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Okay, so are dungarees acceptable?

(54 Posts)
CruCru Mon 02-Nov-15 23:55:25

I have rather a hankering for them but worry that I may look like a madwoman.

I was thinking a mid-blue denim (a bit stonewashed but not very).

IHaveBrilloHair Mon 02-Nov-15 23:58:06

Yes, if you want them.

FarticCircle Tue 03-Nov-15 00:00:08

At Glastonbury if you are 18 and willowy.
Otherwise not unless you are no more than six.

CruCru Tue 03-Nov-15 00:03:19

Yes, that is my concern. I am 37 and dumpy. I don't want to look like a garden gnome.

Knackeredknitter67 Tue 03-Nov-15 01:37:57

Oh they are totally acceptable. I have a dark denim pair that I wear with trainers. I'm 48 and I say wear what the fuck you like, life is too short

FarticCircle Tue 03-Nov-15 04:29:06

I agree with knackeredknitter that you should wear them if you want to.

But if the question is do the flatter your figure, then statistically, the answer will be No. Sorry but, no.

Look back on Felicity Kendal in The Good Life wearing them. They are of their time and character, but they just aren't flattering. The vast majority of us look like a German Mechanic (and I am 100% including myself in that)

FarticCircle Tue 03-Nov-15 04:33:36


CruCru Tue 03-Nov-15 08:33:55

Yes, I do see your point.

TheDowagerCuntess Tue 03-Nov-15 08:42:31

It depends on your reason for wanting to wear them. If it's to look good, then they're probably not the best item of clothing to fit that bill.

If it's to be comfortable, or to make a political statement against belts, then great, go for it.

What about a jumpsuit as a compromise?

YetAnotherUserName Tue 03-Nov-15 08:54:23

Agree with Fartic that looking good in a pair of dungarees is probably unlikely, but you should get them if you like them and just enjoy them anyhow.

I have a pair of black denim ones, lovely to wear and I enjoy them even knowing they're not the most flattering item. Wear mine with plain tees or a soft plain shirt underneath.

hugoagogo Tue 03-Nov-15 08:58:31

grin at fartic googling German mechanic!

Lemonfizzypop Tue 03-Nov-15 09:02:14

Noooooo they can look good! Sharon Horgan looks great in them in the first series of catastrophe.

Obviously you need to have the right figure and find the right pair which I think is easier said than done but when it's done right I think they look great!

tbtc20 Tue 03-Nov-15 11:27:22

LOL @ "political statement against belts"

I had some dungarees when I was about 11. I totally rocked that look.

wigglybeezer Tue 03-Nov-15 11:34:47

MY mum, aged 75, recently asked me if she could get away with them, she wore them all the time in the seventies and eighties and fancied them again. I said go for it as she is a petite size 8 so she has bought some from Topshop! they suit her but I would hesitate unless you have a boyish figure, I only wear them for gardening.

howtorebuild Tue 03-Nov-15 11:37:31

I agree, life is too short, wear what you like. exceptions, children's peer interactions, religious events and shopping trips

Jw35 Tue 03-Nov-15 11:40:11

You need to be about a size 8 or under 7 otherwise they look terrible. Life's too short is a crap argument for bad dressing

PavlovtheCat Tue 03-Nov-15 11:40:49

No. unless you are a child.

WavingNotDrowning Tue 03-Nov-15 11:52:25

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MushroomMama Tue 03-Nov-15 11:55:02

I have a pair of vintage Mickey Mouse ones! 26 size 14 and 5 ft 3! I love them tbh! I roll up the legs though

nilbyname Tue 03-Nov-15 11:56:23

I bought the topshop ones, black denim. I love them!

DSClarke Tue 03-Nov-15 13:23:04

There are a lovely pair of cord ones in Toast. They would look great as long as you had great make up and maybe some funky glasses. And were standing next to a potter's wheel, looking moody, in a fjord.

OooooohMissDiane Tue 03-Nov-15 13:25:04

Only if you're on a Bananarama tribute act.

Knackeredknitter67 Tue 03-Nov-15 13:49:05

I always look moody, so think mine look great

nilbyname Tue 03-Nov-15 14:13:27

I'm totally channelling banamrama in mine.

I wear mine with long sleeve wide necked Jersey tips, slightly fitted and also crop tops. Ankle boots with skin showing or Nike trainers- invisible socks!

pommiegirl Tue 03-Nov-15 14:16:05

No, I think they look awful personally

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