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Pleated skirt

(5 Posts)
neveradullmoment99 Tue 03-Jan-17 14:22:08

I really love the look of a pleated skirt but is it true that the top needs to be tucked in? I have a bit of a mum tum and am not a tuck in type of person. If you wear a pleated skirt, do you tuck your top in or do you wear a shortish top and would that work?

neveradullmoment99 Tue 03-Jan-17 14:23:04

I say this because when i look on pinterest, everyone seems to tuck their top in but not sure i would suit that. Do you need a washboard stomach???

Swimminguphill Tue 03-Jan-17 14:27:55

IME pleated skirts only suit people with no hips who are also tall and thin in general. Shoot me down for saying it! I have seen them styled by The Frugality (great blog and Insta) with chunky jumpers but she has the most amazing figure and can carry off pretty much anything.

I look like I'm ready to help out at the WI cake sale in a pleated skirt (no offence WI-ers!). I look good, and less than 100 years old in other things though...

Newbrummie Tue 03-Jan-17 14:58:06

You can get rid of that tum by ditching bread .... Honestly changed my life

Bluntness100 Tue 03-Jan-17 15:00:42

Skirts that are pleated round the middle/waist are notoriously hard to pull off because they make your tummy look bigger. I also agree only the tall and slim can really rock it, everyone else looks a little dumpy. If you do have a tummy then don't tuck in, it will just add even more bulk round your middle.

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