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Please have a think for me: I am going to a black tie functionin a couple of weeks and need something to wear. I am 5'4" , 55, and very much pear shaped. I am used to being a size 12 ( 10 top and Up to 14 bottom) but have put a lot of weight on and so am now a 14 with untoned arms and wide hips that would need a full skirt. I will be wearing flat sandals I have bad legs so happy with long dress/skirt+top I have lots of lumpy bumpy bits so clingy fabrics are not the best I don't suit round necks and usually go for v type( normally show off shoulders but can't at the moment) I need to buy by mail order I think as working and busy with family stuff at the moment I usually go for plain or at least non busy patterns and don't suit pastels Up to about £300 Any hope?
Have a look at Nikki's blog www.midlifechic.com/black-tie-for-women-over-40/ I have gone with wide skirt and top option a few times for black tie recently and it does work and somehow feels more modern (and if top and bottom are different sizes top and skirt is the ideal solution)
Thank you Not including shoes and bag Most people will be wearing long, but it starts early evening so we'will be having drinks outside on grass It is definitely black tie but not super formal beachside of this I like idea of top and skirt because shape wise it will suit me Budget not strict ... guide price!!
Brill love website and that is just what I was thinking about... will investigate Frio yes I think the style would suit but I feel as if I am being picky by saying it looks a little all one colour and drab.... I do like nice clothes and if spending money would like to feel a bit treated as well as have the opportunity to wear it again
Tuddles thank you ... agree lovely colour and in my pre plump life would have liked... length almost certainly ok as I am shortish and no need for it to be grazing floor necessarily ... arms would be an issue Have I got to the'shrug' stage? I am planning to lose the extra weight it has appeared as if by magic !
L k Bennett lovely... have a feeling it would accentuate my hips rather Shape of m and s around middle would probably good Will look at Coast : both the high low skirts look flattering from my phone and monochrome easy .... you are all so knowledgeable