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long shirts on short people (does this belong on Cod's please don;t wear?)

(20 Posts)
thewomanwhothoughtshewasahat Sun 04-Jun-06 15:40:10

opinions on this shirt on short legs. I totally love it, and I think the long line of it will be slimming and will cover the bum, but there won't be much left of my legs. It's only for holiday - think it would be nice to wear over a swimming costume. Permanent dilemma for people with short legs and bums they don;t want to flaunt.

FioFio Sun 04-Jun-06 15:42:28

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brimfull Sun 04-Jun-06 16:30:44

I look ridiculous in long tops as I'm only 5'4".Anything that stops at hips or above is fine though.

LadyCodofCOdford Sun 04-Jun-06 16:32:37

so tis a cover up?

i liek it
need to let the bottom flap open though

motherinferior Sun 04-Jun-06 17:03:07

It would suit you. Not that you need slimming, actually.

FrannyandZooey Sun 04-Jun-06 17:16:15

I think it looks like a lab coat on the model so that would put me off for starters

No reason why it wouldn't look nice on you just because you are short.

MamaG Sun 04-Jun-06 17:17:48

I really like it, I'm 5' 3" and would wear it as a cover up on beach (open, or just middle 2 buttons fastened) but I prob wouldn't wear it "out" as I think it wold look crap on me with trousers - would prob come to my knees

thewomanwhothoughtshewasahat Sun 04-Jun-06 17:19:34

I have just seen that it's £55. bit steep for holiday wear. especially as holiday this year is only going to be a week long

thewomanwhothoughtshewasahat Sun 04-Jun-06 17:20:42

I agree mamag, I do think it would look crap on me with trousers, but - as below - can I justify £55 for a beachey cover up?

expatinscotland Sun 04-Jun-06 17:32:09

i like i like!

but i'm only 5ft., 3in. and that would drown me.

MamaG Sun 04-Jun-06 17:42:26

£55 for beach cover up....well, will you wear it every day? Will you be buying loads of other things for holiday?

It's a classic style and won't look out of date when you next go on holiday and I think you could wear it again and again

zoeuk1 Sun 04-Jun-06 17:44:19

you could wear it undone with a coloured top underneath like a jacket too. in the evenings etc.

MamaG Sun 04-Jun-06 17:45:34

How tall are you?

zoeuk1 Sun 04-Jun-06 17:47:02


fullmoonfiend Sun 04-Jun-06 17:50:48

i want the green one. (Can I wear it with cropped trews cod?) I'm 5ft 6'?

MamaG Sun 04-Jun-06 17:53:03

sorry Zoe, was asking thewomanwhothoughtshewasahat (phew) - I'm 5 3 and it woudl look shite on me as a jacket - anything below the hips makes me look rubbish

thewomanwhothoughtshewasahat Sun 04-Jun-06 20:06:22

5 ft 1 on a good day. so limited beach use only for me but agree that for such purposes it wouldn;t date

WelshBoris Sun 04-Jun-06 20:12:54

lmao at zoe- who?

LadyCodofCOdford Sun 04-Jun-06 21:19:25

i liek crops
dont get the general hatred of them on ehre
btw am not fashinon expert, jsut have opinions most of whicha re WRONG

fullmoonfiend Mon 05-Jun-06 18:59:16

cod! Don't say things like that! Don't ever admit being wrong or not being an expert... it'd be like Delia saying, 'actually, I hate cooking and usually just have pot noodles for me dinner''

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