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PinkyDinkyDooToo Tue 09-Sep-08 20:45:52

I want some skirts that I can wear casually with boots and thick tights. I want something knee length and am pretty realxed about patterns and fabrics.

I'm 5ft 3 and a size 10. Also on a bit of a limited budget, so much as I like Boden etc. I can't really afford it.

Pannacotta Tue 09-Sep-08 20:47:10

Whats your upper price limit?
I like Great Plains, Monsoon and Principles for skirts but Monsson esp might be too ££??

Jewelsandgems Tue 09-Sep-08 21:15:26

Too expensive? Love it though:

www.oasis-stores.com/fcp/product/Oasis/Skirts/Denim-dirndl-skirt/3240053822

And my neice got an excellent skirt from primark, high waisted (she wears with thick leather waist belt), mostly black with a wide, coloured, horizontal stripe just down from the waistband. Is hard to describe but it was only 8 quid or something so worth a look?

Jewelsandgems Tue 09-Sep-08 21:17:16

Too expensive? Love it though:

www.oasis-stores.com/fcp/product/Oasis/Skirts/Denim-dirndl-skirt/3240053822

And my neice got an excellent skirt from primark, high waisted (she wears with thick leather waist belt), mostly black with a wide, coloured, horizontal stripe just down from the waistband. Is hard to describe but it was only 8 quid or something so worth a look?

PinkyDinkyDooToo Tue 09-Sep-08 21:31:44

Jewels, that skirt is a bit ££ but totally the type of thing I would like. I think I need to bite the bullet and spend a few pounds on something really nice

JackieNo Tue 09-Sep-08 21:35:17

White Stuff have some nice looking ones. Also Fat Face.

Jewelsandgems Wed 10-Sep-08 13:44:30

Pinky this is from another thread, I know nothing about the company [never heard of it], but it is a bit cheaper than oasis one and looks good I think (you may want to go for non-black opi tights though)

www.joebrowns.co.uk/showPart_mtx.asp?part=LS075

mabanana Wed 10-Sep-08 13:49:01

I really like this, but it's expensive - what do you think? www.toast.co.uk/product2.aspx?categorypath=daywear%2fskirts&productid=C3W8V

With these (expensive) boots?
www.duoboots.com/products/boots/detail/calf_fitted_boots_everyday/brindisi/7/colour/1/

TimeForMe Wed 10-Sep-08 14:25:45

I have bought all of my winter skirts (and summer skirts!) from ebay. I've got some fabulous new and named brand ones for not so much money.

When I'm finished with them i'm going to put them back on and sell them smile

maidamess Wed 10-Sep-08 14:28:40

I'm currently wearing this little number from Dotty P's
with purple tights.

Its quite lightweight so is good for this time of year.

Its a little on the short side for me (luckily I have fab legs, my saving grace, along with my modesty) but as you are 5.3 it would prob be knee length or just below.

smurfgirl Wed 10-Sep-08 14:31:51

I just bought this, it looks nicer on than in the picture. Really comfy and looks smart without being officey.
www.littlewoods.com/rf/navigation/product.do?Ns=prod_in_stock%7c1%7c%7cprice_est%7c0%7c%7cprod_min_b ase_price%7c1%7c%7cscu_id%7c1&groupId=498405401&Nu=this_product&SNtk=&Np=1&SN=151+4294484654+85+4294 490627&Ntt=498405401&D=498405401&Ntk=group_search&Dx=mode%2bmatchall&thisprod=496712011&N=151+429448 4654+85+4294490627&Nty=1&Mis_item_id=15&Mis_item_loc_id=1&product=496712011&pageSize=12

PinkyDinkyDooToo Thu 11-Sep-08 16:27:37

Thank you all. THis is why I love MN. It is so great to get different ideas, and there are a couple of companies I have never heard of so will check out their websites further.

THank you grin

geordieminx Thu 11-Sep-08 19:44:22

I have been looking for exactly the same sort of things...

Also what tops would you wear with them for casual wear?

Jewelsandgems Fri 12-Sep-08 19:16:26

Tops? Mmm casual wear I reckon something definately fitted (if the skirt is flary) and either tucked in, or if the top is not that long, just out. Maybe a nice fitted fine knit jumper would also look nice? Even a little tight t-shirt would look nice.

For straighter skirts, less fitted tops.

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