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If you were 38 and going to a 40th bday party?

(37 Posts)
Bibs2014 Mon 20-Mar-17 17:18:25

What would you wear?

Niminy Mon 20-Mar-17 17:21:22

A 'spring chicken' slogan t shirt?

2cats2many Mon 20-Mar-17 17:22:51

Have I missed some subtext here?

I'd wear whatever I looked good in that was appropriate for the occasion.

Why would I wear anything else?

Bibs2014 Mon 20-Mar-17 17:29:02


I wanted some advice on what to wear to a 40th birthday party! Haven't got dressed up and been 'out out' for ages.

drquin Mon 20-Mar-17 17:43:36

How smart a occasion is it?
Cocktail dress?
Jeans & naice top?

Any styles you don't like?

Bibs2014 Mon 20-Mar-17 17:49:42

Thanks drquin.

It's an evening party - drinks at a nice venue. Dressy occasion rather than jeans/nice top.

Datingbarb Mon 20-Mar-17 17:51:57

Well I'm 37 and a half and I would where wet look skinnys, heels and nice top or maybe a dress depending on where the party was and how formal

FuckTheFuckityOff Mon 20-Mar-17 17:54:57

I would a short playsuit. I've got a lovely one from Boohoo with a lace back.

Flyinggeese Mon 20-Mar-17 17:56:53

Hi OP I tend to go to Ted Baker for occasions like this. This would be the shape of dress I'd wear:

It's also my colour.

High heels in black.

Which colours and shapes do you like/want to avoid?

Niminy Mon 20-Mar-17 18:12:13

Or you could look at Finery - they have 20% off at the moment which seems like a good deal. More fashiony and less high street than Ted Baker.

Bibs2014 Mon 20-Mar-17 18:16:20

Oh that Ted Baker dress is LUSH! I look good in that fit and flare style toobut that's way out of my budget ☹️

Bibs2014 Mon 20-Mar-17 18:17:37

Dating - it's the sort of occasion where I could wear a dress rather than jeans and a nice top so going to take the opportunity smile

Bibs2014 Mon 20-Mar-17 18:18:07

Fuck - playsuit would be a good option! Will check out boohoo 😃

FuckTheFuckityOff Mon 20-Mar-17 18:23:34

This the one I have, comes in other colours too.

Flyinggeese Mon 20-Mar-17 18:54:47

Oasis has some nice stuff at the moment

Bibs2014 Mon 20-Mar-17 18:58:03

Is this nice or is there too much going on with the culottes, cold shoulder, off shoulder etc!

FuckTheFuckityOff Mon 20-Mar-17 19:02:29

I like the top bit but the massive legs are weird.

Semaphorically Mon 20-Mar-17 19:08:01


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Bibs2014 Mon 20-Mar-17 19:15:45

I'd need to wear a bra so that asos jumpsuit is a no I'm afraid.

No to the dress too.

Will look on asos for a jumpsuit though - thanks.

leccybill Mon 20-Mar-17 19:17:59

Posting as I'm 37 and got a glam 40th to attend next week.

I do love a playsuit. That Boohoo one is nice. Am I too old?

Bibs2014 Mon 20-Mar-17 19:22:51

No way are you too old! If I can wear one, you can grin

Astro55 Mon 20-Mar-17 19:26:53


FuckTheFuckityOff Mon 20-Mar-17 19:27:34

I'm 37 too leccy

HoneyDragon Mon 20-Mar-17 19:28:36

I'm 38 and would wear my Marvel swing dress and bitch all night about having to wear heels and a proper bra.

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