Where Are The Trumpet Skirts?

This post was written by Lindy Shopper.

Bonnie Parker wants to know where the hell her trumpet skirts are, it's time for a new one.

Bonnie Parker wants to know where the hell her trumpet skirts are – she’s long overdue for a new one.

It’s been over a year since my Ode to a Trumpet Skirt, the subsequent crusade, and Dancestore.com‘s response that, yes, we should bring this product back because there is a demand for it. Given the manufacturing process and understanding that these things take time, I figured I’d check back in on Facebook and see how things were going.

Lindy Shopper: Still waiting on that trumpet skirt…

Dancestore.com: Hi Laura! Are you waiting on an order to arrive?

Lindy Shopper: *bangs head against wall*

Lindy Shopper: (actual response) Waiting on fulfillment of this promise: http://lindyshopper.com/2012/04/24/the-holy-grail/

I’m not sure what else we can do, ladies – over a hundred of you personally posted on Dancestore.com’s wall saying “YES! We would buy this skirt” even “instantly” and, in some cases, “in every color!” I guess it’s time to start looking for another source. I have a lead on something, which I hope to write about very soon after a purchase and a test run…we shall see.

17 responses to “Where Are The Trumpet Skirts?

  1. Maybe we should start sewing and selling our own :-) They did sell them briefly by the way. I snagged one at ILHC last year but I think they either sold them all at events, or just decided to not make more.

    • If only I had the resources to start my own clothing line, the fabled “Short Round” brand…

      The ones at ILHC were not the same skirt – different pattern and different material, not of the same quality. :/

  2. They still seem to have them in red, though I’d really love it if there was a selection of colours. http://www.dancestore.com/K-6-RD-red-trumpet-skirt-with-flared-bottom.aspx#.UZ99gpWSmJM

  3. Aren’t there any good patterns out there that can help the trumpetskirt addicts with some?

    • There are patterns and seamstresses, yes, and I have already used these avenues to acquire some of the things I need; but this is about the principle of the matter and making these skirts readily available to people who may not have these resources at their disposal. There is also a desire, on my part, to have THIS skirt – I could not afford to buy this skirt for a long time and, when I could, it was no longer available in my size and was never re-stocked. There is something to be said about this particular skirt, the drape, the fabric, etc. – it is a practical and beautiful wardrobe item that is obviously in demand.

  4. with some sewing skills…

  5. I just went on the dancestore.com website to see if they finally had them, and when I didn’t see any I came here hoping for an update. I really wish they’d offer them again! I haven’t been able to find a decent version I like anywhere. The new version they had a few months ago did not work well with my figure.

  6. You will like the new source. :)

  7. And the new source will most likely be at ABW next year.

  8. LOFT has a decently swingy skirt, brand new, though it barely comes to the knee (or slightly above) and is not formal looking, but it does have great swish and swing. The waist is really comfortable (doesn’t cut in at the navel). Not really a true replacement for that trumpet skirt but maybe a ‘tide me over’ solution…? See http://www.loft.com/loft/catalog/productDetails.jsp?prodId=316317

    • First and foremost this is about principles. Secondarily, it’s about easy access to quality clothing – quality as in fabrics, usability, and cut/tailoring. I’m not really a tide me over kind of gal, but thank you for the suggestion, perhaps others can use this more casual skirt. :)

  9. I had no idea until today that there was such a problem getting a trumpet skirt. I am a dressmaker and trumpet skirt is one of my favourite garments to wear too, I even got a trumpet skirt sewing pattern on my site! Can you not find a seamstress close by who’d sew some skirts for you?

    • I do have a seamstress who has made me trumpet skirts, but I am advocating for a retail source, specifically one that already caters to dancers, has offered a great product in the past, and appears to be phasing it out, though there is an obvious demand for the product. People want an easy source and not everyone is willing to take the time to work with a tailor or sew their own.

    • I’ll add that I have a new source, to be blogged about very soon…

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