Last Fall, I was drawn to the Anthropologie striped and pleated skirt when I first saw it online. It’s a pull-on style, full and flirty skirt, my favorite skirt style. The only detail that concerned me about this skirt was its barely-there length.
At an original price of $148, I put the striped skirt on my watch-and-wait-for-markdowns list. Eventually, the price started falling, but negative reviews started pouring in as well. Still, I decided to keep the skirt on a watch-and-wait list. Recently, when the price fell to $19.99 (plus an additional 30% off), I decided to make a move and ordered it online.
I agree with reviewers. The skirt is scandalously short. It’s also unlined and hence somewhat sheer. So, why did I keep it? During the winter, I could wear it with opaque tights and feel comfortable. During the summer, I could wear it on the beach, the perfect place for scandalous attire. In addition, since the price I paid was so low, returning it and absorbing the cost of shipping felt like a bigger loss.
This past Saturday, I wore the skirt out on a date night. Surprisingly, I received many compliments on the skirt. I was wondering if people were just signifying though—complimenting the shortness and not the style. Ha.
|I’m wearing a size M.|