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I am 54,5`1,and weigh 9st. I have just brought out my winter wardrobe. Aggggggh.It consists of black trousers, blouses,and per una cardigans (lots of). I also wear small heeled black shoes. I have quite a number of NEXT blouses in different colours as well. I have `block`dyed brunette hair.My nails are bright pink,although I have them done. My image is very stale but I have to admit when I go on courses everyone seems to be wearing similar outfits,ie per una cardis,jewellery,black trousers,and they are in their 40s and 50s too. Can you style gurus give me some good advice,like the clothes you buy.I want to look a bit sassier. I did have my hair blonded and layered,flicked etc but soon become despondent as it looks flat straight after I have washed it.I have it in my head to grow it and keep it shiny and mid length.I have a hectic work life (full-time)and home life (disabled adult son and dh),and I have very little cash to spend on myself hence the corner hairdresser and ebay.Any tips very gratefully received and I will try to acknowledge as many as I can and update you on my progress.Many thanks.ps 9st is a bit overweight for me.I do try and exercise but the fat thighs and flabby arms are not helping my self-esteem either!!
Hi Boys,yes I can wear a skirt for work. I am getting all excited now,I think you have hit the nail on the head.I am skittle,perkyISH bust,slim,then big bum and thunder thighs.Not great legs but not too bad.
It doesn't sound too bad to me, so I'm sure you can give yourself a bit of a boost.
I'm assuming you want a classic look that suits your shape rather than fashion. I think Boys is right in asking about skirts - ones cut on the bias tend to be flattering to curvier thighs, and make you look shapely rather than dumpy. I also like knee length boots with skirts - a simple black pair with a small heel tends to look classy with a skirt and will keep you snug in winter.
You don't mention jewellery - a lovely costume necklace can really lift an outfit. I also love brooches. They're not cheap, but there are some really pretty pieces of jewellery available here - this necklace is always admired whenever I wear it.
Boysarelikedogs,thank you very much! Also,Isitmeor for the jewellery suggestion. Janeite,I haven`t got great ankles or calves no.Thank you too for your kind suggestions. Think boots theme is coming out a lot and I will follow that up and let you know.I really like the idea of wearing a skirt from the interminable daily black trousers. I am so grateful to you for all the trouble you are going to sending me sites etc to look at.I am going away this weekend and have to start packing but I will look at each of them. Please don`t let my slowness in replying put you off,I really do appreciate the encouragement!