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Mutton as lamb?

(55 Posts)
LobsterQuadrille Wed 17-May-17 21:21:44

I'm 47. I'm going out tomorrow evening - context - art exhibition, quite smart/casual which I always have issues with.

Any advice? It doesn't feel quite right and I don't know why. Maybe too young?

FreeNiki Wed 17-May-17 21:24:04

No I dont think so. Looks nice.

pictish Wed 17-May-17 21:28:55

Honestly I'm not going to say it's mutton as lamb because I don't subscribe to that rubbish but I will say it's a bit naff. So sorry. Not to my taste at that matters.

pictish Wed 17-May-17 21:29:49

The camisole underneath looks too short for you.

emmeline7725 Wed 17-May-17 21:30:57

Personally I think you have nailed smart casual. I don't think your age is relevant. You look lovely.

hahahaIdontgetit Wed 17-May-17 21:33:27

I think you look fine, the top in black would be better ?

Maudlinmaud Wed 17-May-17 21:33:39

Where did you get the top? It's exactly what I'm looking for. I think you look lovely, hate the phrase mutton.

LobsterQuadrille Wed 17-May-17 21:37:07

I hate the phrase mutton too; I meant is it too young. Top is all one - no camisole - and from Top Shop. Maybe pictish has said what's in the back of my mind ... naff. I can't find another top that goes though. Jeans are too casual. I'm not buying anything just for a few hours.

Thank you for all opinions!

MrsLettuce Wed 17-May-17 21:50:14

Black bottoms and white top is always a bit waitressy looking, I think that's the problem.
Have you got an LBD? Is usually be possible to smart-casual-ise them.

Neverknowing Wed 17-May-17 21:51:57

I think you look gorgeous!! You have an amazing figure btw.

MaisyPops Wed 17-May-17 21:53:28

Looks nice. Personally I'd want the camisole inside to be longer as it looks a bit short to me (but you've sad it's all in one).
Not mutton at all. (I do hate it, but there are cases where I find myself thinking "really?" at times. It's bad but at least I'm being honest that I have moments like that)

LobsterQuadrille Wed 17-May-17 21:56:59

I've found something else that I have hastily stuck in the washing machine. It's longer - I think aside from the black/white look, I feel a bit exposed and hippy. But thanks to all confirming my not quite comfortable feeling.

Therealslimshady1 Wed 17-May-17 21:58:39

I think you look fab

Whiterabbitears Wed 17-May-17 22:16:25

You have a great figure smile I think the problem is the length of the cami, its too short. If the cami was longer and the whole thing in black it would be better.

gonegrey56 Wed 17-May-17 22:18:13

Well I think you look lovely !

Alexandra87 Wed 17-May-17 22:20:48

You look great. I would need a longer top to be comfortable though

PickAChew Wed 17-May-17 22:21:03

I hate the phrase mutton as lamb but the top is simply the wrong colour and style for you. You have an amazing figure but need something softer and drapier.

LobsterQuadrille Wed 17-May-17 22:21:11

Thank you!

As above, the top is all in one so not much I can do about the bottom layer. I think I've discarded that idea in favour of a strappy longer top (in washing machine) plus jacket.

LobsterQuadrille Wed 17-May-17 22:22:26

Drapier is exactly what I want.

geniusindisguise Wed 17-May-17 22:25:37

That top would look great with a midi length pleated flared skirt and heels.

Summer23 Wed 17-May-17 22:30:19

I know you've changed your mind now but just wanted to say you look great in that outfit. I don't think the vest looks too short, you have the figure to pull it off. Age is just a number 😉

SirVixofVixHall Wed 17-May-17 22:32:38

I agree that the short lining in the top is the issue. You could wear it over a longer camisole also in white, to disguise the short lining. Or, as you seem to want to do, wear something different on top. The see-through tummy gap cheapens the top, and makes it look more teenage than the actual style of it suggests.

Fortifiedwithvitaminsandiron Wed 17-May-17 22:35:47

Gosh, surprised by some of the comments here as I think you look absolutely lovely! I agree if it were me, the camisole underneath could be longer but that's purely because I don't have your tummy! You look lovely OP and you look fabulous at 47 xx

WhataHexIgotinto Wed 17-May-17 22:50:57

I think you look great.

LobsterQuadrille Thu 18-May-17 07:42:16

Thank you! I do agree about the top and, although I love the top, the outfit doesn't seem to go and that's why I was feeling mildly uneasy in it.

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