Mullet or Marvellous? Nightcap Clothing’s ‘Flamingo’ skirt

To us, skirts like this will forever be known as Mullet Skirts, on account of the whole “short at the front, long at the back” thing. That’s not to say that skirts with trains can’t be fabulous, though: they absolutely can. On brides. And perhaps on people with a red carpet to walk on.

This one, however, is the Mullet Skirt for casual occasions. Does it work? Do you like the idea of being able to wear a mini at the front and a maxi at the back, or do you just wish it would make up its mind what it wants to be when it grows up? In other words, is it a crime of fashion, or should we set it free?

Also: would you pay £264? Get it at Shopbop if so.

16 Comments

  • April 1, 2010

    Magnetic Mary

    Paired with those boots, it’s difficult to see anything nice to the skirt. With nice stilettos though, or some elegant knee-high boots, it could look nice.

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  • April 1, 2010

    philly

    This skirt is strange and when paired with those boots its just plain ugly!

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  • April 1, 2010

    Merges

    Mullet

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  • April 1, 2010

    Riali

    There are long/short combination skirts that I like; I have one that is layered and wrap around and nice in a summery running-barefoot-through-fields-of-daisies sort of way. This one, not so much. The change in length is too steep, and the pattern is too small and busy, the lace looks cheap, and the fabric just does not fall well at all. Also, the boots are really not helping matters at all.

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  • April 1, 2010

    Megan

    If the train wasn’t so extreme, it might be nice. But as it stands, it’s a mullet.

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    • April 6, 2010

      Danni

      Agreed…If the train was half as long, at the most, it might’ve actually been relatively cute. What a waste.

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  • April 1, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    At least they admit it’s inspired by some cheap dodgy flamenco costume. Put it in the maximum-security mullet wing right away!

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  • April 1, 2010

    Miss Kris

    yup. it’s a mullet. take it away.

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  • April 1, 2010

    LS

    You know, I’ve always wanted a short skirt that had a longer back, because that’s where the problem is when I wear them, 😛 my rear makes things much shorter in the back.

    This on the other hand, is not what I was envisioning.

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  • April 2, 2010

    Hoshi

    Makes me think of those cowboy-era showgirls…

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  • April 2, 2010

    Froggie

    Whatever, I LOVE it! I’d wear it with fishnets, eighteen-hole Doc Marten boots, and a plain black tank top or long sleeved T-shirt.

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  • April 2, 2010

    Sandy

    I must commend the boots in the picture. They look like Frye Veronica boots, and Frye boots are some of the nicest ones you can buy. However, the skirt is hideous.

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  • April 6, 2010

    Ella Mode

    O-MG! Why pair it with such an ugly shoe? It can’t stand a chance.
    .-= Ella Mode´s last blog ..Selena Gomez for KMart is Surprisingly Nice =-.

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  • April 8, 2010

    L

    I should hate it, because it does look like something you’d pick up at Forever 21 for $20, but I kind of like it! It’s not just party in the back, it’s party all over. And it would protect my wardrobe from an excess of good taste. 1 and 3/4 thumbs up!

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  • May 5, 2010

    frog

    marvellous if it’s for some cowboy/western/spanish/mexican music video mesh up.
    gotta love the boots tho
    .-= frog´s last blog ..voyage sur la mer =-.

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  • May 11, 2010

    amanda

    This is a wonderful looking skirt perhaps not with those boots if the boots were black and some black leggings underneath its a go especially with a simple tight black cotton shirt (like what was once called the baby tee)

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