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I am 5ft 5ins and 10 stone, wear a size 10 or 12 depending on the shop. Needless to say, I do not look like the model in the picture, and the skirt comes far past my knees. I have bought it but can't decide if I look ridiculous or not. Should I take it back?!
I'm the same size as you and have got a tube skirt like that (slightly longer). I think it looks good and really emphasises my curves and waist/hip differential. You do have to be careful about what you wear on your top half - nothing baggy or too long. Shape-fitting tights are my best friend with this skirt - sucks me in.
I think that length can be fairly unforgiving if you have big thighs (I have saddle bags, and the coming in at knee/upper calf level just emphasises how much I go out at the thigh) - I find I can do shorter tube skirts fine, but not below-knee. But if you are averagely curvy or straight I think they are fab.
I know what you mean Elisa. I lost 5 stone over the past 18 months and used to think that when I got to 10 stone I would be able to wear anything. Unfortunately my body post 2 pregnancies and big weight loss will never be super toned. My stomach is a train-wreck and I too have short stumpy legs and big boobs. Tube skirts can be quite flattering though as long as the length is right and you're wearing great support underwear.
I have a similar one from DP which is nice thick material so sits nicely. I weigh about the same as you and wear mine with fitted tops, long cardies and high heels. I probably wouldn't go for flat shoes, tbh.
I have that skirt, I used to be a similar size to you and wore it for work with heels and top (t-shirt or sleeveless blouse) tucked in. Agree with others - not with flats, and not with a loose top. Tucked in and with heels is definitely the way to go, and it's surprisingly flattering.
Thing is, although it's jersey (=casual) it's super clingy so looks like a wiggle skirt on, which looks a bit silly with flats. IMO and IME, on me and observing others it does look silly with flats, sorry. Maybe it would work if you're seriously straight up and down, but I think a loose straight cut jersey skirt would work better with flats. I think Hush do one?
I'm sure it looks just fine.....and a size 10/12 is a long way from fat! But that's not the point. You are worried that it looks ridiculous. That nagging feeling won't go away because strangers on the internet either like/don't like it If you don't absolutely LOVE it, then there are better options out there for you. Take it back. <shuffles uncomfortably to wardrobe of doom where many such items hang forlornly, labels on, gathering dust>
As Whoknowswhocares pointed out, I didn't LOVE the skirt and I felt a little bit uncomfortable in it - so before I made up my mind, I put it on with a vest top and flats, and wandered into the living room to parade myself in front of DH.
He looked very confused at what he was supposed to be looking at, before saying: "That skirt... the proportions are weird." Me: "How? Be honest. Be HONEST." Him: "It makes your legs look this long" (indicating a small gap between finger and thumb) Me: "Oh dear. Really?" Him: "Yeah. Your bum looks good in it though. Quite big. But good."