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If you were 49 and a good size 14, but you wanted to look effortlessly glam and Boho, WHAT THE HELL WOULD YOU WEAR?!

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Gretol Sun 10-Jun-18 23:21:08

As I have lived in jeans and boring safe work wear for the last few years. I have two posh things coming up and quite fancy the Boho maxi dress instablogger look. But fear I will look like a galleon in full sail in a floaty maxi. How can I replicate that look without looking like a fat twat??

Itscurtainsforyou Mon 11-Jun-18 00:30:56

Joe browns? Search for largenlook online?

Oddbutnotodd Mon 11-Jun-18 04:05:55

What’s your budget? How tall are you? John Lewis personal shopping service. Hush or finery do that sort of thing for a reasonable budget. Monsoon maybe even H and M.

ThankYouDebbie Mon 11-Jun-18 06:34:01

The Sienna Miller range at Debenhams (Nine?)

herecomesthsun Mon 11-Jun-18 07:33:35

I think it all depends a lot on height and proportions, and what your best feature is. Do you want subtly or unsubtly to make the best of your bust, waist, long legs, slim hips etc or to camouflage other points?

A jumpsuit for example could be fabulously boho and chic, but I have a long torso compared to my legs, so that might not be the style for me.

For me, quite tall, I would be happy wearing a maxi with a V neck, a bit of a waist and a cut that skimmed my hips.

Gretol Mon 11-Jun-18 16:53:43

I am tallish, 5 7/8?

I like that savanna Miller range. I quite like the navy star dress but not sure if its a bit dull.

Meandyouandyouandme Mon 11-Jun-18 16:59:55

I’ve got this dress for everyday, it’s very flattering on. I’m 47 and 5’7. Not sure if it’s posh enough though.

Gretol Mon 11-Jun-18 17:01:43

I really like that. Not quite posh enough for what I want it for but I might try and find it in my local h and m aneyaysmile

Meandyouandyouandme Mon 11-Jun-18 17:07:24

No it’s probably not posh enough, but very easy to wear and doesn’t need ironing!

I’m thinking of buying this as well, which is a bit boho I think.

goose1964 Mon 11-Jun-18 18:02:10

This has boho written all over it.

NotMeNoNo Mon 11-Jun-18 18:13:26

Something with a waist? Like those dresses around that are like 1980s monsoon, kind of like Carey Mulligan at the royal wedding?

XiCi Mon 11-Jun-18 18:19:56

Monsoon have some lovely maxi dresses in at the moment which sound like they would fit the bill

hendricksy Mon 11-Jun-18 18:36:40

I have that dress linked about and it's lovely .. so swishy 🤗

neveradullmoment99 Mon 11-Jun-18 19:10:58

check out anthro.

neveradullmoment99 Mon 11-Jun-18 19:11:49

It has come up with the American website. Just change the country.

neveradullmoment99 Mon 11-Jun-18 19:12:40

neveradullmoment99 Mon 11-Jun-18 19:27:19

Or hush has a few things that you might like that are a bit cheaper?

Trumpton Mon 11-Jun-18 19:28:54

I suggest you look at Masai . Not as voluminous as a lot of lagenlook and some good fabrics .
Most of my clothes are from Masai through eBay.
I am lusting after This one

welshmist Mon 11-Jun-18 19:35:33

That is lovely Trumpton. I like Lagenlook but you do have to be careful which designs you use. I tend to incorporate them with nice trousers. Love my Olson white trousers with a lagenlook top. My favourite designer for quirky is Joseph Ribkoff....

teta Mon 11-Jun-18 19:55:33

I’m honestly not sure whether I would wear top to toe boho. I’m 53 and size 24. I wear Boho tops with jeans or Boho skirts with t shirts but not full on boho . Would look like a floral carpet at 5ft 3.

teta Mon 11-Jun-18 19:56:02

Size 14!

Trumpton Mon 11-Jun-18 20:03:32

teta you got smaller very suddenly . I wear Masai dresses with skinny trousers or even the Next harem trousers .

isadorable Mon 11-Jun-18 20:10:15

I bought this

AintNobodyHereButUsKittens Mon 11-Jun-18 20:24:41

I’d go tailored, verging on corseted but eclectic on top and flouncy skirt.

Jonbb Mon 11-Jun-18 20:25:33

The maxi thing is well outdated . . . unless black or white tie

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