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Marks and Spencer have invented a skirt version of jeggings - has anyone seen?

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ruletheworld Tue 06-Sep-11 19:10:02

It's wrong, right?

I mean, it's from marks. It has an elasticated waist. But I'm kind of seeing where they're coming from.

Not tried one on.

Has anyone got one?

SueFlay Tue 06-Sep-11 19:13:40

<boggles> link?

ruletheworld Tue 06-Sep-11 19:14:18

Sorry, it's this puppy here.

Thing is - I'm an apple shape, no hips to speak of whatsoever and skirts normally either spin round the whole time as I don't have hips to keep them in place, or they have a thin waistband that digs right in to the flab

So I'm seeing where they're coming from with this. But it just looks a bit, um, not nice?

picnicbasketcase Tue 06-Sep-11 19:17:31

I tried one on - it looked bloody awful. But only because I'm short so it was more like knee length on me and it looked proper frumpy.

ilove Tue 06-Sep-11 19:17:45

I like it...

It rucks up horribly on the model in the vid, you would be forever tugging it down.

For that reason, I'm out.

ruletheworld Tue 06-Sep-11 19:19:19

Picnic - frumpy is what worries me.

I'm more of an A line girl and the cut and length doesn't look great. Neither does the colour wash actually...

But the idea - the waistband, I need that.

I wonder if a trendier shop will take on the idea...

ruletheworld Tue 06-Sep-11 19:20:06

Ah, hadn't seen the vid as saw it instore today. Will look, thanks.

PonceyMcPonce Tue 06-Sep-11 19:20:22


Id have loved it in '84

ruletheworld Tue 06-Sep-11 19:23:29

I was at primary school in 1984!

SueFlay Tue 06-Sep-11 19:24:16

aye Poncey - it looks a bit Thompson Twins

WoofToYouTooLady Tue 06-Sep-11 19:24:49

wore skirts like this ahem erm 20+ yrs ago

tartan ones IIRC, with thick tights and lace up clompy heels

possibly with blazer with brass buttons

[hangs head]

PennyFothaguy Tue 06-Sep-11 19:25:44

Isnt it just...a skirt?

I dont gedit

PonceyMcPonce Tue 06-Sep-11 19:25:58

<<slaps rule the world and runs>>

CMOTdibbler Tue 06-Sep-11 19:26:15

I bought one. Its very comfortable, and since I intend to wear it with longish tops anyway, being elasticated doesn't show. It is very stretchy though, and has a tendency to wriggle up a bit.

MrsCampbellBlack Tue 06-Sep-11 19:26:44

I had a black one like that back in the day - wore it with a bright pink batwing top - I believe it was from tammy girl.

M&S website is shocking though - they could make Chanel couture look like something from primark.

ruletheworld Tue 06-Sep-11 19:28:52

Are any of you appple shapes??

For the love of god please suggest an over the knee skirt that doesn't twirl full circle round my waist or dig directly into my belly button or just drop right down past my hips and give me a builders arse?

I beseech you.

Al0uiseG Tue 06-Sep-11 19:32:27

I'm an apple and cannot wear skirts unless they are a bit stretchy. Remember that crinkly, stretchy, neon nylon fabric from the 80's? I need that to make a come back wink

ChablisLover Tue 06-Sep-11 19:32:53

Been there done it 20 years ago!!!

Need to be super skinny though.

Nagoo Tue 06-Sep-11 19:38:30

I had one a bit like that, it used to end up under my armpits sad

HouseOfBamboo Tue 06-Sep-11 19:58:41

Hmm, dunno, it is slightly tempting. Given that that model is prob about 6 ft tall, it wouldn't be so short in reality, not on my stumpy limbs anyway.

And not many people would wear it as she's doing with the waistband showing. I can kind of imagine a layered look with thick tights and a long plain tunic top. So only about 6 inches of skirt actually showing.

I was doing the lycra skirt thing about 12 years ago, but then I was a couple of stone lighter, so might not be able to pull it off now. hmm

happybubblebrain Tue 06-Sep-11 20:00:54

Not keen.

EustaciaVye Tue 06-Sep-11 20:04:04

I had one 20 years ago!

SherlockHolmes Tue 06-Sep-11 20:05:18

I wore skirts like that in the 80s!

bucaneve Tue 06-Sep-11 20:05:31

See now, I think it looks quite nice, comfy, and wouldn't fly up on a windy day.

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