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What clothes would suit me?

(52 Posts)
Braceybracegirl Tue 14-Mar-17 18:54:33

I'm 5ft 1 and 9 stone 8. But dumpy. Big ish boobs. I wear a lot of dresses and leggings but not sure they always suit me. Feel in a frump at the moment and don't know where to start. Would like more separated, maybe smart jeans, jewellery, perhaps some heels aa I'm so short! I need a makeover!

Braceybracegirl Tue 14-Mar-17 19:00:01

More separates!

0hCrepe Tue 14-Mar-17 19:01:26

I think you need to wear a shorter, better fitting top with a good pair of jeans. Maybe a navy silky v neck blouse with light blue jeans. A blazer or more cropped jacket could look nice too.
Which famous people do you like? What sort of style do you like? Patterns? Classic? Do you wear makeup?

Braceybracegirl Tue 14-Mar-17 20:13:30

That's a dress! I haven't pulled it down properly though which doesn't help. I do wear make up. I normally go for patterns but would like to start wearing more plain stuff.

user1488153080 Tue 14-Mar-17 20:22:46

Do you feel quite self conscience about your body and tend to wear baggier clothes? If so- stop. Im "larger" but even i do feel more confident in skinny jeans and a top over a baggy dress ad leggings!

Topshop do nice jeans apparently, i have some from asos which are comfy.

Maybe look somewhere cheaper for something out of your comfort zone (charity shops im thinking here) and buy yourself an outfit and wear it for a day and see how you feel!

Braceybracegirl Tue 14-Mar-17 20:25:43

Yes I hate my spare tyre/c section overhang but I do sometimes wear fitted clothes. Dress isn't that baggy but I've just realised the shape of it doesn't suit my figure. I'm better with more of a v neckline.

Braceybracegirl Tue 14-Mar-17 20:28:44

These are nice but how do I know what size!!!

0hCrepe Tue 14-Mar-17 21:00:42

They're a nice colour but they're very tight, almost like leggings so I think if you want to go with more fitted tops you'll want thicker jeans. High waisted ones can help to hold everything in and stop the gaps when you're bending over etc.
Zara have got some lovely plain clothes in satin in bold colours and also things with some patterns.
If you get things online try to get different sizes and return any that don't fit.

ChocolateSherberts2017 Tue 14-Mar-17 21:23:22

Book a free stylist session at John Lewis. There's no obligation to buy and you'll leave with lots of ideas about colours and styles which suit you. Also, get your colours done & start buying clothes in those colours only.

Start with your foundation first so get refitted for a bra and you'll find everything hangs better.

Have a look on pintrest for ideas that you can replicate at home. Start with slim fitted high waisted jeans rather than skinnies as they make your legs look like parsnips. Fitted rather than tight top plus a jacket and accessories would look good on you.

If you like the dress/legging combination then try a dress a few inches above the knee in a sixties shift style. Go for solid, block colours or asymmetric patterns rather than small floral prints.

Braceybracegirl Tue 14-Mar-17 22:12:59

Thank you. Some great advice. No zara or John Lewis near me though!!

ChocolateSherberts2017 Tue 14-Mar-17 22:15:35

Debenhams and other department stores do stylist sessions, have a look at your nearest ones.

BusterGonad Wed 15-Mar-17 06:21:29

Also do t buy jeans with the lived in look as more often than not the white worn out bits tend to highlight areas that are unflattering i.e. Mid thigh, bottom. Dark indigo jeans are very flattering. I know this is really old school but google Trinny and Susannah and do the body shape test. It'll really open your mind to shapes of clothes. I thought I was a apple but I'm a goblet! 😂

0hCrepe Wed 15-Mar-17 09:11:13

Another thing I find good is to wear jeans, a nice top with a pattern and a long open thin knit cardio over. The sides of the cards can slim you down and cover you but you still have the fitted top open at the front. Just thought of it because I'm wearing it today! Photo shows it. Not saying I look great, it's just another everyday option.
You can get most things online and try them and send them back if no good.
I agree wear dresses that are more structured with tights and maybe heeled ankle boots.
Always take the time to do your makeup and hair if you wear it then.

missyB1 Wed 15-Mar-17 09:17:28

You need to try on a few pairs of jeans to find your perfect fit, I think your shape would suit straight leg or slim leg (I actually they suit far more people than skinnies). Then silky blouses or smart cotton tops and a fitted blazer / jacket. I find heels tricky so tend to get mules or boots with a block type heel to give me some height but still easy to walk in!

BusterGonad Wed 15-Mar-17 09:42:24

If you like flowery dresses I'd also suggest stretch jersey ones as they will give you a waist but also accommodate your boobs. I have big boobs and try to get tops and dresses that fit well under them (iyswim) so the fabric doesn't just hang off of them in a tent like fashion, making me look larger.

ChocolateSherberts2017 Wed 15-Mar-17 10:44:36

Lands End have good quality long line cotton tops, there's some frumpy styles but also modern shapes. Their jeans come raw stitched so you state your inside leg measurement and they will hem it for free.
Just scroll down to the bottom of the page there is a link to the information about hems.

Braceybracegirl Wed 15-Mar-17 17:58:09

Wearing this today which is more flattering apart from flabby arms. But I did have a cardy on.

Braceybracegirl Wed 15-Mar-17 17:59:06

Good advice everyone thank you. Is anyone able to link to suitable tops?

0hCrepe Wed 15-Mar-17 19:33:56

Yes that's much more flattering! I think shorter boots with a heel would look better though. Wear long boots with shorter skirts or over skinny jeans.
I saw this top on Zara which might be good Could wear all black with a scarf or more interesting jacket.

Braceybracegirl Wed 15-Mar-17 19:41:43

Yes you are right about the boots! It's a very long dress! I get in a rut with shoes and Wear the same pair everyday!

Donsoftheworld Wed 15-Mar-17 19:55:47

Yes the empire line shape like this Boden dress suit you smile

Braceybracegirl Wed 15-Mar-17 20:03:55

Thanks it definitely hides the lumps and bumps! Still need to find top and cardies!

0hCrepe Wed 15-Mar-17 20:09:46

What shops do you have near you? We could look at the range online and then you could go and try on!

AgathaF Wed 15-Mar-17 20:26:20

I think I'd go a little shorter with your dress/skirt length. An inch or two above the knee, and maybe try something straighter or more fitted? You look to have a nice figure but those two dresses swamp it.

Braceybracegirl Wed 15-Mar-17 22:03:27

Ok so near me I have white stuff. Gap. Next debenhams. Joules. Topshop. New look. H and M. Marks and spencers.

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