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Christmas Dress/outfit

(17 Posts)
LavenderDoll Sun 29-Oct-17 09:05:12

I am curvy fat 16/18
I need an outfit for work Christmas do
I have a big tummy and I hate my arms
I don't have a massive budget either
I know I know I'm asking a lot but I'm so bloody sick and tired of just being invisible and want to feel glam for the night.
If anyone has any ideas they would be much appreciated
I'm more of a dress person but any ideas welcome
Thanks in advance

LavenderDoll Sun 29-Oct-17 09:07:04

Sorry should add that I'm late 30's.

TheEmpressWears Sun 29-Oct-17 10:41:00

What height are you?
What's your favourite shop?
Any slebs you think always 'get it right'?

TheEmpressWears Sun 29-Oct-17 10:45:27

with a bra that costs more than the dress

LavenderDoll Sun 29-Oct-17 10:57:48

5ft 7
Don't really have a favourite shop .. I like Elsies attic website
I usually wear a v neck we my boobs are probably my best only asset

TheEmpressWears Sun 29-Oct-17 10:58:02

like a classic lbd but in wine, flattering to fuller figure

LavenderDoll Sun 29-Oct-17 11:00:25

Both lovely dresses

TheEmpressWears Sun 29-Oct-17 11:01:48

this is lovely, very christmas party

TheEmpressWears Sun 29-Oct-17 11:03:48

Easy to wear, needs accessories

TheEmpressWears Sun 29-Oct-17 11:05:06

covers the arms

LavenderDoll Sun 29-Oct-17 11:09:48

Thank you so much
I never find anything like these suggestions
I guess if you hate what you look like you struggle to see past that
But these dresses are lovely

TheEmpressWears Sun 29-Oct-17 11:10:37

ah, at 5'7 easy to look good. wine

TheEmpressWears Sun 29-Oct-17 11:13:25

It was fun! I'm a totally different height/shape so it was fun looking at dresses through a diffreent lens!
HOpefully somebody else will come along with more suggestions.

DancingOnParsnips Sun 29-Oct-17 11:17:46


bitofabelly Sun 29-Oct-17 20:47:46

This is gorgeous on but you might need a smaller size to avoid the tent/ pregnant look..sizing is too big...swing dresses are great for covering tums and bare arms.

bitofabelly Sun 29-Oct-17 20:48:53

I also recommended this recently:

lionsleepstonight Sun 29-Oct-17 21:47:57

This one's sold out at Wallis, but might be available in Debs or in-store.
I've bought it for my do, it's super flattering as it's a proper wrap, not a faux one.

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