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Steer me away from those tartan shirt dresses

(28 Posts)
hugoagogo Sun 19-Nov-17 14:48:04

Looking around the shops, I find myself drawn to them; they look so soft and warm and comfy. I could wear leggings underneath and never worry about my tummy ever again.

rollingonariver Sun 19-Nov-17 14:49:12

I will not! I love them! You can make them look better by wearing smart shoes and a necklace. They can look really nice smile

BowlingShoes Sun 19-Nov-17 14:51:04

I have a grey tartan one that I wear with leggings. It is indeed soft and comfy and looks good in my opinion!

IslingtonLou Sun 19-Nov-17 14:52:50

You could also look into plain white/grey/denim options from Topshop etc which are a bit more versatile as you can dress the outfit up to not be as casual as a tartan print

hugoagogo Sun 19-Nov-17 15:02:22

I'm pretty sure they would me no favours. I am five feet nothing, size 14/16 with chunky legs.

ZaZathecat Sun 19-Nov-17 16:22:30

Mmmmm I'm interested, I hadn't seen these. Where is yours from Rolling? Any pics?

SparklingSnowfall Sun 19-Nov-17 16:26:53

Ooh where have you found these things? Do you have a link? Not helpful!

hugoagogo Sun 19-Nov-17 16:39:08

like this

ProseccoMamam Sun 19-Nov-17 16:41:32

They are amazing though. Buy them all. Wear them with leggings to do the laundry and cleaning and then chuck on some pretend jeans when you need to nip to the shop. The long ones can be turned into chic dresses with a thin belt and thigh highs. Or if you’ve been invited to dinner get an actual pair of jeans and a pair of courts, done

And they hide marks and stains REALLY fucking well. grin

TatianaLarina Sun 19-Nov-17 16:54:20

No. I’ve got 3 from Jack Wills and they’re ace. Brushed cotton, really warm and comfy.

Don’t like the New Look one.

TatianaLarina Sun 19-Nov-17 16:54:59

You could always wear them with boots if you’re concerned about your legs.

hugoagogo Sun 19-Nov-17 17:27:46

I was expecting you to say. " step away from the shirt dresses; you will look like an oompa loompa!"

CountFosco Sun 19-Nov-17 18:47:18

I want one now...

IHaveBrilloHair Sun 19-Nov-17 18:49:54

Not my thing but I've seen worse, I can't imagine owning three of them though, don't you look a bit boring and samey.

Ttbb Sun 19-Nov-17 18:56:37

That's so dated I didn't realise that it was still a thing!

Did that work? Just wear what you want to. Most people are so gideouskydressed these days that it won't matter.

Lucked Sun 19-Nov-17 19:24:33

I do agree that leggings and baggy tops do you no favours when trying to loose weight, you can go up a size and not notice.

However I do like the idea of this for for lazy days. The jack wills ones are too expensive, I need a middle ground.

BusterGonad Sun 19-Nov-17 20:07:49

I like them, please someone link a middle ground version!

TossDaily Sun 19-Nov-17 20:11:40

I've got this one

BusterGonad Sun 19-Nov-17 20:18:24

That is nice Toss but I'd like a more traditional one, brushed cotton and a bit longer than the New Look one! A few months back Oasis had a lovely one but it was made of viscose and I knew it would shrink!

Nettletheelf Sun 19-Nov-17 20:40:25

Oooh shang a lang!

(For anybody old enough to remember the Bay City Rollers)

Lucked Sun 19-Nov-17 20:46:32

this one is 100% cotton but sold out in my size.

PurpleDaisies Sun 19-Nov-17 20:49:31

I love my fucshia pink and purple tartan shirt dress. No way I’d give it up.

BowlingShoes Sun 19-Nov-17 20:51:02

I have one like this picture but in grey and black. It only buttons at the top but is nice, thick brushed cotton. I got it last year though. The closest sort of thing I could find now was this which isn't really a shirt dress at all but looks like it might be made from similar fabric.

theaveragewife Sun 19-Nov-17 20:51:07

I have an amazing one from primark, bought 2 sizes too big to wear with leggings at home. Do it.

hugoagogo Sun 19-Nov-17 20:52:59

Yeah primark is full of them, and 100% cotton too.
Mmm comfy. smile

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