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Does anyone else not do brown?

(39 Posts)
Dowser Sat 27-May-17 09:36:17

I keep rifling through my wardrobe and anything brown I come across is taken to the charity shop.

With me muttering under my breath, what on earth was I thinking.

I feel it's just dingy, drab, musty, makes me feel old- er
I'm getting rid of beige carpets as well.
Is it just me or is brown just not a fashion colour.

namechange20050 Sat 27-May-17 09:37:15

I think it's not been in fashion for a while. It'll come back round though.

CrispyBathTowel Sat 27-May-17 09:39:45

I don't do brown because it doesn't suit my colouring and makes me look washed out. If brown suits a person, then no I don't think they look dingy, drab, musty or old(er).

Though you're right, I haven't seen many brown items (other than shoes) in the shops for a while. I don't think it tends to get stocked much in S/S - it's more of an A/W colour.

HateSummer Sat 27-May-17 09:41:56

Brown suits me. I look radiant in it. I also love dark brown wooden furniture. <shrugs>

Dowser Sat 27-May-17 09:48:03

Maybe it's a phase I'm going through 😀

Lanaa Sat 27-May-17 09:48:51

Ever ever, it looks terrible on me. It just blends in with my skin tone and looks grim. It must have been in fashion about 10-12 years ago though as I recently threw out loads of old brown clothes when I was going through the clothes I left at my mother's house.

AtSea1979 Sat 27-May-17 09:51:01

Brown suits me. I tend to wear it more in autumn and winter....I blend in with the trees then...

AWholeLottaRosie Sat 27-May-17 09:55:10

About fifteen years ago there was a lot of brown about and absolutely no navy (I remember really struggling to buy navy shoes at the time) and now it's the other way round.

Floisme Sat 27-May-17 10:01:20

For me it has to be exactly the right shade of brown or else I (literally) look like shit but when I can get it right, I love it. My favourite is that very, very dark chocolate shade - almost black but much more flattering on me.

It's not a fashion colour at the moment - it disappeared when grey came along but I'm sure it'll be back at some point.

Agoddessonamountaintop Sat 27-May-17 10:05:03

Mint velvet occasionally stock a faded version, as is their wont. I bought a top there recently with a glittery pink thread running through it, so not strictly brown. I'm not averse to it but can't remember buying anything brown in the last few years.

Floisme Sat 27-May-17 10:25:21

Kettlewell's the only place I know that still does a half reasonable choice of shades. I keep meaning to send for something 'dark chocolate' to see if it's dark enough.

JennyTaylior Sat 27-May-17 10:28:04

No brown, ever. Not even shades of brown - beige, taupe - yuk. It's just not me. I wont even have brown shoes or bags.

LoupGarou Sat 27-May-17 10:28:21

The only brown I can wear is a dark greyish brown, if it has a lot of grey in it really suits me, without that it looks awful.

eddiemairswife Sat 27-May-17 10:37:34

My school uniform was dark brown, so after 14 years of wearing it I feel enough is enough.

JaceLancs Sat 27-May-17 10:38:13

Brown beige or khaki don't suit me at all
I look hideous in nude mustard or some peachy shades too
I've never had my colours done but suit black grey navy, most blues cooler pinks and purples

Want2beme Sat 27-May-17 11:26:55

I don't have any brown, but now you've mentioned it, I quite fancy a big brown cardi this winter. Thanks.

MusicToMyEars800 Sat 27-May-17 11:32:44

I've never really worn brown, unless it's footwear, I owned a chocolate brown waterfall cardigan years ago but that's about it, I just don't think it suits me, maybe I'll experiment this winter with some cardis/jumpers grin.

theclick Sat 27-May-17 12:49:55

I've never done it but I'm Asian and it would clash with my own skin colour. It's not a nice clash either - I would just look like a sack of potatoes.

ThreeForAPound Sat 27-May-17 13:13:15

I like stone, taupe, cool light grey-browns. But anything warmer, like proper beige or brown is horrendous on me.

My exception is tan shoes and bags, which I like for the summer. They're quite neutral to me.

Handbag101 Sat 27-May-17 13:30:21

I love brown. I have a lovely brown wrap DVF dress. Always get compliments on it.

Embrace the brown gang!

ScarlettFreestone Sat 27-May-17 13:35:44

I'm with HateSummer I look great in brown.

I look dreadful in grey though. It makes me look ill.

libertydoddle Sat 27-May-17 14:01:51

I suit brown, very dark chocolate brown is great on me and so hard to find. I'm hoping it comes back in fashion.

imjessie Sat 27-May-17 14:31:23

Ive never wear brown or beige !

Blazedandconfused Sat 27-May-17 14:42:24

I'm moving towards brown!

I've always worn lots of black with very solid colours- purple, turquoise, if that makes sense.

My sister- same size and colouring always wears browns, creams, softer blues and greens and I think she looks great.

So last autumn I bought 2 pairs of brown leather boots and a grey/brown pair of suede ugg style boots. A brown handbag. Navy coat and a few more khaki tops. I look great! Been getting so many compliments. They suit me so well.

I look really put together these days, and more mature I think (always lacked in style- struggled to lose the grungey teenager look).

So your thread has really surprised me!

MaybeDoctor Sat 27-May-17 14:45:16

I wear brown leather shoes and bags. Never wear black!

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