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Message Board > Fabrics and more... > I can't get away from bright florals! ( Moderated by CynthiaSue)

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I can't get away from bright florals!
should I at age 43?
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Date: 7/3/07 9:39 PM

I always gravitate towards bright floral prints! Can't get enough! I keep looking at the Ottobre 2/07 issue and really want that fabric on the cover featured. It just makes me happy when I find a fabric with a floral print that really 'moves me!' I would love to find that fabric!

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Date: 7/3/07 10:34 PM

I think you should dress to please yourself first. If you feel good in something, you will project self-confidence (which is attractive), whether or not it is something the masses would wear or not.

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Date: 7/4/07 2:08 AM

I know what you mean. I gravitate toward the more saturated "clean" colors. And being an avid gardener, I absolutely love flowers. But bright geometrics will do, as long as the colors are bright floral.

The best way for me to satisfy my passion has been to use the florals in ways that don't distract too much. Some work best in skirts, capris, etc. Some work best in tops. Some work best as accents. But a girl has to have some, eh?

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Date: 7/4/07 10:29 AM

Oh I love that Ottobre fabric!!! Actually I bought a very similar fabric for the shirt and I am very happy with the result

If you love this kind of fabric, go for it.
Who said we have to wear Grey once we hit 40?

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Subject: I cant get away from bright florals! Date: 7/4/07 10:44 AM

I'm 45 and plus-sized, but I wear bright colors all the time. I think I can get away with it because I'm high contrast meaning I have very dark hair and light skin. Bright colors balance these out.

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Subject: I cant get away from bright florals! Date: 7/4/07 11:56 AM

If you love it, wear it!

I am a 60 something plus sized sewer, and while I don't wear florals, I do like bright (!!!) colors, in plaids, stripes, and paisleys.

I think life is too short to frustrate yourself trying to wear fabrics that are considered age or figure "appropriate" by other people's standards. Just be yourself, and you will look and feel happy:).

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Subject: I cant get away from bright florals! Date: 7/4/07 12:15 PM

I can't offer any "advice" because I LOVE bright colors and florals, prints too.

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Date: 7/4/07 2:55 PM

51, plus size and still wearing bright florals . . . and I get the most compliments wearing hot pink and bright orange so I am no help *at all* - I do try to keep them not huge florals if there's a lot of contrast. . . I look and feel awful in greys but tan/khaki all go with the florals and brights . . .

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Date: 7/4/07 8:23 PM

Christine - take a look at Rhonda's review here for a successful bright floral jacket. I think it's fantastic.

Nina

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Date: 7/4/07 8:24 PM

Ok! Gals after my own heart!!!!! Enable me here and help me find the Ottobre fabric!

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