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What are people wearing now in South Beach?? I am 40, a size 12, and hopelessly unfashionable!

What are people wearing now in South Beach?? I am 40, a size 12, and hopelessly unfashionable!

Old Jan 8th, 2007, 11:48 AM
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<<I would so wear that belted white top (the second one)...>>

That's my favorite too!
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Old Jan 8th, 2007, 11:53 AM
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I think the best fashion advice you got was from the guys. You are on vacation, relax and enjoy yourself. Gosh I am glad I am not a fashion slave.
 
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"or no top nor sandals if that picture is any guide......"

Snort. You made wasabi come out my nose. Not good. You are quick today cmcfong!

Thank you GeorgeW. I was afraid you were going to think it "wouldn't be prudent."

GoTravel, I could be wrong, but maybe you are thinking of the capris from places like Quacker Factory with duckies or sailboats - the capri equivalent of "mom jeans."

Most of mine are low-rise, black stretch poly-cotton or dark-wash jeans and fitted. I have some killer Earl dark jean capris. Most did come from Cache, but I do have some other brand names too. I wear those out to dinner or clubbing. I also have some looser linen or cotton ones that I wear shopping, and some cotton sheeting sportier ones that I wear trampoosing about or hiking.

It's just too hot to wear jeans in the tropics as most places are beach bars w/o A/C and heels will get you killed in the sand. Necessity is the mother of fashion invention.

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Old Jan 8th, 2007, 12:25 PM
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Going topless at South Beach would be very prudent.
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Old Jan 8th, 2007, 12:40 PM
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And I think wearing clothes that are truly your size is the best piece of advice on this thread, and THE single most common mistake made by people a little or a lot over weight.
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Old Jan 8th, 2007, 12:47 PM
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ITA with Suze. I'm a 10/12, and if I go either too large or too small, well it does add at least 10 lbs. to my appearance. Keep it simple, comfortable and fitting well.
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Old Jan 8th, 2007, 12:59 PM
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Back to the subject of Banana Republic - how are their selections for short women? This is ALWAYS a challenge since it can be tough to find reasonably fashionable stuff made short. We have a BR in our mall, but I have not been in there. I have a low tolerance for shopping, so I generally just go to Macys because they have a big petites department with some cute stuff. I know I can find things that fit there. But the posts about BR have piqued my interest.
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Old Jan 8th, 2007, 01:05 PM
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I'm 5'1.75" (almost 5'2"!) and very petite, so finding pants that are the right length is usually a challenge for me. I love Banana b/c I usually don't have to get the pants hemmed. It depends on the pants, but 85% of the time, I can wear them right off the rack. I wear small sizes (0-2), so the inseam might get longer in some of the bigger sizes.
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Old Jan 8th, 2007, 01:57 PM
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My two cents -- I think suestein is getting great advice. My peeve (and I am 40 myself) is when women my age or older try to dress like they are still 18! I really like Talbots and BR myself. Have a great time!!
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Old Jan 8th, 2007, 02:15 PM
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if you get the banana republic credit card, you get free alterations there which is great for hemming, etc.
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Old Jan 8th, 2007, 02:17 PM
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Yes, kansasmom, I have gotten some great advice....and a few giggles along the way, too! BTW-- I love the BR tops GoTravel picked out, too! I like belted things, because I have a nice waist.

I hope this thread has helped others, too!
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Old Jan 8th, 2007, 02:29 PM
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lizzie, what do you do for jeans? I'm 5'8 and mine forever drag the floor even when I'm in 4 inch heels.

I just bought a pair of Brazilian jeans (Taverniti So) and I swear they have a 36 or 37 inch inseam.

 
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I am not quite 4'10" and definitely not a size 2 (where would I put my rear end? LOL). I checked the web site and the inseam for petites pants is 30", regardless of size. Nice.

I do like the free alterations with the BR credit card though - that is a nice perk.

I did some browsing in the web site and saw a lot of pants that I could call capris, but they are called cropped or something similar. I think we are definitely not all thinking the same thing when we are talking capris.
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Old Jan 8th, 2007, 02:37 PM
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Most of the pants I buy have a 33 inch inseam. I'm 5'6" and a size 6, but mine drag on the ground, too. I've noticed that J.Crew has started offering a shorter hem option for their pants and their jeans.
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Old Jan 8th, 2007, 03:06 PM
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I've resigned myself to getting my jeans hemmed. The tailors at bloomingdale's can replicate the original hem, so it's not that noticable that they they've been tailored.
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Old Jan 8th, 2007, 05:10 PM
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We were there three weeks ago and the dress code was all over the place. Including one dude walking down Lincoln wearing nothing but a chain thong!

I don't think we saw anyone in Black.

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Old Jan 9th, 2007, 04:52 AM
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GoTravel - I loved the tops you linked but what about people like sunnybrook and I who have issues with our upper arms hanging out, also they all seem to require a strapless bra (not an option for me). Any good links for us non-buff runners that are still fashionable for your area. I leave for FL in 10 days and I'm stumped on what to take. I'll check the lounge in case this post gets moved Thanks for any ideas. (I'm in my early 40's and size 10/12 like suestein.)
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Old Jan 9th, 2007, 05:36 AM
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OMG, is Diana STILL posting that same old photo? She's been posting it for years!
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Old Jan 9th, 2007, 05:54 AM
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LOL!
 
Old Jan 9th, 2007, 05:57 AM
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fun2travel, Victoria Secret has a line of tops called Bra Tops which have the bra built in.

Some are spaghetti straps, some halter, and some short sleeves.

A halter will be the most flattering for your arms and neck.

http://www2.victoriassecret.com/coll...VIL&rfnbr=2220
 

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