So, its really expensive and I've currently nowhere to wear it ..but (Hobbs skirt)

(19 Posts)
Laska5772 Tue 31-May-16 18:07:37

I love it, but it would be daft to keep it, wouldnt it? ( but its so fab on...)

Antonella skirt

botemp Tue 31-May-16 18:19:19

I was going to say if it makes you happy keep it, you're unlikely to find something as original as this in a nice fabric again any time soon but... it's dry clean only and that would kill it for me, though skirts don't tend to get dirty all that quickly. Not helpful at all...

Alternatively if they have a generous return period you can keep it and hope it gets discounted in that time to claim a discount and otherwise return it by the end of the returns period if you still find it too expensive.

KanyesVest Tue 31-May-16 18:24:12

I've really regretted not buying/keeping a couple of pieces I really loved. If you don't have to sell a kidney to pay the bills, I say keep it.

Laska5772 Tue 31-May-16 18:24:56

I was wondering about the dry clean bit also .. , but as it its cotton /poly I was wondering if i could possibly get away with washing it on a gentle wash and steam pressing..

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Chippednailvarnishing Tue 31-May-16 18:25:52

I have a Stella McCartney skirt that has worked out at £100 a wear .

Keep it grin

KanyesVest Tue 31-May-16 18:34:53

It's poly cotton?? Screw drycleaning, that's just ass covering labelling IMO.

Quietattheback Tue 31-May-16 18:40:56

My friend worked for years in a dry cleaners and always said that about 70% of stuff that said dry clean only, could go in the wash on cold/delicate.

tethersend Tue 31-May-16 18:41:00

similar but cheaper

botemp Tue 31-May-16 18:42:03

I think it's more of an issue to keep the pleats stiff and neatly pressed than that the actual fabric requires the dry cleaning only instructions. I wouldn't put in the washing machine due to the spin cycle (unless you can switch it off) but I think a hand wash and a careful pressing might do it, though for all that effort I'd send it to the dry cleaners, unless you get really sweaty around the waist you won't need to send it out often if you steam clean it with an iron and a quick air dry after each wear.

Go crazy, keep it grin!

PestilentialCat Tue 31-May-16 18:45:44

horizontal stripes - hmm - are you sure it's fab on? grin

love the shape though smile

don't like the M&S one

freshprincess Tue 31-May-16 18:46:46

I'd never manage to keep the pleats in it or take it to the dry cleaners.
Could you justify it for work?

Laska5772 Tue 31-May-16 18:46:47

Yes , : 80% cotton 20% polyester
Lining: 100% polyester

Its a really thick fabric, but not over heavy ..

I definately think ill keep it .. (I do have the £)

It seems to me like a classic skirt (maybe a little bit Audrey?).. I reckon I will regret it also Kaynes ( just needed you lovely Mners to tell me i m not being too indulgent ..wink

So where to I get Dh to take me ? grin ,The Races? , A garden party?, (a bit out of my league perhaps ) .. Its a bit too posh for my office job..

Nettletheelf Tue 31-May-16 18:48:18

It's lovely, just get it! You could wear it to work. I got a similar one from Damsel in a Dress last month, which I wear to work with a black sleeveless top. Not today, obviously, because it is freezing.

LadyAntonella Tue 31-May-16 18:49:01

What an excellent name for a skirt! grin

Yes, keep it OP. I so rarely find clothes which I really love, would be a shame not to keep it really.

CaroleService Tue 31-May-16 18:49:20

Similar and machine washable

www.warehouse.co.uk/gb/clothing/skirts/stripe-prom-skirt/026242.html?dwvar_026242_color=75&position=23&cgid=skirts#page=2&start=23&categoryID=skirts

pnutter Tue 31-May-16 18:50:57

Keep it and wear it ! It's gorgeous

Laska5772 Tue 31-May-16 18:54:47

OH yes it is fab ,
sorry Teathers I dont like the M&S one either

bo temp a good point about the pleats .. and the spin cycle it may have to be steam press and the dry cleaners once in a while . Luckily I dont tend to suffer from sweaty waist ! , ( but as for red wine spills ....... blush) .

Laska5772 Tue 31-May-16 18:57:07

.. I love MN S&B!! (but its not been good fo rthe bank balance)

Right.. Im keeping it .. (I kind of thought i would.....)

Thanks xxx wine

tethersend Tue 31-May-16 18:58:43

That's ok Laska- I don't like either of them grin

Glad you're keeping it if you love it smile

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