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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.

www.johnlewis.com/whistles-velvet-silk-mix-top-pale-pink/p4805346

www.johnlewis.com/whistles-brushed-leopard-print-shell-top-multi/p4807898

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 www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_54510+530224106_-1

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

Lots to choose from here

www.navabi.co.uk/womens-clothing/tops/blouses/?p=1&sizes%5B0%5D=94&product_list_limit=180

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

https://www.asos.com/asos-edition/asos-edition-mini-shift-dress-in-heavily-embellished-fringe-and-diamante/prd/13199239?clr=&colourWayId=16532783&SearchQuery=asos%20edition 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 https://www.asos.com/asos-edition/asos-edition-animal-beaded-blazer/prd/12727867?clr=&colourWayId=16521530&SearchQuery=asos%20edition

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

www.romanoriginals.co.uk/flared-sleeve-foil-pleated-top-20031034

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

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Size-2xl-20-by-Shein-Gorgeous-crane-print-dress-tunic-birds-black-pink-unworn/303477169468?pageci=1cf4a4af-3f2a-4861-b5b5-657d62623131

Hope that link works... This is something I'm selling on eBay ( just for an example). It's from Shein.com. 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

m.shein.co.uk/Plus-Boxy-Pleated-Hem-Jacquard-Dress-p-837460-cat-1889.html?scici=productList~~RecommendList~~1~~Recommendations%20For%20You~~SMSearchRecommendationsForYou_default~~0~~0

Maybe a dress?

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

m.shein.co.uk/Plus-Floral-Print-Pleated-Hem-Belted-Dress-p-904033-cat-1889.html?scici=productDetail~~RecommendList~~1~~You%20May%20Also%20Like~~SMProductDetailYouMayAlsoLike_matcgroup~~0~~0

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!)

https://www.simplybe.co.uk/shop/glitter-lurex-tuxedo-blazer/da115/product/details/show.action?pdBoUid=1029

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

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

https://www.houseofcb.com/marianne-black-silk-satin-bodysuit.html

https://www.houseofcb.com/cindy-silk-chiffon-metallic-lame-bodysuit.html

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