If you're about a size 12, what do you wear with

(34 Posts)
Chocamochalatte Sat 01-Dec-12 21:00:01

Skinnies and flat ankle boots??

I need tops, jumpers and coats!!

At a total loss, I don't do Winter well!!

On a really right budget but don't let that stop you posting ££££ things as its good to get an idea of styles smile

DonaAna Sat 08-Dec-12 13:06:12

Favorite outfits this winter are two long Filippa K jumpers (plum in mohair, oatmeal in merino).

Chocamochalatte Fri 07-Dec-12 21:14:17

Thanks Captain, will take a look... (The stupid thing is I am always freezing!)

CaptainWentworth Fri 07-Dec-12 07:45:03

TravelinColour the Ash boots in wood ash are the best grey suede boots I've seen recently- some websites seem to describe them as brown but they aren't, they're a lovely deep grey.

Thanks Captain! I am looking for grey or navy.

Amblin Wed 05-Dec-12 18:38:33

Lol at camel

CaptainWentworth Wed 05-Dec-12 18:30:22

TravelinColour boots were from All Saints 2-3 winters ago- they are doing a similar style this year but in black or brown leather - the 'bonny Cuban' boot. Think the heel is slightly higher than on mine though. Also you may be pleased to know the extra strap bit is removable! Have taken it off on my boots. All Saints boots are quite expensive I know but mine are so comfy.

Alternative could be the Ash Jalouse or Spiral boots in wood ash colour? I tried them on recently but felt they were too similar to my existing boots to buy. Again heel slightly higher but felt very walkable; Spiral heel I suspect is slightly lower than Jalouse.

OP if you hate jumpers, another look I like is a white embroidered folky top I got from Indigo at M&S- it's not too long but the body is loose with a tighter band around the hips so it doesn't look too floaty- sorry for crap description! Something like that with a cardie? Afraid I am always cold so am a bit wedded to my cashmere knitwear...

myalias Wed 05-Dec-12 18:00:05

Embellished collared shirts and longline cardigans look good with skinnies

Chocamochalatte Wed 05-Dec-12 17:58:55

Some great ideas thank you! Like many of you I hate tunics! (And dresses over trousers!!!) Also hate jumpers but want to like them!!! grin

Chocamochalatte Wed 05-Dec-12 17:55:58

CQuin it's not my ass that needs covering but my stomach grin(and am paranoid about camels toe! blush)

Dancergirl Tue 04-Dec-12 23:38:37

exercisejunkie can you post that link to the gap jumper again please?

Captain
Where are these: "grey suede ankle boots with a small heel" from?
I am looking for something similar.

For me, the difference between a dress and a tunic is the fit and the length. A tunic is looser than a mini-dress and shorter than a proper dress.

CaptainWentworth Tue 04-Dec-12 08:10:03

I'm a size 12 and when I first started wearing skinnies I felt my bum must be covered at all times. However as I've worn them more and more, I've realised it can be more flattering to wear normal-ish length tops, as long as the actual waistband of the jeans is well covered.

I like dark blue or black skinnies with a cashmere boyfriend jumper (pure collection have a nice one this year although it's round neck; v neck is probably more flattering) and grey suede ankle boots with a small heel. I also find totally flat ankle boots make me look a bit stumpy (am 5'3) although flat riding boots over skinnies look ok. Also have a few nice jumpers/ cardies from Whistles (they do good sales) as they tend to do loose-ish but not frumpy ones, often in wool.

I layer up with black, white or navy long sleeve scoop neck t shirts from Boden and M&S (they used to be Limited Collection but now I think the same style is called the layering top in the Indigo range).

I got a jumper described as 'trapeze' from White Company recently which looked ever so flattering on the model, but made me look pregnant so went straight back - won't be going for that shape again!

MrsHoarder Tue 04-Dec-12 07:34:09

I have a sleeveless jumper which is nicely fitted and just covers my bum stood up. With long sleeve t shirts layered underneath.

Or just the long sleeve t shirts under my coat if I don't plan to take it off. Once home I snuggle up in a big wrap/shawl.

TellMeLater Tue 04-Dec-12 07:28:09

What is the difference between a tunic and a dress pleasevery confused, I have a stripy tunic but its fitted - kind of Breton style ....what is the thing to avoid with tunics, what makes you hate them so much because they often just look like dresses with a difference name.

What remus said - tunics are the devil's work. Leggings should be kept in the home unless you are one of the 1% of teenagers who can wear them nonchalantly with a t-shirt.

Dancergirl Mon 03-Dec-12 22:15:49

For when it's not too cold: some sort of jersey top. Boden good, especially their jersey henley this year - bought two.

When it's colder - fitted long/short sleeved tee (or vest top) with cardie on top worn open.

I don't like jumpers!

I don't like dresses over jeans. It looks very late 80s. And tunics are awful - they really don't flatter anybody except tiny skinny women with no boobs, who can wear them as dresses with tights (NOT leggings or skinnies).

CQuin Mon 03-Dec-12 21:08:46

I just hate hate hate tunics.
Maternity.

StockingFilly Mon 03-Dec-12 20:21:01

I do sweater dresses or just sweaters that are fitted under the breasts but flare out over the tum... Kind of like warm, short skater dresses iyswim. There are plenty around and they are great for tums.

grin I cannot do anything floaty / ruffled / drapey / baggy / loose. Makes me look frumptastic.

We sound similar travel, down to the thermal layer!

I do longish but not baggy layers (baggy looks a bit tent-like on me) so vest tops, long-sleeved tops and knits

Winter outfit:
Fitted thermal underwear.
Knee high socks under the skinnies.
Fitted long sleeve t-shirt or silk blouse
Cashmere fine knit jumper
Pea coat with big scarf

That's my style though, my body shape could be v different from yours even though we're both a 12.

I'm size 12. I wear slouchy jumpers with a scarf and a fitted biker jacket over, or more fitted bum length tops (hard to find nice ones though), or even just a normal length jumper tbh. I don't mind my bum showing, so long as the top goes below my tummy.

bamboostalks Mon 03-Dec-12 19:40:12

Can't get that link up. Can anyone l ink again for me please.

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