This post is a bit short as I’m currently writing a long post on the NHS for My Other Blog, which will appear on Friday, or possibly earlier. So to calm my ire and rage (yes, I am angry) I’m looking once again at my dresses! Nothing like a bit of retail (charity shop) therapy and musings on evening wear to soothe the frazzled and frowning brow!
This is also about the cut of a frock. I’m not an expert. I didn’t study fashion, nor would I say I was much of an authority on style or image, but I do know there are certain cuts and designs that flatter and those that don’t. And I always think that less is more. Even when you are a large woman, I would say don’t wear dresses with copious amounts of material, which, more often than not, swamps shorter women and adds rather than subtracts inches for a taller women. But honestly people, don’t listen to me, wear what suits you and what you like.
Anyway, here’s a dress that is easily found in many UK charity shops, as in, there are many in that particular style hanging up on charity shop rails. It’s one of three I’ve bought recently for the cruise.
Maybe you’re thinking it is what you’d expect an older woman to wear. It’s got little sleeves and it’s sweet. But I don’t think it flatters my figure. Yes, I’m slim but like anyone else I’ve got rolls round my middle and hips. And it shows in this dress.
This is a dress I’m actually rejecting. Yup, it’s going back to the charity shop, but as it cost under £5 I’m not too worried.
Now here’s a dress that’s definitely inappropriate for my age!
Definitely less material, but actually, it’s bit stretchy, so it fits and flatters.
Oh yes, I like this dress!
What do you think? What flatters you? And look, I really am trying not to wear boots!!!
Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper
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