He who Hesitates is Skirtless

This dramatic and frightening Thakoon “bustle skirt” greeted me at Shopbop this morning, only to disappear by midnight. What the fuck?!   Did it turn back into a pumpkin, or did it sell out in one day? You need to see the back view to imagine the effect you might have had, sweeping into a room or tripping and falling as the case may be.

I believe it is taffeta, and the price was around $2,000 I think.

What is the point of it? All I could think of to wear with it was a  basket  of fruit on the head. Maybe it’s a wry tribute to the mullet!

Well, now that it’s gone, I feel a vague sense of loss.

So let me tempt you with another great new “piece” from Shopbop:

They are sheer silk chiffon layered with matching shorts.   They would also look nice with some fruit on the head.   I like the way these gossamer pants are styled with clunky leather boots. It’s an aggressive statement that says, “I am a visionary, you know nothing!”   They are a steal at only $225.

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26 Responses to “He who Hesitates is Skirtless”

  1. Sam Says:

    They are fucking awful.

  2. DCD Says:

    Hate them.

  3. Aja Says:

    Oh god. Those pants.

  4. harmreduction Says:

    It burns!
    It burns!
    It’s burning my eyes…
    Please, mommy- make it stop!

  5. kt Says:

    Maybe it dawned on them how stupid and ridiculous the skirt really is, so they pulled it off the site. One can hope, right?

    As for the pants…no words. Only quizzical facial gestures from much confusion.

  6. liz Says:

    You’ve shown us some hideous goods, but that chiffon monstrosity is REALLY the limit. Maybe. If it was paired with Jeffrey Campbell shoes, perhaps that would be worse…

  7. Taylor Says:

    OK… I have to admit I do love those shoes in the second photo. The pants? Not so much. That skirt is something that should have never ever happened.

  8. honeypants Says:

    You’re right about that skirt being a mullet. And those pants? Every single thing about them is hideous. I think you should be allowed to paint-bomb anyone seen wearing those!

  9. Cat Says:

    Sister Wolf, I saw those pants in Shopbop earlier this week and immediately thought of you and your little Shopbop appreciation posts! HAHAHAHA! They truly wanna make me shut my computer and run to real life with real people.

  10. Kitty Says:

    Love the skirt. Pants are fucking ridiculous.

  11. Cat Says:

    How do you find these horrific things?!

  12. Andra Says:

    Poor Goony. I wish she’d find a proper job, but I guess she loves being in show business.
    The bustle skirt is quite Carmen Miranda-ish, as you say, but not colourful enough. Needs to be in rainbow colours – then you got something. Certainly a bowl of fruit in the head would help, if only in a small way.
    I thought Goony might have burned her feet and she was clad in loose black bandages until I saw the back view and realised they are shoes, or something along those lines. Not shoes as I know them.
    I’m just trying to ignore the other outfit.
    I really cannot imagine how this Shopbob place stays in business. Are there really people out there who buy this crap? Seems hard to believe.

  13. Kathleen Says:

    ….somewhere there is a marionette who has lost his pants…..would the fashion victim who bought these please return them?

  14. Kathleen Says:

    The skirt? When Scarlet O’Hara made clothing out of her curtains, she failed to take into account the short jabot and swags, and made quite an impression on Atlanta…..

  15. Alison Says:

    I love the skirt, not the price, but love the skirt.

    Hate those chiffon trouser things though!

  16. Marky Says:

    How ’bout a ‘Hideous Crap’ year-end roundup in December?

  17. Grethe Says:

    “Bustle skirt”, please. It’s an ass cape.

    A cape for the ass.

  18. Ann Says:

    Shit. I actually like the skirt. Send help.

  19. Suspended Says:

    Hahaha @ Grethe. Perfect description!

    I won’t bother adding anything.

  20. kate Says:

    i look around shopbob too, and i never see these abominations! also, because of your blog, i can’t consider a jeffery campbell or alexander wang shoe even if it’s decent looking… i just laugh at it. it’s a reflex now.
    i can’t imagine seeing someone in real life in those pants. i can imagine seeing someone in cirque de soliel in them though.

  21. drollgirl Says:

    hmmm. i am agonizing/debating over which of these items is worse. methinks the latter, by a hair.

  22. martha Says:

    awful yet I’ve seen worse :D

  23. Kathleen Says:

    What? Someone else has my name? The horror!

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  25. RedHeadFashionista Says:

    I kind of like that skirt…
    However those shorousers (that’s what I’m calling them from now on) are so horrendous all I can do is laugh.

  26. nicolegee Says:

    skirt is hot and sexy if you have the body for it. pants a complete joke. because of the pants, i can never buy anything with the Thakoon label. what are the buyers at shopbop smoking?

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