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I'm going to a ball. I feel chubby and frumpy. Help!!

(30 Posts)
frumpygrumpy Sat 06-Sep-08 15:23:20

I'm not overweight but I am bursting out of my clothes. I'm a size 12 but flabby and squidgy and not feeling my best.

I don't have great legs. My arms were fine but lately they feel like chunky, saggy, bingo winged, sausages.

I could hash together something from my wardrobe that would do........but I'd like to feel FABULOUS!

Anyone got a wand? Suggestions welcome!

littlelapin Sat 06-Sep-08 15:26:44

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littlelapin Sat 06-Sep-08 15:30:56

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frumpygrumpy Sat 06-Sep-08 15:32:10

Thank you! My fairy godmother floated in grin

Its not a ball-gown ball just a posh work do ball, so I guess it doesn't have to be full length. Men will be in kilts and other black tie.

I'm always best with colour (red or green suit me best), black draws all my colour away. I used to say I had a great small waist but my shape has gone a bit rectangle-ish.

And heels sad I love heels and it has to be heels for a ball I think. But I have the most difficult feet and tend to wear flats or kitten heels at best.

frumpygrumpy Sat 06-Sep-08 15:32:58

That dress is a stunner!!! I adore it. Worried my hips would look like Nigella's........or is that ok?

littlelapin Sat 06-Sep-08 15:37:57

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frumpygrumpy Sat 06-Sep-08 15:43:33


I just looked at your profile. Your young man is so gorgeous! And your wedding........ it looks wonderful!

frumpygrumpy Sat 06-Sep-08 15:44:00

How many others could be wearing it though?

iamdingdong Sat 06-Sep-08 15:46:41

hey there lovely I have a black coast maxi dress in a 14 that would look fab on you, will try to find a pic

frumpygrumpy Sat 06-Sep-08 15:48:32

hi dingdong smile

Black tends to wash me out.......

frumpygrumpy Sat 06-Sep-08 15:49:19

DD1 is about to topple herself off the stairs.....back soon......

iamdingdong Sat 06-Sep-08 15:50:25

ok, can't find pic anyway, I wore it when I met COLIN JACKSON [swoon] last year d'y remember?

frumpygrumpy Sat 06-Sep-08 15:55:02

<<perks up>> Colin Jackson? If he comes with the dress........please may you DHL it to me NOWNOWNOW? grin

frumpygrumpy Sat 06-Sep-08 15:55:46

dingdong, is it a similar style? Does it make you feel elegant and slim and non wobbly?

iamdingdong Sat 06-Sep-08 15:57:03

I shoudl have read all the posts first, sorry FG blush how are you with purple?

iamdingdong Sat 06-Sep-08 15:58:20

it is v similar to the red one LL linked to, made me feel FAB but I've only worn it once. I like this one too

frumpygrumpy Sat 06-Sep-08 16:00:06

Thats a fab dress too!

Now I need to alter my frame of mind from frumpy and wobbly to confident and glamourous. <<gets out hammer>> grin

frumpygrumpy Sat 06-Sep-08 16:02:00

I'd need something to wear on top to arrive in..............what does one wear with a big long dress?

maidamess Sat 06-Sep-08 16:10:13

2 words- control underwear.

SueW Sat 06-Sep-08 17:01:04

OMG I want that purple Debenhams dress AND the red Coast one.

But I have nowhere to go to wear them for quite some time.

OTOH great eveningwear lasts forever doesn't it, so I could buy now and wear when everyone else isn't wearing it!

FluffyMummy123 Sat 06-Sep-08 17:02:19

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bikerunski Sat 06-Sep-08 17:58:03

Nigella has a lovely figure. Nothing wrong with a bit of hip. I know men who dream about her and Kirstie Allsop.

frumpygrumpy Sat 06-Sep-08 20:29:59

<<fg's hips do a lap of honour>> thats it then.......I will be hippy and proud grin

frumpygrumpy Sat 06-Sep-08 20:31:22

Tried on last years ball outfit. It fits beautifully and hasn't been out the hanger cover in a year........should I just wear it again? Is that rubbish? It looks great. But I do love having a new frock.........

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