« Finished the First Draft; Time for the Real Work to Begin
On People Reading in Public »
Because Nalo Hopkinson wants me to. What Nalo wants Nalo gets.
In principle I don’t believe any particular item of clothing is per se hideous. On the whole I don’t like one-sleeved dresses but there’s always a gorgeous example that makes me rethink that stance. I even saw a pair of formal shorts that did not make me want to gouge my eyes out. I have seen the occasional pregnant dress on a non-pregnant person that was not a complete sartorial disaster.
Bubble skirt from büdi resurrected. Some of their other dresses are lovely.
Oh, my. Oh, no. OH, PLEASE MAKE IT STOP NOW. Aaaaaarrrrrggghhh!!!! Mine eyes! They burn! The eighties was a horrible time for fashion! DO NOT BRING ANY OF IT BACK!!!
So, um, I hate them all. How do you walk in them? What is the point of that excess of fabric? Are the wearers storing their phones and laptops and babies in the bubble? If so how do they access it? Seems awkward and uncomfortable. Wouldn’t it all start to weigh too much? Wouldn’t the fabric drag? If not fall off you completely? That would not go well.
Unless you’ve got tiny attack quokkas or squirrels or numbats or something stored under there. Ready for when the zombie apocalypse starts and you can raise your skirts and yell RELEASE THE ATTACK QUOKKAS/SQUIRRELS/NUMBATS/WHATEVERS!!! GO EAT BRAINS, MY PRETTIES!!!
That would be extremely cool.
But if they are not being used in that extremely useful way? Then, no. I condemn them. Get thee gone from this world, bubble skirts. And do it NOW.
Anyone else got any fashion queries? I am on my rest between first draft and second draft of sekrit project novel. I am ready, willing and able to weigh in on all your fashion dilemmas.
What are my qualifications, you ask? Click on the fashion category and you will see that I love clothes and am fascinated by the fashion industry. I have spent a lifetime staring at people and figuring out how to describe them and what they’re wearing. Plus I am really, really, really opinionated.
Posted by Justine at 0:11, 18 July 2012 under Fashion, Ranting, Sydney novel | 14 Comments »
Heh, I used to think they were silly as well and would never get one but then I realized a cosplay I was making involved a bubble skirt. It was a bit hard to walk in but that also might’ve been because I was walking in heels for the first time, don’t think I’ll ever wear one unless it’s for this outfit though.
July 18th, 2012 at 6:40 AM
Jackie M. Says:
Oh, man, I love bubble skirts. Not all of them, okay. And the love doesn’t always overlap with the ones that will look good on me. But some of them do look good on me, and by god!
As a fat chick, I tell you, that’s not nothing. That’s far, far away from nothing.
July 18th, 2012 at 6:54 AM
July 18th, 2012 at 6:55 AM
Diane Z Says:
I had one that looked like #2 on p. 3 of googleimages. Only it was orange. And that was in 1987, where it belonged. And I wore it ONCE.
July 18th, 2012 at 7:01 AM
I am full of disagreement! Okay, that image you picked is hideous, but in general? They’re awesome. I once bought a skirt a size too large and then used safety pins to attach the front of the skirt to the lining, THAT’S how much I love me some bubble in a skirt.
I will admit that bubble shorts/overalls are slightly absurd looking. Which is not to say that I wouldn’t wear one in a second if it fit me
July 18th, 2012 at 7:03 AM
6. Justine Says:
Jackie M & Alaya: You are both INSANE!!!
I kid. There’s only one fashion rule: if an item of clothing makes you feel good when you wear it then wear it. And damn what everyone else thinks.
July 18th, 2012 at 7:50 AM
OMG you guys, bubble skirts are THE DEVIL. They ruin perfectly cute dress designs with their poof. WHO WANTS BIGGER HIPS? Bubble skirts give them to you. UNFLATTERING.
July 18th, 2012 at 7:58 AM
Also, I second what our hostess says about wearing what makes you feel good. but I hate bubble skirts.
July 18th, 2012 at 8:00 AM
Hooray, Alaya! Let’s you and me go insane devil bubble skirt shopping. We will compliment each other and make faces at the h8erZ.
July 18th, 2012 at 8:08 AM
I do! Want bigger hips. Not that bubble skirts give them to me (but they look cute anyway, so yay!).
July 18th, 2012 at 12:05 PM
Rebecca Leach Says:
Bubble skirts are not a thing I am a fan of. What do you think of maxi dresses?
July 19th, 2012 at 2:50 AM
12. Justine Says:
Rebecca Leach: Maxi dresses are too variable to have one opinion on. Some are lovely. Some are hideous beyond speech.
July 19th, 2012 at 8:29 AM
Lori S. Says:
But what about the handkerchief hem?
P.S. for context: http://pantryslut.livejournal.com/1521812.html
July 19th, 2012 at 4:15 PM
Miriam Forster Says:
Heehee! I read that part about the quokkas twice and giggled insanely the whole time.
I think bubble skirts look horrid on nine out of ten people. What do you think of high heeled tennis shoes?
July 20th, 2012 at 4:37 PM
RSS feed for comments on this post.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.
© 2003-2013 Justine Larbalestier