I could use some advice here !
I am so not clothes conscious..... I have to dress professionally for my job - trouser suits, skirted suits, jacket dresses - and these things i can handle ! . Other times I wear jeans. Most evening things I do I can wear something from my work clothes - or I am wearing jeans, just don't have any cocktail party type dresses.
Nephew's wedding is in mid/late October. Ceremony is on top of a mountain - accessible by ski lift. I am not attending that ( vertigo and motion sickness concerns ) . So I will be attending the reception.
I recently gained quite a bit of weight due to a course of medication. So I will be in a plus size outfit. Other than generally puffiness from some of the stereiods, I have a layer of muscle underneath - so not terribly flabby.
I am in my early 50's and have been to a few family events where the other women my generation where wearing clothes that were really too young for them ( hippie chic, see through and too much saggy cleavage ) .
I want something flattering , age appropriate, event appropriate and comfortable. With my coloring - I look great in black, dark blues, deep greens. I like sheath dresses, but most of the ones I am finding are sleeveless.
So - some specific questions - I would appreciate any ideas you might have.
1) is a black sheath dress with colorful jewelry or a dramatic stole - OK ? I bought a sleeved aalck sheath dress, that I think is a bit on the dowdy side, but it fits perfectly, very slimming, very comfortable and I could sparkle it up with accessories. I have a beautiful windowpane scarf a friend brought my from Italy that would look great with it.
I have a vintage bubblegum pink Jackie O' jacket - that I usually wear with a sleeveless black sheath dress for work. It's a dressier outfit for certain meetings. I always get great comments on it, but I don't know if it is OK for a wedding reception. its at a ski resort, from 6:00 - whenever.
Am I seriously over thinking this ? I guess with the weight gain ( which I am working ) on I feel blah about myself and not as confident about my appearance.