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nice dress for lumpen lady s'il vous plait!

(34 Posts)
chevre Thu 09-Jul-09 10:17:18

just looked a pictures from the weekend and i am decidely lumpen. i am taking steps to rectify the situation but in the mean time i need a dress to make me feel fabulous at a fairly posh wedding. would like something knee lenght and with straps or sleeves and not too formal.

SilentBob Thu 09-Jul-09 10:19:44

What size? What hair colour do you have? Any best parts you like to show off (boobs? Calves?) What colours do you like? How old are you? (I know, nasty questions to ask a lady, but necessary!)

I love vicarious shopping and have a spare few moments!

Simples Thu 09-Jul-09 10:21:14

oh come on goaty
size colour budget
you KNOW the drill

chevre Thu 09-Jul-09 10:24:56

size - i am in denial. i still fit into some 12 and 14 clothes but i suspect they have grown with me. lets say 14. my stomach is protruding atm and really don't want to wear spanx to a hot july wedding!

colour - i like colour! not yellow, warm reds and green and blue.

i not longer have best bits [on my period and low self esteem emoticon]

hair is short and darkish with highlights [middle aged cliche emoticon]

how did this happen to me!

Simples Thu 09-Jul-09 10:25:28

will we show bits of our body
saw lots of nice ones in a huge marks yest

chevre Thu 09-Jul-09 10:26:01

maybe i nice brightly floraled burka!

chevre Thu 09-Jul-09 10:27:04

i think showing bit of body is good given that it will be hot. i will show legs but not above the knee. arms ok i think

chevre Thu 09-Jul-09 10:27:38

simples i could email picture if you promise not to laugh

Simples Thu 09-Jul-09 10:27:42


chevre Thu 09-Jul-09 10:30:25

simples i love that! not sure if i can carry off silver

Simples Thu 09-Jul-09 10:32:14


SilentBob Thu 09-Jul-09 10:32:15

FCUK dress

Simples Thu 09-Jul-09 10:33:04

while we are looking god i love this for the winter

chevre Thu 09-Jul-09 10:34:26

that second one is nice but not sure about the modesty flap over the stomach.

like this but would probably walk round all day like the model in the video and humiliate dh

bob not so keen on otto due to stomach situation

chevre Thu 09-Jul-09 10:36:10

didn't even consider m&s tbh will have to go and rumage. might even treat myself to a foot glove!

any ideas on shoes? i can do mid heels and flexitol is at the ready

Simples Thu 09-Jul-09 10:36:21

millen of karen

Simples Thu 09-Jul-09 10:36:49

so a shift idea then

Simples Thu 09-Jul-09 10:37:45

i ahev just been to teh chirpodist and i haev feet of a baby.

Simples Thu 09-Jul-09 10:39:01

now THIs you coudl wear in the winter too

Simples Thu 09-Jul-09 10:40:36

oh comne ON goat i need to go out to find the cat drink cocktails

chevre Thu 09-Jul-09 10:40:36

no to spots.

that karen millen dress is almost normal, where is the big freaky zip that normally ruins their clothes

EachPeachPearMum Thu 09-Jul-09 10:41:42

That spotty one is gorgeous... but would it work on a lumpy post-pg body? (me, size 12, not goat of course!)

chevre Thu 09-Jul-09 10:42:28

ok i will go to m&s and try your grey one on. cocktails @ this hours? are you going through some sort of jaded colonial phase?

Simples Thu 09-Jul-09 10:43:06

I haev a phase eight spot wrap dress i bought and didnt wear for a year as we skived the wedding.
then i wore it to a works drinks do and loved it
AND its a 12 so good for vanity.

Simples Thu 09-Jul-09 10:43:30

Right cat is awol
need to patrol the perimiter


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