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beldaran Thu 29-Oct-09 14:59:42

I like to lurk in here but could do with some help if you would be so kind.

I wear jeans ALL the time, they are easy comfortable and practical for having a disabled 3 year old. Now things have started to settle down, i want to start experimenting with clothes and getting my own style back.

I have brought some lovely boots and some funky tights, but i just seem to stall when i put it all together and look in the mirror.

I don't know why it is such a problem, i think i look too frumpy. I'm a 12/14 (depending on shop) on the bottom and a 12 on top. I would say i'm pear shaped but am willing to be corrected on this. Have a terrible muffin top/belly area which im working on.

Any ideas on how to get over this and just wear it? I can post photos if needed but i am quite selfconcious so would prefer not too.

CybilAviationAuthority Thu 29-Oct-09 15:01:26

What type do you currently have or are you looking to buy new? What style are you?

Amandoh Thu 29-Oct-09 15:02:09

Which styles of skirt have you tried?

PoisonToadstool Thu 29-Oct-09 15:04:26

What do you normally wear with your jeans?

Where do you shop?

What are your boots like?

Look here to find your body shape

squeaver Thu 29-Oct-09 15:04:54

If you usually wear jeans, why not wear a denim skirt? I know whenever I wear a skirt I feel just that little bit more dressed up and I suppose that can make you self-conscious. But a denim skirt can be a good "transition" iyswim.

Wear with a longish tunic or shirt that's not clingy then you won't worry about your muffin top.

beldaran Thu 29-Oct-09 15:05:47

I have a black cord tulip not quite mini skirt (its about 2" above knee) from next...i think this is the item number 494-869-G45.

I'm wearing at the moment a brown linen knee length A line skirt which i prefer to the cord.

Heated Thu 29-Oct-09 15:07:10

Do you want the skirt to come down to knee length and 'meet' your boots, perhaps flashing a small bit of leg, or do you want flash those pins?

beldaran Thu 29-Oct-09 15:08:13

Thanks for that body shape link...i'm a vase apparently.

It sounds about right, i don't suit polo necks or anything that comes up around my neck.

beldaran Thu 29-Oct-09 15:09:48

I like the idea that i have on at the moment, skirt ends at knee and boots are calf height. So there is a good 3" gap, i think i prefer to show lower leg than thigh.

Thanks to all posters so far, i'm feeling a bit better about it now.

Heated Thu 29-Oct-09 15:22:13

whitestuff havana or Boden denim?

carocaro Thu 29-Oct-09 15:26:55

Me too! I actually ordered 5 different skirts from Next to see what shapes etc look ok, I have worn nothing but jeans for years.

I have yet to try any of them on

So watch this space.

Can't keep them all, but just want to see what suits!

beldaran Thu 29-Oct-09 15:30:42

Thank you for those links Heated.....i like both of them.

You know it sounds daft, but just sitting here i've realised that i think i look good in what i'm wearing and i have just got to get it into my head that when i go out people aren't laughing at me.

I'm off shopping tomorrow then (its my birthday yipee!).

I hope you find something you like carocaro.

Heated Thu 29-Oct-09 15:33:45

whitestuff dark sand
Next basic cord skirt
Next embroidered
gattgender:women&isort=score&method=and&filter=subset:3003&nxtv=000&nxti=0 Next fit & flare tweed skirt 1st one

Heated Thu 29-Oct-09 15:37:30

Enjoy spending your birthday money smile Monsoon used to be a safe bet although havent seen anything online that really wows but bound to be more in store. Next & H&M have some good cord skirts if you don't want to go to whitestuff and Boden prices.

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