Preen’s ‘Wedge’ skirt: hips are big this year – literally.

Preen_skirt This isn’t the first big-hipped skirt we’ve had to apprehend recently, so we can come to only one conclusion, and it’s a scary one: hips are clearly "in fashion" this year. Eeek!

Fashionable or not, we don’t think we’ll be paying £270 for Preen’s ‘Wedge’ skirt anytime soon, and we reckon the reasons for this should be fairly obvious. Like, "sticking out like a couple of massive saddlebags" obvious.

Seriously, though, what’s hidden under there? Is it a new way to carry your belongings? Actual saddlebags? Or just a skirt that’ll give new meaning to the phrase "childbearing hips"? We’re not sure, but if you think it’s the best thing since the farthingale, you can buy it here.

4 Comments

  • September 26, 2008

    Arielle

    I just really do not like this style of skirt. I’m all about cuts that enhance feminine curves, like the “New Look” from the 50’s… but this just exaggerates those curves into something grotesque.

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  • September 26, 2008

    gokarm

    Proof that there’s a fine line between flattering and freakish. But to be fair, I’ve not seen it on a body, so maybe it’s not as…blatent as it is in this picture.

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  • September 26, 2008

    Amanda

    Very bizarre to me. I, too, would like to see these on a person. Not that it would sway my negative opinion of them at all, but I’d like to see how the designer imagined them to be worn.

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  • September 29, 2008

    Jenn

    Maybe this is made for really, really thin women? I already have plenty of my own hips; the last thing I need is a skirt that makes them look bigger!
    Also, this look always make me think of sci-fi movies. People in the future are often wearing things that look like this skirt.

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