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Outfit for a friend with v low self image issues

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Wellies Sat 04-Oct-08 17:44:13

I have a friend who is going to a wedding in a weeks time. She is completely depressed about it as she feels fat and ugly and says she doesn't want to bother, she'll only feel old and frumpy. She's 35, size 14/16 (big tummy issues) has a boyfriend who doesn't appreciate her and needs an outfit to make her feel fab!

She likes this. I'm not so sure....
I do not live locally to her and am struggling to come up with ideas.

HELP!

LetThemEatCake Sat 04-Oct-08 19:47:22

for a wedding, no way.

why not something more prom styley, more flattering on curves and forgiving on tum surely?

traceybath Sat 04-Oct-08 19:51:39

no to that dress - she'll just feel fat and uncomfy in that.

how tall is she and whats her budget?

if i was her i'd get hair done and a spray tan as these will make her feel a lot better.

traceybath Sat 04-Oct-08 19:54:47

could work

FairyMum Sat 04-Oct-08 21:06:14

www.marksandspencer.com/gp/product/B001GBEMHY/sr=1-3/qid=1223150344/ref=sr_1_3/026-7389781-9157232?i e=UTF8&node=73157031&m=A2BO0OYVBKIQJM&keywords=&mnSBrand=core&size=9&rh=&page=

www.marksandspencer.com/gp/product/B00188KOZ4/sr=1-40/qid=1223150499/ref=sr_1_40/026-7389781-9157232 ?ie=UTF8&node=&m=A2BO0OYVBKIQJM&keywords=&mnSBrand=core&size=9&rh=n%3A73157031&page=5

If budget a little bigger I think Monsoon does good dresses for weddings/occasions.

www.monsoon.co.uk/invt/35218479

Team with pashmina and some nice shoes and nice handbag.

Wellies Sat 04-Oct-08 21:40:57

Thanks, sorry, have been chatting to her on the phone. she's really q depressed

I had suggested the Monsoon one already but it's too £. The top M and S one might be OK.

I think she'd be able to spend £50/60 tops

She's about 5ft 3ish. Dark hair in a short bob.

Wellies Sat 04-Oct-08 21:44:18

Just sent her the link to M and S and she loves it :D

Wellies Sat 04-Oct-08 22:09:46

She likes this too. Better that the first one! Would it work do you think?

samsonara Sun 05-Oct-08 12:40:06

What about
This dress
it's crushed silk, and had a long bow detail at the back, and only £45 in the sale, i've checked, size is avaible in this style, there is near identical one in nrmal sil which doesnt have sizes left. The pattern would draw attention away from tummy area, can be worn with a shawl, jacket or cover up, facinator in hair and nice shoes.

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