Item Review: The Collectif “Hilda” Wiggle Skirt

I’ve never really been one for pencil or wiggle skirt styles – always super aware of my chunky thighs, I stick to swing skirts that skim rather than highlight my legs and bottom.

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But when I recently made a purchase of several cheap items from Collectif’s ebay shop, I saw possibilities in a simple red wiggle skirt called “Hilda”.  I had visions of myself channeling rockabilly girls, with my hair in a bandanna and my attitude all fired up.

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The Hilda comes to several inches below knee length on me (5’2″/158cm tall) which is perfect, as I don’t like showing my knees.  The length is flattering and the invisible back zip leaves no weird bumps as some skirt zips can do.

The Hilda features three large colour-coordinated buttons down the front of each hip, lending a slightly nautical look to the skirt that you can play up with a sailor blouse, as I’ve done here.

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Available in red or black, the Hilda is simple enough to be used as the basis for a versatile range of looks, from pure rockabilly, through sailor girl, to day to day office work suitable.

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The Hilda sits at the natural high waist, which is great for showcasing the narrowest point of your torso, especially if you’re an hourglass or pear shape.

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The Hilda is really comfortable and – unlike a cheaper thin cotton pencil skirt that I’ve owned in the past, where sitting down felt like it would split seams if you weren’t careful – is made from a stretch cotton of decent thickness that smooths over your curves and is super comfortable in which to sit and move, with a 98% Cotton 2% Elastane mix.

The Hilda is available in sizes UK 6 to 22 (approximately Australian sizes 4 to 20) and retails for 30 British pounds, which is about AU$63 at current exchange rates.  Alternatively, try searching online buy/swap/sell sites on Facebook, or look on ebay.  My purchase was made from Collectif’s own ebay shop, which is regularly updated with different stock – some items with minor faults, others flawless.

Despite still preferring my swing styles, I definitely like my Hilda wiggle skirt and I’ll be interested in buying more Collectif pencil styles in the future.

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About Vera Gin

A pinup/vintage/retro style fan from sunny Queensland, Australia.
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One Response to Item Review: The Collectif “Hilda” Wiggle Skirt

  1. Camilla says:

    I love Collectif, I own quite a number of items of clothing from them! That skirt is so lovely on you!

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