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Did anyone else get taken in by the promise of a barbeque summer?

(9 Posts)
Dorothyredboots Wed 16-Sep-09 10:08:40

I bought three dresses and matching cardis which I have only worn a couple of times, a pair of cropped trousers and some casual linen trousers. A pair of wedge sandals and so on...

Just starting to pack it all away now, mostly unworn..Why do I bother??

macherie Wed 16-Sep-09 10:16:40

I have a fabulous wardrobe of barely warn pretty summer dresses. I did wear some of them this year, but layered with long sleeve tops and cardigans, not really the look I was hoping for this summer.

Every sping I have that niave optimism that this summer will be different, full of picnics and garden parties, and that I will get lots of wear from all the pretty dresses tempting me in the shops. Dream on....

claricebeansmum Wed 16-Sep-09 10:19:42

Oh yes. I too am contemplating putting away hardly worn summer dresses.

Am quite cross.

pleasechange Wed 16-Sep-09 10:56:01

Me too - I have loads of lovely summer stuff but no actual practical British weather stuff! Don't know why I've not learnt by now

bigchris Wed 16-Sep-09 10:57:16

can't you wear them with tights and boots with a long sleeved top underneath?

TheBalladofGayTony Wed 16-Sep-09 11:00:19

wear them next year

tulpe Wed 16-Sep-09 15:01:48

Agree with Big Chris. Glamour magazine this month had an article on how to make your wardrobe work harder for you and not have to spend a fortune. One of the suggestions was wearing floaty summer dresses with tights/leggings and layering with long sleeve tees etc.

As for cropped trousers, have you considered wearing them with boots (not white crops obviously). I really wanted some red skinnies for the winter but have decided to wear my red skinny crops with boots instead to save money

Dorothyredboots Thu 17-Sep-09 09:56:04

I understand where you are all coming from with the layering thing. However two of the dresses are Boden floral jobbies with a white background - I would feel odd in them with boots and my office is freezing...Also I'm 53 and have to be a bit careful...the dress and leggings thing is a bit risky..I can't look at anyone wearing crops with boots without thinking 'Principal boy' in a Panto! Sorry. I favour a more tailored look and so the layering thing is a bit tricky.I work in a solicitors so dress code is quite formal and I wear a jacket and skirt in Winter.
I just kick myself as at my age I should know better!

seeker Thu 17-Sep-09 09:58:14

We had a "barbecue summer" here in Kent!

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