It’s a funny thing, how trends in fashion can seem laughable, awful and wrong at one moment but then 3-6 months later you find yourself going “Ooo, actually that looks fabulous.”
So it is with this “shirting” lark. Months and months ago I went “wear a big shirt, yeah?” and none of us really did. Not even I did. We all just went on wearing our sweaters and check shirts of a normal size and ignoring crazy street fashion psychos who went about with their shirts on backwards like desperate loonatiks.
And as for reconstructed shirts (i.e. shirts with wonky seams, one arm longer than the other, different patches zig-zagged together) well, that was just too much. People are dying in Syria – how can we think about wearing a cut-n-shut shirt?
But now September is on our doorstep, hopping from foot to foot going “let me in ffs I really need a wee” and in the moments when we are not donating to Save The Children we are thinking that actually we quite fancy a wonky shirt.
For example, I love this one (above) from Net A Porter; at £435 I will obviously not be buying it. But this sort of look, once repulsive and abhorrent to me, now seems lively and modern.
Anyway don’t worry about this too much, but all I’m saying is that don’t be surprised if in about 6 week’s time you have a sudden craving for a mad shirt. I’m sure there will be some nice ones in Zara?
The Millers Tale says
Pure Finery London *winks*
I love this shirt! I’d totally buy a high street version of this. In fact, I’m now craving one. They probably won’t do a maternity version right enough. Which would look awful. And then the trend will be over.
Don’t even on Syria, situatuons like that used to be sort of part of my job. In fact it’s been going on so long it was at the tail end of my working life. But now I just cry about it a bit and give money and try not to let it affect my mental health. Which we all should definitely do- give money that is- don’t tell yourself that’s not enough or not needed/ not the answer. It is! And it’s the least we can do until people in power decide to actually sort it out. Elaine x
Cos is the place for high street versions of this. Am now about to pop and can reassure Elaine that Cos has been my best sartorial friend over the last nine months. I usually avoid like the plague because it’s all too voluminous and asymmetric but have found it works well with a pair of J Crew maternity trews.
Should also help with post-holiday-gluttony bloating. I must look into this. I have gross gluttony on the agenda for late September!
I am do DONE with the bikini tyranny. eating whatever I want at the mo
I like the idea of this, not least because it would do away with the gaping buttons issue I have with shirts. I will keep it in mind, though I just know all the ‘mine’s a G&T’ waitress jokes I would get from my husband if I get it wrong, followed by the Judo jokes when I inevitably snap and wrestle him to the ground. (Your husband v good on 500Qs other night btw, funny with the contestants, and nice to have a prime time quiz that isn’t multiple choice; questions enjoyably tricky. Hope you don’t mind me saying all that here I just thought of it xx) And Syria. It is just unbearable – good to have a reminder that there are things that can be done, despite the helplessness in the face of it.
Thanks Cindy – the quiz didn’t quite get the response anyone was hoping for so we’re feeling a bit deflated. I thought it was a good quiz! I enjoyed the questions and stuff but I guess maybe there’s more to it than that… anyway I am genuinely glad you liked it, thanks for taking the time to say xxx
Madeleine, sorry I don’t know how to reply to comments properly, I read this blog on my phone! Anyway, you are the second person to recommend Cos to me for maternity dressing, I’m definitely going to look into it. Good luck with the baby! Elaine xxx
I had one just like this when I was pregnant.
I am completely ignorant when it comes to fashion but I just wanted to say I completely agree with Cindy. I loved the quiz & am really hoping they run it regularly. Giles is an excellent presenter, witty, clever & charismatic.
O fiona bless you 🙂 you are so kind x