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noddyholder Tue 09-Nov-10 15:02:35

What do you consdier mumsy and would never ever wear even if in fashion?I'll start Waterfall cardigans NO NO NO!!!!!!!!!

yangymac Tue 09-Nov-10 15:05:09

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Maryqueenofchocs Tue 09-Nov-10 15:05:35

hareem pants, altho not mumsy are in fashion, they are the devils work....also Uggs, but I may be in the minority on that one.

noddyholder Tue 09-Nov-10 15:08:56


Dando Tue 09-Nov-10 15:11:15

Those black stretchy knee high boots.

some very young coolios here at work wearing waterfall cardies

thebestapprentice Tue 09-Nov-10 15:33:16

Noddy, they are alive and well in John Lewis...

not your daughters jeans

IWouldNotCouldNotWithAGoat Tue 09-Nov-10 15:42:08

Jeans that reach to the ankle , showing off thick socks and slip-on shoes.

noddyholder Tue 09-Nov-10 15:42:59

thebest those are hideous!

Daisydaydream Tue 09-Nov-10 15:46:25

Body warmers.

When I was younger I used to wear granny type cardigans in a cool ironic way, I still love this look but just look mumsy and frumpy in them now. Since becoming a Mum I am very concerned about looking Mumsy.

TattyDevine Tue 09-Nov-10 15:59:00

A khaki green slightly too big fleece.

Ghoulysses Tue 09-Nov-10 16:01:23

Anything with a cartoon.
Per Una.
A waterproof jacket in two tone blue.

TattyDevine Tue 09-Nov-10 16:01:27

Some bob style haircuts are on seriously dangerous territory too. A well cut bob is about the chicest haircut you can have, but these days tends to need a bit of graduation or at least some choppiness. But a slightly too long or grown out one with the wrong kind of blunt fringe, and tucked behind the ear, just makes me feel depressed. 99% of them if they just had an inch chopped off it would look 100% better.

I know I know, easier said than done to get to the hairdresser if young children and particularly if also working etc which is precicely WHY it looks mumsy.

c0rns1lk Tue 09-Nov-10 16:04:11

short mumsy hair styles like Angela Rippon's.

LindyHemming Tue 09-Nov-10 16:04:22

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deliciousdevilwoman Tue 09-Nov-10 16:59:29

Blouses, especially tucked in then "bagged over" the waistband of a skirt/trousers


tapered jeans


Oversized acrylic jumpers

Cheap cocktail dresses with too much in the way of embellishments-eg gliiter/sequins

Most A Line skirts

Naff anoraks/windcheaters

Round necked, capped sleeved tee shirts


dexter73 Tue 09-Nov-10 17:00:38

There is a world of difference between looking like a mum and looking mumsy!

muggglewump Tue 09-Nov-10 17:01:54

Sensible black ankle boots with block heels worn with badly fitting bootcut jeans and a fleece, all from M&S.

TanteAC Tue 09-Nov-10 17:04:47

Oooo yes, the two-tone waterproof jacket in pastel colours with your handbag slung across your body.

noddyholder Tue 09-Nov-10 17:10:19

mugglewump grin

thebestapprentice Tue 09-Nov-10 17:34:16

anything from Landsend. Blurgh.wink

traceybath Tue 09-Nov-10 17:37:43

You see I have several items on here, I have a knee length denim pencil skirt, I wear blouses tucked into skinny jeans, I have a bob and I actually own a padded gilet.

But I really don't think I look mumsy - I think that it really does depend on how you wear stuff really. Of course I could be utterly deluded wink

traceybath Tue 09-Nov-10 17:38:23

I also have some lovely charcoal grey j brand skinny cords and they are most definitely not mumsy.

noddyholder Tue 09-Nov-10 17:47:52

I have skinny cords too My bodywarmer was nicked on teh bus and I loved it but it was a tight fitted one and I thought it was cool.Blouses tucked into skinnies looks great esp with a bow!

Jajas Tue 09-Nov-10 17:51:35

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mathanxiety Tue 09-Nov-10 18:51:33

Floral prints unless they're ironic.
Bob haircuts of any kind.
Jeans or trousers with pleats in the front. And those horrible 'Mom' Jeans, tapered jeans, jeans that don't fit properly at the top of the thigh.
Shapeless/square t-shirts with loose, flappy sleeves, unless gardening, cleaning gutters, cleaning the oven, painting, etc.
Mary Jane shoes (unless ironic) or sandals like this.
Women's Speedo-type swimwear.

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