Wtf is a "school run dress"?

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TooTicky Tue 22-Apr-08 13:26:30

Do you actually change clothes to drop off/pick up at school?
Who are you trying to impress?
Do you have nothing more important to think about?

MargaretMountford Tue 22-Apr-08 13:27:18

grin - I was curious about that !

grin I love reading about 'school run dresses' - for me it's like watching a very escapist tv series where everyone looks lovely all the time.

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Pavlovthecat Tue 22-Apr-08 13:30:28

i thought a school run dress was a nighty and slippers?

southeastastra Tue 22-Apr-08 13:30:29

lol do you really worry about that, glad we're all slatterns here

FluffyMummy123 Tue 22-Apr-08 13:31:06

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Anna8888 Tue 22-Apr-08 13:31:27


For gardenless inner city dwellers like moi clothes are clothes are clothes.

FluffyMummy123 Tue 22-Apr-08 13:32:08

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All this talk of summer dresses is making me sweat

<hides wobbly doughy flesh>

Won't any old sun dress do, really? Obv not one that show bum and too much clea-ver-age.

Pavlovthecat Tue 22-Apr-08 13:32:22

My SIL generally drops her DD off at school in pj bottoms, puts a posh top over the top of it, prays she has no reason to get out of the car.

MrsBadger Tue 22-Apr-08 13:32:39

tbh my office is full of slobs has a casual dress code so I wear them to work in the summer, but cannot flash bra so wide straps are important.

lljkk Tue 22-Apr-08 13:32:39

lol thread title... I konw what you mean, TT. I was thinking that around here there are 2 types... those trying to look smart and those sneering at those who overdo it when they try to look smart.

I am well out of all that, though, being at the bottom of the social pecking order as the perenially scruffy, of course.

Er, Cod, is there a piccie of you in a bikini somewhere? Coz you won't find one of me over the age of 10 (& I have a good figure, bikinis & sunbathing just not my style).

Cappuccino Tue 22-Apr-08 13:33:12

but we had about 4 scorchio days last year

they don't warrant a whole new wardrobe

Cod you make it sound like it's sunny all the time. It's not round ours. it's never ever sunny.

Agree with dresses for large of nork are a nightmare. (36f) Anything without shape makes me look preggers, as it hangs off my boobs.

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MrsBadger Tue 22-Apr-08 13:33:58

they last though
and are hard to find
so you must grab them when you see them

Cappuccino Tue 22-Apr-08 13:34:11

no it is raining

rolls on floor at idea of bikini

MamaG Tue 22-Apr-08 13:34:12


I explained to DH that a pair of my flipflops were "school run flipflops" and he spluttered "you have a pair of flipflops just for the school run?"


he just doesn't get it

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ThingOne Tue 22-Apr-08 13:34:21

You mean you don't all go to the hairdresser at 2.45pm every afternoon?

MamaG Tue 22-Apr-08 13:35:09


TheMadHouse Tue 22-Apr-08 13:35:12

YOu know what I am getting desperate house wife images in my head - loungers, sunglasses, hats and magazines.

My kids would have me off the lilo, in the water nad looking bedraggled in no time - pah

FYIAD Tue 22-Apr-08 13:35:13

so do none of you gawkers wear dresses then? or do the school run?

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Cappuccino Tue 22-Apr-08 13:36:24

there is a woman on my school run who always looks as if she is off out to the theatre at 9.10am

I do think that if you wear make-up for the school run and let it be known that you bake your own biscuits everyone thinks you have life sorted

TooTicky Tue 22-Apr-08 13:36:36

Dresses are not practical for brambles/stiles/running after children.

TheMadHouse Tue 22-Apr-08 13:36:48

I live on a different planet - or maby I will once they are both at school

cariboo Tue 22-Apr-08 13:37:03

No dresses. Jeans & teeshirt.

I have spent the last 4 summers either pregnant or fat, so talk of floaty wispy summer dresses and bikinis makes me envy

Althgoiugh I have come to terms with the fact that my bikini wearing days are well and truly in the past, due to excessive stretch marks and a stomach that has the look and consistency of cold, congealed porridge.

Anna8888 Tue 22-Apr-08 13:37:33

There's a mother at my daughter's school who does marathon training and gets a massage every morning before being driven to school by her chauffeur, with her nannies, to collect her twins.

She wears a new fur coat and has a new handbag (often Hermès) nearly every time I see her.

I think that's the kind of life Cod wants grin

MamaG Tue 22-Apr-08 13:37:36

I love this thread

I like doing the school run. Mon-Thurs I am in smart office clothes/make up/nice hair/high heels/nice bag etc

Friday I'm in jeans and trainers/borderline messy hair/always make up wink

Cappuccino Tue 22-Apr-08 13:37:44

I wear a dress

I do the school run

I had always thoguht that these were separate things

mind you am more likely to be digging in garden than floating

if you coudl get school run false nails without dirt down them would snap them up pronto

MrsMattie Tue 22-Apr-08 13:37:49

I like reading about 'school run dresses', but they are not relevant to my life ...

TheMadHouse Tue 22-Apr-08 13:38:11

Ah but then I am as pale as you get and would burn, so large sunhat for me deary.

I would love to just sit (other than MN) and chill, but would prefer a pimms please

Cappuccino Tue 22-Apr-08 13:38:37

anna does the woman have a fur coat in summer?

to cover up her sad empty lack of a school run summer dress?

MamaG Tue 22-Apr-08 13:38:37

YES but thats the POINT.

We need a school run dress that:-

(a) isn't trying too hard
(b) will shove on, no faffing ab out with loads of buttons

tis the holy grail, so it is

FluffyMummy123 Tue 22-Apr-08 13:38:40

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littlelapin Tue 22-Apr-08 13:38:53

<just back from the hairdressers> what are you slatterns arguing about now?

FluffyMummy123 Tue 22-Apr-08 13:38:54

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Cappuccino Tue 22-Apr-08 13:39:20

i would like a school run cardi

ffs MamaG you are even further north than I am

we cannot do school run in summer dresses

there would be Obvious Goose bumps

TheMadHouse Tue 22-Apr-08 13:39:32

Oh and a driver for the school run- maybe the holy grail is not he perfect school run dress, but a driver or the children being able to walk home

FluffyMummy123 Tue 22-Apr-08 13:39:41

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There's a mum at our school who has a fab belted raincoat and very glossy lipstick. She always looks chic - the rest of us know each others wardrobes off by heart grin

littlelapin Tue 22-Apr-08 13:39:46
MamaG Tue 22-Apr-08 13:39:48

and we'd have nip-on cappy wink

school run dress? what the fuck? also it was always too cold for just a dress, unless it was a fleecy one.

Cappuccino Tue 22-Apr-08 13:40:36

or mottled corned beef legs

TheMadHouse Tue 22-Apr-08 13:40:37

I live oop north and we do not have the weather for strappy dresses or sitting in the garden without a coat

cariboo Tue 22-Apr-08 13:40:44

Wonder at anyone who actually "dresses" for the school run. I go in whatever I'm wearing. In the morning, usually jeans, t-shirt, trainers, no make-up, hair in ponytail.

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Anna8888 Tue 22-Apr-08 13:40:58

This is the first year of school.

Summer hadn't arrived in Paris by the end of last term (we are on holiday right now) so I don't know yet whether fur coats will carry on into summer.

Said mother has already displayed many pairs of sunglasses though.

Cappuccino Tue 22-Apr-08 13:41:08

yes madhouse you are right

we need a fleecy school run dress

fully lined perhaps

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FYIAD Tue 22-Apr-08 13:41:11

tooticky I beg to differ

I often wear a dress/skirt to do the school run, paired with wellies or sometimes silver shoes

because it pains me to wear shit all the time

I have plenty of stiles, mud, cow shit around here - a cotton dress washes as well as jeans

cod, where do you live by the way, Ibiza?

MamaG Tue 22-Apr-08 13:41:38

Well I plan to be naked most of the summer, if weather permits, so I'd NEED something to slip into wink

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Cappuccino Tue 22-Apr-08 13:42:01

Enid is actually the woman from the Tesco

the one who comes to the party on the horse and then gets another dress out of her bag

TheMadHouse Tue 22-Apr-08 13:42:07

Well that counts me out as it is never hot - so only southerns need apply - great north south divide at play AGAIN

MamaG Tue 22-Apr-08 13:42:07

I need a fur lined school run dress

I want to be able to wear a fab belted raincoats without looking like Bessie Braddock. envy

Anna8888 Tue 22-Apr-08 13:42:15

I really want a chauffeur for the school run blush

FYIAD Tue 22-Apr-08 13:42:16

lol at complete lack of comprehension about wearing dresses

Cappuccino Tue 22-Apr-08 13:42:33

mamaG you will be pregnant

we will send you a sheet with the sides sewn up

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Cappuccino Tue 22-Apr-08 13:43:01

oh just to clarify

sheet will be winceyette

FYIAD Tue 22-Apr-08 13:43:05

[briefly considers moving to North where she would clearly be a style icon]

Cappuccino Tue 22-Apr-08 13:43:35

a cold style icon

a goosepimply style icon

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TheMadHouse Tue 22-Apr-08 13:43:51

I do wear dresses, but I dont have specific ones for occasions.

DO you have a special TOP you wear to the dentists?????????????????

MamaG Tue 22-Apr-08 13:44:03

GAH cappy

I've just ordered a skirt that the FAB Mrs Badger recommended

You can Keep your flippin sheet thank you! I want a BIG cake at RLI now

littlelapin Tue 22-Apr-08 13:44:10

Cod, love or hate?

Have decent legs from above the knee, but massive JLo arse

Cappuccino Tue 22-Apr-08 13:44:31

madhouse start a thread

I don't think we do have a dentists top yet

you can rectify it if you act now

Can I ask - I don't wear dresses because of a) the Norks issue - G cup and b) I don't like tights - is there any hope for me? What would Grace Kelly do?

MamaG Tue 22-Apr-08 13:45:16

Would need to be patterned in case of blood splats and drool.

Not tight around neck in case you get hamster cheeks.

Sleeves, as can be a tad nippy in dentist

cariboo Tue 22-Apr-08 13:45:24

Ah yes, right Cod. Okay, summer dress. But why now? It's bloody freezing.

Cappuccino Tue 22-Apr-08 13:45:27

oh that mini skirt is everything that is wrong with Boden

it is everything that is wrong with the country

<shuts newspaper crossly>

TheMadHouse Tue 22-Apr-08 13:45:29

LL if your legs are only good from the knee up, are you going to be keeping your hunters on?

cod, with all due respect, those shorts are shock grin

orangina Tue 22-Apr-08 13:45:55

Grace Kelly would have a beautifully cut pair of slacks.

MamaG Tue 22-Apr-08 13:45:59


1. SHAPED dress, goes in under norks, not sack like

2. Fake tan your legs, don't go above the knee (not too far anyhoo)

Anna8888 Tue 22-Apr-08 13:46:05

On the dentist's top... A gynecologist once instructed me to wear a skirt when going to see her in order to make the appointment shorter blush.

S1ur Tue 22-Apr-08 13:46:10

I have coverted school run dresses for years but alas no school as yet.

However, this year I am doing a fine line in 'crap I have food all over me and now must leave this house for nearest outdoor green space before I scream' I think of it as a throw on dress.

littlelapin Tue 22-Apr-08 13:46:29

knee DOWN, doofus grin

Cappy, it ain't that bad <peers at newspaper to ascertain if it is the Grauniad>

I agree with cappuccino re the skirt

MamaG Tue 22-Apr-08 13:46:38

cappy WHAT mini skirt?!

cariboo Tue 22-Apr-08 13:46:43

LOL Anna!

FluffyMummy123 Tue 22-Apr-08 13:46:50

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littlelapin Tue 22-Apr-08 13:48:26


mini skirt, see my post about love it or hate it.

It actually took me a while to realise it is the flag blush but I was planning on wearing it to the Army Navy rugger, so I imagine it would be well received wink

you are lucky my dear. show them off with a different thing, those shorts conjure up imagines of thick ankles.

TheMadHouse Tue 22-Apr-08 13:49:09

Cod, surely the neckline would be no good for the larger lady?

FluffyMummy123 Tue 22-Apr-08 13:49:52

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Thanks MamaG - fake tan you say......hmmmmmm.....if it's hot I might just do that! I'm over thirty now and I've never ventured down that path - perhaps it is time!

FluffyMummy123 Tue 22-Apr-08 13:50:26

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expatinscotland Tue 22-Apr-08 13:51:20

Only read the OP.

Because I agree 100%.


Cappuccino Tue 22-Apr-08 13:52:19

NorthernLurker I have in the past used Fade Out on my legs in emergency

it is helpful in 'oh dear god is today summer?' mornings when you know that by the day after and your fake tan kicks in it will be sleeting

Cappuccino Tue 22-Apr-08 13:52:50

mind you am pale and interesting

fake tan a bit [meh] on me

FluffyMummy123 Tue 22-Apr-08 13:53:40

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<frowns in concentration>

<notes fake tan requires planning>

<girds loins accordingly>

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Cappuccino Tue 22-Apr-08 13:54:46

oh cod I do have the stuff

just forget during cold weather

and then - good god - it is sunny

you must remember that my summer lasts approx 68 hours

Cappuccino Tue 22-Apr-08 13:55:16

it gave me v funny stripey feet

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Spidermama Tue 22-Apr-08 13:57:52

I like that tan stuff too cod but I found it smells of sweaty socks and is a dead giveaway.

Also it rubs off if you wear boots.

I saw an odour free one advertised.

oooh Boots - advantage card points grin

Cappuccino Tue 22-Apr-08 13:58:19

dove one is nicer

expatinscotland Tue 22-Apr-08 13:58:21

Have yet to find a self-tanner that doesn't turn me orange.

Have given up.

morningpaper Tue 22-Apr-08 14:00:39

Hmmm I can't help but feel that people are perhaps taking too many posts a tad LITERALLY these days....

MamaG Tue 22-Apr-08 14:00:42

have you tried L'oreal moisturiser expat?

stuffitllama Tue 22-Apr-08 14:00:54

clarins expat
never give up it's our duty

Monkeybird Tue 22-Apr-08 14:01:23

YES! (late to this thread I know, responding to someone about 4 years back)

There are summer school run dresses for the large of norkage: here

i like them all except the dotty one which I'm not sure about

expatinscotland Tue 22-Apr-08 14:01:52

yep, i have MamaG.

i have very fair skin. which is olive in undertone.

tans beautifully.

i'd go sunbed if i ever wanted to a bit of colour.

CeilingCat Tue 22-Apr-08 14:02:40
Spidermama Tue 22-Apr-08 14:03:05

Golly Monkey. They're glam for the school run. Even Madonna wears sweats and a t-shirt to pick up Lourdes. Mind you she'd look good in an old sack.

stuffitllama Tue 22-Apr-08 14:03:54

you are all mad
who needs to get their legs out on a school run
mine would scare the children

Monkeybird Tue 22-Apr-08 14:04:04

no the red print one good and casual (comes with green flowers too) and the black simple one could be dressed down with flip flops etc...

Others a bit more dressy I agree.

FloridaKbear Tue 22-Apr-08 14:04:28

I bought girl clothes, a dress, two in fact, and sandals. <<faints with excitement at being on a thread with Cod and MamaG and can join in - a bit>>

I might wear sandals today for school run, gently does it and all that.

CeilingCat Tue 22-Apr-08 14:04:35
cariboo Tue 22-Apr-08 14:04:49

Exfolliating first helps. Then rub Nivea milk all over, let it sink in. Then the fake tan. My favourite, after years of stinky orange-skin disasters, is Clarins. But there must be lots that are just as good but cheaper.

stuffitllama Tue 22-Apr-08 14:06:35

i don't think there are cariboo everyone says clarins is best
you can put it neat on your face and not look like jordan
it's a winner

expatinscotland Tue 22-Apr-08 14:07:04

I exfoliate. They ALL leave my orange. Can't afford Clarins.

Luckily, however, it's most often too cold to have your legs out here.

MamaG Tue 22-Apr-08 14:07:13

ooh kbear how exciting! Girl clothes! Have you got your pink thong bikini ready?

cariboo Tue 22-Apr-08 14:07:32

True. Love it & worth the cost, IMO

expatinscotland Tue 22-Apr-08 14:08:05

sunbed if i can't get a tan outside here.

i miss getting a light tan.

stuffitllama Tue 22-Apr-08 14:09:26

expat it's worth it and i'll tell you why
you can wear boring white cheap tshirts and still look super lovely and boring cheap anything and you still look lovely
it saves me money on clothes

FloridaKbear Tue 22-Apr-08 14:09:38

I took back the pink thong bikini and changed it for one of those all in one knitted swimsuits, with stripes, ala 1800s. Much more suitable!

stuffitllama Tue 22-Apr-08 14:10:11

it gives you a light tan! it gives you a glow

and lasts for ages

sarah293 Tue 22-Apr-08 14:10:23

Thank everything holy that school runs are a thing of the past grin
the 2 boys slouch out at 7.30 and catch a bus and dd is picked up by a taxi cos she is 'special'
I don't have to get out of me jammies wink

expatinscotland Tue 22-Apr-08 14:10:35

it's too pricey, stuffit. it really is.

been here 7 years and have yet to wear shorts.


cariboo Tue 22-Apr-08 14:10:41

Eat pasta for a week expat & buy the Clarins.

stuffitllama Tue 22-Apr-08 14:11:00

oh i didn't know you had to get out of jammies for school run
<makes note>

Cappuccino Tue 22-Apr-08 14:11:47

oh take no notice of them expat

they think everyone lives in Surrey

they do not know chilly

stuffitllama Tue 22-Apr-08 14:13:00

i think everyone in a school run dress lives in surrey
that IS true

expatinscotland Tue 22-Apr-08 14:13:03

we already eat on £25-£30/week.

it costs too much.

would rather save for something else.

i mean, seriously, it's self tanner.

go outside and do some gardening. get a light tan.

expatinscotland Tue 22-Apr-08 14:14:17

so true, Cap.

i haven't seen anyone in a dress up here unless it's got boots under it or combined with a jacket with a work blazer underneath.

never seen anyone in shorts - i did see some in Edinburgh sometimes. not often. the two or three days it was warm enough.

stuffitllama Tue 22-Apr-08 14:14:23

ok i will expat


cariboo Tue 22-Apr-08 14:14:40

Okay expat. Just remember the sunscreen.

expatinscotland Tue 22-Apr-08 14:15:45

i go without suncream. nope, don't have any wrinkles, either.

one advantage of olive skin .

it takes a LOT of sun to damage sun skin.

and Scotland ain't got it wink, especially Western Scotland.

expatinscotland Tue 22-Apr-08 14:16:36

do people in surrey really buy clothes just to wear on a school run, though?

FluffyMummy123 Tue 22-Apr-08 14:59:23

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WankmasterBastardDeLaShithead Tue 22-Apr-08 15:16:32

worrabout this one

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Boco Tue 22-Apr-08 15:43:45

a woman at dds school does the school run every day in bronze jodhpurs. She has a very buxom bottom and the material strains over it - it's really quite a sight, I can't help but stare, every day, am becoming obsessed with her arse.

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MrsBadger Tue 22-Apr-08 16:00:47

actually this is nice

but sixty farking quid

may have to take a punt on the £16 boden sack polo dress

bozza Tue 22-Apr-08 16:04:09

I can't wear that wrap over type dress either due to broad back/shoulders it gapes at the front.

I live in Yorkshire but I agree with enid on the dress front. I have a knitted affair I have been wearing with tights and boots in the winter. Very handy for hanging out the washing or gardening because I can just slip my wellies on without having to mess about tucking jeans etc in. So will have a similar summer number. And you can always extend it's usefullness with a cardie.

Monkeybird Tue 22-Apr-08 16:05:21

yay! to Mrs B confirming my style choices of earlier in thread! I do have some vestiges of style left then. <bins crocs and fleece and tracky bottoms>

empire line good for norkage surely cod?

MrsBadger Tue 22-Apr-08 16:07:02

depends on shape of rest of bod

risk of looking pg

TsarChasm Tue 22-Apr-08 16:10:42

You could bung this over your bikini grin Handy for Druid bashes too.

BugBearisBugBear Tue 22-Apr-08 16:41:49

I have the light blue raincoat from the Bravissimo sale. Looks great belted over a skirt/dress.

I think Grace Kelly would

zippitippitoes Tue 22-Apr-08 17:19:54

i dont do school runs or wear dresses

tho i have bought one from river island but yet to wear it the plan was to wear it with boots

i definitely dont wear mini skirts lol

DrNortherner Tue 22-Apr-08 17:29:28

I'm with mamag - mon - thurs I am in smart office attire on school run. In fact someone once asked me why I was weraing fishnets to school! Fri is either boyf jeans and t shirt or gym gear. Always have make up on though.

Love this thread!

Fullmoonfiend Tue 22-Apr-08 17:45:03

LOLOLOLOL at this thread - as it was me who started the most recent school run dress.

I didn't buy it for the school run FFS, I work!
But when I saw it (£10 H&M) I thought ''this is what cod means by a school run dress,'' piss easy to wear on a hot day. [optimist]

I am not a pampered princess but I do not go outside in pjs or jogging bottoms. Unless I am jogging...But I don't jog!

BugBearisBugBear Tue 22-Apr-08 17:48:53

yeah, yeah, that's what YOU say wink.

Flamesparrow Tue 22-Apr-08 17:51:16

I have one wrap dress I got a couple of years back that works for bunging over bikini

Flamesparrow Tue 22-Apr-08 17:52:17

FMF - I haven't seen the thread grin £10 H&M sounds doable... link me pleeeeeeeeease

MoreSpamThanGlam Tue 22-Apr-08 17:55:05

i was in Next today and saw what i thought was fab school run dress. Then I thought - am i mental?

Fullmoonfiend Tue 22-Apr-08 17:58:28

flmaey, can't find a link as H&M website is all 'concepts' with no frigging clothes..hmm

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Fullmoonfiend Tue 22-Apr-08 18:04:45

If I'm feeling clever or brave later I might get dh to take a pic and post it...

Flamesparrow Tue 22-Apr-08 18:06:42

Please do grin

puffling Tue 22-Apr-08 18:17:29

Does anyone here live somewhere normal where they pick kids up from school rather than doing the 'school run' and where they are wearing, whatever it is they're wearing?

Flamesparrow Tue 22-Apr-08 18:24:13

It was explained lower down - to chuck over the top of bikini or summat.

maidamess Tue 22-Apr-08 18:30:59

Who in Gods name wears a bikini in their back garden? I am overlooked on all sides. Do you people live in the middle of nowhere or gated estates?

Flamesparrow Tue 22-Apr-08 18:31:54

who cares if people see you in a bikini - you're still clothed hmm

BugBearisBugBear Tue 22-Apr-08 18:37:29

I couldn't wear a bikini: I'd just lie on the sun lounger weeping and wondering where my lithe youthful bod had gone.

Ledodgy Tue 22-Apr-08 18:39:19

Puffling, I do, I do!

<waves hand in air>

Flamesparrow Tue 22-Apr-08 18:39:30

I didn't appreciate my youthful bod at the time, I am just enjoying the one I have

maidamess Tue 22-Apr-08 18:43:58

For some reason, I have never 'done' bikinis, or swimwear in general actually.

DarthVader Tue 22-Apr-08 18:45:18

Frankly I struggle to see the point in being female unless you can wear dresses at least 57% of the time.

Otherwise you may as well just grow a beard and be done with it.

<<<runs away from expected backlash>>>

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Fullmoonfiend Tue 22-Apr-08 18:56:35

dear ogds, only on MN could people get sniffy about whether one ''does the school run'' or whether one opts to ''get the kids from school''.
We're not judging all you skankers who go out in public in bikini tops - or worse. So leave us nice summer dress wearers to discuss our highly important mission. wink

TooTicky Tue 22-Apr-08 19:07:46

<strokes beard>

TooTicky Tue 22-Apr-08 19:08:52

It is a school run when you're late though.

stuffitllama Tue 22-Apr-08 19:10:45

that's my 10 minutes toot don't knock it

bozza Wed 23-Apr-08 12:20:45

Don't get what is wrong with wearing a dress for doing the school run or the shopping or the cleaning TBH. And I think jeans are overworn in this country especially in summer. << bozza studiously avoids glancing at her lower half - I've only got them on because DD went over her handlebars yesterday, otherwise I would be at work>.

TooTicky Wed 23-Apr-08 13:05:00

Nothing wrong with wearing dresses, just struggling with the idea of a dedicated "school run dress".

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TooTicky Wed 23-Apr-08 13:13:46

<removes walking-down-the-stairs hat>

<adjusts typing socks>

<prepares hanging-the-washing T shirt>

frumpygrumpyhasnofaceon Wed 23-Apr-08 13:15:56

School run dress = tattie sack, tied at the waist with left over present wrap string.......

FluffyMummy123 Wed 23-Apr-08 13:16:21

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bozza Wed 23-Apr-08 22:09:26

Ah you laugh tooticky but I do indeed have "hangthewashingoutflipflops" they are kept in a cupboard in the utility especially. Although they have been known to multi-task to "waterthepotsflipflops". I am just on the cusp of swapping from wellies to flipflops for these purposes. grin wink

TooTicky Wed 23-Apr-08 23:21:02

But at least there is a purpose Bozza grin

stuffitllama Thu 24-Apr-08 13:46:12

somebody in marketing dreamed this up
if you buy a dress with the phrase "school run dress" in your head I put it to you that you are a slave to marketing and deep background consumer manipulation

JackieNo Thu 24-Apr-08 13:48:27

I think Cod dreamed it up, stuffitgrin. Not sure she's in marketing though...

stuffitllama Thu 24-Apr-08 14:17:36

good lord
if true then her power runs deep and mysterious

JackieNo Thu 24-Apr-08 15:04:41

yy - I think so. I think it's purely a MN term - haven't seen it anywhere else.

Fullmoonfiend Fri 25-Apr-08 11:35:41

Big fat sigh...cod dreamed up the phrase. I am getting tired of explaining....
I used the phrase in a thread title as I knew cod would laugh, when I saw a dress i wanted and thought''OMG, this is what cod means by a school-run dress!)

I just meant I had found a nice summer dress.

This will teach me to try and play in the style threads. I'll stick to vegetables, mooncups and lentil-weaving. I know my place.

BugBearisBugBear Sat 26-Apr-08 06:11:12

Where do you stand vis-a-vis mooncups? grin.

My Boden polo shirt-type dress arrived yesterday. Bargainous at £16, and perfect school run material IMO. It is definitely my new "throw on over a swimsuit on holiday" dress, in any case smile.

Waswondering Sat 26-Apr-08 06:39:05

BBBB - just had a look at those - which fabric did you go for? I liked the brown print one but wasn't sure what it's like in real life!

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