Item: Urban Outfitters Silence + Noise Zip Carnation Skirt
Appearance: Nightmare in Silver
Combined with: All Saints Axelle Denim Jacket, Sessun Tommaso Contrast Collar & Cuff Jumper, Bundeswehr Luftwaffe Badge, F-Troupe Nubuck Wedges in black, Topshop Hexagon Earring Pack (Gold with Dots).
Original Retail Price: unknown
Materials: 100% rayon
At last, an item that is not rare! This was one of my very early Clara items because it really shows up quite often and therefore isn’t at all expensive. With a bit of patience, you can find it on eBay, Vinted and Depop. I’ve seen this skirt sell for between £7 and £25 when people weren’t aware that it’s a cosplay item and for various reasons, I wouldn’t actually recommend spending much more. First of all, because a cheaper version will most likely pop up in a few weeks.
Another reason I wouldn’t spend a fortune on this is that this skirt is prone to fading. As you can see with my skirt, the red flowers aren’t actually as bright as the ones on the skirt Clara wears. Sadly, it was already like that when I bought it. I would recommend keeping it in a dark place (like a closet, there’s an idea) when you’re not wearing it. If you’re one of the Claras owning a faded skirt, the Boden alt will fit the colour of the skirt a little better than the SA Sessun jumper.
The skirt runs true to size and I like the fit of it very much. Next to the zip, it also has a hidden button in the front and a patch of elastic band in the back, so it stretches according to your needs. It also makes it easier to put on. I’ve heard from some taller Claras that the skirt is rather short, so tights are recommended there, but being 1,63m, I don’t really see where the problem is (one of the advantages of being short). Thanks to the elastic band, it can be worn on the hips or on the waist according to your preference. It’s made of 100% rayon.
One of the reasons I like wearing this skirt even outside of cosplay is that it has pockets! Thank you, Clara, for wearing so many practical clothes. I can’t really say anything bad about this because it’s one of Clara’s easiest items. Easy to find, good fit. No complaints here.
To find out more about the alt jacket I use to display this outfit, see the post about the Sessun jumper.