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I am 35, smallish waist and large of bum. I have ginger hair, pale skin and very dark eyes.
My auntie is throwing a party in a few weeks. She is quite 'well to do' andbaleays looks amazing. Even at 7am.....not jealous at all . The party is for her husbands retirement, his friends are all very stylish and always well dressed.
I need a dress for this event. I have a budget of around £200 (would be happy if it came in under that) but no idea where to start. I am very much a 'live in gym wear' type. I work for myself and dont spend much time drssing up nicely.
I do have a pair of nude heels i would like to wear. I have also booked a friend who is a make up artist to do my make up.
I wore an empire line floor length gown to a party last year. It was a very bright colour and the bodice was covered in jewels.
It also skimmed my fat arse beautifully which helped me in my head. So even though I am obviously overweight, all people could see was the 1000-watt glam and that dazzled them! I have never had so many compliments in my life!
So whatever you do, do it Hollywood style and people won't even notice your bum, is my advice!
Do! You won't be sorry! **Disclaimer, I had a right bloody faff getting it, there's even a thread on here about it called Hobbs Bella Dress! It might be tricky to find in a store and is possibly more of a but online and send back type of thing
Chi chi London is also worth a look. I got a lovely one a couple of years ago and it is so flattering and looks a lot dearer than it was. It's still one of my faves. Could use the extra budget for a new bag to match...!