My ginger hair might be more appreciated too <<sniff>>
Well, I think high waist jeans are the way forward, and never a boot leg. Or not much of one anyway. Ankle skimming nautical type trousers seem to suit me. Which is a pita as I'm more your funky type. No denying I look good in navy side zips and a sailor top though. Bugger it.
If one more make up counter person tells me to stick to 'autumnals'
Its all about the hips for us isn't it? Showing them off in their lean splendour. HIgh waisted flat front trews do that, but they are hard to find and often dowdy. I've gone a bit wild and bought a clingy elastic type pencil skirt to wear over leggings with a vest top or boat neck top. Suddenly I think I'm Blondie.
Absolutely nothing from Boden in the dress or coat line for me. The waist is always under my armpit. Monsoon tends to be a disaster too. The whole cinched in waist and flare skirt makes me look like Angelina Ballerina after she ate the pies. I have shot put calves into the bargain.
I have nice legs so can wear short skirts provided the fake tan is up to date.
Skirt that flare out because they are made with panels work well too. It's finding tops that are the correct length that I find very hard (partly because I'm short). I have a pair of stretch denim capri pants that are fab.
I've got a cowl neck low backed silk dress that looks good with a control thingy underneath.
I also wear gel filled bras to help hide my tummy.
Welllll did I mention my disgusting stomach (dd2 was 10lb 6oz, I have twin tummy skin as well as no stomach muscles), no boobs (hence gel bras but only style of one brand fit, and still no cleavage), can't wear heels due to knee problems, I have loads of thick hair with ever such a slight kink so it doesn't do anything much, and I need to lose weight, at least half a stone because my arms are looking yucky. Believe me half a stone at my height is a complete dress size, possibly more.
I am an apple and have always found that i accentuate the good bits i.e. slim legs and hips, therefore trousers/jeans are best slim/skinny fit with either long sweaters or cardis that end mid thigh over, preferably, 'v' or scoop neck t-shirts (as with apples norkage is usually prominent). For evening empire line,wrap, or (esp. if you're slim) shift dresses have always made me feel comfortable.