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think gypsy skirts may be heading the same way as ponchos

(59 Posts)
cod Mon 25-Apr-05 12:24:00

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Twiglett Mon 25-Apr-05 12:24:32

ponchos look daft, and they did when they first came in too

WideWebWitch Mon 25-Apr-05 12:24:33

too unflattering too if you ask me
and I'm too old and too fat

chonky Mon 25-Apr-05 12:24:43

think you're right

Twiglett Mon 25-Apr-05 12:25:07

I think there's nothing so laughable as people who wear things like ponchos

I mean FGS its a piece of wool with a hole in the middle of it, it serves no purpose

Twiglett Mon 25-Apr-05 12:25:32

now if it came with a huge pocket that'd be different

FLUM Mon 25-Apr-05 12:25:33

too many placed on innapropriate people.

we all want to look like Judes bird.

but we just don't

accept it and get on with your life

WideWebWitch Mon 25-Apr-05 12:25:46

I liked the poncho I had when I was 6 though. That's where they belong, on 70s children.

cod Mon 25-Apr-05 12:26:42

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WideWebWitch Mon 25-Apr-05 12:26:52

it was like this

cod Mon 25-Apr-05 12:27:13

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dyzzidi Mon 25-Apr-05 12:28:40

Those skirt what I don't see is the attraction of wearing a White one with a blck thong (showing above the skirt of course) underneath.

I saw eight girls like this on Satudar night alone.

iota Mon 25-Apr-05 12:28:47

gypsy skirts - guaranteed to make those of us with child-bearing hips look like galleons in full sail

WideWebWitch Mon 25-Apr-05 12:30:27

I have a feeling she might have done cod.

WideWebWitch Mon 25-Apr-05 12:30:45

Absolutely Iota!

FLUM Mon 25-Apr-05 12:31:14

dyzzidi do yo live in grantham?

crunchie Mon 25-Apr-05 12:38:07

Whilst I have to say I loved ponchos, They were/are a great quick coverup, look good with jeans and I must drag mine out soon. I cannot say that about gypsy skirts. I love them, I love the way the material is swishing around, I love the fact they cover my hairy legs when I have not been bothered to shave, I love the way you can wear them without tights when it is too cold for a shorter skirt. BUT THEY MAKE ME LOOK FAT AND SHORTER AND DUMPY

Bother I have tried all different types from trailing the ground to knee length and none work. I have given up and spent too much money on a simple pretty flarey (almost circle but not quite) skirt from Monsoon - far more flattering

TheVillageIdiot Mon 25-Apr-05 12:40:27

Gypsy skirts - only look good on waifs. I am so jealous, they can look fab but would look hideous on moi. Something I will be staying away from

motherinferior Mon 25-Apr-05 12:45:13

also they make people like me (OK, Old People) look as if they haven't updated their wardrobes since 1978.

bossykate Mon 25-Apr-05 12:58:34

i think ponchos must be fantastic if you are pg in the winter.

Blossomhill Mon 25-Apr-05 12:59:03

Oh please. I bought 4 last week!!!

lockets Mon 25-Apr-05 13:04:07

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Smurfgirl Mon 25-Apr-05 15:33:49

gypsey skirts only work if you don;t try to be hardcore

everyone (including me) has the hooch ones so poss they are overdone

RnB Mon 25-Apr-05 15:35:24

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snafu Mon 25-Apr-05 15:37:55

I'm wearing my poncho as a gypsy skirt.

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