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Too old for FatFace?

(82 Posts)
FluffyJawsOfDoom Fri 03-Feb-17 10:27:29

I stopped breastfeeding my 20 month old son a fortnight ago and I finally feel like my body is my own for the first time in 3 years!

I saw this in the window of my local Fat Face and love it, but - honest opinions please - is this sort of thing only suitable for teens and 20-somethings? My 33rd birthday is next month (how the hell did that even happen?!) and it'll be my first clothing purchase since I got pregnant 3 years ago, so I feel thoroughly out of my depth and don't want to look like a total and utter tit.....

MumBod Fri 03-Feb-17 10:28:23

Nobody is too old for Fatface.

Nice dress.

shopaholic85 Fri 03-Feb-17 10:33:11

I'm 32 and would wear that dress. How tall are you? The reviews say that it's longer than it looks on the model.

FluffyJawsOfDoom Fri 03-Feb-17 10:36:10

I'm 5ft 5 so pretty average? The model is probably 6ft+ isn't she, stuff's always longer on me ha!

mogloveseggs Fri 03-Feb-17 10:36:31

I'd wear it I'm 37

MusterTheRohirim Fri 03-Feb-17 10:37:48

I always thought it was aimed at women our age (also early 30s). Get it, it's nice, and stop with the old!

Heratnumber7 Fri 03-Feb-17 10:43:14

My 19 yo DD has that dress
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Honeybee79 Fri 03-Feb-17 12:20:39

You are joking right?! I would wear that dress and I'm 37! Fat Face works for pretty much any age. Lovely dress.

Branleuse Fri 03-Feb-17 12:22:31

fat face isnt for youth, its for our age

LumelaMme Fri 03-Feb-17 12:23:39

I'd wear it, and I'm loads older than you.

MazDazzle Fri 03-Feb-17 12:31:44

Of course you're not too old.

I actually think of Fat Face as an older shop for women in their 30s and up!

BreatheDeep Fri 03-Feb-17 12:37:31

You're not too old. But more importantly, how did you last 3 years without buying new clothes?! I couldn't cope with that!

tovelitime Fri 03-Feb-17 12:38:52

You're too young for fatface, I'm too young for fatface and I'm 42.

countrybump Fri 03-Feb-17 12:39:52

I have a dress v similar to that and I'm going to be 40 this year. I thought fatface was pretty much aimed at women my age and older and I buy quite a bit from there (bought a chunky knitted dress from there this morning!).

I started off just buying kids stuff from there, but it's grown a bit and now the whole family - inc my MIL - seem to have an item or two from fatface!

I actually buy a lot our of fat face now because I'm in my late 30's because I was struggling to buy clothes that were still young enough for me but not shopping in the same shops as my teenage daughter. I thought it was aimed at our age group. I've never seen anything in there that I would say are aimed at the very young.

rollonthesummer Fri 03-Feb-17 13:50:13

Fat Face is very much aimed at our age group!

I would (and do) buy loads from Fat Face.

However, I did buy a dress very similar to that from Next thought and ended up taking it back as it made me look like an oversized school girl in a pinafore!! I think that might have just been my body shape though!

ExConstance Fri 03-Feb-17 14:44:12

I'd wear that dress and I'm 60. I tend to think of Fatface as a brand for middle aged + who want people to think they are younger.

FluffyJawsOfDoom Fri 03-Feb-17 14:49:16

Thank you! I've ordered one and I'll wear it with pride!!

Breathedeep I've lived in 3 pairs of primark jeggings and half a dozen tshirts. Before that it was maternity clothes out of the attic from when I was upduffed with baby 1. It wasn't worth buying naice new clothes because they got puked on or snotted on and I found breastmilk caused grease stains, plus I was limited on style because of the breastfeeding (no dresses - this will be the first one I've worn in years!)... So yeah, I look like a slob. It's horrid.

FluffyJawsOfDoom Fri 03-Feb-17 14:49:50

"Middle aged + who want people to think they are younger" thats me! grin

ExConstance Fri 03-Feb-17 15:11:46

Yes, that is me and DH too, he is off to the post office today to collect his huge cuddly warm as toast hoody thing, he is 61.

BusterGonad Fri 03-Feb-17 15:16:51

I wouldn't consider Fatface as a young persons shop, in my mind it's aimed at the older old group.

BusterGonad Fri 03-Feb-17 15:17:16

Older age group!

missyB1 Fri 03-Feb-17 15:32:49

I'm 48 and buy most of my clothes from Fatface!

missyB1 Fri 03-Feb-17 15:34:41

However I do have to add I tried that denim dress on in the shop and it was a weird fit, it sort of hung in a shapeless way. I didn't look trendy i just looked like some kind of old washerwoman!

Eastwestbestrest Fri 03-Feb-17 16:12:01

Fatface is aimed at middle aged mum's isn't it? Like White Stuff etc?

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