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Is it possible to wear a velour hoodie without looking as if you are, um, at risk of starring in one of those benefit fraud posters?

(14 Posts)
mabanana Sun 05-Oct-08 22:15:20

Tried one in Sainsbury's today (so classy, eh!), dark grey velour, zip top hoodie. Very comfy and cosy....but...would it look awful?
I'm 5'7" - 12 in Tu clothing, which I am gravely suspicious of - and would wear it to take kids to park or walk to post office and such glamorous activities. I can't wear big jumpers as they look horrible due to big norks. Verdict?

ps bit like the grey one on this website

PumpkinPatty Sun 05-Oct-08 22:21:57


Heifer Sun 05-Oct-08 22:32:45

I would think that velour hoodie with big norks wouldn't look great tbh.

And to answer your original question, No tis not possible..

Just get a normal sweatshirt type hoodie (animal or suchlike)....

moondog Sun 05-Oct-08 22:37:44

No. Anyone wearing velous shoud face immediate arrest and deportation. You'd be better of with cottom American college style sweatshirt hoodie.

mabanana Sun 05-Oct-08 23:49:00

hmm...see opinion is divided wink

eandz Sun 05-Oct-08 23:56:53

thank goodness i saw this thread. was wondering if i should buy a bunch of velour tracksuits until i lose enough weight (just gave birth a few weeks ago due to em c cant work out yet) to wear decent clothing.

looks like i'll stick to yoga pants and un-hooded gap sweatshirts till i lose this blubber.

Chandra Mon 06-Oct-08 00:10:05

I have one! but I will never wear it outside the house (is just to keep me warm and comfy on cold nights)

LyraSeveredtongue Mon 06-Oct-08 00:12:50

No no no no no.

eandz Mon 06-Oct-08 01:35:24

i really really really am dying for a juicy couture velour track suit but i guess it doesn't befit a mommy my age without dirty looks.

Wuxiapian Mon 06-Oct-08 10:22:38

If you like it, mab, then wear it. Don't care what other people think!

I met a friend yesterday to go shopping. I wore my white Puma trainers, black Monsoon casual trousers, green Fat Face hoody, pink Boden puffa body warmer and my grey/pink long Coast scarf.

Mate asked, "What the hell are you wearing? It don't suit you, I don't like it". I usually see them when I'm dressed up smart for work, you see.

I told him I like it and don't give a shit if he, Mr. Jones or Joe Bloggs didn't.

And I seriously don't. People accept you as you are or they don't.

You're only going to be dossing about it in, anyway, fgs.

Szyslak Mon 06-Oct-08 11:14:31

Just about Ok if you are wearing it to 'train', but even then never the whole tracksuit. (don't do it eandz).

Hoodies only Ok in cotton.

JuneBugJen Mon 06-Oct-08 11:17:40

I bought a 3 piece pink velour hoodie thing with cute capped sleeves from M&S to use as 'loungewear' (ie when still to early for PJ's but you want to slob about in)

Asked DH what he thought. He asked when I would wear it. I explained the 'loungewear' concept. He replied very earnestly 'oh yeah, its great as long as no one is going to have to see you in it.' shock

I took it back the next day.

littlelapin Mon 06-Oct-08 11:18:57

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

eandz Mon 06-Oct-08 11:54:30

don't worry, took the advice. am velour tracksuit free.

but what can i wear now that i'm post baby, but can't work out till my c-section area is healed and my bump is now floppy? any suggestions? anyone?

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