Friday, December 2, 2011

Mullets all round!

Apologies for such a quiet November! I don’t think I’ve ever missed a whole month before, but as you know the end of the year starts to fly and I’ve been preoccupied with being occupied. Job hunting takes up more time and mental effort than the jobs themselves. But, thankfully, with a new direction and position lined up I’m ready to rip into December.

In the back of my mind throughout November was the ever-gaining presence of the mullet skirt. That’s right, it’s mullets all round this year. Just not on your head, please. Mullet or drop-back dresses were a huge feature on red carpets at the start of the year and it certainly divided the ranks of fashion commentators.

Love it or loathe it, it’s in your shops and has been quickly taken up on the streets. You can’t escape the mullet.

I’ve never been a fan of asymmetrical hemlines (or asymmetrical anything for that matter. Order Please!) I must say that this season’s hottest trend is more favourable to me than the old diagonal cut across the legs look. There’s something a bit glamorous about the party in front, business in the back skirt that mirrors the thigh-high slit in red carpet dresses. It’s sensible with splash of sexy. Glamour and fun all rolled into one. And if you’re like me and still not on board the maxi train, it gives you the leg show you so desperately desire, while keeping up with the cool leg-covering kids.

So it’s a bit wishy-washy, but an easy fix if you’re not sure which movement to follow. Kill two trends with one skirt I say. (Although, as it stands, I only say, I don’t yet do.)

There’s gotta be some bonuses to having all that extra fabric hanging around too. Like, scratchy bus seats or super-hot metal benches are no longer your worst enemy. AND, you’ve pretty much provided your own picnic blanket for impromptu trips to the beach! Huzzah!

However, on the super-no-no please-god-don’t-let-me-catch-you-actually-doing-this side, some (hopefully smart aleck) retail assistant at Supre had fashioned the long hem up between the legs of some poor unsuspecting dummy and tucked it under the belt to make some niftily terrible poo pants. I’m pretty sure we got past that one ladies. Please don’t attempt to drag it back from fashion hell. Maybe it was just a friendly suggestion as what to do if you want to kick your feet around in the surf. One can only hope.

Also on the downside, in places like our dear windy capital, your skirt is bound to be wind-swept at least once and tangle between your legs causing some awkward mobility fail moment. Not cool wind. Not cool.

So there are literally two sides to what I suspect will become one of summer’s “must haves”. And take it or leave it, you’ll be seeing it.

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