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Mission Impossible, please find me a dress for xmas

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TheConfusedOne Thu 25-Sep-08 17:02:30

I'm short 5ft1 fat size 20/22 , very large of nork, dont like to show my back or arms, Oh and almost 50, so dont want to look like Mutton.

We are actually having a Christmas Do this year, (were the average age of the other wives is 25, with beautiful figures and no wrinkles) so want to look halfway decent!

We are going here

Please help!!!!!!!!!!!

TheConfusedOne Thu 25-Sep-08 17:09:07

actually dosnt have to be a dress could be trousers and fancy top even, do feel more comfortable in trousers.

CountessDracula Thu 25-Sep-08 17:12:12

this? sort of thing

It goes up to an 18 but monsoon sizes are huge, an 18 is prob a 20

CountessDracula Thu 25-Sep-08 17:13:42

this top nice

TheConfusedOne Thu 25-Sep-08 17:13:47

Nice CD, but not sure on the frill, knowing me would get my dinner down it!

CountessDracula Thu 25-Sep-08 17:14:28

you could use a napkin!

CountessDracula Thu 25-Sep-08 17:16:16

dress & bolero on the right any good?

TheConfusedOne Thu 25-Sep-08 17:16:28

Now that I do like, Love the colour, have olive skin and dark hair and can carry bright colours.

CountessDracula Thu 25-Sep-08 17:18:13

what shape are you?
eg apple, pear, brick etc

TheConfusedOne Thu 25-Sep-08 17:18:59

No dress to 'frilly' tend to like more classic things, and colour did I say that!

Buda Thu 25-Sep-08 17:19:42

Not sure of your budget but I have bought a few things from [http://www.chesca1424.co.uk/ here]. They are online obv but also have depts in House of Fraser and John Lewis I think. That's where I first came across them.

Buda Thu 25-Sep-08 17:20:17

Aargh - my links are not working on a new keyboard. Google Chesca.

TheConfusedOne Thu 25-Sep-08 17:21:41

definitely apple, but with a bum as well [umm not selling myself here am I)

CountessDracula Thu 25-Sep-08 17:22:19

this is rather fab

CountessDracula Thu 25-Sep-08 17:24:58

\link[http://www.monsoon.co.uk/invt/32325406\this?}
apples don't have bums
sorry!

you can find out here

TheConfusedOne Thu 25-Sep-08 17:26:26

Nice Buda, but their evening clothes feel a bit for older women, don't want to look like mutton, but not like a granny either (even if I am)

Budget up to about £200.00.

TheConfusedOne Thu 25-Sep-08 17:28:15

CD that is where I got my shape thing from, closest to what I look at in the mirror was a apple.

TheConfusedOne Thu 25-Sep-08 17:29:22

Actually looking again think I am a Cello.

pointydog Thu 25-Sep-08 17:31:07

hmmm, cd's first dress is very nice indeed. You could make it look very sexy

TheConfusedOne Thu 25-Sep-08 17:32:05

like this one but would have to cover my arms with something.

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