening out ' look. But maybe it looks a lot more that way with a bodysuit underneath.

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