The ‘Skirts With Windows’ movement reaches its natural conclusion with Topshop’s mesh seam skirt

This is what happens when you allow the skirts with windows we showed you last week to exist unchecked.

First there was Boutique’s maxi skirt, with a “window” from the knee down. It was ugly, but not indecent. We decided to let it live. Then there was Karl Lagerfeld’s mini skirt with window on the thighs. It, too, was ugly, and it also started to ring the alarm bells, because once you’ve allowed something like that to exist, you’ve just paved the way for … Topshop’s mesh seam skirt! Which is basically just all window, not so much skirt, isn’t it? Topshop obviously looked at the other two examples, thought, “We can do better than that!”, and this is what they came up with.  It’s funnier when viewed from the back, but the front is exactly the same:

Of course, if this was meant to be an UNDERSKIRT, that would be a different matter altogether. That’s what we thought it was, at first, and we were OK with that. It’s not, though: it’s in the “skirts” section rather than the “lingerie” one, and, well, it’s the kind of thing Topshop do, isn’t it?  How do you think they expect us to wear it, though? Presumably NOT as shown on the mannequin, but … HOW? Gwyneth Paltrow style, perhaps? We shudder to think. If you have a way to wear it, though:

a) Please, do tell!

b) Buy it here, for £22


  • January 19, 2010


    Totally ugly, totally indecent to wear, and really un-needed.
    .-= Brie´s last blog ..Fleece Lining Again! =-.

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  • January 19, 2010

    Ally C.

    It might look okay with a strong coloured (maybe royal blue, purple etc) skirt of the same shape and size, under it-hmm i don’t know though.The idea in my head works, but not sure if it’s feasable or if it would look good in real life.
    Apart from that, NO WAY WOULD I EVER WEAR IT.
    .-= Ally C.´s last blog ..Slythering =-.

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  • January 19, 2010


    It looks itchy, non?

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  • January 19, 2010


    Presumably over leggings it would then look opaque with a hint of sheer…? Not really selling it am I!

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  • January 20, 2010

    All Women Stalker

    It’s very indecent…. I view Topshop’s clothes to be a little club-themed. But this skirt, or whatever, is too much.

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  • January 23, 2010

    Tina Ld

    A h..n could wear that but its totally useless even if you wouldn’t wear anything it would be the same

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  • January 25, 2010


    I have a nice skirt that consists of a purple layer underneath and a sheer black layer overtop. So this skirt could actually look pretty nice with another skirt underneath.

    Other than that, it’s disgusting. I hope I never have to see someone wear this without an underskirt.

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  • January 31, 2010


    Well obviously it’s meant to be worn over a thong – preferably a brightly coloured thong. With some sort of print, like flowers or … oooooh leopard print. Yeah, that would be awesome dontcha think?!?!
    .-= Selina´s last blog ..Down the rabbit hole =-.

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