Thursday, February 9, 2012

High Low

Girl with Curves - this is what I mean!

I've been tempted lately by the new high-low skirt and dress styles. And I kept feeling guilty about it, mostly because of the GFY girls' scathing comments about "mullet" dresses. But, I had a brain flash the other night when I was looking at a magazine. I like this style not because I want a short front, but because I want a skirt back that covers the entire area I'm sitting on when I sit down. I don't really want to have to worry about being careful when I sit, to make sure that my skirt hasn't ridden up my thighs to crotch level. It's not really that I'm super modest, I'm just overly lazy and often cold. This is a style that is just coming in, and my beloved Simple Be doesn't have one yet. Grr. Others that give you an idea of what I mean:

Dorothy Perkins, only up to a size 12.
Topshop, also only up to a size 12.

What do you guys think of this look? Luckily, it's simple enough that when we get Jen's sewing machine set up, she could conceivably hem a skirt I already have for me to try out the look.


  1. I think it's a fun look that could be styled many ways. Would love to see you try it! :)

  2. I was never particularly interested when I saw this look before--I love the idea, but the visual of it less-so? Although a somewhat-dramatic asymmetry at least makes it clear that it's intentional and not just sloppy hemming. And the color of that Dorothy Perkins skirt has me entranced...

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  4. I LOVE this look so much!
    I've been searching for a skirt like this, but no luck so far... the Dorothy Perkins one is especially pretty, such a shame they don't produce it in more sizes :(

    1. As soon as I find one, you better believe I'll snatch it up and post it!