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Can big girls wear skirts? If so , what length/style?
You probably need something that flares out at the bottom in order to balance your top. If a gypsy skirt looks good, but you want something more fitted - try a something that has a kick pleat, or bias cut so that it is fitted over your tummy but flares out at knee level.
well i think i'll go into town with my mum tomorrow and try some on cos she will give me an honest opinion as to how i look usually something on the lines of "oh MindingMum, you look really big in that"
Thank-your for your help, i shall report back tomorrow
I am a similar size and shape to you. I wear long bias cut skirts or straight-ish shorter ones. I think if you have slimmish hips or legs, and the skirt is straightish and then flares out lower down it can look quite slimming. I usually wear a hip length fairly fitted top, so I don't look too bulky - usually in a V with norks on display - if they look at my norks they won't notice my gut! <deluded>
A knee length A line skirt would probably look good too.
My mother always shouts out "Look!They've got these in big sizes!" And everyone turns round to see what heffalump is shopping there...!
I think bias cut skirts can accentuate your hips! I'm not huge (size 16), but find the most flattering skirts are ones with side openings - so flat front. I have a lovely denim long A line skirt, which is very nice!
Maxi skirts!!! Try simplybe.co.uk - they have a few - I think they look really stylish (I have a plain black jersey one) and are very slightly flared. I avoid trousers to be honest as they just make my bottom half look bigger. Just dont wear them too high (ie right round the middle of your tum) more on the hips as they look less frumpy that way (just an inch or two makes a big difference!!!)
Hi everyone, thank-you so much for that, well, i went out today and tried on every skirt in town!
I have come back with: A plain dark brown denim type skirt, just above the knee that looks fab (so long as i wear a top that covers my belly )
A really long loose fitting one that hangs at different lenghts at the bottom - looks nice and doesn't show bulges
And a long dress that is fitted at the top and flares a little at the bottom that make me look so slim (or it will do in a couple of weeks when i can fasten the zip properly over my enormous, but rapidly decreasing norks )
MrsSchadenfreude - don't you just love your mum?!!!!