Style on Trial: Narciso Rodriguez Charmeuse silk striped skirt

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  Ooh-er! This skirt gave us quite a turn when first we laid eyes on it, over at Net-a-Porter: in fact, we had our citation pads out and we were all ready to swoop in and make an arrest, when it hit us: this skirt is not what it appears to be. You see, at first glance we’d assumed it was fashioned entirely out of thin strips of fabric, so your body underneath those strips would be left completely exposed. And, well, you know what some of those celebrities are like: if a skirt like that were available, we just know some of them would jump at the chance of wearing it,and NOT ON OUR WATCH is all we can say.

Then we looked again and saw that, actually, it’s not nearly as bad as we thought, because the skirt isn’t made of nothing but thin strips of fabric – it just LOOKS like it is, thanks to that white background. Whew!

We’ve stood down our guard on this item for the time being, but we’re still not totally convinced it should walk free. Sure, a skirt that makes you LOOK like you could be wearing a network of flimsy fabric is better than one which actually IS just a network of flimsy fabric, but is it something you’d want to wear, or is it a crime of fashion? You tell us…

8 Comments

  • March 26, 2009

    Sarah

    Since this has a white background, I think it’s safe. It’s no worse than zebra print, which can look fun for a club or party setting.

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  • March 26, 2009

    karlie

    I really like this skirt, but then I have a addiction to any and all black and white skirts.

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  • March 26, 2009

    brooke

    i actually quite like it 🙂 the zipper is a cool detail, and since it’s black on white, it would look really good with a lot of things.

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  • March 26, 2009

    Theresa

    I think the fact that its white and black will keep it from looking like its just strips. Very few people are so pale that this could look like skin.

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  • March 26, 2009

    Maddie

    I actually kind of like it.

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  • March 27, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    Not guilty – the white background was clearly trying to frame it!

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  • March 28, 2009

    Jess

    I really like it. I recon it would look far better WITHOUT the white fabric underneath because cage nets are as hot as hell.

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  • April 7, 2009

    Jas

    Actually, I quite like it. It’s really cute.

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