Upon first, second, and third viewing of this skirt, I had nothing negative to say about it, except, “It’s not in my closet yet.”
There is so much to love about it.
- It’s hot pink.
- It has a reasonably sized, well-structured bow.
- It looks like something Emma Pillsbury would wear, except it’s a miniskirt, so I’d actually be able to pull it off.
As I looked at this skirt, debating over whether or not I could excuse buying yet another mini, the only thing I could think was, “I can’t believe Forever 21 made a skirt that could pass for J.Crew.”
And then I saw the back.
You just couldn’t help yourself, could you, Forever 21? You saw a perfectly good skirt, and you thought, “Hm, how can we totally ruin the aesthetic? I know. A giant zipper running down the back.”
Is it of vital importance that there is a full-length exposed zipper? Has the skirt been known to spontaneously ignite, so it’s important to provide the wearer with a quick escape?
If you had sprung for the side zipper, or even a small back zipper, I would have paid the extra $5. You charge a lot more for your Twelve by Twelve line, and that stuff doesn’t look nearly as good.
Less can be more, Forever 21. Really. An article of clothing doesn’t need to incorporate three trends. One trend is just fine. You don’t even have to show restraint with all your clothes. But, if you had just shown some with this skirt -
No. I’m sorry. I can’t talk about this any more. It’s too upsetting.