I thought it was a dress!

(34 Posts)
ginmakesitallok Thu 07-Feb-13 21:00:31

Bought [http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10001_10001_007010811660_-1?breadcrumb=Home%7EWomen%7ETops this] to wear for night out tomorrow, but I thought it was a dress! Will it be OK with thick black tights or will I look like I've forgotten my trousers?

ginmakesitallok Thu 07-Feb-13 21:01:21
notMarlene Thu 07-Feb-13 21:02:42

Depends how tall you are. The model is 5'8"

CheddarGorgeous Thu 07-Feb-13 21:03:24

How tall are you and how flimsy is the material?

ginmakesitallok Thu 07-Feb-13 21:05:41

I'm about 5' 9. Material isn't the thickest. I wouldn't be able to raise my arms above my head (but don't plan on that...)

Fallenangle Thu 07-Feb-13 21:08:38

Looks like a dress to me. If you've got the legs go for it sheer tights would look much much better, or hold ups if you like a little bit of risk.

Juustanothermnetter Thu 07-Feb-13 21:11:20

It'll look hot if you have good legs. Definately thick black tights though.

Have fun!

ginmakesitallok Thu 07-Feb-13 21:16:35

Hold ups??!! Let me explain further. I have quite good legs, but am nearly 40 and a size 18.

pictish Thu 07-Feb-13 21:18:21

Says it's a top.

ginmakesitallok Thu 07-Feb-13 21:20:25

I know that now Pictish, unfortunately it wasn't labelled 'top' in the shop.

pictish Thu 07-Feb-13 21:22:00

Oh I seee...you actually shopped in a shop?

Well yeah sorry. It's still a top. You'll need trousers.

bunnymother Thu 07-Feb-13 21:22:43

Can you wear a short, tight black miniskirt under it in case you do need to lift your arms?

Fallenangle Thu 07-Feb-13 21:22:59

Ok OP. i agree with thick black tights. I'm still sure you will look great and no one will think you have forgotten your trousers.

ginmakesitallok Thu 07-Feb-13 21:23:45

Bugger. What sort of trousers? Out straight after work, in meetings all day, only chance would be tesco at lunch time.

ginmakesitallok Thu 07-Feb-13 21:25:44

Model is wearing with leggings, I have really thick tights that look like leggings, what's the difference?

ooer Thu 07-Feb-13 21:26:57

Why has nobody suggested leggings? Surely Tesco would have?

Or black skinny trousers I suppose.

pictish Thu 07-Feb-13 21:28:18

No. I am 37 and a size 18. That is not a dress for me. That is a top.
Wearing anything that stops you putting your hands over your head is a bad move. Even with the thickest of thick tights.
What if you have to sit down opposite someone without a table to hide under? What if you drop something?
What if you have to high five someone??!! grin

Take it from me, you will spend the whole night tugging at your hem and trying not to move.

MrsMushroom Thu 07-Feb-13 21:28:53

How dd you mistake it for a dress since the description says "Tunic top" grin

pictish Thu 07-Feb-13 21:29:13

Leggings or the blackest of black canvas skinnies.

Delayingtactic Thu 07-Feb-13 21:29:14

Hmm. How far down your thigh is it? I have stupidly long thighs in comparison to the whole of my leg and even dressed that are a respectable length past my bum look short because you can still see a lot of thigh IYSWIM. Also if you can't put your arms above your head can you lean forward without showing the world your knickers?

ginmakesitallok Thu 07-Feb-13 21:29:53

Can you wear leggings with long black boots?

pictish Thu 07-Feb-13 21:30:00

She bought it in the actual shop!
I know...i was shocked too. I thought I was the only person alive who still did that! grin

ginmakesitallok Thu 07-Feb-13 21:30:57

Mrs mushroom, there wasn't a label in the shop. I didn't buy on line

pictish Thu 07-Feb-13 21:30:59

Aye. You can.

ginmakesitallok Thu 07-Feb-13 21:31:43

grin old fashioned us eh Pictish?

ProPerformer Thu 07-Feb-13 21:32:57

Ok I'd wear it as a dress with thick tights like leggings (prob like you described op ) or with thick footless tights. However I'm 28 and a size 10 so.... I say if you're confident enough then go for it!

ginmakesitallok Thu 07-Feb-13 22:01:35

OK one emergency dash to sainsbury's and I have leggings. Can high five till my heart's content.

ginmakesitallok Thu 07-Feb-13 22:03:15

Thanks all for saving a fat old woman's blushes.

Fallenangle Thu 07-Feb-13 22:04:19

Have a great night out.

50ShadesOfMaybe Fri 08-Feb-13 08:45:27

Looks fine as a dress to me. As everyone says, black tights. Leggings would dress it down.

Surely you've tried it on?

RibenaFiend Fri 08-Feb-13 08:55:42

Ooooh its lovely!
<makes note to purchase>

PickledInAPearTree Fri 08-Feb-13 09:21:16

I would wear leggings - with tights if you have to stretch bend down etc you might see the gussets!

With leggings my rule is my arse And a bit must be covered.

Fancy buying in a shop! grin

pictish Fri 08-Feb-13 10:35:41

Great - have a good night! grin

HyvaPaiva Fri 08-Feb-13 12:55:19

It says that it's a top and she's wearing it with leggings, so just wear it like that. It's lovely!

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