So, if you are ready to leave for a meal out...

(36 Posts)
WildThong Sat 10-May-14 19:06:39

and your OH looks you up and down and says "that doesn't go at all"
Do you get changed?

<deflated>

Navy 7/8 trousers
Navy thick lace sleeveless top
Tan slipper shoes with orange trim
Shades of blue scarf with little orange flowers
Black short jacket (my only lightweight)
Black bag

SlobDylan Sat 10-May-14 19:30:27

I'd ask him which charm school he graduated from and suggest he phone and ask for his money back. Sounds like a lovely outfit to me! Try not to let it spoil your evening.

theincrediblealfonso Sat 10-May-14 19:44:04

Nope, I'd tell him to fuck off!

Toothytwo Sat 10-May-14 19:45:41

'You're right, we clash, see you later' grin

littlegreengloworm Sat 10-May-14 19:47:19

I wouldn't wear black with navy but you'll be taking the jacket off and your outfit sounds lovely so don't worry about him

usuallysuspect Sat 10-May-14 19:47:23

I wouldn't get changed.

MirandaWest Sat 10-May-14 19:49:53

I can't imagine my bf saying that but I suppose different people are different. Did he say it unprompted?

Not sure what I'd do as I'd then feel awkward in what I was wearing. I'd provably ask what he thought I should wear (whilst seething at least inwardly).

namechangenumber5 Sat 10-May-14 19:51:48

You know him best. What did he mean? Is he a good judge? Is he mean?

SmokyHeart Sat 10-May-14 20:17:23

Your outfit sounds lovely and I would assume that you know more about style than your DH smile

NearTheWindymill Sat 10-May-14 20:38:54

Well I don't think you can mix blue and brown and certainly not black and brown and I would never wear black with navy.

Sorry OP but I think he might have a point. Sure you look very attractive though. Can you just ditch the black jacket?

My DH has a habit of wearing a pale blue shirt with beige/camel chinos and I always send him back to change.

BindibachMilly Sat 10-May-14 20:51:09

Tan and black are wonderful colour combinations as are navy and tan but black over navy does tend to dull the navy down somewhat. Do you have a cardi that you could wear if there is no other jacket option?

BindibachMilly Sat 10-May-14 20:53:06

I also think that pale blue looks good with camel. Calvin Klein uses this combos a lot. Think we have different tastes.

BindibachMilly Sat 10-May-14 20:57:39

I have these on my pinterest as I love them

NearTheWindymill Sat 10-May-14 20:59:04

I could love the combo a bit more on him than on DH that's to be sure grin

BindibachMilly Sat 10-May-14 21:01:16

ha ha ha ha!! smile...Poor DH.Bless. Im sure he is lovely.

NearTheWindymill Sat 10-May-14 21:04:03

Aw yes, in all his blonde, freckly, gingeryness shock. I do luffs him. He bought himself some pink shorts last year and tried to team them up with a turqoise polo shirt.

NearTheWindymill Sat 10-May-14 21:04:33

Anyway I do apologise for hijacking your thread OP.

Crutchlow35 Sat 10-May-14 21:06:38

In my opinion black and navy don't go together ever.

defineme Sat 10-May-14 21:13:04

Well black and navy is wrong (it's taken me long enough to get used to camel with black), but if my dh ever expressed an opinion other than 'you look very nice' I'd fall over because he knows the unwritten rules... never ever comment negatively on dw's appearance. I thought all dhs knew that rule? I'd also find it deeply unsexy if dh expressed an opinion on clothes and colour- I'm aware that'd not very right on, but that's how I'd feel.

BindibachMilly Sat 10-May-14 21:13:54

Oooo pink and turquoise.......mmmm.....lovely colours in a scarf maybe but shorts and polo shirt! And he sounds cute Windy.

BindibachMilly Sat 10-May-14 21:16:21

Actually on the whole I don't mind my DH commenting if an outfit really doesn't come together as good as I imagine it in my head. He has saved me from a couple of bad purchases recently. Although I dress for me I do like to know that he is appreciating how good I look.

NearTheWindymill Sat 10-May-14 21:20:28

"Does my bum look big in this?". "No your bum just looks big".

PandaPicnic Sat 10-May-14 21:23:52

oh i wouldn't team black and navy

but he was v rude and i would not have got changed

do you i thought today wandering around the shops why are all these women asking there dh/dp with them what do you think to this etc when the man clearly had no style

Morgause Sat 10-May-14 21:24:56

He's right.

WildThong Sat 10-May-14 21:59:46

I came to the conclusion that whether he was right or wrong was a moot point. It was mean and unnecessary. I didn't get changed.

WaitingForMe Sat 10-May-14 22:03:21

When DH and I were first dating he said "have you put on weight?" when he picked me up to go out. He was trying to be observational and thought it was like changing my hair colour.

We had a chat about that angry

BindibachMilly Sat 10-May-14 22:12:38

Well it was only mean if he said it meanly. Perhaps he was just thinking he was helping and wouldn't you prefer him to comment before you go out than when you come home.

BackforGood Sat 10-May-14 22:25:31

It depends on your relationship / the way it was said.
My dh doesn't tend to comment on my clothes, but if my 17 yr old ds said it to me, then I'd have tried a different jacket (or whatever) as I know he has quite a good eye for these things and I don't. I'd know he said it so he could help me look better - or not go out looking like I'd not looked in a mirror. Of course, you know your OH and we don't, so only you know if it was nasty or if he were trying to be helpful.

Toothytwo Sat 10-May-14 23:38:44
WildThong Sun 11-May-14 00:27:43

So do I. Very French.

BindibachMilly Sun 11-May-14 00:49:13

I think blue and black looks good but maybe not with tan shoes with orange trim and shades of blue with orange scarf too. Just possibly a little too much going on colourwise.

BindibachMilly Sun 11-May-14 00:52:48

Anyway if you dont care what your husband thinks about how you look then that is fine. Good for you smile. I just like mine to look at me and think "Wow".

WildThong Sun 11-May-14 00:55:17

Yeah, but I kind of dress for me not for him iykwim.

angeltulips Sun 11-May-14 00:56:09

Navy & black definitely go together. However, I don't think they go together when you're also wearing colour - they are a minimalist combo.

But that's not the point; it's more a question of whether you thought your dh was being mean or not. Was he?

RudyMentary Sun 11-May-14 05:22:24

Black and Navy are very chic. Introducing another cour doesn't work.

Windy! I love the pale blue shirt and chino look grin

RudyMentary Sun 11-May-14 05:22:48

cour? Colour

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