Am I nuts to be interested in this skirt?

Would this be frumptastic IRL, do you think? Something appeals...

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  • Eliza replied 8 years ago

    Is it denim? I think the difference between frump or not will come from both the weight/structure of the fabric and the styling. I bet you have good ideas!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 8 years ago

    My it's my turn to chuckle...

    Every once in a while we fall for a piece that doesn't exactly go with what we believe our style to be. That's how we stretch ourselves stylistically isn't it? If we never tried anything, we'd never grow.

    I think the skirt is gorgeous and I can see you wearing it with a crisp button down shirt. Only one way to tell...

  • lyn* replied 8 years ago

    Hmm, I think I am interested in this skirt too.

    If it's frumptastic, we will be frumptastic together!

  • Angie replied 8 years ago

    Elegant. Of course you're attracted to it :). FAB with a little crop top!!! My thumbs are up! Must wear with dainty shoe.

  • Joy replied 8 years ago

    This is the most ladylike denim- like skirt I've ever seen. It will be lovely with the white sandals and the red ones you ordered.

  • Suz replied 8 years ago

    You are all such great enablers! Do you know what, though? I think I am going to take a look in person first to see what the weight and drape of the fabric is like. If it is nice and soft, I may just go for it!  :-) And Angie, I will take your advice with the dainty shoe. Looks like I might need some more pointy toed pumps...

  • catgirl replied 8 years ago

    The color is what concerns me.  A certain shade of denim can look a little too much like elastic-waist denim capris.  I think it's that mid-denim that is a poison-eye for me.  But the shape and length are right up your alley!  Check it out for sure.

  • Mo replied 8 years ago

    I hesitate . . . maybe I have a poison eye like Una.  I am afraid it's photographed to infer drape and movement but in reality is the normal stiff denim construction.  Add to that the hideous things this cut does to my high hip and I have a visceral NO reaction, although I realize it might fit you in a much more flattering way.  
    I think the fabric will be the tipping point.

  • catgirl replied 8 years ago

    I see it's cotton and linen.  Could be very ladylike or like the new j. jill, which I'm not loving.  Now I'm CURIOUS!

  • MNsara replied 8 years ago

    Yes, check it out!  The fabric will make a lot of difference!  If the fabric works, then Angie's pointers will help pull together a winning outfit.

  • sarah replied 8 years ago

    Styled very carefully, I think it could work. With birkenstocks and a hip-length semi-fitted tee, not so much.

  • Beth Ann replied 8 years ago

    What?  First, you post, asking if you're a "wasteful, spendthrift fool," and now you ask if you're nuts?  You crack me up!

    I'm going to be making skirts like this, Suz, hopefully toward the end of summer.  Fit and styling are everything, I think.  Footwear will make a difference, too.    As for this particular skirt, it's hard to tell from the pic alone.

  • Deborah replied 8 years ago

    I think it looks lovely. A little different for you but often success or otherwise is in the styling;). I would definitely try it;)

  • Adelfa replied 8 years ago

    I think it would work for you with a very fitted top.  This is a case where being "small on top" would be an asset, as it would allow you to look delicate and small above all the volume.

  • Mia replied 8 years ago

    I agree that the fabric will make or break it. I love the zipper in the back. I think the silhouette will be fab on you.

  • CocoLion replied 8 years ago

    I like it; I feel it needs a modern heel to make it non-frumpy.  Although an edgy pointy-toe flat might work too.  The ankle strap heel as shown looks perfect.

    Overall, I think the outfit needs very modern styling in order to remove the potential frump factor.

  • Archer replied 8 years ago

    I think I have to agree with Alaskagirl: it's on a frump border line to my eye. With Angie's suggestions it would look great but that is pretty much the only ensemble that I can picture so not a workhorse but they may be fine with you.

  • lyn67 replied 8 years ago

    My worries are same as Una's(color, texture and weight)... but let's see it better IRL first-then ordering online. The cut is beautiful!:-)

  • Vildy replied 8 years ago

    Didn't you just post a style evolution post where you're wearing longer hair and a boho skirt?  You looked great then, too, so you have more than a good chance of rocking this silhouette.

  • citygirldc replied 8 years ago

    I like it and I like how the model is wearing it too with the high heels (which are bit too high for me).  

  • shevia replied 8 years ago

    I see the appeal. Looking forward to the styling!

  • rae replied 8 years ago

    Oh, another poison eye here. Unless you want to go in the prairie home direction with your style... I'd love it if it were silk or even jersey. The denim-like material combined with the length just says square dancing to me.

  • Thistle replied 8 years ago

    I see the appeal in it!  I would prefer a non-denim fabrication. I hope it is not frumpy as I have two skirts in a simialr silhouette.  So, that may bias me  :)

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