A TikToker says she spent $1,000 on a micro-miniskirt that she can't even sit down in, and viewers are baffled by the trend
Style influencer Adrienne Reau has gone viral for buying a $1,000 micro-miniskirt online.
She said the skirt is impractical, sized poorly, and that she was considering returning it.
But as of Friday, the influencer updated an Instagram post to say that she'd actually keep it.
Designer fashion can be expensive, but one skirt has people questioning if high-end garments are worth the high price tags.
On Monday, style influencer Adrienne Reau posted a TikTok video of herself opening a package she ordered from Diesel, an Italian clothing retailer. Inside was a $1,000 micro-miniskirt, made from brown leather and stamped with the brand's monogram.
She styled the skirt with different outfits in the TikTok — which has been viewed more than 810,000 times as of Friday — and seemed to love it. But in a later video posted to TikTok on Wednesday, Reau revealed that she wasn't entirely thrilled.
"Is Diesel gonna hate me if I post this?" she asked before saying she was disappointed by its packaging and materials. Her review has more than 3.4 million views as of Friday.
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"For $1,000, I just wish it came in maybe a little dust bag or something," Reau said in her second video. "But they kind of just sloppily threw it in this box."
The influencer also took issue with the skirt's quality and sizing. She noted that though the skirt is made of leather, it felt more like "rubber." She also said the Velcro used to hold the skirt together "kind of brings down the quality," and is visible when adjusted for larger sizes.
"Maybe a few snap buttons would have been more high quality," Reau said.
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Reau then discussed wearing the skirt in public, and said it was "so impractical." She said she couldn't sit down while wearing it and had to go home to change after 20 minutes of wear.
"My cheeks were just out and about," she said in her TikTok video. "I'm really disappointed because I'm obsessed with this skirt, but for all of those reasons I think I'm gonna be returning it. Sorry Diesel."
But Reau has since changed her mind. In an email sent to Insider on Friday, the influencer said that despite the hate comments she's received and her opinion on the garment, the miniskirt now has a place in her wardrobe.
"Growing up with very frugal parents, everything we had — from our couches to our clothes and our cars — were secondhand, and I'm still that way," Reau added. "99% of the clothes I buy for myself are thrifted, but I work hard and wanted to treat myself."
"People just had nothing but mean things to say to me about that thousand-dollar price tag, but in the end, I have decided to keep the skirt," she continued. "It's too funny and iconic now with all this drama."
The skirt was originally designed for Diesel's Fall/Winter 2022/2023 fashion show during Milan Fashion Week — where Reau first noticed the garment.
"As an avid miniskirt wearer, I knew I had to have it," she told Insider.
And because she makes style content for a living, Reau "knew this skirt would make for some great content."
It's not currently being sold on the brand's website, but can be found online for prices upwards of $1,375.
But it wasn't until months later in late October that discussions arose around the garment.
In response to Reau's videos, multiple people have shared their own TikToks to express confusion, and tweets in defense of the skirt.
Many people also commented on Reau's video and questioned her decision to spend so much money on a skirt made with Velcro.
"Yeah didn't know it was Velcro," Reau replied to one TikTok comment. "I had a $500 diesel gift card and a $200 PayPal credit so I could justify it."
In her email to Insider, Reau reiterated that she's a fan of unconventional fashion. It was ultimately the quality of the skirt, she said, that changed her opinion of it.
"It is legendary, it's a moment, not all fashion is practical, I get it!" she said of the Diesel skirt. "My entire closet is filled with impractical fashion moments, but my main issue was with the quality."
"It was the combination of the poor quality and the impracticality which led me to post an honest review for all of the girls in my DMs saying, 'OMG I'm SOOO jealous you got THE skirt!' I just wanted to let them know they were not missing out," she said.
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