Crime of Fashion: Gold lamé mini skirt and other horrors at American Apparel

Goldlameminiskirt

Wait a minute: when did American Apparel decide to start catering mainly to the "hooker" end of the market? As well as this gold lamé mini skirt (they call it the "Late Night Mini Skirt", and yes, you can kinda see why, can’t you?) they’re also selling these "Vegas" spandex hotpants a halter bodysuit that wouldn’t look out of place on a poledancer and  a matching bra. Just call it the Little Shop of Fashion Horrors, then.

Seriously, though: who’s buying this stuff? Why are they making it? Answers on a postcard (or in the comments section, rather)…

15 Comments

  • August 6, 2007

    xP

    i actually think the gold skirt would look ok if it were slightly longer and worn with a plain, maybe slightly ruffled blouse…the shimmering hotpants…INEXCUSABLE

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  • August 7, 2007

    Alicia

    I’m sorry, but the only person who’s able to pull off gold lame and still look hot is Hugh Jackman in ‘The Boy From Oz’. Otherwise, it should be banned.

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  • August 7, 2007

    Glam Guide

    Oh GAWWW! I think this would be perfect if you were standing on Hollywood Boulevard at 3 am, but otherwise I think there’s no excuse!

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  • August 7, 2007

    Jane

    Disturbingly enough, that’s not the worst of it…
    http://store.americanapparel.co.uk/rsac307.html#i

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  • October 1, 2007

    Anonymous

    Will be utilizing a few of their items for Halloween this year. My roommate and I are going to be superheroes. (sort of, the ambiguously gay duo) Wouldn’t wear a body suit or gold lame miniskirt on a daily basis though.

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  • October 1, 2007

    Anonymous

    Will be utilizing a few of their items for Halloween this year. My roommate and I are going to be superheroes. (sort of, the ambiguously gay duo) Wouldn’t wear a body suit or gold lame miniskirt on a daily basis though.

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  • October 1, 2007

    Anonymous

    Will be utilizing a few of their items for Halloween this year. My roommate and I are going to be superheroes. (sort of, the ambiguously gay duo) Wouldn’t wear a body suit or gold lame miniskirt on a daily basis though.

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  • July 14, 2008

    Iani

    I just been to new york and spotted a few girls wearing the gold skirt and a plain white vest top with the gold headbands and they looked sooo cool!! I just bought one myself and think people need to give it a try- yes it will look trashy if you put lots of make up and overdress it but if you keep make up natural and wear it with plain top it will look great!

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  • March 1, 2010

    Mia

    No- no one should give it a try. It’s just more of that hideous California, stripper look ( you know- the Pamela Anderson/B. Spears look) – there’s nothing chic, elegant, or attractive about it. PLEASE- DON”T go out in public wearing something like this.

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  • May 10, 2010

    Jules

    I was just wondering where this can be purchased… the gold one and if it can be bought online?

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  • May 19, 2010

    Eve

    I actually love the gold skirt and I think by showing a photo of just the skirt on its own makes it appear more slutty, but if you dressed it down with some simple items of clothing then I think it would look awesome.

    The hotpants look brilliant but not many people would be able to pull them off without looking like a stripper.

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  • August 10, 2010

    jodie

    I love the gold lame skirt. i love different things. It’s very M.I.A. who CARES what people think. If it’s your style, it’s your style. That’s what makes the fashion world ah-may-zing. I, however, think places like Berlin and Tokyo are more accepting of eccentric fashion sometimes.

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    • August 10, 2010

      The Fashion Police

      Well, to be honest, YOU seem to care what people think, or you would perhaps be “more accepting” of the fact that not everyone likes gold klame skirts. You love different things, and yet you seem to want us all to like exactly the same things as you do, which would be pretty boring…

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  • October 25, 2010

    Neda

    It is a crime of the century to wear items of clothing out in public that cling too tightly to the body of very plump women. Maybe I am old fashion, maybe I am just old and out of shape, but I know when a thing is right and when a thing is too much. We as women have to look out for our selves, and showing men too much only makes them want to touch and or have it, especially if the size is just right; according to the latest fashion photo collections thin little stick figures have the right all of the clingy shape revealing clothing that they want. It wasn’t until full figured young woman who liked the styles but could not find their sizes that spandex took over and allowed shapes that never should have, wear items of clothing that they never should have dreamed of. Designers sometimes have no imagination. They think in one maybe three dimensions, but the fourth dimension is the one where what is actually worn get looked at by an objective someone other than the person who is doing the wearing. “The King/Queen has no clothes on” is the direction that today’s designers have gone. No longer are they trying to make clothing to flatter the average woman, they are turning our younger woman into junior street walkers. I am sure that the street walker has no trouble finding clothing anymore. The pimps on the other hand have almost become invisible.

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  • October 25, 2010

    Neda

    Correction:;according to the latest fashion photo collections thin little stick figures have the only right to wear those clingy shape revealing clothing that we see. (designers think of their models as clothing hangers), they do not seem to to too well with real womanly shapes. There are companies out there catering to women with hips and whatever, but the stick figure designer is making the headlines.

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