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I am very bloody sodding well fed up with tops in shops atm....

(83 Posts)
CountessDracula Fri 20-Jul-07 10:48:32


I hate them ALL

they are either

Too long
Too flouncy (HOW many puffy sleeves does one need?)
Actually in fact dresses and not tops at all but pretending to be tops (and I am 40 so I am NOT wearing leggings OR mini dresses when not on holiday and they look plain stupid over jeans and anyway it's too hot for jeans most of the time)
Disgusting patterns
Horribly bright block colour
Maternity smocks
Vast ballooning batwingy things


Fashion is SHIT atm for oldies

However I do not want to go down the boden/jigsaw yummy mummy look or the dowdy m&s

Please let all this stupid toppery end soon

nomdeplume Fri 20-Jul-07 10:49:58

too long is good.

Most of the time tops are too farking short and ride up unattractively over one's mummytummy.

CountessDracula Fri 20-Jul-07 10:50:02

I tried on EVERY top in medium in Gap yesterday
all vile or too boring

CountessDracula Fri 20-Jul-07 10:50:35

But too long makes legs look stumpy
and I don't like wearing belts around them
Also accentuates muffin top

lou33 Fri 20-Jul-07 10:50:49

lol @ stupid toppery

ikwym tho i am not seeing much i like either, and i especially hate the flowing maternity style things that seem so popular

nomdeplume Fri 20-Jul-07 10:50:59

Gap clothes are boring though.

Speccy Fri 20-Jul-07 10:51:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

lou33 Fri 20-Jul-07 10:51:42


MaryAnnSingleton Fri 20-Jul-07 10:51:59

yes, too long is as bad as too short. I haven't seen anytthing I want to wear for ages...

CountessDracula Fri 20-Jul-07 10:52:00

yes they are but you would think you could find something in there??? (it was the only shop open in Richmond at 7.30 and I was waiting for dh at 8 so thought I would go for it!)

Idreamofdaleks Fri 20-Jul-07 10:52:16

Well Gap is a dull shop anyhow
what do you want to look like, and whose dress sense do you like?

CountessDracula Fri 20-Jul-07 10:52:38


I would quite like not to look like a teenager or an old granny

MaryAnnSingleton Fri 20-Jul-07 10:52:57

am always disappointed these days in Gap - usede to be so good

CountessDracula Fri 20-Jul-07 10:53:11

and not too smart

I am a bit of a scruff tbh I detest yummy mummy clothes

CountessDracula Fri 20-Jul-07 10:53:43

I like jeans
And converse
and birkies
and nice normal clothes

Idreamofdaleks Fri 20-Jul-07 10:53:54

OK, so we know what you DON@T want to look like, but what about the positive angle - what or who DO you want to look like?

choosyfloosy Fri 20-Jul-07 10:54:16

OK, I have no style so what do i know, and you will mock and deride, but IMO BHS have got something like a Range going on this season.

Have a go.

Mindles Fri 20-Jul-07 10:54:18

hmmm... maybe am not best person to post on this thread as am quite young and declared legging-lover, but I have got some lovely tops recently, and I only ever shop in peacocks as am too poor to go to real shops.

but what is wrong with bright colours? they will cheer you up

CountessDracula Fri 20-Jul-07 10:55:03

but these are SO bright

Idreamofdaleks Fri 20-Jul-07 10:55:14

what about the pseudie surfie shops - white stuff, fat face etc?

CountessDracula Fri 20-Jul-07 10:55:25

what is peacocks?

Is BHS still going? Haven't seen one for years

MaryAnnSingleton Fri 20-Jul-07 10:55:48

actually White Stuff has some nice tops..

foxinsocks Fri 20-Jul-07 10:55:48

yes, you need to go to cheaper shops

haven't said that, I haven't seen a decent top around for YONKS

Porpoise Fri 20-Jul-07 10:55:58

erm, just had a massive top splurge at Gap
most of it quite restrained, colour-wise, and nothing balloony.
was in west end, though

nomdeplume Fri 20-Jul-07 10:56:05

Peacocks is like Ethel Austin, CD. Not your kinda place

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