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Want to start wearing skirts with tights and long boots this winter, but am yet to find a single skirt that I like or is the right length

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IllegallyBrunette Thu 25-Sep-08 16:30:12

I want just above knee length, but perhaps due to me being a short arse, I can't find any.

Not too keen on patterned stuff either really.

I am so sick of wearing jeans all of the time, as I just end up feeling scruffy.

So, any ideas ??

LetThemEatCake Thu 25-Sep-08 17:03:35

buy something too long and have it altered?

vacaloca Thu 25-Sep-08 17:04:58

I've just spent all morning looking but I want something that just about hides my horrible knees. I found two that were above the knee in Gap and Fat Face. Not sure if that'll be any good for you.

IllegallyBrunette Thu 25-Sep-08 17:07:58

Hmm can't really afford to have anything altered aswel as buying it iykwim.

Will check both of those places out vac, thanks.

brimfull Thu 25-Sep-08 17:08:00

Tweed Skirt-WG308-Skirts at Boden one of these in long may be the right length

brimfull Thu 25-Sep-08 17:09:15


girlsnextdoor Thu 25-Sep-08 19:12:33

Learn to shorten it your self! Not hard if it is A-line or even "swishy" if you only want to take it up by the length of the hem etc.

I like Kew for skirts and have my eye on a couple that I will have to shorten- a moleskin one and a cord one.

PuppyMonkey Thu 25-Sep-08 19:14:16

White Stuff. French Connection.

girlsnextdoor Thu 25-Sep-08 19:16:20

white stuff skirts are too long for me- they are massive! They are all length 25" and I need a 22 or 23".

PuppyMonkey Thu 25-Sep-08 19:19:44

Oh. Never measured them before but I have seen them do some quite short ones this season.

You been in the petite places - Dotty P's and Next etc?

zippitippitoes Thu 25-Sep-08 19:22:36

jane norman or new look

there is a beige smile cord one in jane norman looks ok here

pr seeing as you are young here

or here

anyfucker Thu 25-Sep-08 19:23:55

I was gonna say fat face

IllegallyBrunette Thu 25-Sep-08 19:25:23

Ahh I like the first one zippi, others a bit short though.

All a bit pricey though tbh, but will at least go and try on the ones in the shops.

pickie Thu 25-Sep-08 19:27:29

White stuff sometimes have good skirts (length wise that is) and if you order today (online) use the code squirrel and you will get 17% off!

zippitippitoes Thu 25-Sep-08 19:29:14

that beige one looked shortish to me nice soft cord i saw it in the shop

reminded me of a skirt i had from richard shops in about 1972

girlsnextdoor Thu 25-Sep-08 19:30:09

my email from white stuff said order yesterday and get 17% off- but then you do have to pay for P&P.

zippitippitoes Thu 25-Sep-08 19:30:33

i asm the only one on mn who thinks jane norman stuff is nice lol

tho i agree it is on the expensive side

as i mainly shop in new look

pickie Thu 25-Sep-08 19:36:43

zippi, I tried on the soft cord one and it is an akward length (midcalf)but I am a shortie. 17% is deffo today and not sure if it would work using 2 codes but code 'cheers' will give you another £5 off (till 30th)

zippitippitoes Thu 25-Sep-08 19:41:45

really i thought it lppked shortish

zippitippitoes Thu 25-Sep-08 19:42:36

i agre mid calf horrid legth

pickie Thu 25-Sep-08 19:43:22

if this is the skirt you are talking about then yes it it IMO

giraffescantdancethetango Thu 25-Sep-08 19:44:21

I got a nice denim skirt in asda, knee length. (im 5 ft3) I wear it with tights, slouch boots and a long cardi.

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