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Is it just me, or do chiffon pleated skirts make you look really wide?

(5 Posts)
plinkduet Tue 02-Aug-11 00:41:02

I bought a lovely nude chiffon pleated maxi skirt but I swear it adds inches to me. I haven't a full dress mirror so I can't be sure.

RamblingRosa Tue 02-Aug-11 08:25:35

Not just you. I think they're really really unflattering unless you're super skinny with no hips. They look great on models but I know they look awful on me.

dexter73 Tue 02-Aug-11 08:56:11

It's not just you! Definitely have to be tall and skinny to look good in one.

tulpe Tue 02-Aug-11 09:08:23

Yep, definitely not just you. They only look flattering on women with flat bum and tum and seriously boyish hips.

Which makes the ideal wearer either pre-pubescent or a supermodel grin

msbunbury Tue 02-Aug-11 09:40:20

Yes op I agree - I've just donated mine to a charity shop as it was unflattering but couldn't work out why - you've hit the nail on the head.

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