New Look denim dress wardrobe staple or potential Mistake?!

(37 Posts)
alwaysalaughtobehad Tue 15-Mar-16 17:37:11

Hi! I saw this in New Look and was tempted. Way outside my comfort zone as live in my skinny jeans and look a bit scruffy. Am size 10/12 petite so it would be at least knee length on me. I kind of thought it could be dressed down with tights and boots and would be quite versatile. But I am in my 40's! Honest opinions!!
www.newlook.com/shop/womens/dresses/blue-denim-belted-shirt-dress_366583040

Cakescakescakes Tue 15-Mar-16 17:38:56

Lovely. I'm mid thirties and I'm looking for one just like that!

alwaysalaughtobehad Tue 15-Mar-16 17:41:18

Yay! Thanks I think I will esacpe tomorrow and at least try it on!! I always think I'm too old for N L but they have lovely reasonable knitwear and some very like Fat Face stuff!

woody2976 Tue 15-Mar-16 17:42:09

oh i like that but was going to say bit young for me and im 37 but might be wrong!

alwaysalaughtobehad Tue 15-Mar-16 17:44:25

No you might be right, but then again in my very limited reading of magazines have read that denim dresses are very in so thought I could get away with it maybe?!

usual Tue 15-Mar-16 17:46:48

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ThursdayLastWeek Tue 15-Mar-16 17:47:11

I love it, very wearable.

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Tue 15-Mar-16 17:57:10

I like it and like you say it is versatile. I wouldn't call it a wardrobe staple because New Look clothes don't last very long. They're not made very well. Seams, buttons etc usually fall apart after a while!
Having said that, I would buy it.
You can put a long sleeve t shirt underneath, boots and tights. I'd change the belt to a brown or tan leather one.
You can also wear it open as a light jacket over another top or with a white vest underneath and some sandals and bare legs when it warms up.

fiorentina Tue 15-Mar-16 18:18:39

It's nice. I've seen slightly better made versions in GAP if you could spend a little more. The New Look ones I saw in store were very crumpled in comparison but maybe just needed a good iron. Definitely
go and look. I think they are really handy.

PerryHatter Tue 15-Mar-16 18:20:20

Go for it! It's lovely. I think it'd suit lots of different age ranges.

SecretRed Tue 15-Mar-16 18:22:10

I'm 36 and I'd wear it If I was thin enough

VertigoNun Tue 15-Mar-16 18:26:47

It's nice.

MrsSteptoe Tue 15-Mar-16 18:31:29

Looks nice! Watch out for the button through thing as it gets down to the skirt bit, though - I've got one similar (not New Look) and it very quickly got to the point where the buttons wouldn't stay closed from crotch down because the buttonholes got misshapen with the repeated pulling as you walk, so if you're self-conscious you might end up only wanting to wear it with leggings. It's still one of my favourite things though

Ememem84 Tue 15-Mar-16 18:34:34

Mum bought it. Mum is in her 60's and wears it with tan boots tights. And a plethora of scarves.

I also have one but with slightly longer sleeves. It's great. Washes well. A soft and looks cool. Mine is worn with tan suedey ankle boots. And a chunky cardigan.

gunting Tue 15-Mar-16 18:39:28

I was eyeing this up in new look today!

I think you could wear it at any age.

woody2976 Tue 15-Mar-16 19:14:23

im converted and clearly not too old! might buy it myself!!

BabyGanoush Tue 15-Mar-16 19:30:29

I want one like that

But at 6ft it woukd barely cover my bum sad

ItGoesWithoutSaying Wed 16-Mar-16 08:40:15

In my 40s too and I have a New Look denim pinafore - there were threads about these recently - so that looks fine to me! (Then again, I'm below average height so don't need to worry about things being super-short.)

dragonsarebest Wed 16-Mar-16 08:43:30

I can't see why this would be associated with any particular age! I like it. Would be nice with a crew neck knit over the top too, quite preppy.

StephenKatz Wed 16-Mar-16 08:44:17

Really versatile, go for it!

DaphneWhitethigh Wed 16-Mar-16 08:45:55

I've got a very similar Gap one from a few years ago but I never wear it because the buttons at the bottom gape and make it less decent than I'm happy with, even at 5'4". So do try on very carefully - try sitting down and walking around.

honeyJD Wed 16-Mar-16 08:46:52

I've been looking for a denim dress like this for ages, I think I'm going to have to buy one!

FreakinScaryCaaw Wed 16-Mar-16 08:50:03

BabyG this may suit? But not many sizes left.

ZaZathecat Wed 16-Mar-16 08:52:47

It's lovely. I'm in my 50s and I'd wear it if I had a waist.

Belikethat Wed 16-Mar-16 08:54:04

It's quite nice but looks a bit bunched up at the top and it would be too short for me.

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