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A Facebook Fashion Epiphany.

November 15, 2011

My boyfriend and I got in to a bit of a heated debate over a jumper I purchased from COS a couple of weeks ago. He was gently suggesting that it was too big and I was throwing the “don’t tell the stylist how to dress” card in his face. I wore the jumper during a weekend in the country and after reviewing the accompanied photo album on Facebook, was confronted by pictures of me looking like a a brick shithouse . Or Michelin Man, I couldn’t quite decide. The jumper was glaringly too big which in turn made me look, well… big.  I’m essentially a stylist who doesn’t know her own size from time-to-time.

I suppose I should be pleased my size issues are this way round as opposed to the ocean of women you see on a Saturday night out in Leicester Square wearing sequin hot pants with their thighs protruding out like overcooked vienna sausages. Where do these girls find the balls to go out dressed like that?

Either way, the lesson learned is that no matter how I always presume I know best, sometimes (but only sometimes) a man’s opinion is extremely valid.

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  1. November 15, 2011 10:58 pm

    So funny! I do this all the time too! I think I’m much bigger than I really am OR I think I’ll get a drapey effect and maybe hide some tummy. Nope. Always backfires.

  2. November 16, 2011 4:51 am

    You know… Those oversized jumpers ARE tricky. I love them on models, in photos but on me I always think they look just like big jumpers, not deliberately oversized. And they make my head look tiny! I’m a stylist too and I suspect this may be one of those trends that don’t translate into real life.


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  3. April 10, 2012 12:29 am

    The only way I have found I can wear one (I am an AU size 6 prob 0-1 in US and 5″4) without looking stumpy or big and shapeless, is to wear it as a mini dress. If you get one with a low cut back they look fantastic with ankle boots.

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