(Closed) I'm 32, married, and a teacher…is it worth it to try being fashionable?

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Post # 62
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Try wide trouser pants with flats too! Those are very flattering for most body types. 

I also second what pp’s have said regarding your perception… You make yourself sound a lot worse then you are. Your body is nowhere near how you describe it. 

Post # 64
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@peachacid:  Its totally worth trying! No need to actually button the cardigan closed. Just wear it over another shirt. Think black tank top, red cardigan, grey slacks and some cute flats. Throw on a scarf that ties all of these colors together it would look fab! Or even an animal print scarf maybe? Good luck!

Post # 65
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Uhhhhhhhhh…..?

Post # 66
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Buzzing bee

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@julies1949:  +1

OP, you look great. You’re body is super cute. I think you just need to find clothes that fit you correctly. When you go shopping, have a sales associate help you out, make her your personal shopper. Try on lots of different styles of pants- straight leg, curvy fit, skinny, low rise, mid rise, high rise, etc, to find what looks best on YOU. 

YOU are not the problem. There is a dress, pant, shirt, for everyone, you just have to find the right style for your body type. That’s the tough part. But making the store associate your BFF while you’re there will help a lot.

For instance, I recently went to the Levi store and one of the employees “fit” me for jeans. I found two pairs that fit me perfectly (no muffin top!) because they were higher rise and I kept making the mistake of buying low rise jeans that just don’t work on my silhouette. 

Good luck!

Post # 67
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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above would be a great look for you- blouse,blazerand pants

Post # 68
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@peachacid:  If no heels I would do ballet flats or wedges (which might kind of be heels.)  Ballet flats will still make your legs look longer, since they don’t completely cover your feet.

You can’t possibly look that bad in dresses!

Post # 70
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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@peachacid:  Ok – so your makeup sounds cool and interesting!  And it sounds like you try colour in your wardrobe which is awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚  

I think in regards to the ‘no one is looking at me and thinking WOW’ – if I’m honest, I don’t do that often with anyone at work.  It’s very rare to look at someone and think WOW they have great personal style, unless I’m out on a busy street.  I wouldn’t use that as an indication that you or your fashion don’t matter.  ๐Ÿ™‚  

I’ve been struggling to dress my body type too, so I feel your frustration.  Just try to buy a few things each month that work for your body type and go from there. It may not happen over night, but eventually you will feel better about your style. 

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@sostobe:  Wow! Sounds like fun and Great discount! ๐Ÿ™‚  Their clothing is expensive, so that makes sense! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 71
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m 29 and was a supply teacher…so I’m not far behind you.  Although I don’t teach anymore.  But these are outfits that are similar to my style (I just pulled them off my pinterest page)  I am most comfortable in leggings and a long shirt/dress that covers my ass lol.  I aim for tops that are empire waist, so that way they are slimming.

If you wear tights and a more fitting top, then I wear a loose flowy cardigan or jacket over it bc I’m self conscious of my tummy..

Another nice look is skinny jeans a flowy top that is just slightly tucked in.  Or skinny jeans, a tight top, blazer, and then a chunky scarf.  LOVE that look!

Post # 73
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@peachacid:  You may need fashion advice but your biggest problem is that you have an unrealistic perception of your body. Your figure is fine. Your head needs an attitude adjustment.

A few years ago I lost 110 pounds. I has been heavy for so long I didn’t know how to dress when I could buy normal size clothes.  I bought magazines and copied the outfits I liked. I had  to learn how to dress my new figure.

 

Post # 74
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Although I hate the footwear in most of those photos lol – I prefer boots with little or no heel that come up to my knee.

 

 

Post # 76
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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@peachacid: it wont flap! Think of something like this ๐Ÿ™‚ But without the lace. Just grey pants, black tank under it, red open cardigan and a rockin red,black and white scarf. Add some pearl earrings and BAM!!!

 

 

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