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Denim skirt - yay or nay?

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FruitBasedDrinkForALady Sun 16-Nov-14 22:02:20

And if it's yay, can someone tell me where to find one that doesn't belong in the 1980s? I can't do skater or more than an inch above the knee. I'm 5ft2 and about a size 10. I prefer dark/indigo denim. I had a lovely a-line wrap, but it's too big and moving the buttons makes it sit funny.

scarletforya Sun 16-Nov-14 22:08:29

Oooh, I think they're all absolutely horrible. Except denim minis, they're ok.

Greengardenpixie Sun 16-Nov-14 22:17:45

I love my denim skirt! I have a denim pencil skirt that i got from next about 6 months ago. I also have a number of A-line denim skirts from whitestuff. very flattering shape. Lovely knee length with tights and boots. A staple and go with anything.

Greengardenpixie Sun 16-Nov-14 22:19:21

Boden does a nice one:

Out of stock right now but worth seeing if it comes back in. Looks a nice flattering a-line.

Twinklestein Sun 16-Nov-14 22:44:00

Nay nay and thrice nay.

If you've got great legs and you're youngish you might pull off a mini, but otherwise no.

GlitterySparkleChops Sun 16-Nov-14 23:00:37

Nay. It's not dress down day in 1988, therefore no.

FruitBasedDrinkForALady Sun 16-Nov-14 23:35:20

I definitely don't have the legs for a mini, even with thick tights. Oh well. All suggestions for a viable alternative would be appreciated - a daytime, mooching around with a pair of younglings type of skirt.

CointreauVersial Sun 16-Nov-14 23:43:02

I have a couple. A mini-length, slightly A-line one from Warehouse, and a just-above-the-knee classic design "distressed" one from Sainsburys (of all places). The last one was a recent purchase.

Nice at the weekend with a slouchy jumper, tights and knee boots.

And I'm 47, so there. smile

PlantsAndFlowers Mon 17-Nov-14 00:18:14

I love denim skirts - knee length, A line. Perfect.

Dash do some nice ones, so if you google Dash denim skirt the options come up - think they're stocked in Debenhams and House of Fraser.

squoosh Mon 17-Nov-14 00:28:31

Denim shirt - yes.

Denim skirt - no.

Lottapianos Mon 17-Nov-14 13:42:57

Yay. I got a stretchy pencil one from M&S, knee length. Its a dark denim so quite smart looking

Floisme Mon 17-Nov-14 13:51:16

I've got one denim skirt that I still like - it's pencil shape and ends just below the knee. But for mooching around (in fact for anything) I prefer a tube skirt.

FruitBasedDrinkForALady Tue 18-Nov-14 12:36:18

Thank for the opinions everyone. It seems it's very much about finding the right skirt so! I haven't managed to find it, so I'll keep looking and try to find an alternative in the meantime.

butterflybuns Tue 18-Nov-14 12:41:22

A definite yes from me- a few inches above knee in a darkish denim with thick tights and boots. Also got a purple cord skirt again a few inches above knee. Both great in autumn/ winter I think. I even do leggings and denim skirt on cooler spring/summer days.

vitaminC Tue 18-Nov-14 12:53:47

I live in a city with a large community of Italian ex-pats and this seems to be the standard look for many of the Italian women - knee-length denim skirt, woolly grey or purple tights and a cashmere/wool sweater. They all seem to wear "sensible" shoes or boots without looking frumpy, too. I have no idea how!

OP, I have two denim skirts - an indigo one, that sits just above the knee, from M&S a few years ago, and a faded, knee-length, A-line one from H&M. I wear them pretty much in place of jeans (which don't really suit my body shape).

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