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Pals, I've got a TREAT* for you today, come with me on a tour through 'things that have lingered in my wardrobe without being worn for quite a while'...

*definition of treat may vary

This dress still has the tags on. I assume I missed the chance to return it once I bought it (a not infrequent occurrence). I feel like the first time I tried it on it maybe didn't do up? Now it does up but it's still doing some sort of exciting squishing thing to my boobs, the emphasis at the waist is doing my apple-shape no favours whatsoever, and it's still a bit tight. To eBay with you, dress!

This also has the tags on, and actually is more flattering than I remember it being the last time I put it on (which I think was for work, and then I took it off and put something else on because I didn't like how it looked). But still, as a person whose main body hang-up these days is that my hips and legs are really narrow compared to my upper body, this is doing some widening of my hips but not necessarily in a good way? I like the neckline a lot, but the sleeves are also hitting my muscly arms in a not entirely delightful way. I might keep it and try layering it before I eBay it. Also maybe try wearing it with a seamless bra because hi, there's all the lace on my bra, gosh.

Weird posture to demonstrate that this is in fact a playsuit and not an extremely short dress. I actually don't hate this as much as I thought I would, and I suspect I bought it out of love for the fabric as much as anything else (reasonably sure it was 99p off eBay). But I also can't imagine a world in which I'd actually wear it out of the house, much like my bikini which I similarly think looks sort of ok when I try it on, but the idea of wearing it in public makes me freeze.

Another jumpsuit! I wear this for slobbing around but again am not sure I'd wear it out of the house. I went shopping with a friend a few years ago who was adamant that as a tall person I could pull jumpsuits off, but as I'm a tall person with a lot of height in my torso, I found the ones she got me to try on wanted to bisect me at the crotch. This one is stretchy and comfy, but you have the same fatal design flaw as with all jumpsuits which is that if you want to go to the loo, you have to basically strip off. I quite like the overall effect of it though arguably harem pant style is not super flattering.

Here it is layered with a jacket. I'm sure I've written about wanting to be the kind of person who can pull off blazers before. I dream of being dapper and smooth and slightly androgynous, but I just look like I'm playing dress-up. Bye blazer! To the charity shop with you.

And here is what I will actually wear until I go to the gym - jumpsuit layered with jumper that I knitted myself! Which I already tweeted about when I first wore it, but it's the only item of clothing bigger than a scarf I've finished so far, so my delight in it is ongoing. KNITTING.

Date: 2016-11-07 11:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
For what it's worth, I think you look great in the blazer and jumpsuit!

Date: 2016-11-07 12:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ah, thanks! That jacket is way too small for me though; it would never do up and it pulls across the shoulders so isn't much fun to wear. I'm thinking about maybe ebaying a jersey blazer to get a bit of stretch involved to see if that helps!

Date: 2016-11-07 02:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I came along to say exactly the same thing!

Date: 2016-11-07 06:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I was also thinking that! I guess if I was being super critical I'd suggest that the blazer might be a bit too short in the body to be entirely flattering, but I like the look.

Date: 2016-11-07 04:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Jumpsuits have been a big box of NOPE for me forever.

That said, the black one looks pretty darn good on you even with harem pant style.

The first dress is definitely something for ebay. I can hear your boobs crying for mercy through the internet!

The second could be very good for layering, the collar is great and I like the color on you too.

Date: 2016-11-07 07:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zyrya
I love you in pink and black, but the shapes aren't right. Same with the first red dress, I think - the bodice just doesn't make much sense. The second red dress looks great! I reckon the playsuit would work if unbifurcated into a skirt and layered over leggings. The top part is really interesting and the fabric is gorgeous!

Nice knitting!

Date: 2016-11-09 10:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The first one does some odd things with your shape! I could see it forming part of a superhero costume or something with the bulging and bold shapes on the top, which is fun, but definitely not working as normal person wear.

Dress 2 is nice. The sleeves do look a bit weirdly tiny but I didn't notice before you mentioned it.

The playsuit is really cute. I hope you can make it work. (I'm not really self-conscious at all but I feel like playsuits belong to shiny 20-year-olds and I think I'd feel totally odd in one.)

The black featurelessness of the jumpsuit really doesn't do it for me, but the blazer almost rescues it. It's too short in the body and sleeves but it still looks pretty good on you. More slightly sharp than dapper or androgenous, but you can totally do blazers. You should find one that's long enough and wear it until you realise you're smooth. Maybe black? I have a black one that I found very easy to wear with jeans or whatever instead of a hoody (but now I'm too slobby and won't let go of the hoodies.)

That jumper is a lot of knitting! And it looks like it fits! Knitting!


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