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This season I will mostly be wearing.... WHAT?

(66 Posts)
Luxmum Mon 17-Aug-09 15:31:08

So, Autumn approaches, and the high street is an utter mix of random styles. What should I look out for7avoid. i want to be warm, and will be breastfeeding, so am looking for front opening tops/shirts etc. I've seen lots of baggy shirts etc, and was thinking of wearing flat boots, thick tights and skirts to go with a loose shirt. Not sure if this is trendy, or just Bag Lady. I'm a reasonable (currently hugely inflated with baby) size 10/12, early thirties normal looking pear shape..
Any ideas?

BadgersArse Mon 17-Aug-09 15:34:52

pants on my head

never buy in Autumn ime
always a mistake
and they always rehash military chic every october

ComeOVeneer Mon 17-Aug-09 15:37:08

Tunics/short dresses with long sleeved skinny tops/polo necks and leggings/skinny jeans and boots or ballet pumps.

ComeOVeneer Mon 17-Aug-09 15:42:39

Like this

JackieNo Mon 17-Aug-09 15:45:58

But BadgersArse - if you don't buy when the stuff comes in, you might not get the full range of the collections, and when you actually want some winter clothes, you'll find they've moved on and everywhere's stocking swimming costumes and sarongs hmm.

Still lots of loose/swingy tops around, Luxmum, which ought to be OK for breastfeeding in. Need really to team them with something fitted on the bottom half, though, if possible.

JackieNo Mon 17-Aug-09 15:53:03

Wrap has some nice autumn stuff - just had their new catalogue through - I like the swingy cardigan, and the printed jersey top (though if you look at the smaller pic on that page, you'll see what I mean about wearing it with something fitted - imo that skirt really doesn't work with the top). Wrap's not the cheapest though, but gives you some idea of the sorts of shapes. I like this tunic too.

MrsBadger Mon 17-Aug-09 15:56:32


I am in a similar situation to you (10-12 pear, baby due in Jan) and as most of the trends I have seen seem to involve either purple, electric blue or ski pants I am remaining aloof.
Those long tunics /short dresses over leggings etc are generally an arse to bf in as you can;t lift them up from the hem without getting your whole body out.

So I will once again be going for dark jeans or short cord skirts and boots with either fitted shirts and jumpers or longer empirey tops

it may be preppy and unimaginative but it suits me and my pg / bf situation

and most critically means I don't have to buy any clothes

NB if you are normally smallchested this may be the only time you have a decent cleavage, so do not conceal it in 80s-style sacks

brimfull Mon 17-Aug-09 15:58:17

jackie- love that last tunic,not good for big norks though-damn

Rubyrubyrubyrubi Mon 17-Aug-09 15:58:26

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

moondog Mon 17-Aug-09 15:59:09

MrsBadger, your period of gestation seems longer than that of an elephant!

Luxmum Mon 17-Aug-09 16:02:16

Hmm, yes, I'm struggling to find much which opens at the front, or can be lifted discretely, for the last 2 (you'd think I'd have copped on and got an extensive wardrobe at this stage) I froze, mostly. It is the one time I have cleavage, but at -5 degrees, I am not too inclined to reveal anything, let along my ultra sensitive little nipples. They dont like the BF/winter combi.
OK so, looks like the baggy bag lady look.hmm Maybe I'll just get some nice new boots and some dark jeans. What about winter coats, any good styles out there?

MrsBarbaraKingstanding Mon 17-Aug-09 16:07:25

'might not get the full range of the collections' hahahahahaha.

I'm going for a front row seat when the New Look collection is revealed in Burton on trent this season!!

Don't fret, JackieNo clothes other than bikinis will still be in the shops come christmas.

I am finding this years look very 80's though, and I'm not liking. What to do?

JackieNo Mon 17-Aug-09 16:09:53

(I was kind of kidding, MrsBarbara, honest, at least with the wording, but maybe I should have moved my 'hmm' closer to that bit)

JackieNo Mon 17-Aug-09 16:10:41

There's an alarming amount of neon coloured stuff around, isn't there!

MrsBadger Mon 17-Aug-09 16:12:00

[counts on fingers]
[compares elephant]
moony did you miss my last birth?

maybe I should have said 'my current pg/bf situation'

re coats, I am looking at swing jackets with 3/4 sleeves - v good for over bump but not for big norks

StayFrostyDMisaVileRag Mon 17-Aug-09 16:12:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsBarbaraKingstanding Mon 17-Aug-09 16:14:20

Sorry jackie, i thought the hmm was at the shops collections being over by christmas. this interent communication is such a trialgrin.

Yes, and electric blue, and bat wings, and shoulder pads, and little patent handbags with chain straps, and plastic chunky jewellery.

I can't do all this again.

JackieNo Mon 17-Aug-09 16:15:57

It was a bit of both, really MrsBarbara (when I type that, I feel like I sound like Benny from Crossroads 'Miss Diane' grin).

No, I was there in the 80s, and don't want to do it again either.

noddyholder Mon 17-Aug-09 16:23:22

Macs berets skinny tight cords from american apparel fit like a corset so flattering.Woollen dresses with wool tights and coloured heels.leather leggings with silk shirts and long cashmere cardi and knee boots with a big slouchy leather bag.Dresses and more dresses.I love winter!

noddyholder Mon 17-Aug-09 16:40:13

These are cool if you are young skinny and gorgeous and

PuppyMonkey Mon 17-Aug-09 16:42:10

Blazers are deffo in so at least we will be warm!

CybilLiberty Mon 17-Aug-09 16:50:36

I will be looking for something a bit different <big sigh>

EVERY shop has the same trends in it. And they may be trends I like but there is never anything different.

I saw a veh stylish gal in London the other week, wearing a plain cotton teeshirt, very wide leg navy trews, plimsolls and red lippy. I think I may adopt the tighter top/wider leg look as a buck against the loose long tunic/legging look which is EVERYWHERE.

Saying that The Great Plains catalogue came and I could quite easily wear the lot.

noddyholder Mon 17-Aug-09 17:05:46

Tight top wide leg is v flatteering and stylish.I love red lipstick but not on me!

noddyholder Mon 17-Aug-09 17:06:32

Agree re tunics they are over!

JackieNo Mon 17-Aug-09 17:07:42

But noddy - this is for bf-ing in, so much more practical than something tight. Agree, though, that if one half is wide/loose, the other half is better more fitted. Whichever way round it is.

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