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Fitlops - ok or fashion faux pas?

(14 Posts)
HLaurens Fri 26-Jun-09 21:40:23

I'm trying to decide whether to get some fitflops. I know they are not a high fashion item, but do people think they look ok, or are totally revolting?

I think some of the styles look fine, but DH finds them ugly as sin.

OlandDaisysmum Fri 26-Jun-09 21:47:36

Not too much help, but my MIL has a pair so to me they are a no no!

HLaurens Fri 26-Jun-09 21:49:24

Hmm..and what is your MIL's general style sense like?

jeanjeannie Fri 26-Jun-09 21:50:43

LOL as my MIL also has a pair - put me off too!

HLaurens Fri 26-Jun-09 21:54:47

Oh dear, it's not looking good...

OlandDaisysmum Fri 26-Jun-09 21:56:30

MIL style is - mmm - how to be polite! Lets just say I wouldn't borrow things from her! She has also developed a fondness for gold crocs!!!

jeanjeannie Fri 26-Jun-09 22:00:51

No - wouldn't borrow from mine either, although she did turn up yesterday wearing a White Stuff skirt and that threw me completely!

EyeballsandherSunburntNorks Fri 26-Jun-09 22:00:53

I love my fitflops. Have lived in them for last three weeks as I've had a row with my Birkis. I can't see what's not to like. They're bloody comfy <<old git>> and look like flipflops...

wigglybeezer Fri 26-Jun-09 22:01:24

Mmm, yes my mother in law has a pair too, reccommended by her BF's daughter, I'm a bit envy as she never takes advice from me!. They do look comfy though but I am a bit cynical about the fitness claims. I think they are a bit plasticy looking, but today, in a fit of desperation, I bought a apir of shoes in M&S so I don't think i can claim to be a style guru anymore.

HLaurens Fri 26-Jun-09 22:02:28

OlandDaisy, does your MIL wear lots of beige linen with gold spangly accents? this is the image I have of the typical Flitflop wearer, and this is what is putting me off.

The gold crocs certainly seem to go in the same direction.

HLaurens Fri 26-Jun-09 22:04:54

sp Fitflop.

And apologies to any wearers our there like Eyeballs who in no way conform to my preconceptions!

OlandDaisysmum Fri 26-Jun-09 22:07:56

Have you seen her???? Here I was enjoying a few weeks of peace whilst I thought she was on hol in canada! She also likes a rennie mackintosh inspired dangly earring!!!

HLaurens Fri 26-Jun-09 22:10:30

Unless she was really popping up to Scotland for a break, then no I haven't - but it seems I'm on the money with her "look"! Unless some big Fitflop fans can change my mind, I think they may be getting the thumbs down from me, however comfortable and bottom-toning.

OlandDaisysmum Fri 26-Jun-09 22:12:42

I would personally just have a twenty min walk each day or even maybe attempt the davina dvd for the same results!AlthoughIMO toned bottoms are over rated!

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