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CheckingOutTheQuantocks Wed 14-Aug-19 14:23:38

Today, because the weather was so generally dull and wet, I thought I would try to brighten myself up a bit by wearing pink trousers and an orange and white striped top. I thought it looked cheerful. However, a colleague has just commented that I look a bit like an ice-cream sundae and I'm making him want to go out and get a strawberry Mivvi. Oh well, at least ice-cream is a nice thing.

I have also in the past gone out in wide-legged navy trousers, a red and white striped Breton top, and a pair of navy deck shoes, and realised when it was too late that I looked like I was on shore leave.

Please share your tales of when you inadvertently went out in fancy dress so I feel a bit less embarrassed about looking like dessert!

Lostmyname Sun 18-Aug-19 07:18:45

Went to a 6yo boys birthday party. Super Mario theme. One of the other mums was wearing denim dungarees and a red tshirt hmm No one dared to ask if she'd done it on purpose

sycamore54321 Sat 17-Aug-19 22:38:53

Great thread OP!

Mine is a posh civic gala dinner hosted by the city mayor on a cold winter evening (still not sure how I ended up invited!). I wore a long black gown with a striking contrasting purple sash around the waist....

... and was seated next to the Archbishop ...

Imonlymoominafterall Sat 17-Aug-19 19:34:12

Like looking in the mirror! X

CheckingOutTheQuantocks Sat 17-Aug-19 18:47:03

I know who you mean, moomin, and I'm under 50, but here's a visual aid for anyone less well-versed in 1970s Greek singing sensations.

Imonlymoominafterall Sat 17-Aug-19 18:16:50

On holiday last week I wore what I thought was a cool boho kaftan; my hair was clipped to the side and I had my glasses on. DH said I looked like the love child of Nana Mouskouri and Demis Roussos. He was right. (With apologies to anyone under 50 who won't have a clue what the fuck I'm in about).

elephantoverthehill Sat 17-Aug-19 18:00:22

Not Barnes Wallis, Douglas Barder.

elephantoverthehill Sat 17-Aug-19 17:59:12

In my youth I went to a fancy dress party as 'Biggles'. Some of the guests at the party were a bit more intellectual than me, and assumed I had come as Barnes Wallis, so I just went along with it.

Toooldtobearsed2 Sat 17-Aug-19 17:50:39

I went to a fancy dress party dressed as the ships cat, ears, whiskers, the lot.

I got loads and loads of admiring looks or so i thought in my drunken state

It was only when everyones photographs were developed (giving my age away here) that I realised my black leotard, the body of the cat if you will, was completely and totally and utterly see through.
I wore neither bra nor knickers that night..........

RezCowgirl Sat 17-Aug-19 17:44:58

This morning I put on my mid blue denim shirt dress, navy cardi and my white comfy trainers. It was only when I was walking past a shop window and saw my reflection I realised it kinda looks like NHS nurse uniform.

TheGoddessFrigg Sat 17-Aug-19 12:46:57

I fell in love with an M&S fake fur jacket. In yellow. Wore it once and a friend just looked at me and went "Big Bird".

And my friend, who is tiny, wore a green dress with red boots. And then had to spend the day with everyone calling her a Christmas Elf 😁😁😁

TawnyPippit Sat 17-Aug-19 12:34:48

I was wearing black skinny jeans, black ankle boots, a thin black jumper and a [very expensive] suede wrap. I though I looked nonchalantly stylish. DH kept whistling the theme tune from the Good the Bad and the Ugly...

Iwishyouwell Sat 17-Aug-19 12:20:05

Someone at work had leggings , a shot tunic and ankle boots on . I said she looked like a principal boy in a pantomime.
I meant it as a compliment.
She never wore it again.

Iwishyouwell Sat 17-Aug-19 12:18:20

Brilliant @BlairWaldorfLovesShopping

MulberryPeony Sat 17-Aug-19 12:05:52

That fab lolly lady had me chuckling blush

MoltonSilver Sat 17-Aug-19 00:03:38

I have accidentally been Wheres Wally.

There are a few items in Boden at the moment that I think look more like part of a Ryanair uniform than regular clothing - exhibit A

BlairWaldorfLovesShopping Fri 16-Aug-19 22:14:12

Thanks for the hilarious thread... reminded me of this grin

mumsiedarlingrevolta Fri 16-Aug-19 22:03:43

On holiday DH wore chino shorts and an unfortunately matching beige-y ish shirt.

Friends we were holidaying with called him Percy the Parkkeeper

Northernsoullover Fri 16-Aug-19 22:00:13

These are really funny. I've remembered another one. I wore black leggings, knee high flat boots and a black knitted tunic that was belted. Ok so it was black not green but I still looked like Robin Hood blush

CheckingOutTheQuantocks Fri 16-Aug-19 13:29:00

QuimReaper I sort of did that the other day, only it was khaki trousers and a khaki waterproof mac. I looked like Fungus the Bogeyman, but I don't have any other properly waterproof coats so I had to try and style it out. I am not sure I succeeded.

QuimReaper Fri 16-Aug-19 13:20:07

I once went out dressed as Violet Beauregarde. I was wearing a grey dress and grey shoes so I decided to add a bit of colour with dark purple tights. It was very very early in the morning through, so without thinking I grabbed my purple coat on the way out the door. I realised as I walked to the train station that with it buttoned, I was entirely purple from chin to ankle. And the purples clashed horribly blush

NameChange84 Fri 16-Aug-19 13:16:30

Oh God, I always get mistaken for cabin crew at the airport and airport hotels. I usually get comments along the lines of “you off duty today? Must be strange flying out for a holiday for a change.” It’s always Emirates or Cathay they think I fly for too.

professionalnomad Fri 16-Aug-19 12:48:51

Black long sleeved polo neck and black skinny trousers. I also wore glasses at the time.

My DH started standing up every time I came into the room and applauding "Steve Jobs is in the house"


elephantoverthehill Fri 16-Aug-19 09:10:51

When I first qualified as a teacher I did a term of supply work. I would quite often turn up in basically school uniform. eg blue/black skirt/trousers and white/blue shirt etc.

CheckingOutTheQuantocks Fri 16-Aug-19 08:33:53

I'm loving all these matching families. Like the Royal Tenenbaums.

SadSongsAndWaltzes Fri 16-Aug-19 00:35:23

Some of these are hilarious!

I recently bought a lovely grey boiler suit, and felt really good in it. Just before I left the house, DH said "Don't be afraid of no ghosts now" blush

I've also gone out wearing exactly the same shade of deep purple as my 4 and 2 year olds. My youngest was in a sling which was also purple. We looked like we were in some sort of bizarre family girl band. I didn't notice until I met my friend in town and she asked to photograph us as we looked so funny.

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