How to wear a jumper dress?

(83 Posts)
poppym12 Fri 23-Sep-16 10:09:54

I ordered long jumper/tunic thinking I'd wear it to cover my fat ass in jeans. The jumper has arrived. It's huge. Knee length. It's lovely and soft (without wool as I have a major sleep type allergy) but is it wearable? If so, how?

PurpleDaisies Fri 23-Sep-16 10:10:50

I wear mine with opaque tights and boots.

SpuriouserAndSpuriouser Fri 23-Sep-16 10:11:45

I would wear it with me ggings or thick tights and knee length boots. I know jumper dresses get a bit of hate sometimes but I love them, nice and cosy!

SpuriouserAndSpuriouser Fri 23-Sep-16 10:11:56

I mean leggings

leadrightfoot Fri 23-Sep-16 10:13:42

Wide belt if I want more shape
Opaque legwear
Boots usually knee high

poppym12 Fri 23-Sep-16 10:30:47

I didn't expect it to be as long as it is. Usually when I order something with longline or tunic in the title, it turns out to be just as long as the very widest part of my body (tops of thighs) so accentuates what I'm trying to disguise.

I don't have any knee high boots. Can anyone recommend some non leather boots for fat calves?

LaCerbiatta Fri 23-Sep-16 10:36:00

Link? I love jumper dresses (wear with opaques and boots)

StrawberrytallCake Fri 23-Sep-16 10:37:26

I would go for ankle rather than knee high and a long coat in winter or sleeveless coat in Autumn, depending on how it fits.

StrawberrytallCake Fri 23-Sep-16 10:37:40

No tights in Autumn, tights in winter!

PurpleDaisies Fri 23-Sep-16 10:38:38

I'm wearing tights now. I haven't been arrested by the fashion police yet...

Blue2014 Fri 23-Sep-16 10:45:32

Primark and market stalls for wide fitting non leather boots

flowery Fri 23-Sep-16 10:47:30

"No tights in Autumn, tights in winter!"

Don't know where you live but if my legs were bare during Autumn they'd be blue and goose pimply. Not a look I favour!

StrawberrytallCake Fri 23-Sep-16 10:54:22

confused I'm only saying what I do......not suggesting it's in any way fashionable.

Everyday tan for my blue legs, and if it's a long dress there are a matter of inches between boots and dress end!

StrawberrytallCake Fri 23-Sep-16 10:55:33

I'm also classing right now as Autumn and where I live it's between 14-18c in the day this week, if I wore tights I would be a bit grim and sweaty!

poppym12 Fri 23-Sep-16 11:05:37

It's this one, laCerb
m.newlook.com/shop/womens/knitwear/pale-grey-v-neck-tunic-dress_371774602

Not usually somewhere I'd buy from but I wanted a long grey jumper without wool. It's really soft but I'm wondering whether to just send it back now as I might not feel comfortable in it. Would dearly love a change from jeans every day but I'm not happy with my size lately so don't have much confidence.

poppym12 Fri 23-Sep-16 11:08:46

I never wear tights or leggings but I think they can look really good on other people. If I'm not wearing jeans, it must be summer and I have a tan. However, tan has now disappeared and I've reverted back to jeans. Really bored with my lack of style so I want to change it.

Blue2014 Fri 23-Sep-16 11:33:08

Keep the jumper dress! I really like it (I'm a size 20 and can carry off such dresses, if you are smaller than me then you'll look fab!)

AmberGreyson Fri 23-Sep-16 11:33:59

with tights and boots if it's cold I can add a scarf

AnchorDownDeepBreath Fri 23-Sep-16 11:36:30

If it's knee length, I wouldn't go with knee high boots, you need some leg in between. How about ankle boots?

poppym12 Fri 23-Sep-16 11:55:18

I've got excessive lots of ankle boots. Currently I'm size 16 so could I get away with wearing legging with it? I bought the large but it's really huge so may need to add a belt?

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 23-Sep-16 11:59:14

poppy I am a non-leather wearer, I got some boots from Forever 21 (zip side , lace-up front so you could adjust the width)
I tried some M&S ones, they were soooooooooooo confy but looked a bit clumpy sad

I've had a couple of jumper dresses (fine knit, I can't wear anything too thick with the old hormonal flushes) but they weren't for me sad

poppym12 Fri 23-Sep-16 12:11:57

Thanks 70. Not sure I've ever seen a forever 21 store but I'll check the website. I can't wear anything too thick, too tight or that fits too close to my throat. Plus i think I'm at hot flush stage. Add wool and lanolin allergy and non leather/suede/silk to the mix, I'm so easy to dress hmmgrin

poppym12 Fri 23-Sep-16 12:40:11

Another dim question but what's the difference between leggings and opaque tights with how they look? Is it the seams in leggings? I'm thinking I'd go for footless tights anyway so shall I just get leggings? And just to confuse me even more, I've found seam free leggings.

Cakescakescakes Fri 23-Sep-16 15:14:08

Blowfish is a good brand for comfy non leather footwear. I don't wear leather and hate wearing cheap uncomfy shoes but find blowfish quite good. They're a vegan brand but available in Office etc. The Granola sandals are especially brilliant and really comfy. Non leather comfy sandals (that aren't flip flops) are like hen's teeth.

ZaraW Fri 23-Sep-16 15:17:13

I wouldn't wear a jumper dress with a wide belt it's a bit 80's. I wear with ankle boots and if it's cold opaque tights.

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