I need a cardy/wrap/shrug to wear with a maxi dress to a party this weekend.
The dress is cream/brown/silver-grey/gold-ish in a geometric pattern. It's crinkled material with a shimmer.
I've put a lot of weight on recently and the flimsy gold shrug I bought to wear with it just highlights my very large hips.
I'm 5'3. Norks currently good due to excess weight and top half looks good. Dress makes me look as I have a bit of waist whereas in reality it is currently lost. Hips very heavy - size 16 - which is very big for a short person. I have pale skin and reddish hair. I'm 42 and not fashion forward . Far more interested in what makes me look good.
What sort of style/shape should I look for to be most flattering?
I do need a covering as I have a colostomy (on my tummy) and if it goes into action during the evening I need to be able to cover the lump the bag will make while I make my way to the loo and make it flat again.
I can shop in Bath, Bristol or Cribb's Causeway tomorrow. Too late for on-line only!
I think most cardis/shrugs will do this (i.e mke your hips look big) because they sort of stop at the hips - if you buy anything longer or to provide more coverage I think that might just look a bit odd...
I would get a wrap (or sarong) and artfully drape it around you - would also give you more opportunity to cover your bag if neceessary (whereas pulling a cardi etc over would simply look like you are trying to hide it).