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Going out with pals tonight. My wardrobe makes me look like a cross between Cilla battersby and jimmy Cranky

(13 Posts)
tiredemma Sat 30-Aug-08 14:34:49

I look hideous in everything.

My arms look about 40 years older than me.

My legs look like chicken drumsticks (with the skin)

If you squint, I could be jimmy cranky.

I hate being short and untoned/flabby

giraffescantdancethetango Sat 30-Aug-08 14:37:19

can you go shopping?

if not then what do you have?

black trousers, heels, a nice top (with a cardi over if necessary) and earings, necklace and make up to finish off.

tiredemma Sat 30-Aug-08 14:39:05

no time to go shopping.

have a fair amount of clothes but just look 'frumpy' and 'squat' in everything.

I look like farking willow from never ending story. Hate being so short. its a real pisser

pointydog Sat 30-Aug-08 14:52:08

Jimmy Cranky? Get rid of the school uniform for starters

pointydog Sat 30-Aug-08 14:52:59

Why have you no time to go shopping?

Get up early one Saturday morning and decide on three shops you;re going to look in and then go home

tiredemma Sat 30-Aug-08 14:53:13

I had those short things that are in fashion, all i needed was a baseball cap and 'fandabbydozy'

pointydog Sat 30-Aug-08 14:54:40

Ditch teh shorts. Are you quite slim?

Go to gap and buy an outfit.

pointydog Sat 30-Aug-08 14:55:18

I have just started wearing ear rings again after years of not being bothered and it makes me feel quite glamorous. The small things

tiredemma Sat 30-Aug-08 14:58:28

im an 8/10 but not toned so my thighs continue to move long after I have stopped (I feel anyway)

I have some skinny jeans, nice high shoes and lots of tops. Just very normal though isnt it?

Think I will pop out and get some amazing accesories.

pointydog Sat 30-Aug-08 15:00:59

yes, start off by getting some very pretty accessories. There are beautiful bracelets around at the moment.

AnotherFineMess Sat 30-Aug-08 15:06:41

envy 8/10!

You mention nice high shoes - I think these are your best starting point. If you haven't got a pair that you truly adore, go and get some. Then anything you put on with them will feel instantly glam, you'll look taller & your legs will appear longer & slimmer.

I recommend metallic strappy or peeptoe (really high) heels as they go with everything and make anything look more 'evening'.

tiredemma Sat 30-Aug-08 17:51:09


Im wearing-
silver vest top (fairly longish, over hip)
black skinnies
silver strappy shoes
silver bag
short cap sleeved black jacket type thing with BIG silver broch (sp?)

sounds mad but looks good. I dont look like any dwarfish type tv star

pointydog Sat 30-Aug-08 19:31:19


This is a broch

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