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Brogues......should I?

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BodenGroupie Thu 11-Jun-09 20:36:40

I love them but am v. old so can't wear them like DD - leggings and floaty jacket.

How else can I wear them - I'm 5'9, size 12. I do like the Katherine Hepburn, wide-legged trouser thing but don't want to look butch or frumpy (strangely enough!)

ninah Thu 11-Jun-09 20:39:15

KH fine
skirt of the right ilk with tanned legs and a tight top

TheRealMrsJohnSimm Thu 11-Jun-09 21:07:28

If you are working a KH vibe, fabulous. HOWEVER, if you are working an Agy Deyn look.......just step away!!

BodenGroupie Fri 12-Jun-09 08:47:27

Did the Agy Deyn look, complete with the hair, in the 1980s - don't think I'll be doing it again grin. Will also be avoiding the style of my first teacher who wore them with ankle socks and a tweed skirt!

KH it is, thanks both of you.

MrsSeanBean Fri 12-Jun-09 18:54:59

Knee length tweed skirt, thick tights, polo jumper and Russell and Bromley tassle brogues (now hideously over priced since Alexa Chung took to wearing) - a good (if potentially frumpy without correct 'look) autumn outfit IMHO.

MrsSeanBean Fri 12-Jun-09 18:55:57

PS Will bow to other MNers superior knowledge regarding how NOT to look frumpy. <sets watch on thread>

plantwoman Fri 12-Jun-09 19:08:32

cropped trousers (those 7/8th ones - not too short) - or trousers rolled up a bit I think.

ninah Fri 12-Jun-09 19:11:11

ah frumpy's the new fly

MrsSeanBean Fri 12-Jun-09 19:16:07

If frumpy tweed is hot I may yet be 'fashionable'
<living in hope emoticon>

BodenGroupie Sat 13-Jun-09 10:42:25

I'm so frumpy I don't know what fly means blush

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