.... <sigh> How would you wear this? Or should I just give up now?
I was looking round hte shops, mainly for stuff for my dds as we're going away for a few days (closest we've got to a holiday since having children so I'm quite --sad== excited) but I think all the sunshine went to my head....
It's LOVELY. Not sure the pic does it justice, it's lovely soft jersey fabric, drapes really nicely. Was vaguely thinking I'd wear it over jeans or something and with a tshirt underneath it as really a bit too flat-chested to wear it otherwise. Gah. It is lovely but I think I'm reliving my youth and seeing my 19-year-old self in it when I try it on.
I'm 35. Not a bad shape (size 10) though the kind of marble white and veiny legs that mean I never usually show them. Had though wearing this over jeans or leggings maybe?
I'm kidding myself aren't I? I'm never going to wear it. And I probably won't get back to the shop in 14 days to return it. This is why I have hardly done any clothes shopping for the last 3 years
Oh wow, thank you! First time I've asked about a specific item and was half expecting everyone to guffaw at my poor taste!
It totally is something i would have worn in my teens (with opaque tights as I NEVER showed my legs) and doc martens probably!
Okay - I tried it with linen trousers but the wide leg with the floaty top all looked a bit too big iykwim? I have two pairs of jeans - New Look Hula and a bootcut pair from Next that are slim fitting (but not skinny) but then flared obviously as they are bootcut. Not sure how good either of them looks? Maybe I should look for some cropped ones (ooooh, have never owned cropped trousers before!)
I have black full-length leggings (which I have also never worn ) but am wondering if mid-calf might look more summery.... obviously not wearing black would definitely be more summery but colours are a bit scary.
Moonmother - where did you get tops like this? I would be interested to know as I really do like this and if I feel brave enough on holiday, might want to expand my wardrobe!
Feels like a dress without quite being brave enough to wear a dress if that makes sense?
Florence - have ballet flats! Wow, am almost there!
OhBling and Cheesesarnie - yikes, the fake tan option... not sure if I can do it but am starting to feel ridiculous in this heat with fully covered-up legs. But would also then have to shave/veet legs properly and that's a big ask for a lazyarse busy mother of 2 like myself
HSFY - yes, I'm thinking in autumn/winter I'd be much more likely to wear with opaque tights and a long-sleeved top under it (though suspect my little darlings would endlessly try lifting my skirt as DD1 did when I was trying it on this morning - must be the novelty of mummy in something other than a tshirt and maternity trousers!)
HaventSlept (oh how I know the feeling!) - maybe we should make a pact and have a Leggings Day where we brave it and wear it with leggings in <gasp> public?
Will let you know. Children very busy driving me nuts all afternoon so lovely thoughts of shopping and hols all driven from my shouty-mum-for-goodness-sake-put-your-sister-down-and-stop-eating-sudacrem brain...