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What is the general consensus on this skirt?

(22 Posts)
dairymoo Mon 07-Sep-09 17:31:20

Saw this skirt/dress on a woman today and quite liked the look of it. It was looser on her than the model here which I think looked better, but I'm not really sure.... Thought it might be quite a good mooching around skirt, paired with either leggings and ballet flats (or converse) or boots when it gets a bit cooler. But I am really not sure.....convince me either way! Also, what is ASOS's quality like - never ordered from them before.

Fimbo Mon 07-Sep-09 17:33:50

I personally don't like it. But then I had something similar when I was 17....

CybilLiberty Mon 07-Sep-09 17:36:51

nah, not my cup of tea. Too girly. If you are under 20 I think it would be ok.

madeupsurname Mon 07-Sep-09 17:40:22

I like it and don't think it would look too girly if it was styled differently - think it would look quite cool with a long sleeved dark colour T-shirt.

FabBakerGirlIsBack Mon 07-Sep-09 17:42:39

Not my cup of tea at all.

But if you like it buy it.

blametheparents Mon 07-Sep-09 17:58:00


Reminds me of Bananrama, but then they are making a comeback

Tortington Mon 07-Sep-09 18:00:15

yeah - i couldnt wear it - but for a skinny 17 yo its lovely

traceybath Mon 07-Sep-09 18:07:51

It would be very unforgiving on the hips.

Flamesparrow Mon 07-Sep-09 18:16:23


LetThemEatCake Mon 07-Sep-09 18:16:41

I don't think much of it, really. Agree re: Bananarama. Although I do heart them

NoahFence Mon 07-Sep-09 18:21:22

that is so utterly vile.


squeaver Mon 07-Sep-09 18:24:02

It looks like a dolls' house dress.

LynetteScavo Mon 07-Sep-09 18:25:07

I wouldn't.

BlueKangerooWonders Mon 07-Sep-09 18:27:39

Agree re Bananarama. I had one of those skirts (white!) when I was in the sixth form - and that was (ahem) more than 25 years ago. Can still remember wondering where the straps should go - over boobs/ between/ outside!11

AnAuntieNotAMum Mon 07-Sep-09 18:30:46

I agree that it's for someone who is skinny and 17.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Mon 07-Sep-09 18:32:18

I wouldn't, I agree it is only for 17 year olds.

dairymoo Mon 07-Sep-09 19:23:25

Erm.....okay, well, that's quite a uninanimous decision then!! grin What would I do without MN?!

In my defence, I don't really have hips to speak of (am quite boyish in shape) so thought it might give me some shape. However, wannabe teenage Bananarama fan is not a look I'm going for at the mo, so don't think I'll go for it afterall.

Suggestions instead then....just want an alternative to the boyfit jeans/vest/cardi and shirtdresses/leggings that I seem to be living in at the moment.

AnAuntieNotAMum Mon 07-Sep-09 21:45:09

New Look do some nice skirts without the straps/braces thing don't they? Don't know for "hip-less" people though, I'm a pear shape and I find New Look one of the only cheap shops that caters well for my shape. Do worry that I look a bit mutton in some of it too though.

Elemental Mon 07-Sep-09 21:54:46

God, yes, I had one of those in white too, in the late 80s. I think it could look pretty cute though, on a boyish figure (i.e. not me, all hips and tits)

Megglevache Tue 08-Sep-09 13:49:45

Hmm agree it's like something that would look too try hard if you were over 20.

It looks like something an Amish girl would do to her skirt if she was a bit of a rebel. grin

slug Tue 08-Sep-09 13:55:51

If I had your figure I wuold probably want to buy it. But then, I was a teenager in the 80s and I can safely say there is no way I will ever be described as having 'boyish' hips again.

HelenaBonhamCarter Tue 08-Sep-09 13:59:33

Naw it's terrible, even if it looked nice on that person you saw...briefly...they probably hate it too, and it was the onl;y clean thing on their floor this morning grin

It is the work of satan

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