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Is this a massive fashion faux pas?

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HungryClocksGoBackFourSeconds Fri 29-Mar-13 11:18:54

I have been living in dresses with a cardie, black tights and boots.

Can I still get away with this when if the weather warms up? And for how long? I'm assuming I'd look a complete idiot in the height of summer, but spring and early summer, is that ok? I would not be going bare legged I don't think, I'd have to switch to skin coloured tights or leggings.

Tuppence2 Fri 29-Mar-13 11:28:34

The outfit you have described is my work staple until it is actually warm (So possibly July at a push!)
Although I've been wearing leggings instead of tights, as they're thicker. I don't see anything wrong with it, it's not like there's blazing hot sun burning down on you when you're wearing that outfit

HungryClocksGoBackFourSeconds Fri 29-Mar-13 11:32:27

Ah good, it seems like the fashion this summer is going to be bare legs and trainers hmm which doesn't really seem very me. At least I'll not be alone with you doing it too Tuppence!

Tuppence2 Fri 29-Mar-13 11:36:16

Trainers?!?!?! hmm
My plan for "Summer" is to wear my dresses with bare (fake tanned) legs and wedges, I don't do trainers!

HungryClocksGoBackFourSeconds Fri 29-Mar-13 11:50:12

this sort of thing

Tuppence2 Fri 29-Mar-13 11:56:30

Those trainers to me spoil a really cute girlie dress!
If I wore that dress, it would be with some coral wedges, I'm obviously not "down with the kids any more"

Ashoething Fri 29-Mar-13 12:03:20

Yuk I certainly wont be spoiling my nice summer dresses with horrible trainers! I decided last year to stop being a fashion victim and adopt a style I like and think suits me. I try and emulate a 40/50's look-so lots of tea or swing dresses. I wear them with tights or leggings in cold weather and either hair clips/bows or victory rolls.

Come summer-ha!-I will be wearing the same thing but will start wearing my petticoats again and little cardigans or shrugs and will wear the dresses with either sheer or nude fishnet tights. I have bad varicose veins so bare legs are a no no.

HungryClocksGoBackFourSeconds Fri 29-Mar-13 12:13:12

I don't like wearing heels so I shall be sporting ballet pumps all summer I think, no frigging way am I going to be wearing trainers, so I suppose I'm not down with the kids wither.

shoe your style sounds lovely, I have a gorgeous red pencil skirt with white polka dots that I have been planning on slimming into for a while, which is very 50's inspired.

Tuppence2 Fri 29-Mar-13 12:18:37

I've pretty much lived in dresses like this all winter (I have a gorgeous bright red one I'm a little bit in love with)
My red dress has taken me through from last summer when I wore it with tan wedges and bare legs, then as soon as it got cold, out came the boots, tights and leggings. I've never thought about petticoats under dresses, though I do love 50s style dresses, I'm not sure I can pull it off.

Ashoething Fri 29-Mar-13 12:19:19

Thanks-I am not slim hungry-a size 16! Would ideally like to lose a stone before summer and be a 14 but after years of dieting I am finally beginning to think fuck it! Plus pin up/retro styles look really good on bigger girls-or so I tell myself!

HungryClocksGoBackFourSeconds Fri 29-Mar-13 12:35:15

Same here shoe I'm a stress related eater and I am currently juggling a marriage breakdown, childcare, volunteer work and getting my degree, so I am not expecting to get into that skirt anytime now!

That's the wonderful thing about dresses, they tend to skim over your wobbly bits!

I really like that dress Tuppence I am fighting the urge to buy it!

HungryClocksGoBackFourSeconds Fri 29-Mar-13 12:35:30

anytime soon*

Cybbo Fri 29-Mar-13 12:36:40

I think a footless tight looks better when it warms up a bit.

Tuppence2 Fri 29-Mar-13 12:47:18

Shoe, I definitely think you're right, 50s style suit boobs and hips! I'm stuck in tea dresses because I'm a weird shape and size, which is why I have never worn the gorgeous 50s style dress that's been hanging in my wardrobe for 5 years, waiting for a day out! sad
Sorry Hungry, didn't mean to put temptation in your way! I've been playing on ebay looking for more dresses that are identical to that one and my favouritist red dress!

Ashoething Fri 29-Mar-13 18:23:54

If you are after something nice for summer-again HA!-then someone on here recommended Lady Vintage London to me and they are amazing! I have bought 4 dresses already and for the price £35/40 they are superb.

HungryClocksGoBackFourSeconds Fri 29-Mar-13 18:39:18

argh so many dresses... but so skint!!! I love this

HungryClocksGoBackFourSeconds Fri 29-Mar-13 18:40:01

cybbo will footless tights make my legs look fat--ter--?

HungryClocksGoBackFourSeconds Fri 29-Mar-13 18:40:23

ohh strike out didn't work. sad

HungryClocksGoBackFourSeconds Fri 29-Mar-13 18:40:33

fat ter

Corygal Fri 29-Mar-13 19:12:25

Oooh, I love the Lady vintage London dresses - all perfick.

Tuppence2 Fri 29-Mar-13 19:21:25

Shoe you are now in trouble... Giving me a new website to play on! grin
Hungry that yellow dress is beautiful! I also love this I may order it to wear on my birthday in July, as I'm planning an afternoon tea. I'm thinking that dress, with red heels and a red bag

Tuppence2 Fri 29-Mar-13 19:27:02

OMG, I'm in love
www.vivienofholloway.com/en/category/50s%20Halterneck%20Print%20Dress/1950s-halterneck-print-dress/1081/

HungryClocksGoBackFourSeconds Fri 29-Mar-13 19:41:55

I'm quite upset I don't have a birthday coming anytime soon. I can't think of any reason someone could buy that yellow dress for me... angry

Tuppence2 Fri 29-Mar-13 19:53:54

It's almost summer? (apparently) That sounds like a good reason to me!
Or you could buy it as a reward to yourself for dealing with all the stressy stuff you mentioned above? (I can always find a reason to buy clothes, can you tell?) wink

HungryClocksGoBackFourSeconds Fri 29-Mar-13 19:56:44

Hmm, maybe an after exam reward? which of course I will have to buy now just in case it gets sold out before then

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