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Hi I am in need of your help. So, 50 in a few weeks, party is lunchtime/afternoon ceilidh, room will be decorate spring like with daffodils and bright bunting etc.
I am tall, and size 18-20 (well, 20 but hoping to be 18 by then) I have dark brown chin length bob. I can't wear make up.
Shoes are a real issue as I am size 10, but also have problems so con only wear dead flat and no courts. With dresses I usually wear knee length boots in winter and sandals in summer. I rarely never do posh evening events/parties where I need real shoes! I do have one pair that I can just get away with, they are gold coloured courts with a peep toe and a tiny heel. But I would need to kick them off to join the dancing. I can only really wear them for a bit, so all afternoon would be a challenge.
I work form home, have no 'work' clothes and normally exist in fleece and jeans.
I would love, really love to wear a 50s dress, done a bit steamer style with DMs But don't know where to start.
I am tall and long bodied, (as well as size 20) so not sure that any dress is goign to fit anyway (waists are usually too high)
Agree that 50s dress + DMs sounds like it would be ideal. I'm not at all your size (very short) but Lady V London have some lovely dresses and aren't hideously expensive. My mum bought me one for my birthday a while back and though I had to send it back because it was much too long for me in the bodice it was nicely made and would have looked lovely had it fitted.
More expensive, but Get Cutie dresses are gorgeous and they have a lot more size options. I've got two of their dresses and have worn them an awful lot over many years.
I had the opposite problem with Lady V London - the body of the dress was much too long shoulder to waist (to be fair, not only am I short, but I'm also disproportionately short-bodied relative to my legs).
the black wrap velvet one would be nice for evening, but I'm not sold on it for a daytime do. The red one is lovely but too pricey for me.
I hadn't thought of Long Tall Sally. I am 5'8'' and herstuff is usually for over 5'10'' But I do find dresses are always too short and too short in the body, as I tend to be long bodied, so maybe I should try some on.