Armand Basi and the alarming tulip skirt

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  We're happy to admit we're partial to tulip skirts, and we're not even averse to clothes with slightly exaggerated hips, which can cut a nicely dramatic silhouette and be something of a blessing to those of us born without hips of our own.

We think Armand Basi has taken it too far with this one, though. This is clearly a "one size fits all", and by that we mean "all at the same time". We reckon we'd easily fit our whole family under those hips, which would be handy if it started to rain, we guess, but could also get us into trouble with store security guards, who will suspect us of smuggling out stock underneath our skirts.

Because the words, "Excuse me madam, but can I see what you have under your skirt there?" are words we just don't ever want to hear from strangers, we'd have to pass on this, then. Especially given that it costs £355. If you think this is just a bad angle, and it will surely look better worn with other clothes, meanwhile, we'd urge you to take a look under the jump for proof to the contrary…

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13 Comments

  • April 1, 2009

    a woman

    Oh wow. She looks like an oversized mushroom.

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  • April 1, 2009

    Evelyn

    I was thinking Daisy Duck but the mushroom description is more accurate….

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  • April 1, 2009

    Manu

    It was custom made for Jennifer Lopez 😛

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  • April 1, 2009

    Megan

    The model looks embarassed to wear that.

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  • April 1, 2009

    Jamie

    Who would look good in this? If even a skinny model can’t pull it off, there’s no hope for us normal people!

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  • April 1, 2009

    gokarm

    ooooverboard. It’s like a personal floatation device. I’m all about accentuating hips but this is clownish.

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  • April 1, 2009

    mpilow

    i love this look,tulip skirts are the peaks…does anybody know where i can get it here in south africa

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  • April 1, 2009

    mpilow

    i love this look,tulip skirts are the peaks…does anybody know where i can get it here in south africa

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  • April 1, 2009

    nj

    i’d like the polar opposite of this skirt…something to make my hips look as small as this skirt would make them look big

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  • April 1, 2009

    chocoholic

    Perfect for my next shoplifting outing…

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  • April 1, 2009

    Bethany

    Um, yeah. I don’t know what the ratio of hippy to hipless women is, but as one of the former, I have to say that skirt looks like a nightmare. In addition, can she even walk?

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  • April 1, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    This is nothing! Go to http://www.armandbasi.com/basi.html and have a look at the womenswear collection London video – there’s enough material there for a FP conference…

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  • April 2, 2009

    Tanvi

    Looks dangerous 😛

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