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Metallic Pleated Skirt - Yay or Nay?

(38 Posts)
CheckingMyPrivilege Tue 22-Aug-17 08:47:33

To wear with denim jacket/biker jacket and Converse

7to25 Tue 22-Aug-17 08:49:02

Size 8 and under, yes

NotInMyBackYard1 Tue 22-Aug-17 08:50:19

If you have a totally flat stomach and a very small waist. I'm a straight up and down size 12 and this style of skirt looks SHIT on me!

KatyBerry Tue 22-Aug-17 08:51:53

If you have no hips/ arse, yes definitely. I love them but do not fall into that category

Zxyzoey31 Tue 22-Aug-17 08:52:48

Flat stomach and small waist is not enough! These types of skirt look awful on pear shapes too.

AnnabelleLecter Tue 22-Aug-17 09:12:20

I am size 8 with small hips/bum and thigh etc and it's a Nay from me. I don't like the length. Colour is lovely.

PrawnTempura Tue 22-Aug-17 10:05:06

If you love it, then yes. We can't all be size zero, no figure, no hips etc. I'm a 12 / 14, with curves and I think I look decent in mine.

My metallic skirt comes a bit longer than the one in your photo ('cause I'm a short arse also) so I wear mine with heels rather than flat trainers.

lasttimeround Tue 22-Aug-17 13:08:45

If you're curvy maybe with an oversize jumper [stays hopeful]

Openup41 Tue 22-Aug-17 13:30:35


I am a size 10 with a tiny waist and flat stomach. I wear with fitted tops to emphasis my waist.

WiganPierre Tue 22-Aug-17 13:38:26

Yes, but not with converse. Far too pretentious and will make your ankles look large (if high top) wearing with a skirt.

rightknockered Tue 22-Aug-17 13:41:24

LOL at Converse being pretentious

rightknockered Tue 22-Aug-17 13:42:29

I think pleated skirts look good no matter what size you are. It's all about proportion and making sure the skirt finishes at the right length for you

Dustbunny1900 Tue 22-Aug-17 13:43:59

I think the length is very unflattering..unless you're built like a willowy greyhound.
But yes to metallic and pleats!

TuiMitcham Tue 22-Aug-17 15:39:04

I have one and I'm pear shaped and it's fine. Go for it if you like it and you think it looks good!

Floisme Tue 22-Aug-17 15:48:55

They look great on me till I check the rear view. I'm sure there's one out there somewhere that's right for me though.
I would probably wear with plimsolls - is that more or less pretentious than converse? I do have tiny ankles wink

CheckingMyPrivilege Tue 22-Aug-17 21:38:00

I have nice ankles I think. No hips and bum but not exactly willowy - 5'8" and size 14. Top body heavier, no boobs. Long legs. What's a nice length?

CheckingMyPrivilege Tue 22-Aug-17 21:38:18

Why would converse be pretentious?

Judydreamsofhorses Tue 22-Aug-17 21:45:11

Not metallic, but I have quite a few pleated midi skirts - I'm 5ft 6 and a 10, with a small waist/flat stomach but quite a big arse. I think the trick is to wear something tucked in, and a jacket which is fairly short and neat, so in my case a denim jacket or leather biker. I wear mine with trainers and bare legs, but just can't get on with them once it's tights weather, they seem to need the naked gap to work for me. The best shape for me is one that is kind of a-line rather than the pleats falling straight from the waist, and a chiffony type fabric is better than a heavy one. (I wear a slip underneath.)

Whataboutmeee Tue 22-Aug-17 21:47:21

Have you tried it on? I ordered one similar online and it was very unflattering around the stomach although I am a size 8.

Judydreamsofhorses Tue 22-Aug-17 21:49:39

The leopard one HW has in this photo diary is my favourite one, it falls a bit longer on me, but it's the perfect slightly triangle shape.

CheeseAtFourpence Tue 22-Aug-17 21:58:27

Yes definitely - in fact I love it! Where's it from?

CheckingMyPrivilege Tue 22-Aug-17 22:09:51

It's from a group buying site here, but the brand is Lands End. Not familiar with the brand.

tethersend Tue 22-Aug-17 22:49:16

I want to like them, but I just see a foil pie dish.

hamsterloverlover Tue 22-Aug-17 22:49:53

i have a size 14 one i want to get rid of if want it grin

OhWellNeverMindEh Tue 22-Aug-17 22:55:13

I'm very thin (size 6) average height, but I am a bit curvy.

I look like a pepperpot in mine (I have 2 and still wear them regardless, maybe I shouldn't?grin)

If you have any hips at all, heels are a must. To balance you out.

Really like the skirt btw.

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