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haven't found a decent skirt in years, until...!

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TheOrchardKeeper Sat 07-Sep-13 15:36:27

Every time I try on any skirt it looks hideous.

I bought this on a whim from Fat Face expecting it to probably be the same (but I just loved the print so much). It's brilliant . Lovely material, not too long or short & it's a flattering shape (sits high on the waist).

I almost wish I hadn't discovered it as I now want to buy another one from them & they're not cheap...(to me anyway). If anyone out there has a simular issue with skirts just not looking right on them then try Fat Face! (Especially if you're an apple shape) grin

SirChenjin Sun 08-Sep-13 14:18:27

Ah, I get it now!

elfycat Sun 08-Sep-13 14:17:08

*OrchardKeeper I've been in a FF maxi-dress all summer, and am wearing it today. I bought the floral patterned one with the panel and did think of getting the stripy one too. But I bought the maxi-skirt instead.

I really want to go and try on that skirt, but I've just paid for my final, thank goodness OU course and that's wiped out any spending I might like to do for a bit. At least the balance with OU is that I also don't have TIME to shop either.

ToastedTeacakes Sun 08-Sep-13 11:14:37

I always check out FF skirts. Have a few summer ones and the fit is always super flattering. The sizing seems to have balanced out now, too, but before they used to cut stuff quite large.
Also make decent lengths without being dowdy, which there is definitely a hole in the market for!

Like the cord ones but really wish they'd offer some simple colours instead of constant patterns.

TheOrchardKeeper Sun 08-Sep-13 10:59:00

Isn't it because of your MN name?

SirChenjin Sun 08-Sep-13 10:10:22

I don't get that WildThong?! confused

WildThongsHeartString Sun 08-Sep-13 00:17:19

hmm a skirt called 'heartstrings'

Would be rude not to! grin

Antidote Sat 07-Sep-13 23:13:55

Damn it, now I want the London eye one. Grrr

Antidote Sat 07-Sep-13 23:09:35

Sorry, sorry. Posted and ran.

I tend to go for the larger end of her sizes because I like them to sit on my hips. So when I was skinny I went for a 10/12 and more recently (pre pregnancy anyway) I was going more for the 12/14 size. I tend to be a 14 on the bottom for trousers, 12 for most skirts.

She models the clothes herself, but I agree the website is a bit challenging!

I've been avoiding looking over the summer as I always want a nnew skirt. I might see if she does coats this winter. ?..

SirChenjin Sat 07-Sep-13 20:40:48

Nasty tights and horrible boots? shock I love those tights and boots grin

TheOrchardKeeper Sat 07-Sep-13 20:33:36

I sort of thought the same Remus'

I love them to look at but don't think I could pull many of them off grin

I like a couple of those Nicola Q skirts, but the styling on the website is hideous - all nasty tights and horrible boots.

HandMini Sat 07-Sep-13 20:28:29

Love Nicola Quilter. If I'm a 12 to I go for 10/12 or 12/14. Thanks Antidote and OP

Eve Sat 07-Sep-13 20:24:25

Thank you for Nicola Quilter, saw her skirts in Greenwich market after Olympics last year & loved them but short of time to try.

itwillbebetter Sat 07-Sep-13 20:19:12

Antidote- I love those Nicola Quilter skirts. How do you find the sizing? I'm at the top end of a 14 at the moment but hoping to get back pretty soon to my usual 12. Do you think a 'healthy' would fit? Sorry to hijack op thanks

SirChenjin Sat 07-Sep-13 17:40:41

Thanks so much for that Nicola Quilter link Antidote - that's exactly the kind of thing I wear. I also love the fact that the model is a normal shape and size smile

That's pretty!

Must admit I've never even been in Fat Face but just looked online and there are some nice bits

TheOrchardKeeper Sat 07-Sep-13 16:22:41

Thanks antidote smile

TheOrchardKeeper Sat 07-Sep-13 16:22:14

Same don't' I have a lovely stripey maxi dress from there & a lovely tunic thingy.

They do last well too which makes it worth investing in a few bits you know you'll wear a lot smile

p.s I have a fairly sizable hips/arse area & it just skims that bit as it sits on the top part of the hips then flares out so might do the job elfy smile

Antidote Sat 07-Sep-13 16:20:25

Google Nicola Quilter.

Amazingly beautiful skirts. Weird sizes (she explains on the site). I've no idea if they will suit your shape but it's worth looking

elfycat Sat 07-Sep-13 16:18:38

I'm a pear but had a big ohhhhhh moment. I'd have to go and try it on and check it doesn't sit wrong on the 'shelf' that is my waist-hip shape.

DH and I have just started shopping more often in FF as those pieces of clothing that we do buy last really well. I'd rather spend more on a few good items than keep buying M&S things that don't last.

Dontletthemgetyoudown Sat 07-Sep-13 16:17:06

Ihave two dresses from there that ive worn all summer. They are flattering comfortable to wear and lovely colours.

TheOrchardKeeper Sat 07-Sep-13 16:14:50

Yes it counts smile

I'm so not 'good' at fashion but I like what I wear grin though I do spend most of the time in jeans & tee shirts

I love fat face tops as some of them can be really flattering but had never tried the skirts til now.

Dontletthemgetyoudown Sat 07-Sep-13 16:10:42

I like that. I feel a trip to fatface. The fashionistas on here would hate my look but I like it so that's all that counts right?

TheOrchardKeeper Sat 07-Sep-13 16:03:31

I can't believe I'm so happy about a skirt hmm grin

It's just so annoying because my legs are alright but my slight tummy makes it a PITA to find anything that fits right & have been trying to find a skirt that looks nice for ages.

TheOrchardKeeper Sat 07-Sep-13 16:02:09

Well it covers the belly button area (my 'problem' area, being an apple shape) and also sits on the top part of the hips so no unflattering bulges or anything smile

Most skirts I try on make me look bigger than I am because they sit wrong on the tummy/hip area & aren't comfortable enough.

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