Would You Wear It?

Would You Wear It?

Happy Saturday ladies! It’s time for would you wear it. Each Saturday, Pam Lutrell of Over50Feeling40 and I share a mannequin we have found and ask if you would wear what she’s wearing.

Stores dress mannequins to show us their new merchandise, illustrate styling ideas and inspire us to buy. Sometimes they’re wonderful and sometimes they’re a hot mess.

So tell me, ladies, would you wear this and why or why not as it relates to your body shape, coloring, and lifestyle.

Here are the weekend sale updates:

Talbots is taking 30% off all tops.

Neiman Marcus is giving $50 off $200 with the code NMCIRCLE

Macy’s is giving offering 3% off one pair or 40% off two or more pairs of shoes and boots with the code BIG.

Ann Taylor is giving 40% off full priced tops and sweaters with the code GETCOZY.

My picks

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

Thanks for reading and have a great day!


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  1. October 13, 2018 / 4:05 am

    If I had a tall, thin body shape I would wear this is a minute. I really like it…but it would not look good on me.

    • Jennifer
      October 13, 2018 / 8:40 am

      Thanks Pam. I’m too short for it too

  2. Shari
    October 13, 2018 / 4:07 am

    No turtle necks any more on my turkey neck,
    But I’d wear the outfit with another neck AND SOME ACCESSORIES! Maybe an animal print scarf?

    • Jennifer
      October 13, 2018 / 8:41 am

      Accessories make a big difference. Thanks Shari

  3. Lezlie Davis
    October 13, 2018 / 4:14 am

    I look terrible in long, straight shapeless pieces. I need definition somewhere????‍♀️

  4. beth byrd
    October 13, 2018 / 4:27 am

    I like the top, but don’t care for it paired with that skirt. I prefer a more fitted look. I think the top would look much better with slim pants or a pencil skirt.

    I like the skirt, too, just not with that top. Perhaps a top that is tucked in or belted would be more appealing to me.

    • Jennifer
      October 13, 2018 / 8:42 am

      Thanks for sharing your styling ideas Beth!

  5. October 13, 2018 / 4:36 am

    Outfit appears too shapeless for my taste. I’ve never really been into ankle length daywear. I guess I just don’t care for the extra length here in the deep South.

  6. Marisa Franca
    October 13, 2018 / 4:45 am

    I’m in agreement with Beth. Together it looks sloppy. I like a more “together” look.

  7. Barbara
    October 13, 2018 / 4:51 am

    I like the top , and agree it would look great with pants or a pencil skirt.

  8. Beth Wappler
    October 13, 2018 / 4:52 am

    I like each piece separately but not together. It looks frumpy to me. As Beth suggested a belt might help. I am also too short to weary an outfit like that. There aren’t shoes high enough to make that look good on me.

  9. October 13, 2018 / 4:54 am

    This outfit is definitely NOT me. It is shapeless, too long, not interesting and I never, ever cared for mock turtlenecks. I like longish necklaces in general, though this necklace ‘s rather blah.end piece doesn’t enthuse me…would not buy it. Not for me!

  10. Robi
    October 13, 2018 / 5:08 am

    It’s not for me. I can see it on someone tall and very thin, however. Love the skirt. I might try that

  11. Mary Purciarello
    October 13, 2018 / 5:11 am

    No. Baggy, baggy no shape not interesting. I understand the appeal of a simple top and skirt, but not like this.

  12. Linda Phelps
    October 13, 2018 / 5:11 am

    This is a ‘no’ for me. I agree that is too shapeless to be attractive in me. I would possibly wear the top with something else but I, too, would prefer a v-neck.

  13. Janet
    October 13, 2018 / 5:22 am

    I don’t like anything about this:
    – the turtleneck
    – the drab colours
    – the colours togethe
    – the skirt length
    – the shapes of each look dumpy together and I could definitely not wear it on my pear shape

    • Mary
      October 13, 2018 / 5:29 am

      Janet, I agree with all your comments. The dog tag necklace is awful too.

  14. October 13, 2018 / 5:24 am

    No, I would not wear either item. No turlenecks for me and the skirt is too full and long for my body type. It would look good on a tall thin person

  15. Cindy
    October 13, 2018 / 5:42 am

    I prefer something with more shape than these pieces. The black color turtleneck is too severe for my skin & I don’t often wear turtlenecks.

  16. Barbara
    October 13, 2018 / 5:45 am

    I would wear this if I added a belt and gold accessories. I like the green and black together and love turtlenecks, which cover the crinkles. I’m 5’ 6” and 118 lbs. and have auburn-ish hair.

  17. Lori Stewart
    October 13, 2018 / 5:50 am

    I wouldn’t wear either piece together or separately, well maybe the skirt. Together the color combination is blah, and the pieces are shapeless. I would wear the skirt with a more structured blouse, maybe tucked in with some waistline detail. Scarf or belt. Maybe add a cardigan of some type.

  18. Pauline
    October 13, 2018 / 6:17 am

    I am not a flamboyant fashionista but, I still would not wear this outfit. It is way to blasé for me! Plus, I prefer black on the bottom with color on the top.

  19. Mary K
    October 13, 2018 / 6:18 am

    This ensemble is not for me — where is burgundy, merlot, red in this pic? This would drain me of any colors ;
    plus the items are all wrong for my body type. No short sleeves, no turtleneck, and no STYLE!! Totally blah
    as others have said…..

  20. Susan
    October 13, 2018 / 6:34 am

    I would not wear the skirt or top. The skirt is shapeless and looks dowdy and as I have largish boobs turtle necks are a no no. The top is also pretty baggy, but it might look better paired with a slimmer skirt or trousers.

  21. Catherine
    October 13, 2018 / 6:37 am

    I would wear this and I think my curves would make this look better on me than the mannequin. I might change out the necklace for a scarf that picks up the skirt colour and adds extra colour. Only in the last couple of years have I started wearing colour on the bottom, this dark colour would be easy!

  22. Susan
    October 13, 2018 / 6:41 am

    Pretty dowdy. I can’t wear turtlenecks anymore without looking like the turtle! I do like the skirt, maybe with a blouse and wide belt? And some cute kitten heels or boots..
    This mannequin just looks unfinished!

  23. October 13, 2018 / 7:36 am

    I would wear this in a heartbeat! BUT I might switch out the skirt for a pair of pants. I wouldn’t wear the necklace, but would add a scarf with lots of color because I need more color close to my face. I like the style of both pieces and think they would flatter me.

  24. Joanna
    October 13, 2018 / 7:59 am

    I’m not a fan of crew necks and this one with the 3/4 sleeves has an old fashion look. As for the skirt, it’s too full to be flattering and the colour is drab.
    Who dresses these mannequins? They are suppose to entice you into the store to buy. Clothes like this do just the opposite.

  25. Diana
    October 13, 2018 / 8:00 am

    I could wear just the top with some jeans or slacks and a scarf with some color, but the skirt is a shapeless piece that I would not wear. Too much fabric with no shape, too long. Also, my skin tone needs some color around it, these colors are too dark for me, like I wrote, would need a scarf or blazer in a color to pop it.

  26. Doreen
    October 13, 2018 / 8:09 am

    OH yes, I would wear this. It would have to be proportioned correctly for my petite frame. It is actually rather a basic outfit. Nice with ballet flats for a Hepburn look or with a boot to be worn with a blazer and scarf etc. a very basic look that many can wear by just being creative or wearing as is. Enjoy Vancouver Island. It is truly one of the most beautiful tranquil places in my Canada. I have lived away from Canada for 70 years and wish we had retired in or near Victoria or up the court Enjoy!!

  27. Debbie Monroe
    October 13, 2018 / 8:18 am

    I would not wear this. It is boring, shapeless, no pizzazz. Too much fabric for someone that wears 16W. Just not my style.

  28. Eileen
    October 13, 2018 / 8:18 am

    No, too loose, too baggy. I wish the manufacturers would make clothes, with intent, to fit the female form, not To just hide it. All the years of schooling, just to make square shapes, for all the wonderful curves, too bad.

  29. Debbie Davis
    October 13, 2018 / 8:44 am

    Good Morning Jennifer, Happy Weekend! A big no to this for me…totally shapeless and unappealing. I tend to find this style looks unkempt – I prefer good classic shapes and colors. Thanks!

    • Jennifer
      October 13, 2018 / 9:05 am

      Good morning Debbie! Thanks for sharing why!

  30. Amanda
    October 13, 2018 / 8:46 am

    NO, I am 5’4″ and shrinking. I need a bit of fit at the midsection. I look horrible in boxy tops and long skirts. Skirts have to end just below the knee and preferably with a bit of flare at the hemline. The two colors are drab and not inspiring. It would take amazing statement jewelry to make this attractive.

    • Jennifer
      October 13, 2018 / 9:06 am

      I’m shrinking too which is a shame because I didn’t start out that tall to begin with;)

  31. Sophia Montgomery
    October 13, 2018 / 8:50 am

    Booties, belt and scarf for a nice outfit.

  32. Lee
    October 13, 2018 / 9:20 am

    Acccck! Absolutely nothing about this makes me smile. For me, it is drab, and would age me 20 years and I am 60! It has no style, no sass, and is just plain awful! ???? The length is terrible unless you are a thin giant!

  33. Mary Wray
    October 13, 2018 / 9:40 am

    No, just no!

  34. October 13, 2018 / 9:56 am

    No, though some have said that it might look good on someone tall and thin, I wouldn’t wear it. It’s terribly drab looking. Though accessorizing might help, I still couldn’t wear the top. I used to like wearing turtlenecks, but since having extensive neck surgery to remove a cancerous tumour, I find them very irritating. Thankfully, the surgeon did a fabulous job. The scarring is barely noticeable, so I don’t feel a need to cover it.

  35. Cyndi
    October 13, 2018 / 11:31 am

    Either piece is ‘okay’ – not spectacular but okay. Together, they’re kinda’ blah and shapeless. As basics, paired with something else or accessorized, they have potential.

  36. Pat
    October 13, 2018 / 12:00 pm

    I would not be able to pull this off as I am too short. I would wear the turtleneck and pendant with skinny jeans or slim pants.

  37. Cathy
    October 13, 2018 / 12:19 pm

    No, I don’t like either piece and definitely don’t like them together. They look nondescript, maybe with a scarf and cute shoe it would look better.

  38. Chris
    October 13, 2018 / 1:41 pm

    Drab and dumpy.

  39. Susan
    October 13, 2018 / 3:00 pm

    Don’t mind the skirt shape or coliur but would pair it with complimentary print or pizzazz top. No to the necklace and top.

  40. Becky
    October 13, 2018 / 3:51 pm

    The outfit as is would be a no for me. I have a short neck so the turtleneck would likely cover my chin. I like the skirt but would need to shorten it.

  41. Judy
    October 13, 2018 / 4:58 pm

    No disrespect but this skirt, top and necklace are a joke. Absolutely no style. It would be in the donate bag if it was in my closet.

  42. Kay
    October 13, 2018 / 5:30 pm

    Probably not, but I am liking that new dark forest green popping up this season.

  43. Allison
    October 13, 2018 / 6:48 pm

    Honestly it looks like a mannequin in a Goodwill window!! You’d think in a higher end department store the merchandisers would know better. This so plain and dowdy looking it has no appeal at all! I was looking at a few of your past ‘would you wear it’s’ and it’s not that the clothing is so God awful it’s those darned mannequins! No wonder the ‘average’ woman is turned off! Have you ever seen a human female with a body that looked like that? Commenters are saying it would look good on a taller, thinner woman. That mannequin is as tall and thin as it gets and the outfit still looks horrific. It could be couturier for all I know…not surprised that bricks and mortar stores are losing trade. Nothing here to capture my imagination but kudos to those of you who see something salvageable.

  44. Nancy
    October 13, 2018 / 6:54 pm

    No, I’m short and have curves. The skirt is to long, the neck is to high and the colors are wrong too. But I appreciate having an opportunity to look at these fashions objectively and read the comments. It’s practice for when I’m out shopping and are tempted by what I’m seeing.

  45. Maril
    October 14, 2018 / 2:11 am

    Guess I like looking “plain and dowdy with no pizazz” because I’d wear this outfit in a heartbeat! My curly bob, dramatic earrings, and Fluevog boots would make it mine.

  46. Susan McClelland
    October 14, 2018 / 3:33 am

    I love the skirt and would definitely wear it. The top is blah and way too baggy/shapeless for me, plus anything tight around my neck makes me itchy. However, on someone else with slim black pants, a scarf or necklace to add some colour and possibly a belt, it could look great. I’d style the skirt with a tucked in shirt, a wide belt around my waist and boots. it would look good with a denim or leather jacket. A scarf or necklace with a pop of green and I’m out the door.

  47. Elizabeth
    October 14, 2018 / 9:28 am

    I am thin on top , no boobs, with hips. A nice pear shape, this would look horrible on me too shapeless . I would feel very frumpy..

  48. October 14, 2018 / 10:03 am

    NO!! Shapeless and that color of green looks dreadful on me. Who would that look good on I wonder? P.S did you get the tailwind invite?

  49. Carole L.
    October 29, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    The skirt’s not for me. I don’t wear long skirts. I like the top, the elbow length sleeves with a turtle neck is interesting, and I agree with some other posters that it would look good with a pencil skirt or slim pants, and perhaps a scarf.

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