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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...

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.

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?

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!

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

I like it and would probably wear leggings with it.

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

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.

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

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

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

That's really nice, Remus!

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 12:22:44

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!

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

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.

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.

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!

shelldockley Fri 02-Aug-13 11:50:00

Incidentaly, what knickers would one wear with a skirt like this that is likely to blow up in the wind? I have a couple of other skater type dresses which are longer, but I always feel self concious about possible knicker exposure. Big knickers, boy shorts or spanx cycling short style? Or would a half slip be better?

Bexicles Fri 02-Aug-13 11:32:58

Sorry I'm 35 and a size 8 I'd feel very self conscious in this. It's too teenage.

snowlie Fri 02-Aug-13 11:09:22

I wouldn't, it's too young and needs a skinny frame.

Auntfini Fri 02-Aug-13 11:05:39

I think it's more for a 14 year old. I'm in my 20s and I wouldn't. If you really like it though, there are similar in river island in a lighter denim but longer

shelldockley Fri 02-Aug-13 10:59:09

Would it work for winter do you think Horrace?

HoikyPoiky I did take pics, looks good apart from the thighs!

oscarwilde Fri 02-Aug-13 10:59:04

Sorry Shell, I'm in the it's way too young camp regardless of the state of your thighs. It's a pinafore dress, I think it's even too young for a 21 yr old to wear, I'd put my 3 yr old in it ! [fuddy duddy emoticon]

We can't see your thighs so it's difficult to comment as to whether you have a point. In my experience though wearing anything that makes you feel self conscious is usually a pain. You spend your whole time fussing with it. They have some really nice skater style dresses which have a similar line and might be a little longer?

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