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How to wear this linen dress?

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Euphemia Sat 27-May-17 05:19:09

I have this Jaeger linen wrap dress in pale blue.

Looks lovely on IF I'M STANDING UP! Sit down: major thigh exposure!!!

Is there something I could wear underneath that wouldn't look awful, and wouldn't leave me too hot in this weather? Capri-length leggings? Cycle shorts?!

LegoCaltrops Sat 27-May-17 06:07:57

How about a short silk slip / underskirt? Even in this weather, silk wouldn't be too hot, & it shouldn't cling either.

MollyHuaCha Sat 27-May-17 06:31:03

Interesting that models pose to show us various angles of clothes but never sitting down wink

BusterGonad Sat 27-May-17 06:48:03

I would just wear nude tights and hope for the best. Wearing leggings/cycling shorts imo would only look scruffy and ruin a perfectly nice dress.

Euphemia Sat 27-May-17 12:26:28

I can't really hope for the best sitting practically flashing my pants at 5-12 year-olds. (Primary teacher.) confused

I like the slip idea: I'll try to find something that looks like lining on the dress.

BusterGonad Sat 27-May-17 12:34:18

Oh. Ok. Maybe cut off some leggings so you get a hot pants size under garment! Maybe it's just too short for work?

eurochick Sat 27-May-17 12:37:16

Lovely dress. Just get a dark slip (m and s do them). I've got a couple of wrap skirts and this works a treat.

BusterGonad Sat 27-May-17 12:39:52

Oh ffs, I've just realized it's a wrap dress. Sorry op I did click on the link as well, goodness, forget what I said and get a slip! I'm so dim sometimes! blushangry

llangennith Sat 27-May-17 13:42:19

Just don't wear it to school!

BarchesterFlowers Sat 27-May-17 13:51:22

I bought that dress and thought it was lovely but I returned it for the same reason. Because of the exposure I thought I would only wear it for summer Sunday type days, tea and cake, strolling about somewhere. I was shopping for work clothes and was disciplined enough to return it! Rarely happens.

Alicekeach Sat 27-May-17 14:05:04

Could you sew a little popper on to hold the skirt in place?

Euphemia Sat 27-May-17 14:58:43

If I don't wear it to work I'll never wear it. sad

I think a popper would pop off.

MollyHuaCha Sun 28-May-17 08:32:55

Primary teacher? Ah, maybe the V neck is too deep as well - all that bending as a teacher taught me to only wear high neck lines.

It was a lovely dress whilst it lasted...shock

Euphemia Sun 28-May-17 08:43:58

I wore it with a cami top and it was fine. Maybe a full slip would do both jobs ...

BarchesterFlowers Sun 28-May-17 18:39:47

I wear slips these days Euphemia. I find some fabrics stick to my tights and the slip just makes everything hang so much better.

I bought a really lovely one from Boundary Mills on the A1 when I stopped for the loo once. Wish I had bought more of them because they are silky and stretchy and nothing I have bought since has been as nice, they are unbranded.

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