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polo necks: fab or frumpy?

(48 Posts)
fedupandfifty Wed 26-Feb-14 19:44:45

Just that, really. Fancy one, but last time I wore one I was tighter of jowl and flatter of boobage. Would you?

They seem quite trendy atm.

Floisme Wed 26-Feb-14 19:48:13

Not me, never. I've never looked good in them - not even before I acquired jowls!

sewbee50 Wed 26-Feb-14 19:50:22

I wear a black one with a jaunty scarf! I'm a bit too bosomy but the scarf detracts (so I tell myself)

TheEmpress Wed 26-Feb-14 19:51:09

I think...

Small boobs= fab

Big boobs = frumpy

RonaldMcDonald Wed 26-Feb-14 19:52:30

Frumpy on me as I have tittage

RockinD Wed 26-Feb-14 19:52:36

Not with big boobs. End of.

JabberJabberJay Wed 26-Feb-14 19:54:25

I look dreadful in them. I'm a DD cup size and I've never managed to look anything but matronly.

though they do hide my saggy neck

LeslieKnope Wed 26-Feb-14 19:55:47


You think you're going to look like this but in reality look like this instead.

My mother wears them and even though she's slim and boobless they just look dated. Especially when she wears her gold necklaces over the top shock.

Floisme Wed 26-Feb-14 20:01:12

It's not just the boobs though. Even when I was flat chested (pre menopause) I still looked awful in them

TulipOHare Wed 26-Feb-14 20:02:39

I love them but they don't love me! LeslieKnope is bang on grin

Pannacotta Wed 26-Feb-14 20:03:03

I like them but then I have small boobs, think that helps.

sewbee50 Wed 26-Feb-14 20:10:05

Oh gawd do I look like Gail sad What a wake-up call shock

I thought if they kind of clinged to your neck they were ok - Gail's collar bits are ginormous

tethersend Wed 26-Feb-14 20:12:06

Love, love, love them- and I have huge boobs.

I usually wear them with a long 70s pendant over the top.

cloudskitchen Wed 26-Feb-14 20:41:13

I think ribbed ones are more flattering than unribbed ones grin

Snowdown Wed 26-Feb-14 23:27:10

I love them - can't do ribbed though - makes boobs look huge! I have a long thin neck and ample boobage - I wear them under v necks.

bunnymother Thu 27-Feb-14 06:06:41

I love them, but I'm not very bosomy. I have a few cashmere ones, esp Uniqlo, as I hate an itchy neck.

Chloerose75 Thu 27-Feb-14 06:12:22

They are dreadful. I do have big boobs so would stay away for that reason but I just think they are a hideous item of clothing in general. I LOLed at the Gail montage!

Financeprincess Thu 27-Feb-14 06:49:48

I'm not well endowed and I too loathe polo necks. Not just because of the Gail Tilsley factor, although those powerful images would be enough to distress anybody.

They make you look as if you have no neck, and they itch.

PrimalLass Thu 27-Feb-14 07:15:50

Horrible on me, and they make me feel claustrophobic.

eurochick Thu 27-Feb-14 07:20:40

I live in them all winter. I'm a chilly person and they are the only thing I feel cosy in. I am just a B cup though, which helps them not to look frumpy.

BumWad Thu 27-Feb-14 07:21:12

I didn't realise people still wore polo necks!! Do places still sell these garments???? confused

Snowdown Thu 27-Feb-14 07:24:11

They seem a bit marmite don't they. I think long neck small boobs seems to be the rule. I love the mod 60's look - wish my boobs were smaller so I go wear them in a fitted plain fine knit, when they have most impact.

Nocomet Thu 27-Feb-14 07:39:13

I'm wearing a polo neck in my first ever school photo (1972ish), I don't think I need to go there again.

Namechangeforamo Thu 27-Feb-14 08:51:39

I have about 7 black polo necks, so handy for work. I love that sixties look when they are worn with cocoon shape skirt or cigarette trousers. Also under a trench coat, tres chic

HappyGirlNow Thu 27-Feb-14 09:38:50

I love them but I'm tall, slim, long neck, little boobs.. If you aren't all of these they do look frumpy unfortunately..

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