Opinions needed on this skirt, pretty please!

(39 Posts)
OhTheDrama Sat 05-Oct-13 18:22:34

So I was in Ted Baker the other day and fell in love with this [http://www.tedbaker.com/women%27s/women%27s_clothing/skirts/list.aspx#-&styCode=104838&colRef=00-BLACK&path=/women%27s/women%27s%20clothing/skirts/ skirt]. I was wondering what you all think, bearing in mind I'm 5"8' and a 12-14 a bit heavy on the hips, is it a bit too flouncy and will it look a bit silly on someone of my build?

Was thinking of wearing it with [http://www.hm.com/gb/product/13722?article=13722-E#cm_vc=GOES_WITH_PD this] black top and [http://www.next.co.uk/G49200s2#877861G49 these] heels. What do you think? It's for a night out and possibly a Christmas party too.

Can you make the links clicky please.

OhTheDrama Sat 05-Oct-13 18:24:34

Sorry links skirt, top and heels!

Preciousbane Sat 05-Oct-13 18:26:51

I love the heels but that's all, sorry.

I cant see the skirt. Just doesn't show up.

The top is ok. Is the high a hi waisted one?

The shoes aren't for me. I like a platform.

I am on laptop now and though they aren't what I would wear they would look nice on someone else.

VBisme Sat 05-Oct-13 18:36:23

I love that outfit, skirt, shoes and top all compliment.

OhTheDrama Sat 05-Oct-13 18:42:42

The picture online doesn't do the skirt justice, definitely looks better in real life. I have the top and heels so that would make the pricetag a bit friendlier! Just not sure whether the skirt is a bit young and suited to someone thinner confused!

MissDD1971 Sat 05-Oct-13 18:50:51

It looks nice not my style though.

Have you tried their suggestions or would head to toe Ted Baker not be your thing? or what model is wearing it with.

I don't like the heels personally but that's me. I think you need a dressier top to go with the skirt jmo.

OhTheDrama Sat 05-Oct-13 19:26:45

Head to toe Ted Baker is way out of my budget! Not sure of their suggestion to wear head to toe floral. If I'm wearing something that makes a bit of a statement then I prefer to have everything thing else plain iyswim. Also the black sweater they have paired it with will not work as I have decent sized norks (32FF) and that won't be flattering!!

I like the skirt, but the top looks far too slouchy and casual to go with it. Cant stand high heeled ankle strap shoes, personally.

MollyBerry Sat 05-Oct-13 19:35:05

I don't like the ankle strap but love the skirt and top. Agree that the top looks too informal for that skirt

OhTheDrama Sat 05-Oct-13 19:41:52

OK browsing for a different top.

Love the skirt - it's beautiful:have seen (and drooled over) irl. Don't like the shoes.

OhTheDrama Sat 05-Oct-13 19:56:04

What about this, this or this.

Shoes will have to stay as DH will confiscate my bank card if I sneak shoes in as well the skirt!

PasswordProtected Sat 05-Oct-13 20:04:19

If you are 5' 10" with no tits or waist or hips, lovely. Otherwise not so good.

OhTheDrama Sat 05-Oct-13 20:10:26

Hmmm no, 5'8" and distinctly hourglass! But it's such a beautiful skirt: wails! It won't work will it! Ah well I can dream.

MissDD1971 Sat 05-Oct-13 20:20:40

the vertical Oasis top was best one you linked to.

you can wear that skirt I think but you need the shoes you linked to and a top - I don't know but one that pulls you in at waist I think and showcases norks maybe v neck. maybe ribbon tie at waist??

My norks are similar to yours but I've got narrow back, (28FF/G bust) longish body, small waist and long legs (but I'm 5 ft 4).

are you in proportion? I think you just need to balance out widest part of skirt.

what are your legs like? you could wear spanx etc underneath to help slim you down, as for special occasion. kwim?

Twinklestein Sat 05-Oct-13 21:09:40

I like the idea of the skirt, but I think there are other nicer floral skirts around for that price, it's not cheap. And I agree you need to wear a fitted top with it like the model is wearing, that loose top won't look right.

The shoes are ok, I'd prefer that skirt with stiletto closed toes like these or these from Zara.

kotinka Sat 05-Oct-13 21:13:08

the skirt's really pretty, I think it'd look lovely on someone slim like you.

The shoes are ace! wish I could wear heels still.

The top is nice too, I think it would look good with jeans but you might be better with something more clingy (but simple, still) for that skirt.

snowlie Sat 05-Oct-13 21:44:39

I think the shirt is gorgeous and it should be your focus, you need a fitted top, Primark is good for scoop neck, long sleeved fitted tops - it needs to tuck into the skirt for waist definition, maybe even a body!! You know the ones with pants attached. And plain coloured closed toe heels as high as you want.

SwedishEdith Sat 05-Oct-13 21:49:54

The skirt is lovely but you can't pay that for polyester surely?

snowlie Sat 05-Oct-13 22:05:08

I hadn't noticed the price! If you were slim a slim fitting mohair or angora jumper would be lovely too.

Karbea Sat 05-Oct-13 22:28:05

I don't like the shoes, hate gold coloured heels, I think they look cheap (even when the aren't).
I think the skirt is ok, you'd need to tuck in that top, untucked the silhouette wouldn't be right.

OhTheDrama Sat 05-Oct-13 23:25:29

To be honest I hadn't realised it was 100% polyester shock. That put's a whole new spin on things, wowsers! Still love it but think I'll wait for the sale!

SundaySimmons Sun 06-Oct-13 00:04:18

Skirt is dressy, top is casual and the sandals would not go with the skirt at all! In my opinion.

LeoandBoosmum Sun 06-Oct-13 05:00:09

Beautiful print but a bit too sticky out.

rootypig Sun 06-Oct-13 05:16:25

OP have you seen this Oasis skirt? Just as beautiful a print I think, a third of the price, and perhaps a more grown up shape?

rootypig Sun 06-Oct-13 05:19:33

This dress is beautiful too

Re head to toe floral: I think top and skirt or dress is really chic. The danger of doing one floral piece with a neutral is it can unbalance the silhouette. For that to work, I think you would need boxier, more mannish shapes, than you have with the Ted Baker skirt. Though statement jewellery could bring the whole thing together if you do go for it.

MissDD1971 Sun 06-Oct-13 10:52:56

I'd get the Oasis skirt!

OhTheDrama Sun 06-Oct-13 12:43:31

Yes I was admiring the Oasis skirt last night but it's very short! Even at 2 inches shorter than the model I still think it's going to be too short for me to feel comfortable! What do you all think?

MotherBluestocking Sun 06-Oct-13 12:51:38

I love the Ted Baker skirt and I think the top would work tucked in. But a plain mid-heel stiletto court would be better than the sandal.

rootypig Sun 06-Oct-13 18:29:46

I think the Oasis skirt is worth trying. It may be too short, but you might surprise yourself! the photo of the model could be photoshopped to emphasis her legs, for all you know they look biologically impossible to me

OhTheDrama Sun 06-Oct-13 19:46:58

I am going to go into Oasis in the week and try it on, my legs are not too bad so it may be a goer!

Whilst googling floral skirts yes I'm that sad I came across this boohoo one. For £8 and free delivery it was worth a try, it's either going to be nice or a total disaster! Waiting to get flamed lol!

TripTrapTripTrapOverTheBridge Sun 06-Oct-13 19:52:23

Skirt is gorgeous,top is hideous and the shoes are very meh!

Yes,I know there have been several posts and suggestions since but I just wanted to reply because the skirt is lovely!

MissDD1971 Sun 06-Oct-13 20:56:14

tip for skirts - try a really nice maybe a nice sheened opaque tight to go with it (H&M do nice ones). also look out not now but later in H&M for black opaque tights with black diamante strips up back, very classy (had them last year) and that can take eye imo off shortness of skirt.

if you have nice legs or tights you can make it work. and correct shoes.

MissDD1971 Sun 06-Oct-13 20:57:39

the boohoo one looks nice but very short BUT like I said if you have good legs etc then go for it.

Stepawayfromthezebras Mon 07-Oct-13 08:40:58

I love the skirt and think the outfit will look lovely smile

lurkingaround Mon 07-Oct-13 10:27:35

I love the Ted Baker skirt. Def buy in the sales.

Oasis one is nice but I'm 5'6", and I almost always find their skirts and dresses cut too short. Even with opaque tights. Which is a pity because it's not a bad shop for pears like me.

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