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Is there any way a 34 year old chucky of thigh can wear this

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shelldockley Fri 02-Aug-13 10:22:46

I tried this on weeks ago in New look and I'm still thinking about it, I just think it's so cute! But it's v v short and my thighs are not great. They are getting better with lots of cross trainering at the gym, but not good enough and still cellulity. I know there is no way I can ever wear it, but I thought I'd get opinions just incase you can think of some miracle way to overcome the thunder thigh problem...

ChippingInHopHopHop Fri 02-Aug-13 11:55:40

You cannot wear a half slip - blimey, I'm not even sure they make them since my Nana stopped buying them grin

Personally, I think the style is too young - it's a 'teen' style surely?

... and do not wear tights with it. The current trend of wearing tights with short skirts and shorts in this heat looks bloody ridiculous (fine in the winter!).

Knickers - not a thong. Other than that, something pretty if it might be seen!

Capitola Fri 02-Aug-13 12:03:19

I'm sorry, but I think it is way too young and needs really slim long legs.

Any half slip I've ever seen would be much longer than the dress.

Are you norky at all? Because pinafores need a flattish chest to look okay too, I think.

This sort of thing is short and sweet, but more age and thigh appropriate, perhaps?

CoralQueen Fri 02-Aug-13 12:22:44

If you have to think this much about buying it, you're probably going to end up regretting it anyway. I still say leave it!

HoikyPoiky Fri 02-Aug-13 12:22:48

My chunky thighs are muscular and shaped and a bit chubby so I don't mind tem being on display as much as I would if they were pure chubby.
I don't think you need to hide chunky thighs.

CoralQueen Fri 02-Aug-13 12:23:35

That's really nice, Remus!

HoikyPoiky Fri 02-Aug-13 12:23:48

Shirt dresses can look as if you have forgotten your trousers if you are short.confused

shelldockley Fri 02-Aug-13 12:25:26

I really like that Remus, I've been looking around for something like that too, or a safari type shirt dress.

ElephantsAndMiasmas Fri 02-Aug-13 12:26:29

Just do it, you'll feel great in it and I'm sure you'll look lovely. Being confident makes people look amazing. By this section's logic Beth Ditto should just stay in a dark cavern and never be seen at all smile

Moleyjay Fri 02-Aug-13 12:27:06

I like it and would probably wear leggings with it.

Gap have lots Depends how tall you are though, as Gap ones are usually too long for me.

LadyMilfordHaven Fri 02-Aug-13 12:29:42

It's vile, the dress. You'll look like a kids tv presenter.

shelldockley Fri 02-Aug-13 12:35:19

Very mixed opinions here, it's ok, I'm not going to get it, I just wish I were 19 again! Does anyone else my age agree that fashion was naff when we were teens? There was nowhere near as much choice or fun stuff.

Tbh, a lot of the stuff in New Look and Topshop right now looks EXACTLY like the stuff around when I was a teen! Jersey tube skirts, crop tops, little lacy bra tops, baggy shirts, ankle boots etc. smile

MotionCity Fri 02-Aug-13 12:45:06

I'm slim and 24 - there's no way I'd wear that. Sorry, OP!

shelldockley Fri 02-Aug-13 12:48:07

Perhaps I just didn't know how to wear it then! The pinafore dress was a staple of nights out, and I wore crop tops with my ill fitting, way too big Levi's. No one ever wore dresses during the day though. Plus I was a size 6 before size 6 really existed so all my clothes were ill-fitting!

MrsPercyPig Fri 02-Aug-13 13:01:35

Sorry but that dress is hideous!

Tell us what you need and we will find you something much more suitable!

Occasion etc?

ToastedTeacakes Fri 02-Aug-13 14:58:18

I don't think it looks teenage. It's more toddler.
As a teen I would not have worn this.

But Alexa Chung would probably wear in her 60's. I guess.

My opinion?
Sod them all, if you like it, have fun.

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