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Vintage skirt

Postby skirted_in_SF » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:07 am

I saw this skirt featured in a Wall Street Journal story about luxe vintage fashions in today's (January 7th) Wall Street Journal. Now this is what I call a skirt, lots of soft pleats and I bet it would be sensual to walk around in. Now if it just didn't cost US$1.575 and have a 26" waist measure. :(

https://ladoublej.com/shop/vintage-clot ... irt-1980s/
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Re: Vintage skirt

Postby crfriend » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:40 pm

Oh my. That is a beauty! But at 45" long even I'd have to wear heels to keep the hem off the deck, not to mention the 26" waist measurement is about a foot too small.

Who could actually wear such a thing? The geometry boggles the imagination. (However, I imagine the effect would be electrifying.)
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Re: Vintage skirt

Postby r.m.anderson » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:32 pm

Even if worn at the Empire Waist and with heels the proportions would be way out of "A"linement.
Something about a lot of dress (skirt) and then a whole lot more of a skirt followed by a skirt made by Omar the tent maker !
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Re: Vintage skirt

Postby skirted_in_SF » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:37 am

crfriend wrote:Oh my. That is a beauty! But at 45" long even I'd have to wear heels to keep the hem off the deck, not to mention the 26" waist measurement is about a foot too small.

Who could actually wear such a thing? The geometry boggles the imagination. (However, I imagine the effect would be electrifying.)

Good heavens, I didn't notice the stated length. I wonder if it is an error, I have a couple of 36" skirts that reach my ankles when worn with the waistband between my navel and pelvis bone. You've got to watch them when ascending stairs. :shock:
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Re: Vintage skirt

Postby Jim » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:24 am

At 45" it has to be worn up at my armpits as a sleeveless dress, but the top would have to be about 8" wider.
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