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Invited to a 50th birthday. Opinions on this top please

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BrexitIsAShitShow Tue 30-Jun-20 10:25:33

We're invited to dhs friends 50th birthday party. Dh said it's for his family and a few close friends. I will know a few people there, but more a acquaintances then friends.
I've no idea what to wear. I'm assuming dressy casual. I don't go out much, so I'm out of touch at the best of times.
Is this top ok if I accessories it with nice jewelry, black jeans and heels?
I'm a 16-18 and 42 if that helps. Other suggestions very welcome

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turnthebiglightoff Tue 30-Jun-20 10:28:14

It's lovely but you'd get a very similar one from H&M for about £20!

LuxuryWoman2020 Tue 30-Jun-20 10:29:06

I like it. I’d wear slightly edgy jewellery like a chunky cuff perhaps.

lockdownalli Tue 30-Jun-20 10:31:51

Jeans and heels is a bit old fashioned imho.

The shirt is nice.

BrexitIsAShitShow Tue 30-Jun-20 10:36:20

Thanks everyone, I'm off to look in H&M nowgrin
A cuff would be class, I don't own one and off to hunt now.
Crap!! Are jeans and heels dated? That's why I've posted. I'm so out of touch. What's the alternative? I'm not keen on my ankles so i thought my skinnys were a safe bet

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Flyingagainstreason Tue 30-Jun-20 11:33:40

I wouldn’t by from H&M at your size. And I only say that because I’m your size! They’re crap at larger sizes in my opinion and I do think that if you’re a bit larger and not 20 then an expensive well cut top is worth it.

KensalGreen Tue 30-Jun-20 12:35:08

That top is lovely!

I'd say skinny jeans and heels are a bit dated but slim or straight jeans (cropped at the ankle) with block heels could work

Lockdownhairdontcare Tue 30-Jun-20 12:36:55

Mint velvet are often really well cut for curves (I’m a 16) so would invest in the top. Black skinnies, a chunky heel sandal or ankle boot and bold jewellery would be lovely.

ihatethecold Tue 30-Jun-20 12:43:56

If you have a John Lewis near you they have massive reductions in store on women’s clothes.
They also stock Mint Velvet.

It’s a nice top you’ve linked. Classy and flattering.

I spent £97 last week and it should have been £265.

BrexitIsAShitShow Tue 30-Jun-20 13:33:25

Thanks you've all been really helpful. Im off to look at chunky sandals and slim fit/ straight leg jeans

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Almahart Tue 30-Jun-20 13:49:52

It's lovely!

janetsgarden Tue 30-Jun-20 13:51:56

noooo not straight cut jeans unless you have long thin legs.

Skinny jeans and heels aren't outdated / old fashioned???? I say this as a 25 year old with reasonable fashion sense.

kenandbarbie Tue 30-Jun-20 14:16:16

Lovely top. Skinny jeans and heels would look great with it. I think the idea that skinnies are old fashioned is absorbing the wishful thinking of jeans retailers.

Flyingagainstreason Tue 30-Jun-20 18:34:25

I actually got some lovely chunky heels ankle boots from mint velvet too.
I think they are basically aiming at 30-50 stylish women with a bit more cash who aren’t a size 8. Which is basically you! And I like their style. Because it’s basically me too!! 🤣

Flyingagainstreason Tue 30-Jun-20 18:35:01

And I wear skinny jeans most days 👍

DrFoxtrot Tue 30-Jun-20 18:55:43

Skinny jeans and heels have not gone out of fashion in my world

Verite1 Tue 30-Jun-20 21:27:17

It’s ok but a bit boring

TokyoSushi Tue 30-Jun-20 21:37:58

Lovely OP, would be nice with Jeans and chunky sandals.

collywobble Tue 30-Jun-20 21:45:53

I love that top it's just the right amount of dressy .
What is the alternative to skinny's and heels . It's been a while sorry .....

PlanDeRaccordement Tue 30-Jun-20 21:52:34

The top is lovely but I’d go for a brighter colour as it’s a celebration, not a funeral. Maybe a wine red or forest green?
Sorry but I too think that skinny jeans and heels are outdated and not only that but were a fashion trend for twenty-somethings, not forty-something’s.
I’d go wide leg linen trousers in khaki if red top or navy if green top and strappy sandal in flat or chunky heel. You don’t want any sharp heels because part of the party is sure to be outdoors in the garden this time of year and you will sink into the grass with a sharp heel.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Tue 30-Jun-20 21:55:08

Lovely top. It would look great with either skinnies or slightly rolled up/cropped dark straight jeans, and heels.

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MoltonSilver Tue 30-Jun-20 22:03:15

I tried on that Mint Velvet top in another colour back before lock down. It's a really nice top. It hung nicely and looked luxurious. I think your outfit sounds good.

PineconeOfDoom Tue 30-Jun-20 22:08:49

It’s really nice and will look a lot better than anything from H&M, especially if you are not young and a 12 or less. Mint Velvet is cut for slightly older figures and works well in my experience.

shinynewapple2020 Tue 30-Jun-20 22:12:04

I think that's a lovely top and it would look great with whatever style black jeans you are comfortable wearing. I think that whether or not skinny jeans are outdated or not depends on whether you have particularly fashion forward friends and where you live.

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