Save or Splurge? Bright blue midi skirts by Rachel Roy and ASOS

As we’ve observed a couple of times now, the midi skirt is back with a vengeance right now. We’ve been admiring Rachel Roy’s blue swing skirt for a while, but at $425, we felt duty bound to seek out a slightly more wallet-friendly version. Luckily our old friends ASOS came to the rescue with this swishy blue number (which isn’t really “midi” on the model, but would be on some of the rest of us), which comes in at a rather more affordable $62.

Now, the differences between the two speak for themselves here: the designer skirt is a luxe-looking silk twill, while the ASOS version is a linen/lyocell mix. The shapes and colours, of course, are similar, but how much would you pay for a skirt like this – assuming you’d wear one at all, of course? Would you SAVE or SPLURGE?

9 Comments

  • April 27, 2011

    Daisy

    I actually like the cut of the Asos one better, it just falls/hangs better, I feel. Well, convenient, were it not that it’s sold out in every size but 14… 🙁

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  • April 27, 2011

    Rock Hyrax

    I much prefer the splurge version. But as I can’t afford to splurge, I’ll be doing neither.

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  • April 27, 2011

    Marthe

    it’s impossible for me to wear such a skirt and actually look good, because of my short legs (:, but i also like the Asos one better, because it just looks better in shape and falling over long long legs … (and ofcourse, if i WOULD have long legs, i would still not have the money to pay on the Rachel Roy’s skirt!)

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  • April 27, 2011

    drea

    I prefer the colour of the cheaper one, plus, for me midi dresses are a no.

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  • April 28, 2011

    Carol

    I’d go for the cheaper option – fewer wrinkles and it does look like a better shape overall. But honestly, I’d pick up three yards of fabric in that color and custom make it to fit my hips and finish at the length that suits me best. Skirts are easy to make and it would be way cheaper than even the ASOS version.

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  • April 29, 2011

    Lucy

    Double vision? They both look the same! Posed with a choice, I would save, I like the silky look of the material better and the splurge one has so many pleats, it just looks like it needs ironing!

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  • May 10, 2011

    Nori

    Save, save, save! Not much difference anyway.

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  • October 2, 2011

    Lucy

    Save: The splurge one looks like it hasn’t been ironed properly…

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