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i cannot wear a dress!

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pickyvic Mon 29-Jun-09 19:40:14

im so damn hot atm but i just do not suit dresses - ive never ever found one that i could wear.
im a size 14 top and bottom and a fairly pear shaped with a bit of a tummy.(oh dont i sound attractive!) im also short - which i think is the main problem - ive got long legs and a short body which means that dresses just dont sit right! if i yank the shoulders up by about 2 inches they sit where they should and i dont look such a frump - is it me or is there really a body shape that just cannot take a dress? and am i it!?

if i could lose a stone i could happily wear skirts and vests but im feeling frumpy and have dieted my self unable to diet....i eat sensibly and exercise 3 times a week but i fear my wibbly bits are here to stay.

any tips!? today for work it was cropped trousers and a cotton shirt but tomorrow i need something really smart...ideas welcome peeps.

Jewelsandgems Mon 29-Jun-09 19:52:51

How about a tulip shaped skirt (hides tummy, looks great on short people and disguises any 'pearness'), and a fitted short sleeved blouse - volume on bottom needs to be paired with fitted top.

IkeaSnake Mon 29-Jun-09 19:53:50

oh you are me.
You need the wallis one

IkeaSnake Mon 29-Jun-09 19:54:45

is prob too short for work

I find straight short dresses are generally best with a short waist - any flaredy skirts hang off the wrong bit

pickyvic Mon 29-Jun-09 20:00:18

thats lovely but probably is a bit short for work. plus im not that keen on my legs when not in tights - the shape of them is ok but im the wrong side of 37. love the maxi dresses but id need to add about 6 inches in height. see, im just too bloody difficult...i need Gok!

fishie Mon 29-Jun-09 20:15:33

i have big trouble with dresses too, am different size top and bottom. are you in london? there is one in cos which might do.

and have you a large bosom?

fishie Mon 29-Jun-09 20:19:49

ddifferent version of wallis - seems to be narrower and longer.

worth sending for at £15 vic, you can wear it at home if not smart enough.

pickyvic Mon 29-Jun-09 20:36:36

ooooo now then...that one looks interesting actually. unfortunately not in London - am out in the stix OOOOP north!
thanks hopeless with shopping and im not very daring. i forget there is a whole new world of internet shopping out there! could at least try it and see.

ThePhantomPlopper Mon 29-Jun-09 20:36:48

Dresses don't sit right on me either.

My legs are much longer than my body and I have very little in the tit department.

Its bloody annoying!

fishie Mon 29-Jun-09 20:46:29

pp that sounds a problem many women would like to have. current fashion for pleats to start above bosom is worth a try.

i really like shirt dresses too vic, dire on me so am always hoping to get someone else into one. have you tried the dreaded next petites?

Tidey Mon 29-Jun-09 20:50:23

They don't look right on me either. I'm short with huge norks. My top half is about a size 18 but I'm only a 12/14 on the bottom so they're either stretched too tight on my chest or baggy around my waist and legs.


fishie Mon 29-Jun-09 20:58:38

for you pp

FatGirlThin Mon 29-Jun-09 21:03:08

what about this

fishie Mon 29-Jun-09 21:05:45


or out of stock in 14 but possibly in store

pickyvic Tue 30-Jun-09 18:46:28

oh cheers ladies - all of those are lovely but i suspect they might not look so lovely on me - i might try a shirt dress. im always a bit paranoid about my tummy showing or my hips looking that one with the big hip pockets could be a no no.... i rather like the pink one from M&S if i dared get the pins legs are ok shape wise but they are very white!

think ill have a mooch on the always sending for stuff from Next cos it looks lovely on the models - (you know those 6foot size 8 models!) different story when i try it on....something empire line would be ok i think on my shape but its getting the body short enough.

i really do need a good Gokking...(ooer)

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