Denim Skirt?

(59 Posts)

I have lost a huge amount of weight, and shopping is a joy now, but I don't know what is in fashion/style. I bought some boots, which look great with skinny jeans, and black tights but I feel a denim skirt would also be a good option. Couldn't see anything today.

Are they now 'out'?

ArthurandGeorge Sat 17-Nov-12 18:15:19

Mine was out at the park with me today smile.

Think they might be out but I like mine, last years Boden.

Ooh Boden <smacks hand on forehead> Why didn't I think of that?

AnnoyedAtWork Sat 17-Nov-12 18:20:34

Hmm sorry but IMO they are out
And I'm not even 'trendy'
I would not wear one think they look frumpy

What about corduroy ?

GobblersSparklyExplodingKnob Sat 17-Nov-12 18:22:32

I love mine and wear it loads, last years Johnnie B.

OK well there's nowt on the Boden site. Let me upload a photo of the boots (from tk maxx so no links); and let you advise.

Arisbottle Sat 17-Nov-12 18:24:19

I have just bought a nice one in Joules,

dexter73 Sat 17-Nov-12 18:27:14

I have a denim mini from Gap - looks great with tights, boots and a chunky jumper.

GobblersSparklyExplodingKnob Sat 17-Nov-12 18:31:16

What size are you? This is mine on e-bay (not really being modelled to it's best advantage)

H&M cord (I have this too, in orange).

Right - I have uploaded some rubbish pics.

Please be nice about them - it's taken me 2 years and a marital breakup to go out and spend money on myself again.


bigbadbarry Sat 17-Nov-12 18:35:01

I think they are a bit frumpy but I don't care i love mine. It came from gap but some time ago.

Thanks Gobbers - will have a nose.

I'm size 12 now.

ArthurandGeorge Sat 17-Nov-12 18:35:51

Love the colours of the H&M one.

Beaverfeaver Sat 17-Nov-12 18:36:42

I just bought a mini denim skirt and love to wear it with burgundy tights and nice boots

BikeRunSki Sat 17-Nov-12 18:38:27

I have a knee length A line one I got about 6 weeks ago from Weird Fish. I believe it to be the frumpiest skirt in frumpsville because it took me ages to find a knee length one. But I love it, wear it all the time.

Where from Beaver?

yani Sat 17-Nov-12 18:39:11

I've got one, that comes just above my knees.
I wear it with chunky cardi's, a scarf, coloured tights and either black or brown boots.
I'm not in the cool and trendy crowd, but it's a look I enjoy. smile

is it this one? Bike?

I don't know if I could carry off an A-line.

Can anyone see my boots on my photos?

bigbadbarry Sat 17-Nov-12 18:42:08

I can see your boots. I like smile (But see above re frumpiness)

I do like your skirt Gobbers... You may see a bid on that...

Beaverfeaver Sat 17-Nov-12 18:45:27

Curiosity - mine is from next.

Surprisingly very cool and funky. It's a dark denim, and perfect length. Always get nice compliments when wearing it

I am size 12 an 5ft4 btw

Meggles76 Sat 17-Nov-12 18:46:48

I don't think they are out, just more about how you style it. Try with navy or burgundy opaques?? A chunky knit?? Funky boots??

Floggingmolly Sat 17-Nov-12 18:47:02

Denim skirts are not frumpy.

Waspie Sat 17-Nov-12 18:48:00

I've just ordered this one in a 12L: Boden Denim Mini I'm hoping it will be just above the knee on me (I'm 5'10") but I guess we'll see.

FurdyCone Sat 17-Nov-12 18:48:06

Denim skirts are so last year, they are they new 'Out' confused. Love mine - knee length and a-line also - great with boots, tights, chunky jumper.

Calf length, trumpet shaped, stonewashed, per una denim skirts are probably not high fashion. Saying denim skirts are out is rather like saying jeans are out - there are so many styles.

Mine is A-line, dark indigo, above knee, and I love it. From Oasis.

Oh I love that one waspie - I'm 5'8", so worth considering how much thigh is on show (albeit in tights)

GobblersSparklyExplodingKnob Sat 17-Nov-12 18:51:19

grin It's not actually mine, I wouldn't be parted from it and for the record that is very much not me. 'Tis just the same as mine.

HomeEcoGnomist Sat 17-Nov-12 18:51:54

I am wearing a denim skirt right now - in fact, bought some new dark grey patterned tights today to go with it.
I have a few - today's is from Zara, also have Monsoon, French Connection and White Stuff

I think it makes a nice change from jeans - and since I loathe and detest skinny jeans (which seems to be about all you can buy these days), I wear denim skirts a lot...

FromEsme Sat 17-Nov-12 18:53:19

Denim skirts are totally frumpy. They are not attractive in any way, whatever the shape/length or colour.

Please adorn your body with something more beautiful.

He He - appreciate all thoughts on this. Thank-you.

Waspie Sat 17-Nov-12 19:03:45

I'm trying to get into casual skirts more as I find I live in jeans and only wear skirts to work.

I'm not having a problem finding skirts I like but I am having a problem finding tights that are long enough. So any suggestions on places to buy long length tights would be gratefully received!

Well the pair I bought were from TKMaxx - nothing special, but fit me. Probably no good for 5'10" though.

alemci Sat 17-Nov-12 19:11:59

i am wearing a brown denim skirt from Debenhams last year and i have just ordered the Boden denim one talked about earlier. I am sick of wearing trousers. I don't think they are frumpy.

i have always had one in my wardrobe over the years. I am 45 and don't think of myself as frumpy.

Waspie Sat 17-Nov-12 19:16:25

I haven't tried TKMaxx Curiosity but I will, thanks. I can see a trip to the shops coming on grin

Right - frumpy or not I have ordered it Waspie.

Indigo mini skirt from Boden

Job done.

<dusts hands>

Waspie Sat 17-Nov-12 19:29:02

Sorted! We shall be frumpy together Curiosity grin. almemci may join our "Boden mini frump club" if she wishes wink

Waspie Sat 17-Nov-12 19:29:58

oops, that should be alemci - apologies.

dexter73 Sat 17-Nov-12 19:36:28

TBH you have to trust your own judgement about whether something is frumpy/mumsy/bogging. The number of times I have looked at some item of clothing loads of people are cooing over on here and think to myself 'do you people not have eyes?!!', it is surprising!

I agree dexter - it'd depend totally on your shape/size and height. I saw someone at soft play in a brilliant combination of clothes that would look shit on someone with a different shape/features.

I never liked uggs. There I said it - but other people do. <shrugs> I'm so out of the loop I appreciate advice, but I'm also looking at what I think looks good on someone like me; hence starting the original thread.

dexter73 Sat 17-Nov-12 19:52:12

I like wearing my denim skirt with Uggs - kill me now grin!!!


alemci Sat 17-Nov-12 20:42:29

thanks would be honoured Waspie. Love being frumpsville

AgeingFop Sun 18-Nov-12 08:46:51

I think they are less fashionable than they were, but are never totally out of fashion.

If you want fashionable, try shorts (denim or not) with your tights and boots.

Rebecca54 Sun 18-Nov-12 10:55:55

I used to wear them a lot in my early 20s - various lengths - very short, knee length and really long almost down to my ankles. I went through a phase of not wearing jeans or trousers.

My knee length one comes out of the wardrobe every now and again but I don't think the really short one suits me now - too much flabby thighs exposed!!

dexter73 Sun 18-Nov-12 11:22:48

I've got mine on today. Felt like wearing it after this thread! Wearing it with thick grey tights, stripy burgundy heattech top and a burgundy jumper.

iMe Sun 18-Nov-12 13:58:39

I almost live in my indigo Boden mini. Have almost worn out my first one (about 3 yrs old now) so recently bought another the same to replace it, haven't worn it yet tho. Works for every & thick tights in autumn& winter, leggings or bare legs (eek!) in warmer weather with converse or flip flops smile

Well I've got an M&S one with a little 'kickpleat' at the front.
Above the knee, so IMHO not frumpy.
46yo, size 12 butt. 5'5".

I look lush so there grin

hellocatty Sun 18-Nov-12 16:23:52

I have a denim skirt I love and honestly don' t think it's frumpy but..... I never think any tops look good with it.
its old though so can't link it;s kind of knee lenght and flicks out (reminds me of something pussy cat dolls would wear but they'd carry it off - unlike me)
So what top??

mignonette Sun 18-Nov-12 16:30:53

Actually an 'A' line denim skirt with an inverted front pleat is not 'out'. Also, look out for kilt styles in dark denim or chambray. Like most classics, it is not what you wear, but how you wear it that counts.

I would wear a denim skirt with unusual shades such as Ochre, Mustard, Plum or Burgundy, Forest Green and Charcoal Grey. Look for cute blouses or shirts in prints, sweaters with unusual prints (even animal prints), blouses worn under sweaters with collars out- think off beat Preppy. Keep the skirt to a decent length; no Brittany Spears schoolgirl mini kilts. Wear woolly or thick tights especially in colours other than black and for shoes try Brogues, Monkstraps, Belle de Jour style pumps, mid heels. Boots look good- Frye style or the Heeled ankle boots.

hellocatty Sun 18-Nov-12 16:33:22

good idea could see quirky blouses would look good. what are belle de jour style pumps??

mignonette Sun 18-Nov-12 16:43:25

here is a link.
If you click onto 'look 7' of the slide show, the pumps are shown. They got their name from Catherine Deneuve wearing them in the eponymous film and were designed by Roger Vivier.

QueenCadbury Sun 18-Nov-12 16:58:03

I love the boden denim skirt but sent it back as whatever I tried on with it it looked frumpy on me. I totally agree it's in the styling as other people seem to look great in them. I think for me it's because I have black boots and somehow brown just look so much better IMO.

HomeEcoGnomist Sun 18-Nov-12 17:01:42

Queen - grey is the black...

HomeEcoGnomist Sun 18-Nov-12 17:02:14

new black...

sweetkitty Sun 18-Nov-12 17:08:34

I was thinking of a denim skirt today, I'm 5ft 4, have decently lost half a stone, I'm about 8st 10lbs size 8 now but I have chunky thighs compared to the rest of me. Don't even own any skinny jeans I'm that untrendy. But I keep looking at erm heavier people than me in skinny jeans and thinking they look ok.

QueenCadbury Mon 19-Nov-12 09:35:02

Home, don't get me started on grey boots. I tried and failed to find any suitable so stuck to black. Would lurve grey.

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