If Victoria Beckham is wearing a skirt this length does it make it non-mumsy and non-frumpy

(30 Posts)
PeaceLoveGonk Wed 11-May-16 18:21:54

Because I'd love some summer frocks this length

UpsiLondoes Wed 11-May-16 18:27:56

She looks a bit frumpy in that - I believe it's the continuation of the oh look I'm so tiny that these massive clothes just hang off my size zero frame in meters of bellowing fabric

TheRollingCrone Wed 11-May-16 18:31:51

I don,t think she looks frumpy at all. I bet that dress was so comfy on a plane.

I love that length. Short skirts/ frocks are gorgeous but let's be honest you need killer fucking legs and cut glass ankles.

specialsubject Wed 11-May-16 18:32:00

it's fine. The distortion of her legs from those shoes in that last photo makes me wince though...

GeorgeTheThird Wed 11-May-16 18:32:35

I think it looks elegant on her

chanie44 Wed 11-May-16 18:35:37

In my opinion, if you are groomed to within a inch of your life you can pull off most things. On most mere mortals, it will probably would look grumpy.

I think it's lovely, but I like full midi skirts and don't give a toss if people on here think they are frumpy. Would rather wear that than leggings, any day.

If VB is 'frumpy' there's no hope for the rest of us!

burnishedsilver Wed 11-May-16 18:45:34

It doesnt matter what she wears, she'll never look frumpy.
Add 2 stone, poorer posture and amateur grooming and that outfit would look completely different. Actually, I think the posture might play the biggest part.

Summer23 Wed 11-May-16 18:47:20

Looks like she might be wearing a a culotte style jumpsuit

MsBojangles Wed 11-May-16 18:51:30

Agree with burnished, on someone with tits and hips it would teeter dangerously into frump territory.

That inbetweeny length is difficult enough for mere mortals, let alone professional clothes horses. The lower the heel the fumpier it would look.

ScarletForYa Wed 11-May-16 18:55:07

I think she's quite frumpy and try-hard.

I think she believes she's cutting edge and cool but she's not. The fashion line didn't turn a profit, it's just a vanity project.

OTheHugeManatee Wed 11-May-16 18:56:36

Add my cankles and you are firmly in frump-land.

What goes for waif thin lollipop women does not go for ordinary humans, I'm afraid.

squizita Wed 11-May-16 19:48:04

Midi has been in for a while and isn't frumpy styled right.

I go for "feisty 70s lady cop" for my vibe - you need to avoid hints of it being shy and asexual, it needs to be "proud", and the length a defiant "my legs are not for your gaze, men ... but they're probably fabulous! Watch while they run down this New York purse snatcher..."
Chunky mid heels, boots, tailored blouses or decent loose jersey top tucked in, jackets or waistcoats.
Never ballet pumps, pastels or "cute" unless you're going for a deliberately 40s/50s wry kitsch thing.

squizita Wed 11-May-16 19:50:29

Oh and I have Tits and hips. Admittedly I'm slim, but not VB shaped. Hence I use tailoring and colour (and boots take out the heel angst - mid heel, calf length, suede or texture leather).

AdoraKiora Wed 11-May-16 20:11:49

I dont think its frumpy if you style it right.

Its all pretty much the only skirt length I wear in summer, especially for work.

I wear full skirts like VB's one with a silky, sleeveless blouse and heeled/wedged sandals or ankle boots. I also wear that midi length but a straight, tighter style (tube skirts).

Its much more flattering than a shorter length on me (tall, slim hourglass), shows the best bit of my leg (slim ankles and calves) and is appropriate for work (no thigh flashing)

MsBojangles Wed 11-May-16 20:44:46

Oh and I have Tits and hips. Admittedly I'm slim, but not VB shaped. Hence I use tailoring and colour (and boots take out the heel angst - mid heel, calf length, suede or texture leather).

I do too, it was the voice of experience not a diss wink. I have a pair of chunky, knee high, heeled tan boots which is the only way I can kind of get those dresses to work, I still don't feel me though if you know what I mean.

DinosaursRoar Wed 11-May-16 20:50:53

you need height for that length, but if you have it and as long as it's styled right, then not frumpy.

I don't think VB looks 'try hard' at the moment, she used to in her mid-20s, but now she seems to be dressing for her and more often than not, seems to have managed that "stylish in a comfy and not overtly sexy way" look, bit like if she gets attention, that's great, but she's not seeking it anymore.

squizita Wed 11-May-16 21:01:08

Dino I'm 5"1 and know how to take a hem up. That works too.

PeaceLoveGonk Wed 11-May-16 21:10:42

How tall is VB?

The midi style is one that I would guess a large percentage (well me!) feel comfortable in.

AdoraKiora Wed 11-May-16 21:44:17

I'm a smidge under 6 ft, so my problem is actually finding midi skirts that are midi skirts and not actually knee length on me grin

I think VB is about 5'6

NeededANameChangeAnyway Thu 12-May-16 08:41:06

Scarlet that was a bit harsh!

NeededANameChangeAnyway Thu 12-May-16 08:44:21

Squizita I'm having trouble imagining that look.....grin have you got any pics of what you mean?

squizita Thu 12-May-16 09:07:31

This is the 'catwalk' version of it rather than the everyday, but this kind of 70s-Gucci-inspo:
a3.files.fashionista.com/image/upload/c_limit,cs_srgb,dpr_1.0,h_2500,q_75,w_2500/MTM2ODA3OTE3ODE4MTYwNzM1.jpg

fashionista.com/2016/02/gucci-fall-2016#&gid=ci01e60a13e001265f&pid=gucci-rf16-0962jpg

The middle of these 3, but less bulky - this vibe:
cdn.fashionisers.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/fall_winter_2014_2015_fashion_trends_leather_trend.jpg

With this kind of 'attitude' a la Cagney and Lacey

IWILLgiveupsugar Thu 12-May-16 09:20:53

I thought vb looked lovely. I think being slim and well groomed means you can pretty much wear anything.

Kr1stina Thu 12-May-16 09:37:30

* I'm having trouble imagining that look.....grin have you got any pics of what you mean*

Another request for some photos or pins, I like the sound of it

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