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Just done wardrobe sort out. Every 'bottom' I own is black or grey.....HELP ME.

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maidamess Sun 31-Aug-08 18:57:59

I know I'm normally sorting out everybody elses fashion problems grin but I need some inspiration.

I need COLOUR.

Not naff, but classy, in skirts, or dresses. For work, in a school.

I am size 12/14 top and size 14 big arse.

5 ft 9. Brunette . Blue Eyes. Some sun damage to cheeks.

Fly my pretties, fly! Find me clothes!!

KatieDD Sun 31-Aug-08 19:02:05

I like colour next to my face, black on any arse over a size 12 is a good thing I think, very sliming.

Nbg Sun 31-Aug-08 19:02:10

I'll help you when I've put the kids to bed.

Need to know what your skin colour is like first.
Cant just go out linking crap coloured stuff for you.

posieflump Sun 31-Aug-08 19:02:48

Wallis do some nice chocolate brown trousers that suit most shapes

posieflump Sun 31-Aug-08 19:04:00

lots of lovely colours at Principles

janeite Sun 31-Aug-08 19:07:07

I like the violet one Boden - would be nice with boots methinks.

maidamess Sun 31-Aug-08 19:08:19

Nbg I am 'Irish' complexion. Fairish skin. smile

katie DD I know black on the bottom half is slimming but I don't like having a coloured top and a black bottom, I think it can look cheap.

maidamess Sun 31-Aug-08 19:10:26

posie I'm thinking these from your page might work

maidamess Sun 31-Aug-08 19:11:47

Yes janeite, that is not a bad one from Boden. Good work! Keep it up!

Califrau Sun 31-Aug-08 19:24:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Nbg Sun 31-Aug-08 19:24:11

This boden dress but £££
Passable for work?

maidamess Sun 31-Aug-08 19:30:45

Mmm nbg, nice.
Boden dress, fear it would go bobbly and mishapen but...

But I like Great Plains (never thought to look there, gone wardrobe doolally), and that skirt is ace.

Purple dress..maybe a bit summery...looking outside at the tornado I'm thinking tights and boots.

Like the colour of the Monsoon trews and find the tippy toes mannequin very funny!

Anymore for anymore?

theStallionOfSensibleness Sun 31-Aug-08 19:37:15

lol at OP.
do you live near me
we can shop?

maidamess Sun 31-Aug-08 19:38:50

Oohh, wouldn't that be fun!!

Two feisty brunettes on the town, sqawking at the bargains in Peacocks.

theStallionOfSensibleness Sun 31-Aug-08 19:39:24

semi drunk
alwasy the best way to shop.

maidamess Sun 31-Aug-08 19:40:53

Good idea. 2 halfs of lager shandy in The Harvester then off we go.

But what will I buy goddammit??

maidamess Sun 31-Aug-08 19:48:57


Or help that other lady find a denim fishtail skirt, but someone do something!!

There are folk in desperate need here!!

Nbg Sun 31-Aug-08 19:53:09

I thought the bobbly thing about the boden dress.
Agree with the monsoon one too.

Joules skirt
Its grey but it will fit lovely and if you team it up with purple accessories, it will be fab

boogeek Sun 31-Aug-08 19:59:26

Beige or brown. Still neutral and go with all colours (ish) but not black.
Every bottom I own is jeans. Sigh.

maidamess Sun 31-Aug-08 20:00:49

Nbg I like the Joules skirts very much, especially the darker blue.

Dress, nice shape, not sure about the marl look. Or V back, to be honest. Bra fastening alert!

maidamess Sun 31-Aug-08 20:01:08

I do appreciate you looking for me....

Nbg Sun 31-Aug-08 20:05:31

You need new bras then grin

<mutters fussy bugger under breath>

Nbg Sun 31-Aug-08 20:09:38

White Stuff
another skirt

theStallionOfSensibleness Sun 31-Aug-08 20:12:38

soryy on phone

maidamess Sun 31-Aug-08 20:19:56

Yes cod, jump to it.

Nbg, I've never done White stuff before but i do like that dress.

And yes I know I'm a fussy bugger, but grey marl's a little too Irene Cara for me.

My days of doing the splits in mid air are long gone.

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