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CruCru Wed 12-Nov-14 12:02:57

I am a big woman. I saw some leather leggings that looked amazing on a model but would look terrible on me.

I really like those Nordic sweaters but they look awful on. Similarly, gilets? Look like life vests and expose the bottom of my fat tummy.

MakeMeWarmThisWinter Wed 12-Nov-14 12:09:28

Leather leggings here too - I'm pregnant and suspect it wouldn't be a good look grin hopefully they'll still be around once I've given birth and shed my extra pounds.

mowglik Wed 12-Nov-14 12:27:26

Leather leggings here too, I could get away with it but it's a bit too high fashiony for me but I love the look

Also killer heels but I can just about manage normal high heels

helzapoppin2 Wed 12-Nov-14 12:40:25

Any dress with a defined waist, as I don't have one.
I do wear gilets. I love the current fashion for sweater dresses and tunics. They disguise my fat tummy.

bonzo77 Wed 12-Nov-14 12:47:49

Leather leggings and coated jeans. Skirts shorter than below my knee. Shirts.

I'm actually quite slim, but have muscular thighs that overlap / rub. Hence the problem with leggings. The leather ones would squeak! My neck is a bit short and my boobs biggish so the collars in shirts scrape my jowls and even well cut ones either hang off my boobs or gape. I find the cuffs uncomfortable.

Shift dresses: due to boobs, make me look like a sofa.

HappyGirlNow Wed 12-Nov-14 12:56:24

Shorter skirts that I would wear with bare legs.. I do wear shorter skirts with opaques but my legs aren't good enough to bare with skirts that end much above the knee... hmm

LackingCommonSense Wed 12-Nov-14 13:30:51

Oooh good thread.

Heels. I feel too tall in anything over 2 inches.

And I love oversized T's with skinny jeans/leggings but due to 32E boobs I end up looking somewhat large...

ItsGotBellsOn Wed 12-Nov-14 13:32:44

Tight pencil skirts (show my slight mum tum)

Trousers (every single style looks horrendous on my arse)

Huge heels (am 6 ft, so feel too self conscious in anything too high)

Fillybuster Wed 12-Nov-14 13:33:21

I'm horrendously high waisted, even though only a size 10/12, with big breasts. And I would soooo love to wear those little skater-style stretchy dresses that the shops fill up with every season. And empire line anything. <sniff>

And killer heels. I have dodgy knees so will never get to wear heels. But I can dream....

Callani Wed 12-Nov-14 14:02:15

I would love to wear v-neck tops and dresses and show cleavage but sadly I don't have the cleavage for it!

Also, I love dresses but am firmly pear shaped so the vast majority go from loose-and-floaty on top to skin-tight-and-bursting-the-seams at the bottom. This is the problem being both a size 6 and a size 14 at once...

marymcb Wed 12-Nov-14 14:22:08

I love things like twinsets and pearls and tweed, some people manage to make it look really cool but somehow I always look ridiculous and completely old fashioned!

nottheOP Wed 12-Nov-14 14:25:34

Anything boho stylee, skinny jeans (too short and fat knee-ed)

fromparistoberlin73 Wed 12-Nov-14 14:32:32


GarlicNovember Wed 12-Nov-14 14:36:15

Twiddly 'feminine' things. I can make most looks work somehow (in a shapelessly ageing sort of way, heh,) but flowers & frills have always made me look like I picked up someone else's outfit by mistake. I'm too ... sturdy.

At least this forced me to avoid the pussycat bow blouse, both times it's been de rigueur smile

GarlicNovember Wed 12-Nov-14 14:42:02

Paris, I had a Léger dress once! I wasn't particularly slim - they were brilliantly constructed to support, push & smooth you in place. It didn't ride up, either. Can't say the same for high-street bodycon frocks.

confusedandemployed Wed 12-Nov-14 14:42:33

Garlic, me too!! Sturdy is exactly how I am. I can't wear chunky knitted stuff either (I look like a tank in them), or tops with elasticated bottoms. What is the obsession with that?! Just terrible, makes anyone bar an anorexic size 6 look 7 months pregnant.

GarlicNovember Wed 12-Nov-14 14:48:46

I can't wear chunky knitted stuff either (I look like a tank in them) - Yeah, I just go round looking like a warm tank grin Agree about tops with elasticated bottoms - just why??!

Lonelynessie Wed 12-Nov-14 16:03:55

Great thread! I would wear shift dresses, gilets, anything that didn't hide my wobbly tum, cami style tops/dresses, the whole 'relaxed, baggy jumper but still looking chic' look.

CruCru Wed 12-Nov-14 17:43:38

I love really well tailored shirts with tight fitting trousers. Useless on me.

aoife24 Wed 12-Nov-14 17:47:56

Heels for me too, I'm about 6'. I sometimes do, but I have to be feeling right.

BlueEyedWonder Wed 12-Nov-14 17:49:10

I would wear wide leg trousers and the culottes that are currently fashionable. At 5ft, I would look ridiculous.
Same with midi skirts.

AWholeLottaNosy Wed 12-Nov-14 17:51:59

A tight catsuit
Crop tops
Twenties flapper style dresses.

Unfortunately I have massive boobs so never will be able to wear them sad

Floisme Wed 12-Nov-14 18:32:01

I would wear shorts and tights. I'm 58 and would dearly love to piss off the mutton brigade!

Skinheadmermaid Wed 12-Nov-14 18:43:26

Leather leggings and coated jeans. Even though i'm many stone lighter then I used to be i'm still very pear shaped with sturdy thighs and I just look like a sausage in a string. hmm
I would like to be able to wear heels, not high ones, just an inch or two but after years of wearing trainers and having sensitive feet I just can't.
Oh and short shorts, even though I have lost weight and work out a lot I have too much loose skin, left over flab and cellulite. sad

HermioneDanger Wed 12-Nov-14 19:00:02

Gilets. I lose my waist in them and look the same width from shoulder to hip, which is unfortunate. Like a rectangular mister man. I have a hankering for a fur one this season and try on every one I see but none work for me sad

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