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Size 24 - Christmas with elegant in-laws - HELP!

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SteelyPip Tue 12-Dec-17 17:03:30

Just what it says in the title really.

I'm a size 24 and would love to feel like I can hold my head high at my in-laws over Christmas. They (and the rest of the relatives) are either extremely thin or slim/average and effortlessly stylish it seems. I am so self conscious when I'm around them that I feel like a heffalump!

I rarely see them as they live abroad. So it will be a big deal and every second cousin twice removed will be there and I would love to look and feel comfortable, groomed and put together for the duration.

My normal gear is leggings/jeans and a baggy top. I don't own anything classy, can't walk in heels and at 5'10'' wouldn't want much of a heel in any case. I will have hair and nails done before we go and I barely wear make up - it's just the clothes and accessories I am clueless about.

Anyone fancy a project? fgrin

ExpectingToFly Tue 12-Dec-17 17:08:01

How about a lovely dress from lady v ? You can wear with black tights or leggings and flat shoes. Love this reindeer print smile ladyvlondon.com/Ada-Classic-Reindeer/#.WjAMg5-nzqA

ExpectingToFly Tue 12-Dec-17 17:09:22

So Christmassy!

JaneEyre70 Tue 12-Dec-17 17:11:28

If money is no object, have a look at Chesca - really well cut and lovely for special occasions. Their dresses are lovely, and they do lots of lovely long tunics too. Or Box2, they specialise in flowy jersey/chiffon long tops that you can wear with nice quality thick leggings. Or BeigePlus have a nice range of prices and designers. Box2 are also fab for accessories.

Caulk Tue 12-Dec-17 17:11:30

This dress from simply be?

www.simplybe.co.uk/shop/black-cape-sleeve-tunic-dress/wj672/product/details/show.action?pdBoUid=6022#colour:Black,size:

MummyBtothree Tue 12-Dec-17 17:12:05

I'm a size 24 and find that 'Simply Be' stores and online have some lovely outfits for the festive period. I've had a couple of lovely dresses from there.

NewIdeasToday Tue 12-Dec-17 17:13:06

Have a look at Navabi. Loads of choices and good reductions at the moment. I particularly like Live Unlimited which they stock. They have nice tops that skim over the hips and look good with smart trousers.

NewIdeasToday Tue 12-Dec-17 17:15:03

Navabi discount in case you’re interested:

here's a little voucher for an EXTRA 10% off if you order before midnight Wednesday:

HOTCHOCOLATE (10% off, even on sale items)

graziemille Tue 12-Dec-17 17:15:27

Try Scarlett and Jo
https://www.scarlettandjo.com/

SteelyPip Tue 12-Dec-17 17:23:00

Oh wow thanks everyone!

I'm loving all of your suggestions and am clicking links and searching like a loony. How did I not know any of these places!

I think the idea of a quality dress with opaque tights and smart boots/shoes is doable. I just need to make sure it's full length sleeves or at least past the elbow as my arms are my least favourite feature.

I shall report back!!! flowers

Want2beme Tue 12-Dec-17 20:33:11

Dottie P's?

m.euro.dorothyperkins.com/en/dpeu/product/dp-curve-green-v-neck-frill-shift-dress-7241816

goose1964 Tue 12-Dec-17 20:58:25

Elvi have some lovely dresses but their site won't let me paste links

MrsPear Tue 12-Dec-17 21:52:27

Lady v dressed are fabulous- very flattering and well made. I would go for one with a low heel if shoes permitted.

CheekyRedhead Wed 13-Dec-17 07:40:20

Studio 8 are my current go to, I have a coat, dresses, most bought in the sales. They do tops etc too. Great quality

CheekyRedhead Wed 13-Dec-17 07:41:12

I go in SimplyBe but find them overpriced

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