SOCIAL MEDIA

08 July 2013

The High-Waisted Pencil Skirt Debate


 
I learned something new when I was getting dressed this fine Sunday morning. Angel really, really doesn't like high-waisted clothing. Who would have thought?
This was the conversation:
*As I get my chosen outfit for the day out of the closet*
 
Angel: "Wait. Is that the skirt that goes all the way up your body? Yes it is! Why are you wearing that? Why not something else?"
 
*After I was fully dressed.*
 
Angel: "Remember that movie from the 90s we were watching and there was a Mom who had her jeans buttoned up past her belly button, and then they were really tight at the ankles? That's what you look like."
 
*After I said that I thought he would like to see me in a pencil skirt because he always complains that my full skirts are too poofy*
 
Angel: "This skirt just disproportions your whole body, you don't look like a human anymore."
...........................................................................
Wow, a little harsh, don't ya think? I guess I won't be adding to my collection of high-waisted skirts or pants anytime soon, now that I know his true feelings on the matter. I don't remember him having any objection to this skirt when I found it on the Express clearance rack for $15 a year ago. Personally, I think it looks like the perfect job interview or go to work skirt. Maybe I'll just have to wear it when Angel isn't around so that I don't offend his eyes.
(This is what having a husband who is opinionated about fashion is like.)
 photo TRWORsig_zps564b92a0.jpg
Carolynn Markey said...

Wow lol. I love high waist skirts! I have big hips and they really flatter me! My husband likes skirts on me better then dresses and he always complains about the length if its shorter then below my knees. Hah! Husbands! I like your skirt! And it does look nice on you!

Kristin said...

Whoa. He compared a pencil skirt to mom jeans? That's a completely invalid argument. I love pencil skirts.

Inge Jane said...

Well I think it's cute, and you look great in it. Maybe you need to wear it around him a few more times so he can see that he's wrong! haha

Lindsey said...

I love that skirt!

deanna@delirious-rhapsody said...

haha. sometimes i wish peppy would be a little honest with me. i mean, not to where i'm crying or anything, but sometimes i feel like he ALWAYS tells me that whatever i'm wearing looks nice. even if in his head he can't imagine why anyone would want to go out in public dressed like i am.

Elizabeth said...

That's so funny, men tend to like high-wasted pencil skirts because they show off your shape! I think you look great in it. You're nicer than me, I would have told him he was out of luck, and wear it twice as much. Haha :)

Katie Slatton said...

I think the skirt looks great on you! I'm a huge fan of high-waisted pencil skirts :)

Katie
Style Diary

Cassandra Too said...

I really like the colour from the shoe and top!
Cute outfit! :D

with love, Cassandra xx
http://backtofive.blogspot.com

Maggie B. said...

Wow Angel... harsh. First, I don't consider that high waisted. It hits your actual waist... And I think it looks fabulous on you - I've been longing for a pencil skirt that is that long! Mine hit my knees, but I'm always wanting one that's just a wee bit longer.

My husband never ever ever gives any type of decent feedback about clothes. I could be wearing an orange and purple stripped shirt and magenta pants, and he'd be like... you look great. Of course, sometimes he thinks my slips are actual dresses and gets confused thinking I'd be leaving my house in my underwear.

Casey said...

I think it looks cute. Clearly it is nothing like mom jeans.

I Should Blog said...

you look lovely, just started following you, great blog hun! if you get a sec, i'd love to know what you think of my latest post!

http://supposeishouldblog.blogspot.ca/

Cate @ Wild Ruffle said...

I think you look super cute. But my husband loathes high waisted clothing too! Must be a guy thing.

Angi said...

I actually think that skirt looks awesome on you! There are truly some people who do look terrible in high-waisted skirts and pants (YOURS TRULY) but that's because I have a ridiculously short waist, and high-waisted things literally hit me in the middle of my ribs, and usually right below my boobs. I look like I have no upper body anymore. You just look long and slender.

Leah Budke said...

I think pencil skirts are elegant classics. They're super versatile and you can wear many different kinds of tops. Actually, I find them flattering on a petite figure. They don't overwhelm like some other styles can.

Audrey Allure said...

I like high waisted skirts -- it looks great on you!

Susannah said...

I love high waisted skirts - but not high waisted pants. I think it's so funny that Angel is so against them. I think that skirt looks adorable on you!

Mei Diver said...

It's amazing he had such a strong opinion!
Mei @ Diary of a Fair Weather Diver
Today's post: Maki's trick backfired and a pool of acid!

Tayler Morrell said...

I think that's hilarious! My husband could care less about not only what I wore, but what he wears. I have to beg and plead for him to wear something other than jeans and a tee. But, I do have to say, within the past year or so, high waisted skirts and pants have started to grow on me. I like that that part of the 80s/90s fashion is coming back.

morrellfairytale.blogspot.com

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Please tell Angel that I think he's INSANE. That skirt is SUPER cute. And I love your shoes!


P.S. What do you 'Give A Cup' about? Come tell me and enter my Peet's Coffee Giveaway!

Who is that Girl Mo? said...

I like the skirt and if you really like it's okay if Angel doesn't because he's not wearing it. Although we do want our partner's approval, sometimes it just doesn't matter. I like your color combo with the red and purple.
:-)

Mo

Ashley of Southern (California) Belle said...

I LOOOOVE high waisted skirts! I think they're so feminine and this one really looks wonderful on you. FYI, most men don't know anything about fashion so I wouldn't take his opinion to heart :)

xo

Ashley

Southern (California) Belle

Sew Much To Say said...

My man is the same way about high waisted fashion! You look beautiful, regardless.

Amanda Rose
http://sewmuchtosay.blogspot.com

Kaycee said...

Aww, lol. I think you look great! My husband is somewhat opinionated about fashion too. Most of the time I combat it. ;-) I think it's the OCD coming out.hehe :-)

charmeuse said...

You look amazing ;)
www.charmeusee.blogspot.com

Nerthe said...

I really love your pencil skirt and the whole outfit! Looks very classy and pretty. A perfect outfit to wear in the office, too!

Greetings from Germany,
Aleks

http://a-bit-of-everything-in-my-life.blogspot.com/

Sam M said...

High waisted skirts are amazing. I love wearing them. They're just so flattering. Im not a big fan of high waisted pants of shorts thuogh, he has a point on that one.

Charlotte said...

Jordan (my hubs) used to complain about my high waisted clothing as well. I ignored him and he's come around. :) If you like it, wear it!

Misty B said...

Angel loses this argument. Sorry, Angel.

Anna said...

sad! I think they're classy and Mo likes them to. I could see why he'd say that though, it's sort of an acquired taste thing...

Victoria Mason said...

While I love the skirt on you and think they are chic I get it. My husband says the same thing about these skirts and shorts. He just loathes them!

Come link up with me at Whatcha Wearing Wednesday! www.themummychronicles.com

Amanda Cobb said...

Pssh, what do guys know? I think it looks great on you - very flattering! And I love the purple and red combo. :)

Terrye Toombs said...

What a way to compliment his wife! :D

Rachel The Hat said...

men, pfft ..what do they know! my husband is exactly the same. Sometimes i find myself dressing more for what women find chic/cool/funky then what my husband/men like. weird isnt it. However i would just like to say i love this skirt on yu, it emphasises your tiny perfect waist and i would so be emphasizing that if i had it;) it also looks chic and smart to me, perfect for work/interviews! Sometimes i think we need to just go against these husbands of ours and go with what we like!! power to the wives! haahaa :)
oh and thanks so much for linking up with the Passion For Fashion link up
xx

Nicola Kirsty said...

Can you tell I'm catching up on my commenting? ;)

I read this on the day I wore a high waisted pencil skirt to work so it made me giggle. Have to admit though, I've never met a guy who doesn't love a pencil skirt and would compare it to mom jeans!

Oh and you look great!!

Nicola x
Photograph each day so we can live forever...

Michelle said...

I LOVE that skirt!!! It is extremely flattering on you. I love the retro/modest look of high waisted clothes. Men are just crazy sometimes ;)

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

Mine is opinionated on fashion too, so I feel ya. I think the skirt looks great on you! Shows off your awesome long and lean body!

Anonymous said...

I think it looks great on you!

Lena B, Actually said...

Hahaha... really!? That's so funny! I think high waisted skirts are so flattering! You look totally HUMAN and adorable! ;)

Lily EBVS said...

I actually think this skirt looks great on you! What does he know? :)
--Lily
Fifth Freedom Fashion

Corlie said...

Ah no! I think you look super pretty in this! I wish I could wear these, but my hips are waaay to broad to pull it off. Wear it for people like me if not for Angel ;)

Martha Woods said...

Dang! I think you look super-cute, and I love the way you mixed the red shoes and purple top.