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What do you think of this sailor dress for a 40+ woman?

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shoesearcher Mon 19-Jun-17 11:15:29

Just wondering if I'd look ridiculous in something like this at my age.

What do you think?

www.esprit.co.uk/woven-stretch-dress-with-a-piqu%C3%A9-texture-037EE1E024

UndersecretaryofWhimsy Mon 19-Jun-17 11:17:35

I think if you think you'd feel fabulous in it, buy it and fuck anyone who's sneery. The most fabulous people are always those who own their style and feel good in it, regardless of age.

It's cute. I fancy trying it myself with AN Audrey Hepburn crop and lipstick.

styledilemma Mon 19-Jun-17 11:21:45

I like it.
I think you need to have small ish boobs for it to look right on, because of the high neckline.

styledilemma Mon 19-Jun-17 11:22:51

Otherwise, it will look like a maternity smock.

ThreeForAPound Mon 19-Jun-17 11:23:36

I was ready to cringe at anything 'sailor'...but its quite nice.

I'm too tall and busty for it, but I can imagine on someone fairly straight up and down it would look good.

TerfwithaNerf Mon 19-Jun-17 11:24:54

I think it could look really lovely on a tall, slim person with wee boobs.

On me (who is none of the above) it would look horrific.

KungFuEric Mon 19-Jun-17 11:26:00

I can see someone like Samantha Cameron in it. Do you have a similar build? I don't think it would be forgiving on anyone busty or hippy.

SleepFreeZone Mon 19-Jun-17 11:28:26

Yep, totally depends on your body shape I think.

Maudlinmaud Mon 19-Jun-17 11:34:13

I really like that. I was expecting to see a full on sailor dress with matching hat.

shoesearcher Mon 19-Jun-17 11:37:27

Thanks so much for all the opinions!

I agree that you should wear what you like and stuff everybody else. But it's nice to have an idea of how others might perceive it (obviously there's only so much you can assess over the internet).

I am fairly small of boob so that's no issue. I will give it a try and see what I think. When I was younger it would have looked fab on me. I'm on the SamCam side figure-wise, though probably with a bit more of a bum and hips and tummy. We shall see!

shoesearcher Mon 19-Jun-17 11:38:04

I really like that. I was expecting to see a full on sailor dress with matching hat.

grin cross-posted with this, made me laugh grin

TSSDNCOP Mon 19-Jun-17 11:53:42

Yes I was expecting a Fergie maternity dress with straw boater.

Yours with some white plimmys will be lovely.

Therealslimshady1 Mon 19-Jun-17 11:56:38

Nice, normal, just buy it!

nina2b Mon 19-Jun-17 14:09:54

Gorgeous!

PatMullins Mon 19-Jun-17 14:10:51

Very nice smile

TitaniasCloset Mon 19-Jun-17 14:12:59

I was about to tell you no no no, but I like it and think it will look cute on.

allthingslipsticks Mon 19-Jun-17 14:59:18

Very nice, OP. Go for it!

NotJanine Mon 19-Jun-17 15:01:21

I was scared to click the link, but it's really cute.

shoesearcher Mon 19-Jun-17 15:58:28

Have ordered it, we'll see how it suits me IRL. Thanks all!

user1497886612 Mon 19-Jun-17 16:55:38

Am I too old for a dress like this? I am 44 and I have lost a lot of weight recently. So I have not bought a nice dress for a long while. I have to go to a wedding in a couple of weeks and I like this one and the website was recommended to me by a friend. But I am not sure if it is a little young for me. Advice please!

www.zoevine.com/collections/dresses/products/gigi-fit-flare-summer-dress

NotJanine Mon 19-Jun-17 17:27:43

Lovely dress user. I don't think it is a particularly young style at all.

Girlywurly Mon 19-Jun-17 18:05:07

Love it.

kingjofferyworksintescos Mon 19-Jun-17 18:20:20

Gorgeous , if I was slim I would love to wear it !
Go for it

Shoesearcher Mon 19-Jun-17 19:42:12

I agree, it's not a particularly young style and I wouldn't think twice about anyone of 25 and up wearing it! You should go for it, it's lovely.

GoodyGoodyGumdrops Mon 19-Jun-17 22:45:39

Looks like a grown up version of a sailor dress. If your proportions are right for it, go for it!

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