Spooky Skirts: Skull print high waist skirt by Betsey Johnson

Skull_skirt Our apologies for the sudden deluge of bat/skull-inspired fashion on the site this month, but we are but the messengers – blame the designers who seem to think that because it’s October, we’re all going to want to rush out and start buying appropriately "scary" items of clothing.

Skulls, of course, have been around for a long time now in fashion, and not just at this time of year, so perhaps we can let Betsey Johnson off the hook for jumping on the "spooky" bandwagon. Can we let her off the hook for creating a high-waisted, skull-print skirt, though? Well, that’s for you to decide: we’re not big enough fans of the print to want to wear this, and it’d need some serious hemming to not swamp our short legs, so we’re going to pass on this one.

If you like it, though, and can’t wait to slip into that lycra tube, it’s $150 and available at the Betsey Johnson website. What do you think of it, though?

8 Comments

  • October 6, 2008

    Steph

    For the discerning lady pirate?

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  • October 6, 2008

    Agent Elle

    Agreed on the pirate thing. Granted, I love the print, but THAT high? Hmm…is Simon Cowell some new fashion icon? WHAT HAVE I MISSED!? 😀

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  • October 6, 2008

    Alicia

    I personally love it. I would take the hem up a few inches, but otherwise, I think it’s great.

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  • October 6, 2008

    Danielle

    This says nothing more than awkward to me. The hem hits at the widest part of your calves, so you look wider, plus it’s a high-waisted pirate skirt. I thought skulls and such went out last year.

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  • October 7, 2008

    Si

    Skulls have to be worn carefully and personally only if they are by Thomas Wylde or Alexander McQueen; otherwise they look trashy, and this, looks very trashy.

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  • October 7, 2008

    Alex D

    Love it! I would definately wear it!

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  • October 7, 2008

    Sarah

    I don’t find this trashy, per se, but I don’t think I would wear it, mostly due to the length. I think a lot of people might be able to pull this off, depending on their career and what they can wear to work. And by default, I tend to like Betsey Johnson 🙂

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  • October 8, 2008

    Rebecca

    If I did wear it, I think I’d feel like I was wearing an apron! 🙂

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