Style Trial | The Mullet Mini Skirt

high-low skirt red mini skirt with high-low hem

ASOS Volume Skater Skirt With Extreme Dip Back, £38

If you thought (or maybe even hoped…) high-low skirts were, like, SO last season, think again. Last week, ASOS released this red, mini version of the mullet skirt, and ever since, we’ve been scratching our heads and wondering why it reminds us so much of a rooster. (Probably the fact that it has a tail, we guess. Should a skirt ever have a tail? That’s what we’re here to find out.)

Also available in black, this is a “Mini Mullet”, although, if you want to be totally accurate, it’s really a REVERSE mullet: rather than being business in front, party in back, we think the party is is pretty up-front here, with a skirt so short the slightest breeze could cause a wardrobe malfunction. Still, on the plus side, unlike some mini skirts, you at least won’t have to worry about bending over in it: although the “tail” of the skirt isn’t exactly “long” either, it is at least longer than the front, providing enough coverage to let you feel like you’re wearing more than just a long top.

What do you think of the Mini Mullet, ladies and gentlemen of the Fashion Police jury? We’ll be the first to admit that, having never really got on board with the longer version from last summer, we’re not really loving the shorter version either. High-low skirts always struck us as being what we call a Fashion Flash-In-the-Pan: one of those items you’ll be able to look back on in years to come and instantly say, “Oh yeah, summer of 2013, right? There’s not necessarily anything WRONG with that, of course, especially if you’re someone who prides themselves on being up-to-the-minute with trends, but we’ve personally never been into spending money on items we’ll only wear for one season, so they were never high on our lust list.

With that said, at least the long versions had a certain floaty, hippie-like appeal to them, which is missing from this “red rooster” skirt. What do you think: would you wear it?

10 Comments

  • June 10, 2014

    Michaela

    If the skirt wasn’t so erring on the dangerous side of short, I think I’d like it more/think I could see myself wearing it, as the length in the back isn’t hugely longer than the front, it could be cute if it was a bit more at or just above the knee.

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  • June 10, 2014

    Sharon

    You know, I really like this. I definitely dislike the longer versions and frequently thought, “Now that would be a great skirt, if only the hem were right”. On this one, maybe it is the red but I do know I rather like the graceful line from high to low and the fullness. I don’t think I would care for it in black though.

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  • June 11, 2014

    Moni

    Actually I think this goes in the right direction.
    In fact I have often had the problem that skirts with an “even” hem turned out to be too short in the back, because -well- women do have booty. 🙂
    So if this was just a little bit longer in the front, making it less “dangerous” and the length difference less pronounced, I’d buy it immediately.

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    • June 12, 2014

      KathleenCat

      Thank you for the booty mention. I don’t know how many times I’ve put on a skirt and thought it looked great, only to realize as I turned around the thing was 3 or 4 inches shorter in the back because it was made for a flat rear.

      Some big booty gals want to wear short skirts without showing absolutely everything!

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    • June 20, 2014

      Sonia

      Exactly! Cause my a*se is big and protruding so when I wear a mini skirt, it is “scary short”. This will make it all nice!

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  • June 11, 2014

    Claire

    It’s fine by me. It’s rather more subtle than many of its brethren, so it seems like less of a “Look at me! I’m ON TREND!” and more just a detail that adds visual interest.

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  • June 17, 2014

    Campos

    It’s just gorgeous with red color. Slim girls in mini skirt or Italian dress dress look fabulous and attract to others.

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  • June 18, 2014

    Claudia

    This will nod up and down when you walk, making you look like a wagtail. And for all the girls blessed with junk in the trunk, buy this: http://de.strima.com/image/129217/p/1/40035-Rockabrunder—Markierer.jpg
    It is not expensive, I have one, since my skirts tend to sag on the backside. And buy a longer skirt and rehem it, period. There is no other way. The “tail” will not work to even out the fit, believe me.

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  • June 25, 2014

    tamar shalem

    That is quite a problematic skirt indeed…
    Wouldn’t wear it – personally

    Tamar shalem – shoe designer
    http://WWW.TAMARSHALEM.COM

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  • August 17, 2014

    Carinae

    Nah, I like this one.

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