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Knock 'em dead going out top needed - help!

(16 Posts)
PenelopePoppy Tue 07-Nov-17 22:17:10

In a few weeks I'm meeting a group of DP's 'couply friends' (who he used to socialise with with his ex-partner) for pre-Christmas drinks in a wine bar. A couple of them have been less than supportive of his relationship with me, continuing to suggest he should try again with her etc etc despite him telling them it was over and he was with me now.

I'm usually a confident person but I'm a bit intimidated tbh. I'm 10 years older than his ex and older than most of the group (as is he).

I want to feel like I've 'nailed it' in terms of my outfit. I'm 5'9" and a size 8. I'm thinking coated leggings, which I have in burgundy or navy, and a 'nice' top.

I'm winter colouring and burgundy, silver grey, charcoal, pine green are my best colours though black is a possibility. I'd prefer long sleeves.

I'm aiming for effortlessly cool, sophisticated and fashionable.

Oh and definitely no cold shoulders or slashed sleeves - they don't suit me - and no high necks as they draw attention to my neck's crepey tendencies!

I've found this green top from Warehouse which I thought might be a possibility.

Any ideas MN fashionistas?

BubblesBuddy Tue 07-Nov-17 22:39:48

I love the burgundy silk top in Massimo Dutti’s evening wear collection. Most of their stuff is effortlessly cool and chic.

expatmigrant Tue 07-Nov-17 22:46:56

That Warehouse top is gorgeous!

PenelopePoppy Tue 07-Nov-17 22:54:55

Off to check out Massimo Dutti Bubbles

Thanks expat - I'll probably order it to try.

Wilburissomepig Tue 07-Nov-17 23:00:14

I love that warehouse top. I have to have it!

Mulberrysilk Tue 07-Nov-17 23:10:04

The green top is lovely but I think it would be nicer with black legs than burgundy or navy.

NotJustThreeSmallWords Tue 07-Nov-17 23:31:58

Coast rather than Warehouse or is the link wrong?
Anyway, I think it's gorgeous.
Not sure whether it will go with burgundy or navy though?
This would look gorgeous with burgundy leggings. I'm tempted to get it myself to wear with jeans grin

PenelopePoppy Wed 08-Nov-17 10:02:06

Yes, it was Coast rather than Warehouse (there was another one I was looking at from Warehouse). I was thinking navy with the green top. I have black ones too but thought black was maybe a bit of a cliche and too 'try hard', you know trying to be young and sexy. Also not keen on black and a colour in combination (blame Trinny & Susannah for that!).

I'm not usually one for lace and ruffles but that Coast top is rather lovely (and would show off my figure more - is that shallow??? grin).

PenelopePoppy Wed 08-Nov-17 10:18:31

Ooooh found this one too NotJust, same style different fabric. I hadn't looked on the Coast website itself.

I would've said 'no frills, no lace, no flowers' in my spec but shows how wrong you can be!

My only worry is whether they'll be long enough in the body and arms.

Honeycake50 Wed 08-Nov-17 10:30:15

Personally? The green top is lovely but too generic and floaty for the purpose you are looking for.

I would go for a fitted top, def more of what Notjustthreesmallwords found or maybe the other one you found if it looks nice on.

Black is not a cliche unless you overdo it with the accessories and make up. Keep it very simple whilst remaining elegant and dazzling.

Good luck.

Northernlass99 Fri 10-Nov-17 10:16:23

Yeah I don't think the green top could be described as knock em dead.

I do like the Emily top from Coast, and with black skinnies and heels that would be very gorgeous, especially if you are tall and thin.

Good luck, Im sure you will look hot (and remember at the end of the day not to give an actual f**k what they think anyway!)

stoplickingthetelly Fri 10-Nov-17 10:50:02

The green top is nice, but you're lovely and slim so think you could definitely wear something more fitted. I know you said long sleeves but how about something like this
Actually Oasis has quite a few nice tops in.

myusernamewastaken Fri 10-Nov-17 15:39:06

Im not a huge fan of the green top either but that might be because i prefer fitted tops rather than floaty.

Nettletheelf Fri 10-Nov-17 15:43:26

I saw the Oasis top live yesterday. Don’t buy it. It reminded me of stuff that Diamanté Lil (bar owner in Bergerac) used to wear.

Are your upper arms OK? If so, go sleeveless.

Wilburissomepig Fri 10-Nov-17 16:34:22

I ordered the green Coast top and it came today. I absolutely LOVE it. Fits beautifully and looks great with black cigarette pants, gold pendant and gold sandals. It's not a 'set the world on fire' top but it's gorgeous and understated. Thanks for the link OP!

Deathraystare Fri 10-Nov-17 17:56:06

I love the colour of the green blouse BUT personally it is not in my size and too high in the neck for me (I know you don't care it is just me sounding off!). Every time I see something in dark green it is too high in the neck or not my size!

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