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BrillianaHarvey Mon 28-Nov-16 23:25:54

I have rather audaciously acquired an extremely bargainous silver sequin maxi skirt from River Island. My plan was to wear it in a bling-tastic festive way with a slouchy grey jumper.
However I now realise that such an ensemble is likely to be too hot and sweaty for sequin-maxi-skirt-appropriate occasions, i.e. centrally-heated rooms full of people.
What can I wear instead of a jumper? - a further complication is that I have massive norks (32HH according to the nice lady in Bravissimo).

IHeartKingThistle Mon 28-Nov-16 23:32:05

Hmm. Silk camisole?

BrillianaHarvey Mon 28-Nov-16 23:32:46

Hate my arms.

BrillianaHarvey Mon 28-Nov-16 23:33:25

Sorry, that wasn't a very constructive response!

burnishedsilver Mon 28-Nov-16 23:35:14

A tee shirt (could be long sleeved) a plain white shirt or a denim shirt, depending on what look you're trying to achieve.

burnishedsilver Mon 28-Nov-16 23:36:08


IHeartKingThistle Mon 28-Nov-16 23:36:12


Actually I have a few blingtastic skirts I wear at Christmas time and my fave thing to wear with them is a little black short sleeved jumper. Mine is cheap but a mohair one or similar would look lovely. So you still get the slouchy casual thing but you don't boil to death. Could also work in grey!

IHeartKingThistle Mon 28-Nov-16 23:36:51

Love the skirt BTW, just looked it up!

BrillianaHarvey Mon 28-Nov-16 23:37:50

Yes, have been wondering about a satin T shirt. White shirts never work on me. Denim - could experiment. I'm aiming for effortlessly fabulous, so no pressure there.

Manumission Mon 28-Nov-16 23:38:33

Silk shirt? Or even a boxy silk t-shirt style top? <struggling for the correct technical term>

BrillianaHarvey Mon 28-Nov-16 23:40:03

Ooh yes a silk shirt could be the answer. Boxy silk T shirt plausible too.
God I love Mumsnet!

burnishedsilver Mon 28-Nov-16 23:40:57

I just bought a satin tee shirt from Mint Velvet and I totally love it. It might work with the skirt.

BrillianaHarvey Mon 28-Nov-16 23:43:33

Can you post a link?

burnishedsilver Mon 28-Nov-16 23:44:41,default,pd.html

burnishedsilver Mon 28-Nov-16 23:47:19

It sits a bit off the shoulder.

BrillianaHarvey Mon 28-Nov-16 23:48:24

Looks fab! Will purchase forthwith.

plimsolls Mon 28-Nov-16 23:48:43

I have a similar skirt and I wear it with t-shirts. Aim for a light weight, loose, silky style material, slightly baggy and drapey.

H&M can come up trumps for these kind of basics if you can spare the time for a good rummage. If not, Jigsaw or other concessions in John Lewis will have something. I've got a lovely elbow length one from Topshop, it's a few years old now but I'm sure there are similar around still.

burnishedsilver Mon 28-Nov-16 23:54:11

There's only size 6 left on HoF but try John Lewis. If you get it off MV website there's a 15% code MINTV15

BrillianaHarvey Tue 29-Nov-16 07:16:58

Just seen thistle's post - short sleeved jumper great idea!
Thanks so much for the suggestions everyone.

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