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Animal print, whatdaythink? Bit long, wheres Cod, I need good advice
I've always hated animal print, especially on a woman over fifty, picture it bingo wings with the leopard blouse.
I needed a new dress for a rare girls (below 50 yrs old but on the wrong side of 45) night out. Tried on a lovely (Gracia recommended) party dress. The body looked good but the face, OK 10-15 years ago I would have bought it. Bought a classy leopard print shift dress, sleeveless, bit more above the knee than I would prefer but with the black tights, high boots and hoops (in ears for a contempary look) I reckon I can pull it off. It looks classy but then I will end up in a club full of 20 year olds. I could have gone for the tight trouser, black vest and accessories and blended in but I want to look my age (47) but not frumpy.
Agree with ggirl. Make everything else as subtle as possible. All black, with very little make-up, a touch of clear gloss and some mascara. Hair not in too much of a 'style' (i.e. don't overdo it with tons of ringlets in a french twist)
I was the same Lou, but since I hit 45, and I know you are a little off this, I've started to go for patterns. OH NO, I've become a cliche. OK if I don't or do pull tomorrow night I will report back!. It's OK I'm single.