Sunday, August 21, 2011

Spot the difference

When ASOS asked me to pick my top 10 sale buys for its Facebook page, I trawled through all the reductions to find the best bargains. One of which is this red sheer pleated maxi skirt from Warehouse (above).

It reminds me of the latest Carrie skirt from Whistles (below) which I blogged about recently. Having worked its way through the rainbow from pink to yellow to blue, it's now available in red. So, if Carrie's price tag of £125 is not within your budget, then the Warehouse version is a little more purse-friendly, having been reduced from £60 to £36 in the ASOS sale. Plus, you can get a further 10% off with the code EXTRATEN.

Note, you do get what you pay for and Carrie really is the crème de la crème of the sheer pleated skirt (I may be biased as I own the pink version, but I do think it is superior to most). So be aware of these tiny details: the Warehouse skirt isn't fully lined, so sheer might actually be rather see-through. Plus, a black elasticated waistband at the band of the skirt is in lieu of a zip fastening.

But, if it's that dreamy floatiness of fabric you're after, then both skirts deliver. Indeed, I think the Warehouse skirt may even be longer. And, of course, both are a knock-out colour.



  1. Love the Carrie skirt, the new deep red is stunning too :)

  2. I have the short frayed edge original Carrie skirt and it is amazing. I got one from Topshop but the half slip rode up and was very annoying. I now have bought a midi one from ASOS petite in black so will see how that works out. If you are a shorty like me then the petite range really is so useful for skirts and trousers!

  3. The one from Warehouse is pretty, but I really want Carrie from Whistles!

    Nat x

  4. Loving these pleated skirts! Which one???



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