To the cull pile!

So now it seems I'm even culling pieces of clothing off my body!  I wore this:


skirt to work today (for the record by Bettina Liano - whose designs I seldom like but this one caught my eye).  Before I even got to work I was cursing the damned thing.  I even half considered turning back at one point and changing into something else, as I struggled with the skirt:
  • twisting around my body causing one pocket to be sitting on my butt and the other on my tummy;
  • bunching up on my thighs;
  • rising up my waist to the point that it was almost sitting underneath my boobs; and
  • buttons at the back unfastening.
The moment I got home I ripped it off and chucked it on the cull pile.  Dramatic, I know, but I no longer have any patience for anything which is not comfortable or/and which does not flatter.

Sadly I often experience this problem with pencil skirts.  My grandmother (a very good dressmaker) once explained to me that it is because the waistband of most average skirts is cut straight across and not curved at the back.  Now to find some pencil skirts that are the perfect cut for me... on my wish list (which I'm working on).

8 comments:

  1. Sometimes I'll wear a potential cull item one last time, so that the annoyance of it is fresh in my mind to definitely be culled.

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    1. Like lapin de lune mentioned... if I ever were to wear this skirt again I think burning it would make me most happy!

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  2. I do the same as Pret a Porter P - give it one last gasp to confirm that I am making the right decision.

    Pencil skirts are terrible hard - I have never found one that fits the way I like it. I do have one tulip one that isn't too bad. It's a much easier shape than a pencil, I find.

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    1. I agree. I love tulip skirts and own a couple.

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  3. I love hearing about your wardrobe culling. Wearing an item one last time is the perfect test.

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    1. It's possible that I may never finish culling... I have now started to look into culling my other possessions too!

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  4. I love Pret a porter p's comment!

    Still, once I already know there is no 'one last time'. At this point, we've reached the end, it's over, for good. Such garments bring out the worst in my mood, and I should merrily watch them burn. Perhaps there ought to be a culling pyre??

    But yes, this happens all too often with pencil skirts, which makes it all the worse because I adore them. I own 4 at present, but only 2 of them are well fitting. I either get the box effect (the damn thing too wide in the hips whilst fitting my waist) or the slithering around effect, which is unforgivable. I would like to find some decent tips regarding locating the perfect pencil skirt, but google hasn't delivered so far. A-lines are a lot more rewarding, but a tad less chic......the search - and the culling - continues.

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    1. I think that because it is such a figure hugging garment, which really needs to move with you and not against you to feel comfortable, one would need to have it custom made to get the fit just right since all of our bodies are so different.

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