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Country Gals, I need your sexy yet comfy welly recommendations........

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fluffymindy Sun 19-May-13 07:54:31

So, I have got cheap wellies and they a very uncomfy so I am now moving to the wilds and need some wellies or country boots I can spend a lot of time in without the ouch and the cold and without looking completely awful! Not Hunters obviously because moving to the country and wearing Hunter wellies would be even too much of a cliche for me......

I also need a long raincoat, how can anyone get to 43 and not own a proper coat? hmm

Ponyphysio Wed 22-May-13 14:26:42

Dubarry and a drizabone 3/4 length. V practical and passes for sexy and posh in these rural parts!

middleagedspread Wed 22-May-13 14:21:56

In my experience locals round here wear farm shop cheapies. Its the DFL that wear the posh jobs.
I agree Hunters have gone downhill. My Barbour wellies have lasted longer.

Ladyflip Wed 22-May-13 14:15:37

Good choice Honey. Noras are definitely acceptable for country bumpkins and last well too.

HoneyDragon Tue 21-May-13 20:16:37

I wear the Farmers choice round here. Nora's. I have a matt purple pair. I wear them with skinnies and a purple jacket, with a pink hoodie underneath when cold. And my Labrador has a coordinating pink and purple collar. grin

They are the comfiest things I have owned ever and look cute with shorts and dresses too.

Loads of colours to choose from

I'm thinking of getting these too

TotallyBursar Mon 20-May-13 11:16:18

Hope the packing is going well Fluffy, I hate moving so you have my sympathies.

I don't know about chooks but if you get some turkeys you can get your own semen hat, wear it in the knowledge it's not you wielding the spaff collection unit. I swear to God one of our bulls has never looked at me the same - never watched my back so hard in my life. Still, sadly he's more romantic than DH!
although, yes, so glad dh is not that odd.
Have you chosen yon boots yet? I'm waiting on some pictures!

Chocamochalatte Sun 19-May-13 20:19:33

Can't believe no one has mentioned Wedge Wellies!!

suebfg Sun 19-May-13 20:12:32

My new Joules wellies are very comfy

EleanorFarjeon Sun 19-May-13 20:02:50

I did 7.5 miles with the dog in my Le Chameaus today.

Obviously, I looked a complete wanker hmm but, God my feet were comfortable.

fluffymindy Sun 19-May-13 19:11:59

God help me if I ever have a semen rep. in my life.........

and yes styley jeans for chunky middle aged non jeans wearing women... holy bleeding grail.....

Ladyflip Sun 19-May-13 12:25:49

Good luck on the jeans hunt, fluffy.
Totally, I feel your pain. It's hard to look sexy in overalls and steel capped wellies with a woolly hat that came free from the semen rep. But I try. Thank God I have my own job where I can wear heels.

You forgot the pearls and headscarf...

fluffymindy Sun 19-May-13 11:32:23

Oh Totally, make him pay my love.... more worrying though if he had preferred you covered in shit? That is really niche....

I am going to buy some jeans later, the metamorphosis begins........ I shall rise from the ashes of my former glamorous self as a practical yet understated country hottie with Le Chameaus, Skinny jeans (high waisted), tailored shirt and nice cashmere pullover/cardigan accompanied by a neckerchief........ All I need now is a Cath Kidson handbag and some fucking bunting in my country kitchen and I will be a completely countryfied towny tool! What a wanker! lol

TotallyBursar Sun 19-May-13 11:19:52

I was interested in wellies that were sexy - until I actually read the thread.

I shall take my steel toe capped, green, hefty rubber boots, my minging permawaxed Barbour (with optional extras of pocketfull of bailer twine and ferrets) my scrumped back hair and pervading, but also complex and intriguing, odour and leave you beautiful folks to it!

I'm wafting around close to the WiFi while I wait for the man to stop mucking about fixing the quad (which broke because he 'just want to check the brakes') I asked him if I was 'country but sexy' - he said he likes it when I'm not covered in shit or birthing but as I hose down before coming in he's got no complaints...that was ok until he said 'I'd much rather you were good at calving and lambing than looking good, also I like you being solid enough to do the heavy lifting, bugger doing all that by myself' my self esteem has wandered off and is gently weeping. There is absolutely a reason I was his first girlfriend.

I might make him pay by buying those posh boots...with a heel!

fluffymindy Sun 19-May-13 10:59:49

The notion of 'practical clothes' makes me shudder...... which is why I am 43 without a proper coat!

fluffymindy Sun 19-May-13 10:57:38

Yes Ladyflip, reinvention is required... No we are a few chickens and ducks (which we had here anyway) and a couple of horses in the future (as have promised my DDs). We have a couple of fields and some woodland - we are moving for the school as have DD with LDs and we need to do something new - Dh commutes to London at the mo. and we hardly ever see him so we are making the move as he finally found an amazing job which pays well. I actually count us very very lucky as it is all coming together but instead of tackling anything on 'the list' I am very worried I am going to cold and wet - out new place is quite exposed and will possibly be quite unprepared come autumn/winter.

Ladyflip Sun 19-May-13 10:49:29

You'll be fine fluffy. What sort of farming will you be doing (if any?) Nobody really gives a shit what you wear in the country, and if the school is that far away you will presumably be going by car anyway, so not too much exposure to the elements on the school run?

We had a lovely harvest widows thread last summer; it might be time to revive it as we have already started silaging.

You may need to pop into your local agricultural merchants to do a spot of practical clothes shopping. Or go to a show - Royal Welsh is on 22-25th July. Plenty of shopping opportunities at these things. You could reinvent yourself in a whole new style.

fluffymindy Sun 19-May-13 10:47:55

Dowstairs loo - not the whole of downstairs that would be mad!

fluffymindy Sun 19-May-13 10:47:13

This is the list of things I am displacing:

Strip downstairs artex off walls and paint
Paint one wall in hall, two small bits in living room and playroom (thanks small child with marker pen!)
Choose carpet for stairs
Sort out papers in study
Fill out two big forms

I really should get off the sofa and out of my housecoat and get my arse in gear but am crusing wellies and playing on MN

[hangs head in shame]

fluffymindy Sun 19-May-13 10:37:18

Mejon - we are moving onto a small farm mad as cheese and our school is in the middle of nowhere - it is a concious choice obviously, in fact a planned over a couple of years choice, but aware I am ill equipt by not even owning a pair of jeans/trousers - I need a country capsule wardrobe...... weird because brought up in the country, all horsey and doggy and landrovery but my wardrobe does not reflect my heritage apparently hmm. Think Mad Men - I am all shampoo and sets and 50's dresses, fuck knows what is going to happen to my hair [frizzzzzzz]

Charliefox Sun 19-May-13 10:35:13

Well I can guess where you live then Ladyflip.

Ladyflip Sun 19-May-13 10:33:46

Round here Le Chameau only worn by wankers with, as was pointed out up thread, more money than class.

fluffymindy Sun 19-May-13 10:33:33

Yes Ladyflip cool as - the first ones are horrors of course and no fear of me being trodden on so no toe caps for me besides they will make my feet look big and I would rather have a broken foot

mejon Sun 19-May-13 10:30:27

OP I'm in mid Wales and in the countryside and only ever wear wellies when I have to go and help my neighbour put her stinky ducks away. Then it's those calf-length green Dunlop jobbies. I don't think wellies and a proper raincoat are compulsory-wear for us bumpkins - the only ones I see are farmers. We have tarmacced roads and all up here wink

Charliefox Sun 19-May-13 10:30:10

Posted too soon. I take it back Ladyflip. I thought you meant you had 2 pairs of Le Chameau. Tut.

Charliefox Sun 19-May-13 10:28:25

I likes your style Ladyflip. Way to go!

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