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If your late 30's where do you shop, i don't seem to fit in anywhere

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LardLizard Sun 23-Apr-17 08:17:39

Some shops the dresses n skirts seem too short
Then lots of other places like monsoon n phase eight they seem too long
Half way down my calf which isn't a good look on me

Knee length it above knee looks better in me but at 5ft 4
Can be hard to find the right lengths sad

user1492232552 Sun 23-Apr-17 08:22:08

I just wear tights tbh and big knickers in black so if i do flash nothing can be seen. Knee length is just the worst for me, mumsy

dogsdieinhotcars Sun 23-Apr-17 08:32:10

Try being late 40's who thinks she's late 30's! confused

Gwilt160981 Sun 23-Apr-17 08:34:04

Peacocks primark pep&co Asda George. Sometimes have a quick look in charity shops.

Rinkydinkypink Sun 23-Apr-17 08:47:55

Op I generally live in whatever the supermarket sells. It's the only time I get to go shopping! This is standard among my friends.

BabyHamster Sun 23-Apr-17 08:51:12

rinky can't you shop online for clothes?

Treaclespongeandcustard Sun 23-Apr-17 08:53:43

Sainsburys, Debenhams and Next. I'm definitely not a trend setter though so I'm looking forward to other replies too!

AgathaMystery Sun 23-Apr-17 08:58:13

OP I tend to look in Benetton, Matalan, Phase 8, Jigsaw, Gap, DP, but I have everything shortened. I can't wear much off the peg. It took me till I was 34 to accept this.

MargaretWindsor Sun 23-Apr-17 09:04:09

I'm 40 and do still seem to carry off shortish skirts so not sure if this will be much help but my go to shops are Zara, TopShop ( yes I know but look beyond the garish stuff and there are some brilliant directional finds), H&M, Urban Outfitters, and if at a loss just go to A department store and look at all the concessions, stores change sometimes and can surprise you. Warehouse, that I used to love for example, has gone seriously downhill.

elQuintoConyo Sun 23-Apr-17 12:44:16

H&M mostly. They are the only shop whose trousers fit me! Charity shops for the rest.

If something is too long I sew it up. If something gapes just a little, I sew it up. I'll buy something a size bigger and put darts in it until it fits.

I'm trying to pluck up the courage to actually make my own clothes - but bar a couple of t-shirts and a stretchy house dress, I have chickened out grin but hey, thinking about it is half the battle!

JemimaMuddledUp Sun 23-Apr-17 15:02:57

Boden, Next, M&S, White Stuff mainly.

Boden skirts and dresses usually come in different lengths, so you can find the one that suits. I don't mind shorter skirts in the winter with opaques but I prefer knee length for summer.

UppityHumpty Sun 23-Apr-17 15:05:12

Hobbs, John Lewis, M&S, Clarkes, Monsoon, Primark. Sometimes H&M & New Look if I can be be bothered

BounceBounceSplishSplash Sun 23-Apr-17 16:24:34

Warehouse dresses tend to be a good length on me at 5ft 6 - not too short and not too long though I haven't spotted any dresses that I like in there in a while.

LardLizard Sun 23-Apr-17 16:52:58

Thanks guys
All the places I tend to look already then

I think your right I might just have to accept that a lot of things I buy I just have to take up

Grr

Thanks anyway
smile

StainlessSteelButtercup Sun 23-Apr-17 17:03:00

MargaretWindsor, you are so right about Warehouse. What's happened to them this season? I've not been tempted to try on a single thing they've offered for nearly a year now.

elQuintoConyo Sun 23-Apr-17 17:43:09

LardLizard it's frustrating, isn't it? But putting a dart here and there and taking up a hem just became second nature to me (i'm 5ft4 and 'plumpish' wink) and would rather wear things that suit and fit me than fashion.

* having said that, i draw the line at wolf fleeces and Saltwater sandals!

Candlelightnewf Sun 23-Apr-17 17:45:58

My wardrobe is mostly Tu and Next. Partial to a bit of Joe Browns too. I'm 37, short and a bit plump. blush

user1481140239 Sun 23-Apr-17 18:00:33

H&M, Zara, Cos.

dudsville Sun 23-Apr-17 18:05:14

I don't know if this is age related but it is shape related. When I was young I was always stick thin, no hips or boobs. Then mid 30's my shape morphed into something more hourglass and the shops I used to enjoy I no longer suited. Took me AGES to work out what to wear. Good luck op!

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