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New Look Sequinned vest

(20 Posts)
LibrasBiscuitsOfFortune Tue 09-Jun-09 21:23:17

I am thinking of getting this:

to wear on holidays in the evening either with shorts or a pair of black linen trousers. I am 33 and worried about lamb as mutton etc.

So. Yay or Nay?

(P.S if anyone has it is it as long in the body as it looks?)

shhhh Tue 09-Jun-09 22:19:12

Im 30 (a magpie in my past life) so a yey from me grin.

Go for it! Both colours are fab. Wear with white jeans or leggings..?

themoon Tue 09-Jun-09 22:24:46

It's lovely.

I wonder why they never put the length on these websites though.

Crunchie Tue 09-Jun-09 22:25:52

with linen trews, denim NOT LEGGINGS or shorts, unless long or you have amazing legs. Actually denin/leather would be my choice.
It is not mutton it is the glam/grunge thing, dress it down with denim/leather jkt etc. Otherwise it will look tacky, or cheap.

BTW I am 40 in a few weeks and I would do it

shhhh Tue 09-Jun-09 22:32:27

Leather...abroard !?? OMFG !

I also don't think linen trousers would look right. Both too bagy iykiwm. Need something fitted so loose ontop and fitted below.

themoon Tue 09-Jun-09 22:43:46

I think loose linen trousers will look lovely in a hot climate. White OR black.

cheesesarnie Tue 09-Jun-09 22:45:46

id go for white jeans.i like the blue but not pink.

LibrasBiscuitsOfFortune Wed 10-Jun-09 06:09:26

I will never, either in this life or the next wear white jeans/trousers or leather, I don't have that figure.

I agree with baggy on top therefore fitted below but tbh it's my top that can take fitted clothes not my bottom half!

Thank you for your replies I think I will get it and see what it looks like on!

ReginaCovington Wed 10-Jun-09 07:10:18

i am glad size 18 is out of stock

i LOVE white jeans

TheRealMrsJohnSimm Wed 10-Jun-09 09:51:38

Libras - ime, if your top half can't take fitted clothes then wearing looser cut trousers only serves to make your bottom half look bigger and out of proportion with top half. I have same prob and resisted close fit on bottom half for years. However, I can now see that wearing fitted (not tight!) on bottom half is far more flattering.

I love that top btw and would wear it with either straight leg white cotton trousers or jeans (ankle length or full length - definitely not mid-calf crops).

The only way I think that would work with looser fit linen trousers would be if they were closer cut on the thigh and hip (ie not wide leg but not <<shudders>> bootleg either).

Alternatively, shorts which are a "city cut", finishing mid-thigh, rather than weekend shorts would look fab with it. Try Zara. Check out Gok's pages on the channel 4 website for city-shorts outfits for inspiration

TheRealMrsJohnSimm Wed 10-Jun-09 09:53:20

oops.....that should read "if your bottom half can't take fitted clothes....."

<<use the farking preview button in future emoticon>>

jojos4angels Wed 10-Jun-09 10:24:47

I was in my local new look on saturday with my 2 DD's 12 & 6,...they thought it was lovely,... i didn't really like it as i don't do sparkly,..

But to answer one of your questions it is quite long so i would wear with leggings or V slim fitting jeans/trousers,

hth smile

Rubyrubyrubyinthegame Wed 10-Jun-09 10:41:22

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

shhhh Wed 10-Jun-09 14:23:41

BUT Libras, if you don't have the bottom for tight wearing a top such as the one above will allow you to wear something fitted below iykimw...

Top looks longish so can cover I guess bum and tops of legs/ you can easily get away with a bit more fitted down below.

Try it....get the top and take it to a shop and try with such trousers. You will be amazed. Wear with heels to make you appear more slimmer down below as

LibrasBiscuitsOfFortune Wed 10-Jun-09 14:30:29

It's not the butt, I have a nice butt it's the rugby player thighs.

I don't wear heels.

Thank you for all your comments, and you are right shhh I need to try it on.

KingRolo Wed 10-Jun-09 14:31:56

I don't think that top would go with linen trousers at all - the top is dressy and glitzy, linen trousers are casual and mumsy. Slim fitting black trousers though, definitely.

shhhh Wed 10-Jun-09 14:33:56

ok, things can be disguised.grin.

Top looks right length and if white is not ideal colour go with kingrolo's suggestion and black fitted trousers (jeans etc.)

Let us know how you get on x

btw, heels not defo. Will look nice with flipflops that are jewelled and a bit more dressy than "beach flip flops".

TakeLovingChances Thu 11-Jun-09 17:40:35

I have a very similar top from New Look. The one I have is in the 'tall section' so it is longer in the back. The one I have is a nice dark grey colour, and I wear it both at home and on holiday.

TheRealMrsJohnSimm Thu 11-Jun-09 19:33:34

This top was featured in Grazia this week They suggest wearing with denim shorts (mid thigh length). I think it really worked. Was next to photo of Milla Jovovich wearing similar.....

LibrasBiscuitsOfFortune Mon 15-Jun-09 19:09:48

Going into Guildford on Wednesday and crossing fingers they still have some in stock!

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