Some years ago and I don't remember exactly when but it was probably at least 20 years or more ago, designers decided that the maxi skirt/dress was the thing that women should be wearing. It was a retail disaster. Women were not interested. Apparently this is the year that women are going to love it and make it a retail success. I regularly troll the retail sites for rtw inspiration and I am on Shop Bop's website mailing list. Yesterday I got an email featuring this maxi look. Anywhere I go needs a car and I can't imagine getting in and out of the car in this look.
Admittedly I am not the target customer for Shop Bop and street pictures have shown hip young things in this look for summer, but even the Sartorialist didn't photograph very many of them in this look. It's cute for a long summer dress but are you wearing this for work? Going up and down subway stairs in this look, with packages? Some of these are so long that they drag on city streets. Of course that may be because the HYT can't hem a skirt. Some of the looks offered look more like evening to me which is a major change from the the short, tight exposed look that's been the norm of late.
Would you wear this look in any of it's incarnations? The one pictured is not necessarily a 'young' look. There is no exposed skin but is this flattering on anyone larger than a size 2 and shorter than 5'10"? Or older than 25? I might wear the longer skirt for going out to dinner or at home entertaining, but every day? Not happening.
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