Swollowtail skirts, A fem to far?

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Swollowtail skirts, A fem to far?

Postby whorton » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:26 am

The other day at Goodwill (yes, they are back in the good graces, but that is another thread.) I had occasion to purchase a black mid length pleated skirt. The only difference, it is a "swollowtail" skirt. i.e. Longer in back than the front to expose legs.

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I've not worn it publicly, and am still a bit divided. It is cute, but almost too fem.

What say you all?
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Re: Swollowtail skirts, A fem to far?

Postby r.m.anderson » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:01 am

Then there is the IF you have the legs to wear it - AND you do !
The only thing I don't care for is the extreme length in the back
touching your footed wear - but it is your skirt and fits you !
What you pair it with on top is not shown to compliment the outfit
and thus the fem aspect of the garment.
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Re: Swollowtail skirts, A fem to far?

Postby JeffB1959 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:00 am

Swallowtail, the mullet of skirts! Business in front, party in the back! :lol:

Would I wear one? Hmm! I'm not sure, but I wouldn't rule it out because it looks too "fem". Hell, I might wear it for that very reason!
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Re: Swollowtail skirts, A fem to far?

Postby Kirbstone » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:42 pm

I have one that is not too 'fem'. The longer back is modest, the cut is generous and it has very deep slash pockets, which I love.
Rs Swallowtail.jpg


Hitherto I understood the term 'swllowtail' to describe a pencil knee-length skirt that had a little fantail at bottom rear, facilitating walking, but sexy with it ! The model here is ME!
Pinstripe pencil Rs.jpg


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Re: Swollowtail skirts, A fem to far?

Postby Sinned » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:41 pm

I think that they are known as waterfall skirts around here.
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Re: Swollowtail skirts, A fem to far?

Postby crfriend » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:55 pm

Done in moderation the "long/short" (I like the term "mullet skirt"!) they're attractive enough, but at anything more than about 5 cm difference I start finding the style distinctly unattractive (not unlike the hairdo).
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Re: Swollowtail skirts, A fem to far?

Postby moonshadow » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:44 am

JeffB1959 wrote:Swallowtail, the mullet of skirts! Business in front, party in the back! :lol:


I believe in this case, it's all business in the back, party up front! :wink:

That actually reminds me of a post I read I think on reddit about men shaving their legs. One commenter said he would shave the front and not the back, "all business up front, party in the back!" :lol:

Regarding the skirt, I don't think it's any more "femme" than a lot of what I wear, I just personally don't care for the style.
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Re: Swollowtail skirts, A fem to far?

Postby denimini » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:11 pm

Not so much too fem but a bit strange on a male.

I think the two examples that Kirbstone posted are OK.
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Re: Swollowtail skirts, A fem to far?

Postby STEVIE » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:48 pm

Hi All,
We challenge accepted norms and fashion choices.
For me, every day, it's just Me.
"Fem", if I can work it, I might?
Otherwise, I will ignore it, simply "My Choice, my Freedom!"
Just be comfortable or it certainly will not do you any favours.
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