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Explain 'school run' clothing please

(36 Posts)
pointydog Thu 04-Sep-08 21:25:14

The whole 'school run' thang is mentiond so often on mn but I still don't get it.

It implies that the social biggie of the day is dropping off your kids in front of a lot of other mums and, also, that these other mums are going to be taking note of your outfit.

But that can't be the case. Can it?

onepieceoflollipop Thu 04-Sep-08 21:27:17

I thought it was just the school run sundress and we didn't have to worry until next Summer!? Seems I was wrong.

<<watches thread fretfully>>

beansmum Thu 04-Sep-08 21:28:55

I hope not. I drop ds at nursery in my running gear. Very attractive.

pointydog Thu 04-Sep-08 21:37:05

no no, you seem to get a school run everything. But even if you were right, pop, why would there be a school run sun dress? Would you then change out of it if you were going home to do some housework or cooking? Would you only wear ot to show the mums and then saunter around the park and the shops buying cheese from a cheesemongers?

WilfSell Thu 04-Sep-08 21:45:42

I don't need a school run sundress hmm.

For me it's more about walking to school in the pissing rain and then going straight to work. Hence I need adaptable clothes/shoes that aren't too casual but are easy to walk in and keep me warm and dry. After school go straight to nursery often with a pushchair so can't carry an umbrella, walk in high shoes etc...

No idea how everyone else is interpreting it.

FluffyMummy123 Thu 04-Sep-08 21:47:37

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WideWebWitch Thu 04-Sep-08 21:48:15

I don't get it either.
If you're just doing the school run who cares what you wear?

I think it's ironic.
I hope so

FluffyMummy123 Thu 04-Sep-08 21:49:30

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SorenLorensen Thu 04-Sep-08 21:50:06

Fling on as in "OMG I'm stark bollock naked and it is time to pick the kids up from school" type way?

I have a special "going to the cheesemongers" outfit, btw.

FluffyMummy123 Thu 04-Sep-08 21:51:31

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SorenLorensen Thu 04-Sep-08 21:51:32

Do you like it?

WideWebWitch Thu 04-Sep-08 21:52:09

Ahh, I seeeee.

WideWebWitch Thu 04-Sep-08 21:52:43

Nah, Soren that's your 'pretending to be in Blakes Seven' outfit, surely?

onepieceoflollipop Thu 04-Sep-08 22:02:09

For once I understood (I think) - it was a sundress thingy and not a dress code for all year round. grin - Cod has confirmed my suspicions

Anyway all you need at the mo is a cagoule and flip flops/boots tbh.

pointydog Fri 05-Sep-08 16:54:51

keh, think I get it. 'School run' has nothing to do with it. It just means 'every day', It's an in mn term which has passed me by.

This would be me going to the cheesemongers.

onepieceoflollipop Sat 06-Sep-08 19:31:46

Pointydog you need to tone your blusher down a bit imo. wink

Waswondering Sat 06-Sep-08 19:35:49

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pointydog Sun 07-Sep-08 09:47:00

I have a bad reaction to cheese, lolli

Anna8888 Sun 07-Sep-08 09:55:26

"School run clothing" is a dreadful concept. The implication is that the woman who needs it in fact wears a housecoat or overall all day and never leaves the house to be seen in public except to drop and fetch her children, when she must Dress Up.

ghosty Sun 07-Sep-08 09:59:00

I get dressed for the day ... I don't have an outfit for the school run ... I don't get it [thick]

TabbedBrowser Sun 07-Sep-08 12:12:05


TabbedBrowser Sun 07-Sep-08 12:12:42

"no no no
it was for a casual sun dress initially

ie that you ocudl fling on wihtout lookign overdressed or in beach wear"

Bronze Sun 07-Sep-08 12:22:51

I'm so lost.

I am one of the few mums at dss school who does actually do the school run. 90% drive. I walk or as is more normally the case run cos I'm useless and disorganised.
Should I be wearing a sun dress then?

georgiemum Sun 07-Sep-08 12:24:28

Stuff it. It is wet so I shall be wearing my raincoat, rain hat and wellies. And maybe nothing undreneath - saucywink

wessexgirl Sun 07-Sep-08 12:29:02

There is no such thing as 'school run clothes'.

It is a handy phrase for clothes that are casual, i.e. you would do the school run in them, but not wear them on a date/to the office.

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