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I don't know where to shop anymore. where do you find stylish clothes??

(42 Posts)
lolaismyfavoriteandmybest Sat 25-Jul-09 19:24:48

Dh says I've started dressing like my mother so I've tried looking for some more exciting clothes but I don't know where to shop. I'm completely out of touch with style.

I went out last night to treat myself and found myself shopping at next and M&S and buying safe plain v nevked tops and bootcut traosers ans propagating my mumsy look.

I'm mid thirties and have a big build I'm a size 16 now, although alot of that is nork. I need extra long leg in trousers which is why i get sucked back to next as I struggle to find stuff to fit elsewhere.

Where else can I look? what should I be wearing?? please help!

BodenGroupie Sat 25-Jul-09 19:28:16

Zara is good for long trousers but they can be on the snug side. I like the mix of edgy stuff with classic caramel (middle age word for justifying beige)/black combo.

Does DH dress like his father? wink

You are still young but I've reached the point where accessories and jackets seem to make an outfit rather than the outfit itself, IYSWIM.

cheekysealion Sat 25-Jul-09 19:31:39

Mango? Wallis, Principles?

I may be compleatly wrong though and could do with some help myself

cookielove Sat 25-Jul-09 19:35:37

Me and my mother are big fans of fat face, i'm a size 16 and find there clothes (although a little expensive but they have good sales) well made, a flattering cut and really beautiful.

lolaismyfavoriteandmybest Sat 25-Jul-09 19:35:48

I have Zara pegged for a skinny person shop.

I tried something on in their largest size (could have been an 18) and couldn't get my norks in.

Funny you should say that. in the last year I have aquired a large amount of jewelry and a few belts. I'm jsut starting to look at jackets

unfortunatly dh's father passed away a long time ago and I didn't really know him so I don't have that card to play. He certainly isn't stylish though.

CybilLiberty Sat 25-Jul-09 19:35:53

Drop the bootcut trousers (not literally) have a browse on some websites, Dorothy Perkins, Great Plains, Kew, FCUK etc to see what sort of shapes are more modern. You don;t have to be a fashion victim.

For example if you bought skinny jeans (and 16's can happily wear them) with a loose longer top that would look great. Next is too mumsy, if you like M&S their Limited Collection and Autograph stuff is a bit more fashionably cut than their basic stuff.

I am a tall 14 and Hennes trews are too long on me. I got some wide leg ones the other day

lolaismyfavoriteandmybest Sat 25-Jul-09 19:40:20

I've recently been looking in Wallis but all i'm buying is more plain t shirts..... the trousers don'e seem that long and I don't think they do longer ones.

principles seems nice but I thought it was going down the pan. I will check out Mango, not noticed one since I moved up north though.

I don't think i've ever looked in fat face, how about trouser lengths? I need a 34 inch at least.

BodenGroupie Sat 25-Jul-09 19:41:11

Lola - strangely, the Zara floaty summer stuff is too small for my norks, but the more fitted shirts and jackets are fine.

I'd agree that Kew is worth a look. I would also say Boden but people would only start abusing me!

cookielove Sat 25-Jul-09 19:45:53

please tell me some other people shop in fat face

lolaismyfavoriteandmybest Sat 25-Jul-09 19:46:24

I don't think I suit skinny jeans. my tummy and thighs are not my best assets. (although since dd I'm not sure I have any best assets) and the loose long tops make me look pregnant.

I suit tailored looks but I don't have the lifestyle to live in suits unfortunatly.

lolaismyfavoriteandmybest Sat 25-Jul-09 19:50:46

just looking at the fat face website and they have some nice v necked t's.

I'm so stuck in a huge rut........

lolaismyfavoriteandmybest Sat 25-Jul-09 19:56:15

"how about this"

missblythe Sat 25-Jul-09 19:57:49

BodenG is right, it's all about the accessories.

There's nothing wrong with plain tees and trousers at all, you just need some chunky beads, cute shoes and a some fab bags to wear with them.

Although, as you are so fabulously tall, a knitted dress with tights and boots would look great for Autumn.

lolaismyfavoriteandmybest Sat 25-Jul-09 19:59:25

sorry, I can never do links, here's another go

lolaismyfavoriteandmybest Sat 25-Jul-09 20:00:14

I'm not tall. I'm 5 ft 7, I just have limbs like a spider.....

lolaismyfavoriteandmybest Sat 25-Jul-09 20:04:40

I give up on that link. its obviously not meant to be. might buy a oouple of patterned t's though. still v necked but I do wear that shape for a reason....

BodenGroupie Sat 25-Jul-09 20:07:44

White Stuff is good too, but the website doesn't do the clothes justice.

I'm too old for Fat Face sad

pointydog Sat 25-Jul-09 20:17:21

I quite like white stuff.

I find fat face very odd. It seems to be stuff made for surfers or hippies and I am neither.

cookielove Sat 25-Jul-09 20:17:31

bodengroupie my mum is 60 and she shops there

BodenGroupie Sat 25-Jul-09 20:21:16

I'm not quite 60......47 next week! Husband is much older and still shops there.

I love the clothes, they're just not "me" - I'm a bit more of a classic dresser and their stuff just makes me feel scruffy.

pointydog Sat 25-Jul-09 20:25:47

agree, some of their men's stuff is ok

blametheparents Sat 25-Jul-09 20:34:42

cookielove - I really like Fat Face too.
I am 5'11 and I find their long trousers are fine.

cookielove Sat 25-Jul-09 20:48:24

oh good, long live fat face

lolaismyfavoriteandmybest Sat 25-Jul-09 21:03:58

I would love to be the kind of person who could pull off fat face clothes. I've got an inner hippie but when I try to dress like a hippy I achieve bag lady.

I'd like to be a classic dresser I think

I think I might try a couple of fat face tops but with wide leg trousers as boarder trousers just make me look like a fat slob. I've found a necklace I love though so i feel an order coming on....

DebiNewberry Sat 25-Jul-09 21:10:37

jeans? gap do good ones, and in long lengths too. the style called Curvy is good.

dp/new look both have a tall range and online too.

Am jealous of your long limbs, I am tall but with short legs.

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