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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

What lifestyle would wear this?

OK. Some of the new fall Vogues are up.

I love a few of the patterns and will be sharing those soon.

But first, I don't know about you but I look at patterns and think of what life they would be suitable for, some of those aren't my life - hence the limited number of say cocktail dress patterns I now buy.

But there are a few here that are just stumping me. If anyone can think of the lives that these two outfits would be suitable for please let me know. Tell me the story.

And those pants. Now who would they flatter? I have that shape without clothes.

Do they really think they are going to sell thousands and thousands of these little numbers?


Karin van D. said...

Oh, I would wear that second outfit in a heart beat. No problem. With the bare back I might save the top for more social occasions, like a party or so, but the skirt I would wear any day.

And to answer your question: we have our own bussiness, but during the day I am mostly at home with the children now they are still so young.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I have that shape without clothes.

I almost fell out of my chair laughing at that one! Umm, at first I was mad at Vogue but now I'm thanking them (since the only offerings for plus size women are huge rectangles and I don't do rectangles) because they are saving me money. I won't be buying a boatload of patterns this go around and I can just use some from the boatload I purchased last fall!

LisaB said...

Like Carolyn, I loved your comment about the pants!

I'm going to come down on the side that I just don't "get" that top with the long sleeves but completely open back. When would I want to wear long sleeves but expose half of my upper body? Either I'd be cold enough to need the sleeves or crazy hot and wanting to wear as little as possible (in the comfort of my own home, of course). :-) But that's just me...an old fuddy-duddy.

Nancy (nanflan) said...

I love them both. I'd wear the first outfit to work, really I would. I work in business banking, but I don't think it's too far out. I love the skirt of the second one, maybe I'd wear it with the jacket from the first one. The top with the open back but I still like the general shape of it. I'll be buying both of these patterns the next time there's a BMV sale.

Yes, they're fashion forward but I don't understand the disdain.

Nancy (nanflan) said...

Meant to say: the top with the open back is problematic...