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Find me a cheap expensive looking outfit

(10 Posts)
strawberryblondebint Mon 30-Oct-17 18:31:35

Ok so I never never go out. I’m a total home bird. I am also tee total. I like staying in. In my last job (office) I just never went to the nights out. They all knew I wouldn’t. However started new job and this time I feel I should go (teaching). I like the people I work with and it’s a meal and dancing. However I have no idea how to dress.
I’m crap at heels but I have lovely irregular choice black ones I can walk in. Just black sequins. I’m a size 12-14. 30ff boobs and I’m not young. I’m 43. I’m short as well. 5”3.
And just to add insult to injury I don’t want to spend much at all. So as cheap as possible but looking expensive obviously. Red is out as I am a strawberry blonde. I have no real style as such but I love dresses and vintage style clothes. I buy a lot of ebay.
Just can’t decide on any thing. Worried about being mutton dressed as lamb next to these young skinny child less teachers.


keeponkeepinon Mon 30-Oct-17 18:49:49

I'd keep things very simple, no prints and get perhaps a v neck camisole, Oasis often have a good selection in a colour that you love and pair it with black skinnies, coated jeans, pencil skirt whatever you are comfy in. Simple clutch bag and a simple necklace, long or short.
In other words, keep it very simple! I tend to think this looks more expensive in an easy way.

keeponkeepinon Mon 30-Oct-17 18:53:23

Comes in a few colours. Anywhere close to what you might like?

strawberryblondebint Mon 30-Oct-17 19:42:46

I’m not too keen to wear sleeveless if I’m honest. Plus hard to get jeans or trousers the right leg length. I’m more comfy in a dress. I have no style lol

Apileofballyhoo Mon 30-Oct-17 19:45:08

Somebody was posting about Christmas Day dresses earlier on, there are some lovely dresses on the thread.

keeponkeepinon Tue 31-Oct-17 08:25:54

New look had some velvet long sleeved wrap style dresses in lovely rich colours. So easy to pair with your black shoes and a clutch.

Fabellini Tue 31-Oct-17 08:35:12

I was in Zara at the weekend and tried this on - it was lovely, and hung well because the trim weighed it down. I'm the same height as you, and it came to just at the top of my knee.
It would look great with black opaques if you didn't feel confident with bare legs - I'm not long back from holiday so still have a bit of tan going on!

everythingsgoingsouth Tue 31-Oct-17 09:22:21

this wouls work well with your figure and shoes smile

strawberryblondebint Tue 31-Oct-17 18:22:09

Thanks guys. Forgot to check back but I have ordered an almost identical dress to the new look one in green

Apileofballyhoo Tue 31-Oct-17 21:49:05

Sounds lovely, OP. Hope you have a great night.

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