Style on Trial: Skorts

Skort Skorts. You know what we mean: from the front, they’re skirts. From the back, however? Shorts! Ain’tt that clever? They’re sort of like the sartorial equivalent of the mullet, except in this case the party’s in the front, while the business is in the back.

What do we think of our friends the skorts, though? Are they crimes of fashion, or are they just practical solutions to the ongoing dilemma of what do do when you want to wear an extremely short skirt, but still be able to bend over in it?

We call "fashion crime", personally. This is because we have a deep-seated prejudice against items of clothing which pretend to be other items of clothing. This applies to boots that pretend to be socks, tops that pretend to be two tops, and, we’re sorry to say, skorts. We feel that clothes should stand up and be counted: they should not be ashamed to be what they are, and if they want to be mini skirts, why, they shouldn’t look like shorts from the back.

What do you think?

9 Comments

  • January 25, 2008

    heather

    You know, on adults they are creepy–but with two daughters I find them a blessing. :)So crime for adults but perfect for little girls who want to wear skirts all the time while still turning cartwheels and playing on the monkey bars.

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  • January 25, 2008

    AngieAreI

    Crime.

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  • January 25, 2008

    Grace

    Yes, they are perfect for little girls. And I must say, for tennis matches. But i would never ever wear them on public…

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  • January 25, 2008

    Laura V

    There are skorts out there that look like skirts all the way around. I have several pairs and wear them a lot in the summer (I’ve never found a winterweight pair). They’re basically skirts with a pair of shorts underneath.
    The ones with the shorts-looking back are awful and pull weirdly; I never wear those and don’t own any.

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  • January 25, 2008

    Danielle

    NO. IT IS A CRIME! CRIME CRIME CRIME! Except on little girls, who should not be flashing anything. Adults should know better than to put themselves in a compromising position where they would reveal anything; therefore, there is no need for skorts in the world.
    Actually, adults shouldn’t even be wearing mini skirts. Minis are reserved for young women and teenagers! Why is there even a reason for these to exist then?!

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  • January 25, 2008

    natasha

    this idea must have been born in a sick, twisted mind…. absolutely hideous… the point of a mini skirt is, i guess, to look sexy. i hardly think anyone would feel that shorts with an apron look sexy.

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  • January 29, 2008

    Fashiongeek

    These weren’t nice the first time around either. Enough said.

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  • May 19, 2010

    Whiskers

    I am not sure why adults cannot wear these anymore. Skorts are just another article of clothing. I have seen it all over 40 years. One year in…next year out… then down the road in once again. I would rather see someone wearing a skort than the jeans and capris that are sold with tears already in them. Or wait – that comment… maybe I am in trouble by the fashion police. lol

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  • November 10, 2010

    SugarDoll

    Actually skorts are making a big come back. The newer version are like super shorts skirts but the have the element of surprise(its a short)
    I actually have a few but they look nothing like the ones in the pic above. I am actually watching BET and Ciara has on a really cute pair. Found this page while looking for some more.

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