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Ok, if you were 5'2, size 12-14 what would you wear for a 50th birthday party in social club type function room ??
Navy trousers with high heels and a navy v-ncek wrap top. Loads of silver jewellery? Or instead of the trousers, a knee length skirt. Get it shortened if you have to. I'm your height. It's worth it. On the knee, sexy and petite. 2 inches below the knee dowdy and frumpy. It'll be a tenner well spent.
No. Don't do maxi. Not unless you are size 8/10. sorry to be blunt. I tell it how I see it in the mirror. I only look tall in knee length dresses. I use the term tall loosely. Navy is classy and slimming and less severe than black. I have tons of navy in my wardrobe.
All one colour good though. Loads of nice shirt dresses about at the moment. what's your colouring??
I agree, not maxi, I am also short & anything too long makes me look like I am going out in my Mum's old clothes from the dressing up box .
If it is your sort of thing & your budget runs to it Get Cutie in Brighton make the most fabulous kneelength 1950s style dresses which make you feel like a petite hollywood starlet rather than a shortarse! You have to avoid the patterns with skulls (unless you are an emo teenager of course) but they have some lovely fabrics apart from that .