Style Trial: Mullet Skirts

Fashion Trends 2012: Mullet Skirts

[Skirts: GoJane]

It’s no use: we’ve been hoping that if we just ignored them for long enough, mullet skirts (or high-low skirts, if you prefer) would quietly slink off back to wherever they came from. Here we are, though, well into summer 2012, and the skirts that are party in the front and… well, party in the back, too, actually… still seem to have a stranglehold on fashion. We can’t remember the last time we looked at a street style blog or fashion editorial that didn’t feature at least one wispy mullet skirt wafting artfully in the breeze, most often worn with some kind of clunky shoe-boot, and a crop-top of some kind.

So we’re putting them On Trial. Well, these are skirts named after our least favourite haircut of all time, after all: we can’t just continue to turn a blind eye to that kind of thing, can we?

What’s the verdict then, Fashion Police Jurors? Are mullet skirts every bit as bad as their namesake hairdo, or are they innocent of all charges, and the perfect outfit for a summer’s day or evening?

Guilty or Innocent?

Mullet skirts: fashion trend summer 2012[L-R: Jacco Fashion (pink and blue skirts); Tamra; Republic]

 

 

 

20 Comments

  • July 13, 2012

    Jane

    I personally think they’re ridiculous. There’s triangular slits, fine; and there’s straight line asymmetricaly, fine; but I always feel like mullet skirts look like penguin tails, and usually in violent colours.

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  • July 14, 2012

    Nicole

    I am not a fan! I’ve been looking for a decent midi skirt for a while now, but all I can find are mullet skirts!

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  • July 14, 2012

    Ellen

    I think they’re completely hideous. There have been so many times when I’m out shopping and see a dress that I LOVE only to realize it’s a mullet dress. It is literally so depressing. I just don’t see the point in them. Make up your mind on the length you want. There’s no point in making a skirt or dress two different lengths. I also just don’t think they’re flattering. Yes I suppose that’s my two cents.

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  • July 15, 2012

    Ginny

    I think it really depends on how long in the back it is. I don’t mind a mild hi-lo since they don’t ride up past an uncomfortable point when I bend if the skirts are on the short side. However, I’m not keen on the extremes or when the front has a straight cut.

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  • July 15, 2012

    Carolina W

    Guilty as a fat cat in a canary cage. Those skirts make it look like the front was taken off somehow, again making me wonder why people like buying clothes that already look like like they lost a fight with an animal or a pair of scissors, plus I’m not a fan of mullets. What happened to buying clothes that look like what they’re supposed to be?

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  • July 15, 2012

    hahnni

    I hate them. I hate them, I hate them, I HATE them. Just as hideous as the haircut.

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  • July 15, 2012

    John Marine

    Business up front, party in the back. Only with these skirts and dresses, it’s more like… playful up front, elegant at the back. I really like these. Very feminine and chic.

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  • July 16, 2012

    Glynis

    I’m not a fan at all. A confused article of clothing; it doesn’t know what whether it’s a midi or a mini!

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  • July 16, 2012

    Lilli

    I, personally, think they’re very cute. Very flowy, modest and feminine. I don’t see why everyone is making a fuss, if you wear it right you can look great in them.

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  • July 16, 2012

    Emily

    Personally I quite like them, but they’re usually far too short (ie: crotch-skimming) in the front on me. I bought a skirt from a charity shop a while back, though, and in trying to make it shorter I have accidentally created my very own mullet skirt.

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  • July 17, 2012

    Anna

    They’re only appropriate for ballet and figure skating.

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  • July 18, 2012

    Emily

    I really like them, i have been looking for one (found in New Look) and i wore it with a lace top, had loads of comments on how nice i looked. for me, because i do not like the back of my legs but love wearing short skirts they are perfect. x

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  • July 18, 2012

    Jenna

    Personally, I really I like them and have been looking for one. I think if one made of quality is worn correctly, they look very nice and chic. Problem is that most of the ones you find aren’t of the best quality. I wanted to wear one for my engagement shoot but wasn’t able to find that deep cobalt blue color I so desire.

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    • December 21, 2012

      Will

      Awee, Im so happy! Im not even going to lie, even I didnt know I can pull together such cute ouiftts! Haha, but in the end this video not only helped me discover creativeness with my ouiftts but it helped my subscribers as well. Win win situation

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  • July 18, 2012

    Kady

    Pros: Not having to worry about bending over or the reverse mullet issue (back of the dress shorter because of a well endowed backside); trendy

    Cons: The name; over dramatized, super short to super long; trendy

    Over all I don’t have anything against an asymmetrical hem line but probably 90-95% of mullet dresses should be sent back to the head of whatever crazy designer thought them up.

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  • July 23, 2012

    batichica

    Well, I don’t think they are completely hideous, some look cute and the outfit works with it, but some don’t pull it off that well. I really don’t mind high-low skirts, they are not my style as long as I am concerned, and despise more the high-low shirts.

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  • August 20, 2012

    Meaghan

    Frankly, I really like them. As someone who has gained and lost weight in cyclical manner, I have stretch marks all over the backs of my legs (thighs, calves, all of that). I prefer to wear dresses and skirts, but I’m really self-conscious about showing my legs, though. I really feel that these skirts help to cover that. I actually find them to be fairly flattering if they are cut correctly and aren’t too dramatic. Also, as a lady who has some junk in her trunk, I need a little extra coverage in the back sometimes. I have one in a peach color and it goes beautifully with a light denim shirt.

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  • August 25, 2012

    kit

    I have a hi-low dress, in a gorgeous pastel pink with a lace overlay, very vintage, very gorgeous. It’s not straight cut at the front, which I think makes the difference. I don’t care for the ones that are sheer with a pencil skirt underneath, but then again, I don’t like slips either, and that’s what it reminds me of.

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  • October 3, 2012

    Nala

    I actually like them. I have a pretty yellow dress that has a mullet skirt. I look like a godess when I walk and the back is not too long, maybe like 3-4 inches longer then the front. I wear it with some wedges and a braided brown belt at my waist and I get so many conplements thrOughout the day. It’s one of my favorite dresses.

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  • May 6, 2013

    paputsza

    I like them. The name is unfortunate but the rules for hair are different than the rules for clothes. These look good in the wind and are great for people with large backends to not look lopsided.

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