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Denim Skirt?

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I have lost a huge amount of weight, and shopping is a joy now, but I don't know what is in fashion/style. I bought some boots, which look great with skinny jeans, and black tights but I feel a denim skirt would also be a good option. Couldn't see anything today.

Are they now 'out'?

QueenCadbury Mon 19-Nov-12 09:35:02

Home, don't get me started on grey boots. I tried and failed to find any suitable so stuck to black. Would lurve grey.

sweetkitty Sun 18-Nov-12 17:08:34

I was thinking of a denim skirt today, I'm 5ft 4, have decently lost half a stone, I'm about 8st 10lbs size 8 now but I have chunky thighs compared to the rest of me. Don't even own any skinny jeans I'm that untrendy. But I keep looking at erm heavier people than me in skinny jeans and thinking they look ok.

HomeEcoGnomist Sun 18-Nov-12 17:02:14

new black...

HomeEcoGnomist Sun 18-Nov-12 17:01:42

Queen - grey is the black...

QueenCadbury Sun 18-Nov-12 16:58:03

I love the boden denim skirt but sent it back as whatever I tried on with it it looked frumpy on me. I totally agree it's in the styling as other people seem to look great in them. I think for me it's because I have black boots and somehow brown just look so much better IMO.

mignonette Sun 18-Nov-12 16:43:25

here is a link.
If you click onto 'look 7' of the slide show, the pumps are shown. They got their name from Catherine Deneuve wearing them in the eponymous film and were designed by Roger Vivier.

hellocatty Sun 18-Nov-12 16:33:22

good idea could see quirky blouses would look good. what are belle de jour style pumps??

mignonette Sun 18-Nov-12 16:30:53

Actually an 'A' line denim skirt with an inverted front pleat is not 'out'. Also, look out for kilt styles in dark denim or chambray. Like most classics, it is not what you wear, but how you wear it that counts.

I would wear a denim skirt with unusual shades such as Ochre, Mustard, Plum or Burgundy, Forest Green and Charcoal Grey. Look for cute blouses or shirts in prints, sweaters with unusual prints (even animal prints), blouses worn under sweaters with collars out- think off beat Preppy. Keep the skirt to a decent length; no Brittany Spears schoolgirl mini kilts. Wear woolly or thick tights especially in colours other than black and for shoes try Brogues, Monkstraps, Belle de Jour style pumps, mid heels. Boots look good- Frye style or the Heeled ankle boots.

hellocatty Sun 18-Nov-12 16:23:52

I have a denim skirt I love and honestly don' t think it's frumpy but..... I never think any tops look good with it.
its old though so can't link it;s kind of knee lenght and flicks out (reminds me of something pussy cat dolls would wear but they'd carry it off - unlike me)
So what top??

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 18-Nov-12 14:16:24

Well I've got an M&S one with a little 'kickpleat' at the front.
Above the knee, so IMHO not frumpy.
46yo, size 12 butt. 5'5".

I look lush so there grin

iMe Sun 18-Nov-12 13:58:39

I almost live in my indigo Boden mini. Have almost worn out my first one (about 3 yrs old now) so recently bought another the same to replace it, haven't worn it yet tho. Works for every & thick tights in autumn& winter, leggings or bare legs (eek!) in warmer weather with converse or flip flops smile

dexter73 Sun 18-Nov-12 11:22:48

I've got mine on today. Felt like wearing it after this thread! Wearing it with thick grey tights, stripy burgundy heattech top and a burgundy jumper.

Rebecca54 Sun 18-Nov-12 10:55:55

I used to wear them a lot in my early 20s - various lengths - very short, knee length and really long almost down to my ankles. I went through a phase of not wearing jeans or trousers.

My knee length one comes out of the wardrobe every now and again but I don't think the really short one suits me now - too much flabby thighs exposed!!

AgeingFop Sun 18-Nov-12 08:46:51

I think they are less fashionable than they were, but are never totally out of fashion.

If you want fashionable, try shorts (denim or not) with your tights and boots.

alemci Sat 17-Nov-12 20:42:29

thanks would be honoured Waspie. Love being frumpsville


dexter73 Sat 17-Nov-12 19:52:12

I like wearing my denim skirt with Uggs - kill me now grin!!!

I never liked uggs. There I said it - but other people do. <shrugs> I'm so out of the loop I appreciate advice, but I'm also looking at what I think looks good on someone like me; hence starting the original thread.

I agree dexter - it'd depend totally on your shape/size and height. I saw someone at soft play in a brilliant combination of clothes that would look shit on someone with a different shape/features.

dexter73 Sat 17-Nov-12 19:36:28

TBH you have to trust your own judgement about whether something is frumpy/mumsy/bogging. The number of times I have looked at some item of clothing loads of people are cooing over on here and think to myself 'do you people not have eyes?!!', it is surprising!

Waspie Sat 17-Nov-12 19:29:58

oops, that should be alemci - apologies.

Waspie Sat 17-Nov-12 19:29:02

Sorted! We shall be frumpy together Curiosity grin. almemci may join our "Boden mini frump club" if she wishes wink

Right - frumpy or not I have ordered it Waspie.

Indigo mini skirt from Boden

Job done.

<dusts hands>

Waspie Sat 17-Nov-12 19:16:25

I haven't tried TKMaxx Curiosity but I will, thanks. I can see a trip to the shops coming on grin

alemci Sat 17-Nov-12 19:11:59

i am wearing a brown denim skirt from Debenhams last year and i have just ordered the Boden denim one talked about earlier. I am sick of wearing trousers. I don't think they are frumpy.

i have always had one in my wardrobe over the years. I am 45 and don't think of myself as frumpy.

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