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lookout Thu 20-Sep-12 12:48:33

I am useless at making things go, and am fed up with jeans. Can dresses such as this really be worn with chunky tights and boots suchs as these? Or have I made this up? Also, would you layer the dress or wear a cardi to keep warm? What sort of cardi?

I really need a sort of personal shopper grin

AWimbaWay Thu 20-Sep-12 14:12:04

I do all the time, guess I might look odd to some people but I like it. I normally wear a long boyfriend cardigan over the top.
I recently bought this dress to wear with chunky boots.

TheBirdsTheBirds Thu 20-Sep-12 14:18:03

Yes! Although I would go for less detailed boots with such a busy print on the dress. I wear dresses with opaques and either these ankle boots or my ancient dark brown winter boots, which are a similar chunky shape to the ones you linked but without the fluff. If I were rich I would buy these to wear with pretty dresses.

TheBirdsTheBirds Thu 20-Sep-12 14:20:41

I don't know the answer to your second question. I hate cardis and also hate the long-sleeved top under dress look. I just wear a dress with sleeves or a warm coat and hope the heatings on wherever I'm going grin

AWimbaWay Thu 20-Sep-12 14:24:06

I agree about losing the fur trim, but I love a nice snuggly cardi grin.

AWimbaWay Thu 20-Sep-12 14:27:33

I want these toast boots.

TheBirdsTheBirds Thu 20-Sep-12 14:33:38

Me too AWimbaWay, I was admiring them in the catalogue the other day...Maybe they'll end up in the sale.

Caerlaverock Thu 20-Sep-12 14:38:40

It works in a rad fem sort of way. If you try too hard to look naice it is a frumpy look

TheBirdsTheBirds Thu 20-Sep-12 14:44:51

Yes, short dress and clompy boots rather than knee-length jersey wrap dress and pointy stretchy naice boots.

foofooyeah Thu 20-Sep-12 14:52:16

I hope so as its the look I usually end up with!

I have a calf length wrap dress what I do love. Can I wear clompy ankle boots? <hopeful>

dexter73 Thu 20-Sep-12 15:09:35

I would wear the dress with a long sleeve top and a cardy. Lots of lovely links on this thread!

Iatemyskinnyperson Thu 20-Sep-12 16:19:28

Calf length no... If the boots are clompy, dress shld be short IMHO

lookout Thu 20-Sep-12 18:19:09

Boots will def be clompy, my feet look silly in anything too narrow and pointy. I am not that tall (5'4) so anything calf-length also looks silly on me.

TheBirds I love those expensive boots, but depsite my best efforts this afternoon cannot find anything as nice but cheaper.

AWimbaWay I love that dress!

What about these? Better than the fur trim ones?

I am worrying now that I'm gonna end up more frumpy than rad fem though confused

LoosingBattle Thu 20-Sep-12 18:50:19

I have the first boots you linked and they are the most comfortable, versatile footwear ever! Cosy and warm too. I think they look good with short dresses or skirts, also tucked into jeans or leggings.

lookout Thu 20-Sep-12 18:53:51

Fern or peanut? grin Can't decide

LoosingBattle Thu 20-Sep-12 18:58:03

Fern!

TheBirdsTheBirds Fri 21-Sep-12 08:04:26

These are pretty clompy.

TheBirdsTheBirds Fri 21-Sep-12 08:08:14

Jones Bootmaker usually have simple, clompy unfussy ones too.

AWimbaWay Fri 21-Sep-12 11:42:19

I like these ones from jones bootmaker, camper shoes are normally really comfortable too.

I already have merrell Oslo boots, they are super warm and weatherproof, but not sure they'd go with a dress really, a bit too fussy I think.

TheBirdsTheBirds Fri 21-Sep-12 12:03:28

AWimbaWay those are the Jones ones I would have linked to, if I hadn't been on my phone smile We have similar boot taste I think!

issimma Fri 21-Sep-12 12:26:44

Love the jones ones.

lookout Fri 21-Sep-12 12:55:38

I really like the Dune ones too. May have to ask dh if my budget can stretch the extra 3o quid grin

Thanks so much for all your help. I know where to come next time I need help!

TitWillow Fri 21-Sep-12 15:33:52

these boots!

MarysBeard Fri 21-Sep-12 16:49:01

I have just bought these boots:

www.clarks.co.uk/p/20351996

Am wearing with jeggings and a checked shirt. Do you think they would look ok with say, a wool dress & thick tights/leggings?

Also am I supposed to wear them a bit open/flappy at the top? smile

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