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Short jumper/sweater dresses. Are they ok worn...

(33 Posts)
Wuxiapian Sat 17-Oct-09 20:58:11

with tights as opposed to leggings?

My legs are ok(ish), but leggings seem to add extra chunk factor.

Thanks in advance for any responses.

ScaryFucker Sat 17-Oct-09 21:01:24

if your legs are good and non-wobbly, then yes

personally, I find the extra weight of leggings control the flab a bit more, IYSWIM

but then, I am 43 smile

LadyoftheBathtub Sat 17-Oct-09 21:02:42

I would with thick, woolly ribbed tights, as long as the dress was not that short.

herbietea Sat 17-Oct-09 21:03:06

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Jajas Sat 17-Oct-09 21:05:17

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Jajas Sat 17-Oct-09 21:06:38

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RubyBooBerry Sat 17-Oct-09 21:07:17

Tights fine as long as you wear knee boots!

herbietea Sat 17-Oct-09 21:37:49

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Wuxiapian Sat 17-Oct-09 21:45:37

Thanks, all.

I wish my legs were a tad more twig-like. Ah well...

I half mid-calf (2"heels) and 2 under-knee boots (1 pair flat, other 3"heels).

Just never sure if it looks tarty.

janeite Sat 17-Oct-09 21:56:01

My dad used to call my sister and I Max wall in the 80s too. We used to wear leggings, men's jackets and DMs.

Clure Sat 17-Oct-09 22:08:25

I found some 80d opaques (possibly Boots or M&s last spring) which are not that much finer than my leggings but still feel like wearing tights.

Wuxiapian Sat 17-Oct-09 22:12:53

Yes, Clure...

The thicker the denier, the better. Prolly.

Jajas Sat 17-Oct-09 22:39:56

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Jajas Sat 17-Oct-09 22:41:02

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steaknifethroughtheheart Sat 17-Oct-09 22:47:33

I wore old man jackets from the charity shop to complete my Max Wall look.

I really must have looked like I had raided a dressing up box. blush

I wear sweater dresses with tights until I shrink the dress in the wash and then I wear them as tunics with skinny jeans.

Doesn't matter how careful I am they always shrink. sad

VictoriousSponge Sat 17-Oct-09 22:48:13

not if you were the person in southampton today in red tights
that were too too thin

VictoriousSponge Sat 17-Oct-09 22:48:34

i just got some knitted jeggings from top shop
saw them today
look fabbola

Jajas Sat 17-Oct-09 22:49:03

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VictoriousSponge Sat 17-Oct-09 22:56:50

hold on

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LevitatingCopy Sat 17-Oct-09 23:03:57

ha ha another '80s Max Wall here - we should have had a convention. I always brushed off the comments as jealousy of my cutting edge fashion sense wink

I did the old man charity shop suits too (complete with crotch stains, mmmm). But the main look (as I remember) was leggings (or tight striped trousers) worn with a hip length t-shirt with a man's leather belt on top, slung round the widest part of the hips in a swashbuckling fashion - fabulous.

janeite Sat 17-Oct-09 23:17:33

Did you all have flat caps too? We did. And on non-DM days we wore PE pumps from Woolies.

steaknifethroughtheheart Sat 17-Oct-09 23:23:24

Noooooooooo, not the flat cap. My mum still has mine, from BHS hmm I caught her putting it on DD of 13months because she thought it looked cute. Oh the shame.

I saw a queenager in town today wearing the pixie boots, leggings, long tee, swashbuckler belt and old man jacket boyfriend blazer. For a moment I thought there was a time portal between Boots and Millets and I had stepped back to the 80s.

Jajas Sat 17-Oct-09 23:24:01

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