Style On Trial: Sheer boned skirt by Boutique

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Not content with the sheer trousers they unleashed upon the world last week, Boutique are now also selling this sheer boned skirt on the Topshop website for the grand price of £50.

“That’s all very well, Fashion Police,” we hear you ask, “but why is it On Trial? The Fashion Police hate sheer garments with a fiery passion. Why not just throw it straight into the slammer, like you do with everything else that can have the word “sheer” attached to it”.

It’s a good question, young Jedis, and we’re glad you asked it. The thing is, we’re not completely convinced this skirt is a crime of fashion. We’ll just let you pick your jaw off the floor before we go any further, here…

Back with us? OK, so as we were saying, while our immediate instinct was to look at this skirt and think “Like hell we would,” it was clearly designed to be worn over the top of something (another skirt, maybe, or a pair of skinny jeans or… something), and actually, we think we can see the potential there. Don’t laugh. Sometimes it’s good to try something different, and while we’re not going to be trying this one ourselves, we’re wondering whether you would?

In other words: is this skirt guilty or innocent of Crimes Against Fashion?

9 Comments

  • November 17, 2008

    Evelyn

    I’m thinking that adding a lacy black slip (maybe a little longer) and I’d wear it!

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  • November 17, 2008

    Selina

    I would totally wear this – the right item underneath and it could be good.

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  • November 18, 2008

    Chelsea

    Why on top of something? I’d wear it underneath things to add some pouf to my skirts and dresses! It is boned, you know.

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  • November 18, 2008

    SammiJ

    This looks almost identical to the structure we built for the hood of Ghost of Christmas Future for the Christmas Carol to get it to stand on its own.

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  • November 18, 2008

    Cellobella

    Isn’t that a white tube like skirt under it?
    If so I love it.
    🙂

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  • November 18, 2008

    Amy May

    I was gonna say: isn’t that a white tube-style lining underneath the skirt? But regardless, I love this and want one, immediately. My mind is already working on all the myriad of ways I would wear it!

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  • November 18, 2008

    The Fashion Police

    It’s the dress stand you can see under it, not a white tube skirt – as the description says, it’s “sheer” – no under skirt!

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  • November 18, 2008

    MarieJ

    Makes me think of Spiderman outfit, but it could work underneath as Chelsea said.

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  • July 7, 2010

    Simone

    House of Dior came out with an entire line of sheer skirted gowns at about the same time. I can’t say I’d prance around showing my knickers off like that, but with an underskirt, I think this skirt’s charming.

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