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This isn't a good look is it?

(77 Posts)
SierraFerrara Sat 14-Oct-17 15:49:30

Ignore the decorating mess please.
I'm trying the boot/dress combo for the first time and thought I'd got it in the shop but I haven't have I?
I'm short with stumpy legs and boots which are too tall or fussy make me look squat. So I thought plain low wedges with leggings but I dunno.
The dress is going back. It looked good in the shop but it doesn't now. Don't you hate it when that happens?!
Any suggestions? I want something different to knee high boots.

SierraFerrara Sat 14-Oct-17 15:50:45

The boots come to just above my ankle bone.

onefortheroadplease Sat 14-Oct-17 15:50:51

I like it, it's just a bad angle that you have taken the picture

Pickledonion24 Sat 14-Oct-17 15:52:18

Love the dress the shoes don’t go but brown would maybe brown Chelsea boots

Ofthread Sat 14-Oct-17 15:52:39

You need a good gap around the ankle with boots like that, they look too tight to the ankle. The dress is a bit boxy for you.

Ktown Sat 14-Oct-17 15:53:02

You need a slightly lower denier tights. And a plain, not print dress.
The look is completely fine and suits you.
It is the dress not you!

Laiste Sat 14-Oct-17 15:56:31

I think a black background with the print would have helped. Matched with the black tights and boots it would create less of a top vs bottom look.

Basically the look is fine on you IMO. Just needs a tweak to the dress.

Kardashianlove Sat 14-Oct-17 16:00:14

You need tights, not leggings.

Maybe a flatter Chelsea type boot would be better. Dress and ankle boots suit you though.

Yika Sat 14-Oct-17 16:02:07

I like the print. Keep the dress. Plain fabric would make this look drab. I like the way the fabric drapes and the big bold pattern on that lovely green. I agree that brown boots and only semi-opaque tights would give it a lift. Maybe even beige boots. Something a bit more funky around the feet and leg area. All in all though I like the whole ensemble.

SierraFerrara Sat 14-Oct-17 16:05:09

Offthread, you can't see it on the pic but I can get a finger down between my ankle and the boot. I think that's OK?
The main problem with the dress is that I don't actually have a tummy! Bum yes but my tummy is fairly flat (although untoned). I think you're right about it being boxy.
Pickledonian what colour tights/leggings with brown boots though? Brown tights look odd but wouldn't colour blocking make my legs look awful?
Ktown so not leggings?
I used to be so confident clothes wise. sad

SilentlyScreamingAgain Sat 14-Oct-17 16:08:22

I like the boots, where are they from?

rightknockered Sat 14-Oct-17 16:11:14

I think a slightly more sheer tight would look better. There is nothing wrong with your legs, or your legs in those boots. The dress is possibly too boxy, and the neckline a little matronly on you, it hides your shape rather than enhance the good bits.

SierraFerrara Sat 14-Oct-17 16:13:07

With purple tights. 40denier?
I feel a bit tarty with tights and ankle boots. I've never seen anyone else and thought that though.
Standing on a mat so I don't scuff the bottom of the boots.
Dress def going back.i have enough wobbly bits without adding the appearance of more.

rightknockered Sat 14-Oct-17 16:17:17

That looks better than the leggings. But a black tight would look sleeker

SierraFerrara Sat 14-Oct-17 16:17:41

Where could I get some reasonably priced chelsea boots? I'm a size 5 but the ones I tried on today looked really clumpy.

Mimifox Sat 14-Oct-17 16:18:15

I like the dress on you but think you should go for velvet opaques maybe say a 70 denier same effect as leggings eg coverage but smoother lines and look.

Dress perfect length on you and lovely colour.

Mimifox Sat 14-Oct-17 16:20:02

Black opaques I think .
M & S had some nice black suede ankle boots cross between a Chelsea boot and a shoe boot £65 I think .

I am wearing them with similar dress.

SierraFerrara Sat 14-Oct-17 16:20:53

Silentyly screaming they are from Debenhams.

ooodile Sat 14-Oct-17 16:21:11

Have you tried a slightly longer dress? Something a bit softer/swishier that doesn't hold its shape the way this one does? I don't think the length is doing you any favours, but a few inches longer would be much more flattering.

The slightly A-line shape of skirt is making you look a bit cartoonish when it almost looks really stylish but just falls short. I think you could look awesome, with a few tweaks to the outfit.

StigmaStyle Sat 14-Oct-17 16:21:26

I like the boots. I think the dress print is nice, but a dress with a fuller skirt and a waist might suit you better. Also if you have thicker legs (I'm taller, but pear shaped and have big legs) a knee-length dress often looks more put together and for me, makes me feel more confident and comfortable. this type of shape

Also I like this look with a little cardie on top, which also means you can wear a sleeveless dress which are easier to find.

BoredOnMatLeave Sat 14-Oct-17 16:21:47

Much better with tights. Leggings and dress is a no for me. Black tight I would say would be better or brown with brown Chelsea boots

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 14-Oct-17 16:24:56

Different boots and that would look great.

UntilTheCowsComeHome Sat 14-Oct-17 16:25:11

It's the boots.

They need to be a bit more 'statement' either by being super sexy or more detail or a clumpier sole.

These are a bit of a nothing.

I love the dress however.

Oliversmumsarmy Sat 14-Oct-17 16:28:43

I am also short and stumpy. I would try a swishier dress and stick with one colour for everything.

I think the dress because of its contrasting colour to your tights cuts your legs off and makes them look shorter.
I would go for more knee high boots or ankle boots with same colour trousers and top.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 14-Oct-17 16:29:02

The bird need to be brown too.

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