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Find me a statement plus size top, please!

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DonPablo Wed 12-Feb-20 16:42:24

It's my 40th birthday and I want to look good!

I've lost weight, about a stone and I am still losing, so I'm reckoning an 18 would be the size. (I'm just getting into my 18s now).

I have bought new shoes (size 10 feet mean this is feat. I have gold Tom's, gladiator sandals, some new trainers) and I'm thinking of getting some boden Richmond 7/8s in black.

To go with it all, I'd love a huge statement top. Massive sleeves, shoulder pads, maybe colour, maybe black. But no tunics or boring stuff. Fuck it, something fab-u-lous! My searches aren't bringing up much I like. Help!

LuxuryWoman2020 Wed 12-Feb-20 21:36:37

Hmmm, what’s your budget? Where do you want to wear this top?
Is it for your birthday celebration and what will you wear it with?

DonPablo Thu 13-Feb-20 07:25:59

Hello, thanks for the reply. I want to wear it my party. (Why does that make me sound like a 3 year old?!)

With the Richmond 7/8 trousers and gold Tom's, or gladiator sandals.

Budget, up to £100 for the right one!

BringMeTea Thu 13-Feb-20 07:41:59

Whistles is worth a punt.

DonPablo Thu 13-Feb-20 08:15:19

I prefer the leopard one to the other one, mainly because I'm so tall and the first one just wouldn't be long enough at all!

BringMeTea Thu 13-Feb-20 08:37:06

I hear ya. I am long bodied and tall. Could work with high waisted trews though. Their main website isn't working for me this morning which is why I linked JL. They will have lots more on their own site. Happy hunting!

DonPablo Thu 13-Feb-20 09:33:34

Thanks @BringMeTea

goose1964 Thu 13-Feb-20 17:06:01

Simple but stunning

BoreOfWhabylon Thu 13-Feb-20 17:28:56

Lots to choose from here

DonPablo Fri 14-Feb-20 06:52:00

@goose1964, lovely though that is, it's not the look I'm after at all. Think Grace Jones: I want something a bit out there.

And @BoreOfWhabylon I think I've spent 3 days solid on navabi now! I've never bought anything from there, wondering if anyone has?

Thanks both

Wallywobbles Fri 14-Feb-20 07:16:46

Check the material before you buy. I've bought some stuff that makes me look like a nylon Easter egg complete with bow.

Elllllle Fri 14-Feb-20 07:29:30

Have you looked on River Island or Asos for statement tops in tall/curve sizing? Or topshop but they can run quite small.

I would stick to black or metallic or possibly a black based pattern to wear with black trousers, otherwise you might look a bit 90s corporate with black bottoms and bright top.

DonPablo Fri 14-Feb-20 07:32:38

Ha, why don't I mind the thought of 90s corporate?

SunshineAvenue Fri 14-Feb-20 07:41:41 this is supposed to be a mini dress but is barely longer than a top on the model so would probably be more of a top on you if you are tall?

SunshineAvenue Fri 14-Feb-20 07:43:02

This blazer with silky cami underneath

AuntieDolly Fri 14-Feb-20 07:53:12

Elmo230885 Fri 14-Feb-20 07:59:05

Hope that link works... This is something I'm selling on eBay ( just for an example). It's from Shein have lots of plus size things, some lovely prints ( you may have to wade through some odd pieces too though)

Elmo230885 Fri 14-Feb-20 08:17:56

Maybe a dress?

Elmo230885 Fri 14-Feb-20 08:24:18

I love this but realise it's not to everyone's taste. I'm going to stop now before I end up buying a dress!

DonPablo Fri 14-Feb-20 18:37:26

Thanks all. Love the ASOS one and like the roman originals one. The other dresses are lovely, but not my style at all. smile

DonPablo Fri 14-Feb-20 18:38:24

Oh, and the blazer is phenomenal but out of budget. Properly Grace Jones.

HesMyLobster Mon 17-Feb-20 02:12:55

I love that blazer too!
You could get a similar look with this one (for a quarter of the price!)

HesMyLobster Mon 17-Feb-20 02:27:35

House of CB is good for really structured, unusual shaped stuff.

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