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i need a funky sexy outfit and not sure where to start!

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themildmannneredjanitor Sat 11-Oct-08 20:43:20

something that will take me from west end theatre to soho bar. that maybe i will dance in.

something i will get wear out of-not a one off.

i am very tall-just under 6ft, size 20 with fabulous norks!grin

has anybody any ideas?

Pannacotta Sat 11-Oct-08 20:52:48

How about some smart black trousers with a silky top in a jewel colour, with some strappy black heeled sandals and nice accessories?
Where do you usually shop?

themildmannneredjanitor Sat 11-Oct-08 20:53:57

monsoon
or m and sblush
or next

ermmm-sainsburys?

themildmannneredjanitor Sat 11-Oct-08 20:54:35

i was having dreams about biker boots....

littleoldme Sat 11-Oct-08 20:55:06

top tip. Go to Debenhams and book a personal shopper. It's great. They do all the running around the shop, make you tea and the changing rooms are huge. There's no pressure to buy and the serevice is free

Ronaldinhio Sat 11-Oct-08 20:58:46

they have some very nice things in wallis at the mo...nice black dresses 40 squid ish with some kurt geiger shoes, a decent collar praps?
jobs a good un

Pannacotta Sat 11-Oct-08 21:01:44

WHat about your body shape? Are you hourglass/apple etc?
How about colours? Can you take bright colours (have the feeling you can, not sure why)?

themildmannneredjanitor Sat 11-Oct-08 21:03:18

yes i can. tend to wear a lot of black/turquoise/red/sometimes a bright pink.

think i might be an hourglass-have waist.

have got dark hair and eyes and a pinkish complexion

Ronaldinhio Sat 11-Oct-08 21:04:24

i bought this..www.wallis-fashion.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId= 20551&storeId=12557&categoryId=140435&parent_category_rn=140428&productId=810531&langId=-1,

Ronaldinhio Sat 11-Oct-08 21:04:57

sorry i STILL can't link

themildmannneredjanitor Sat 11-Oct-08 21:07:00

i'm not sure that would suit me.

i dn't really DO dresses as they are normally out of proprotion on me. tried a gorgeous sexy pink one on in monsoon the other-was ridiculously short. lookes stupid.

Pannacotta Sat 11-Oct-08 21:08:48

Thought this looked glam and flattering if you are curvy with good bust
www.monsoon.co.uk/invt/32340603
You coudl wear with a bright skirt such as
www.monsoon.co.uk/invt/31203603?

Not sure if this is the sort of thing you would buy?

Ronaldinhio Sat 11-Oct-08 21:10:17

I'm 5'11 and bought it today...knee length

themildmannneredjanitor Sat 11-Oct-08 21:10:17

mmm nice.

not sure about monsoon skirts though. they seem to morph inot 'magical arse largening machines' on me. always too short too.

Pannacotta Sat 11-Oct-08 21:11:02

Or this top
www.principles.co.uk/fcp/product/-/SMART-TOPS/Purple-wrap-top/8790
with perhaps
www.principles.co.uk/fcp/product/-/LONGER-LENGTH-TROUSERS/Black-longer-length-crepe-trouser/8031?

themildmannneredjanitor Sat 11-Oct-08 21:11:54

oooh i like that purple top

Pannacotta Sat 11-Oct-08 21:15:18

My advice would be get the top first as I always find it easier to get skirt/trousers to go with a top rather than the other way round.
I think the purple top looks like it would work for both occasions and it looks easy to am,tch with kisr tor trousers and perhaps black, purple or silver accessories.

Pannacotta Sat 11-Oct-08 21:31:12

This one looks glam too
www.principles.co.uk/fcp/product/-/SMART-TOPS/Purple-Rouched-Detail-Sleeve-Wrap/8424

stayinbed Sat 11-Oct-08 21:33:47

if you don't do dresses, go for a fitted skirt and a top, you'll feel much sexier showing some leg than in any pair of gorgeous pants

invest in wolford tights

and wear heels, don't have to be too high

PeaMcLean Sat 11-Oct-08 21:36:36

Erm, sorry, but I really think that if you want funky don't go for a jewel colour with black trousers. Personally I'd play safe with all black if you're looking for something eveningy. And a skirt would be much better for dancing in. Could you do a modest heel?

Pannacotta Sat 11-Oct-08 21:42:00

I think that a complete black outfit would make someone who is 6ft tall, as the OP is, look even taller.
Though I do agree a skirt is better for dancing and is generally sexier.
This one looks quite sexywww.principles.co.uk/fcp/product/-/SKIRTS/Ink-Pencil-Skirt/8138

themildmannneredjanitor Sat 11-Oct-08 21:43:11

so what do you think of my biker boots fantasy?

Ronaldinhio Sat 11-Oct-08 21:43:25

bloody hell i wear all black all the time for stylish and funky...it never occured to me that it would make me taller...

themildmannneredjanitor Sat 11-Oct-08 21:43:48

i don't really want to do black trousers because i ALWAYS do black trousers

PeaMcLean Sat 11-Oct-08 21:44:28

Now that's nice. Maybe tempted by that for myself!

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