Would You Wear It- Bobbles and Booties

Would You Wear It- Bobbles and Booties

Welcome to would you wear it. Each Saturday my friend Pam and I share a mannequin we’ve come across and ask our readers if they would wear what it’s wearing. We would love to know if the styles appeal to you and work for your lifestyle.

Please share how you would style it to work for your lifestyle, body shape and coloring. If it does not work for you, please tell us why.

Is the color off? Is the shaping unflattering for your body? We would love to know.window display from Nordstrom

This is a window display from Nordstrom so pardon the glare.

So tell me, ladies, would you wear these and why or why not. Remember to be tactful because some ladies may love what you don’t:)


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Now let’s go see what Pam’s mannequin is wearing here.


Thanks for reading and be sure to wear what makes you confident.

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  1. Roberta
    June 13, 2020 / 9:31 am

    Love the sweater and skirt, but just a bit short for me. However, inspires me to look for something similar! The print on the skirt is great. I also like the slacks and would give them a try this fall for sure!!

  2. RoseAG
    October 28, 2019 / 5:03 am

    I like bobble sweaters but the fullness at the sleeve does me no favors. I’ve plenty of bulk at the waist without my sleeves adding more!
    I’m a fan of collarless jackets so I proably would give that another look. They’re good for someone with a large scarf collection -that’s me! You can style your scarf without the jacket collar getting in the way.

  3. Pat
    October 27, 2019 / 6:47 pm

    Neither look would flatter my shape or height, but I would adapt them! I do this all the time – I will see a photo in a magazine or online or see a display in a store, and it prompts my thinking because I usually have a similar piece and like the look. I would look for a sleeker version of the sweater and wear over a midi-length dress (or with a midi-length skirt) with black tights and boots. I have some jackets in a similar style (not velvet or faux fur but collarless and at hip-length) and often wear them with a turtleneck or tank and with wide-leg pants. I like the small plaid print in the pants and like the different textures as it make the outfit a bit more interesting.

  4. Jan Aldrich
    October 26, 2019 / 4:56 pm

    I love the jumper and would wear with jeans or slacks likewise with the boots.

  5. Sabrina
    October 26, 2019 / 1:58 pm

    I’m not keen on the bishop sleeves for myself. I would pass on the sweater. The dress is also too short for my liking. I’d buy it for my niece who is half my age. She’d look wonderful in it, assuming she didn’t mind the sweater sleeves.

  6. Donna
    October 26, 2019 / 1:45 pm

    I at 5’2″ I would not wear either outfit. The one one the left is for teens and the one on the right would look frumpy on me.

    • October 26, 2019 / 2:17 pm

      Frumpy is to be avoided at all costs!

  7. Donna Doyle
    October 26, 2019 / 11:54 am

    I’m too short and heavy for the look. The sweater is cute.

  8. Karen
    October 26, 2019 / 11:54 am

    Bobbles are probably for much younger than me, but I would wear the sweater with cords or jeans. If this is a thing, I will get my hand-knitted bobble sweater out of mothballs.
    Skirt too short for me.

  9. Kathy
    October 26, 2019 / 11:35 am

    Oh, goodness! I would feel as if I were trying to play the role of the naughty school girl in that outfit on the left! The skirt is way too short for this Grandma – Lol! The outfit on the right would probably look too boxy on me.

    • October 26, 2019 / 2:18 pm

      Lol, you made me snort my tea up my nose.

  10. Becky
    October 26, 2019 / 11:14 am

    My short skirt days are long past, so the skirt is a definite no. The sweater gets a maybe. I would have to feel it & try it on to have an opinion. I like the booties, but I would wear them with a skirt because they would not flatter my short legs. I would at least try the pants. The jacket looks like faux fur, of which I am not a fan.

  11. Eve
    October 26, 2019 / 10:52 am

    Skirt too short but I like the sweater and boots. The look on the left I like but I probably wouldn’t wear anything but the pants. I live in a rural, coastal town so we wear more down to Earth clothes. Just don’t see dressy jackets around much. We wear denim or cardigans everywhere.

  12. beth byrd
    October 26, 2019 / 10:52 am

    No to the outfits as displayed.

    However, that sweater would be great with cords or jeans, or even a long skirt and boots.

    I like the plaid trousers but not with that jacket. It would be too weighty for my short frame.

  13. Mara Grace
    October 26, 2019 / 10:10 am

    I just wish I could keep looking at the picture while I write this! The colors are spot on for a warm fall. Love the sweater, need a longer skirt at my age. Like the matching bow, might lose it tho if I wear that lovely jacket over the sweater. I would probably put on high boots with this. Also this sweater would be fabulous with jeans or jeggings. The slacks are nice and dressy. At first glance I was skeptical, but the more I look at them, the better they look! The blouse seems too pretty to cover up, but I guess it would need a warmer season for that. It looks like the display is very appropriate for a wide range of tastes and ages.

  14. Linda
    October 26, 2019 / 10:05 am

    If I was a teenager I would wear this but it’s a no at my she for ibvious reasons!

  15. October 26, 2019 / 9:33 am

    Love the colors, but the only garment I would wear in the window might be the short jacket (styled over the pants) . I might try it on. But, like others have said I would probably walk by this display since I do not believe it is styled to attract someone like me.

    • Anon
      October 26, 2019 / 9:44 am

      I woould wear the pants on the right. This display looks like a mother-daughter duo to me. Something for all ages.

  16. Elaine F. Luman
    October 26, 2019 / 9:33 am

    If I was much younger and thinner I’d wear the skirt and sweater, but alas, it’s not to be. The shape of the furry jacket would not be flattering to my petite curvy body. I have a waist and when tops are not fitted, it adds the look of extra unwanted pounds!

  17. Deborah
    October 26, 2019 / 9:25 am

    The outfit on the left is cute, but it reads too young for me. I definitely don’t need more bobbles on my upper body (ha!). The outfit on the right is more my style. I like the plaid fabric of the pants and the dressy blouse. I would prefer less bulk than the jacket would give me (but it is fun).

  18. Linda
    October 26, 2019 / 8:23 am

    No to the short skirt and bulky sweater. Too young looking for me. I like the pants and jacket. Would change the shoes to something comfortable.

  19. Melissa
    October 26, 2019 / 8:22 am

    Maybe on a teenager this would be cute. Sweater too fussy for me and skirt way too short. I like ther booties, I’d wear them with leggings.

  20. Cindy
    October 26, 2019 / 8:09 am

    I work at a high school so, for me, the outfit on the left feels likes something my girls would wear, not me-although I would take those booties in a heartbeat. I would not style them with the socks. I like the print on the mini-put it in a pencil skirt and I’m sold. I definitely would take the back outfit. I love the plaid pants but without the cuffs. I think they break up the long line of the pants.

  21. MRSBEN2
    October 26, 2019 / 8:04 am

    A definite YES for the ensemble on the right as have very similar pieces, though my trousers are more of a straight cut (not a flare bottom) but the glen check pattern is identical and I wear a belt with mine. Whereas the one on the right is déjã vu to me from its mini length skirt to its booties. (My sweater was a knit mohair and entirely had baubles, the dress was geometric with similar colors and the boots were called ‘disco’ but leotards or sometimes a knee-high sock was usually worn with them. The former being my personal preference.) Would I wear it as an outfit now? Nope, as ‘have been there and done’ that plus much too young a look for me now.

    • MRSBEN2
      October 26, 2019 / 5:23 pm

      Oops that should have read …Whereas the one on the ‘left’ is ….. (Good grief you would think at my age, I’d know my left from my right … lol!)

  22. Dawn
    October 26, 2019 / 7:41 am

    The outfit on the right is a No….way to young for me. I have seen bobble sweaters with less bulk and would wear one with jeans. I like the plaid pants on the right, but with booties. Not a fan of the jacket…too boxy and not a great color for me.

  23. October 26, 2019 / 7:33 am

    No to the bobbles and yes to the booties!. Bobbles just add some extra bulk, which I do not need. These bobbles in particular look very young and therefore would not appeal to me. I have a pair of black leather booties that I bought last winter and I love them! Brand – FitFlop. So comfy!

    • October 26, 2019 / 2:14 pm

      I didn’t know Fitflop made booties!

  24. Ellen
    October 26, 2019 / 7:33 am

    I’d wear the sweater with jeans or casual pants. The boots too. But the sweater and the dress and the socks and the boots… kinda a mess.

    • October 26, 2019 / 2:14 pm

      It’s sure an unusual pairing.

  25. Karen
    October 26, 2019 / 7:29 am

    The skirt outfit looks very junior high to me. The wide leg trousers look interesting. I haven’t tried wide leg pants yet. Looks like the trend will stick around so I will give them a go.

  26. October 26, 2019 / 7:26 am

    Good morning! I do like the wide leg pants and jacket! It’s cute and it might look good on my frame if I had a slight heeled bootie or shoe. It’s attractive and yes, would try it on.
    The other, skirt and sweater doesn’t really appeal to me. I’m older and this outfit is really for a younger woman I feel. I would not try this on. Neither piece is for me but if you are younger and slim, it might work.

  27. MarquetteSam
    October 26, 2019 / 6:30 am

    I think the outfit on the left is adorable. I would definitely wear it . . . if I were 50 years younger.

  28. Phyllis
    October 26, 2019 / 6:25 am

    It is perfect for my pre-teen granddaughter, but not for me. Well, the skirt is a little short even for her, in my opinion. The look is much too childlike for me. I do like the booties for me, but under long pants.

  29. Corrie
    October 26, 2019 / 5:56 am

    The outfit on the front mannequin wouldn’t work for me at all. The sweater has bulk where I have bulk; the skirt is too short; I still haven’t embraced booties with skirts (old fogey, I know…), and the booties are too pointy-toed for me. I’d have to wear a size and a half larger, and then I’d trip and fall on my face 😉 But the velvet jacket and pants – now, that’s more me (without the cuffs, which only shorten legs)!

  30. Laura Jane
    October 26, 2019 / 5:56 am

    I think it’s a cute outfit, but only on someone much younger than me! The colors are pretty, and I like the contrast of the texture of the sweater with the floral dress. But the chunky knit would make me look huge on top, and I feel the dress is far too short for someone my age (over 50).

  31. Rita
    October 26, 2019 / 5:52 am

    I love the outfit on the left, minus the bow, for someone young. I think it looks fun! The outfit on the right I would wear with perhaps a simple long sleeve T-shirt in a neutral color.

  32. Maureen
    October 26, 2019 / 5:40 am

    The skirt and sweater aren’t two textures I would put together and I could never wear a skirt that short. I envision someone very young and wearing laced up army boots with that. The other outfit I would. The shorter jacket is perfect for me because I’m wide at the waist. A nice pair of wide legged pants always works for me.

  33. MP
    October 26, 2019 / 5:17 am

    The dress is for an 8 year old along with the socks/booties. As a grown adult, I would look ridiculous in it. That dress is too short and too baby doll for me. I like the pattern and color of the sweater but the sleeves look too full. The mannequin on the right — pants too full and fake fur jacket too big and bad color. White shoes NO! I would walk past this window without a second glance.

    • Lois Williams
      October 26, 2019 / 8:24 am

      The slacks are me! At 5’11” I’m loving the the wide legs again, the faux fur jacket with turtleneck would be perfect. I’d be wearing black sling backs rather than white shoes. The other outfit would be great for a 20 something but a midi version with cropped sweater sans bow worn with high boots would certainly work for me too. I’m a tailored/preppy style. Thanks for some great selections from a favorite store.

  34. Roxanne
    October 26, 2019 / 5:14 am

    I love the menswear plaid slacks and definitely would wear those. Nothing else really appeals to me. There are a lot of college students who attend my church… The outfit on the left is a very popular look with that crowd, especially the socks with the booties. So anybody who is Christmas shopping for granddaughters, there are some great ideas!

  35. Linda
    October 26, 2019 / 5:13 am

    I would never wear the skirt because it is too short. I would not wear the sweater because (being busty), it would be too much.

  36. October 26, 2019 / 5:01 am

    The only item I would wear is the little “fur” jacket. The sweater was popular in the 60’s, been there done that. I don’t like the plaid pants. I NEVER wear plaid. I just don’t like the outfit on the left at all. Skirft too short, socks with boots??? I don’t like the short boot look unless it is with pants.

  37. Beth M.
    October 26, 2019 / 4:48 am

    Something about the socks with the booties reminds me of those witch feet under the house in Wizard of Oz! I would definitely not wear that look; also, the skirt is too short, and I do not enjoy the coordinated bow. That outfit looks like it’s trying too hard. The other one is just kind of blah visually. It could use a bit of color against all that neutral. I would probably wear the pieces, but would not pair them, because the colors don’t do each other many favors. Actually, I don’t like cuffs like that on pants much either, and tend to trip on them.

    • October 26, 2019 / 2:16 pm

      I see that visual too! Isn’t that funny?

  38. annie vanderven
    October 26, 2019 / 4:47 am

    The look on the left is perfect for my granddaughter, the one on the right would be fine for myself

    • Jane
      October 26, 2019 / 5:11 am

      I agree, except that the boots, I would borrow those! Lol

      • Lea
        October 26, 2019 / 6:45 am

        I agree with those two statements. I love the tiny print with the plaid, it makes me go oooh lol

  39. Linda
    October 26, 2019 / 4:45 am

    I’d wear the sweater with slim Jean’s or trousers. The dress is to short for my taste and age. I’d wear the booties with trousers. I’d wear the plaid trousers, but not the jacket, as I feel it would make me look short and square, and I am not comfortable wearing prints with plaids.

  40. Susan McClelland
    October 26, 2019 / 4:43 am

    I would wear the sweater – my favourite shade of pink and the bobbles make it fun. I love the pattern in the skirt and would wear it if it was a midi skirt or a dress. Current length is too short for me. I’m not sure I could pull off the sock/boot look – I would feel too silly. I would definitely wear the outfit on the 2nd mannequin. The velvet jacket is gorgeous!

  41. Eileen
    October 26, 2019 / 4:34 am

    The sweater and jacket and way too thick and boxy for me. The dress is too short. The pants I would wear in a tiny check/ plaid.

  42. Shirley
    October 26, 2019 / 4:29 am

    Skirt is too short & I would not wear sweater & skirt together. Sweater is a little too fussy for me & I don’t like the look of the pulled up Sox with the booties.

  43. Cindy
    October 26, 2019 / 4:06 am

    The skirt/sweater look like they’re styled for someone much younger than me, so I wouldn’t wear them together.
    I’d wear the sweater with jeans.
    In fact, I could use that sweater right now – I’m staying at a resort in the Colorado mountains & it’s only 23 degrees! ?

    • October 26, 2019 / 2:12 pm

      It sounds cold but lovely, Cindy.

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