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Friday, June 24, 2016

O-Mighty Fashion Review: Silk Kitten Skort + Xtina Skirt

Today I'll be reviewing two pieces from a brand that's become one of my latest obsessions: O-Mighty! I recently bought their Silk Kitten skort and Xtina skirt, two uniquely-designed, one-of-a-kind silk pieces that you can't find anywhere else. Details ahead!

Today I'll be reviewing two pieces from a brand that's become one of my latest obsessions: O-Mighty! I recently bought their Silk Kitten skort and Xtina skirt, two uniquely-designed, one-of-a-kind silk pieces that you can't find anywhere else. - Eat My Knee Socks / Mimchikimchi

O-Mighty is definitely an interesting brand, with a lot of unique designs and unusual styles. They've got a huge selection of printed tops with all sorts of interesting (and sometimes strange) graphics, but personally I'm more attracted to their silk pieces.

Prior to this, I've actually owned a few O-Mighty items, which I bought from sellers on platforms like Depop (check out my Depop store @fichellemu!), Mercari (use code "QNDRYE" to get a free $2 when you sign up!), and Poshmark, but I'd never ordered directly from the O-Mighty site before.

I placed my order on May 20, using their regular shipping method, which they claim takes 2 to 4 weeks. O-Mighty charges a hefty amount for shipping (usually around $10-$15 for the cheapest option), and their least expensive shipping option is quite slow and comes without any tracking. These factors definitely raised some red flags for me, but I decided to take the risk and order anyway.

I got two items, including their Silk Kitten skort in baby blue and lace-up Xtina skirt in silky maroon. From previous experience, I've found that O-Mighty's sizes run quite small—I generally wear XS in most brands, yet O-Mighty's items in size S (their smallest size) were pretty tight on me. I've also had mixed feelings about their quality; while their fabric feels really nice, I've had issues in the past with stitching, loose threads, and fraying.

Surprisingly, the items arrived exactly two weeks after ordering! They were packaged simply in a bag that had a quirky, fun quote at the back, characteristic of the brand.


Review of the silk kitten light pastel baby blue skort shorts and Xtina silky maroon lace up skirt from O-Mighty / OMighty / Omweekend.
Review of the silk kitten light pastel baby blue skort shorts and Xtina silky maroon lace up skirt from O-Mighty / OMighty / Omweekend.

And now, the individual item reviews!


[1]

First up is the Silk Kitten skort, which I bought in baby blue.


Review of the light pastel baby blue silk kitten asymmetric skort high-waisted skirt shorts from O-Mighty / Omighty / Omweekend.
Review of the light pastel baby blue silk kitten asymmetric skort high-waisted skirt shorts from O-Mighty / Omighty / Omweekend.

This silk skort features high-waisted shorts with hidden front zip closure, layered behind a wrap around skirt panel with three silver buttons. Sizing definitely runs small; a size small in this skort fits like size 00 or 0.

The quality is fairly good; there was a loose thread here and there, but the 100% silk fabric feels absolutely amazing. It was wrinkled from packaging and delivery, but otherwise looks true to O-Mighty's store photos, with the cutest pastel blue tint. The inside also has a black fabric lining for extra coverage, and the zipper and buttons work perfectly.


Review of the light pastel baby blue silk kitten asymmetric skort high-waisted skirt shorts from O-Mighty / Omighty / Omweekend.
Review of the light pastel baby blue silk kitten asymmetric skort high-waisted skirt shorts from O-Mighty / Omighty / Omweekend.
Review of the light pastel baby blue silk kitten asymmetric skort high-waisted skirt shorts from O-Mighty / Omighty / Omweekend.
Review of the light pastel baby blue silk kitten asymmetric skort high-waisted skirt shorts from O-Mighty / Omighty / Omweekend.

I wasn't sure how I'd like the fit of this skort, but I actually really like it! The high-waisted design and slightly flared cut make it quite flattering, and the wrap skirt accent puts a unique twist on the otherwise simple shorts.

My favorite thing about this piece is the fabric; the silk is super soft and smooth to the touch, with a subtle, unique sheen that gives it a delicate and feminine vibe. The fabric is fairly thick and not sheer at all, and the inner lining is very comfortable as well.

I've previously tried O-Mighty's oriental silk sets and, though I love the silk fabric of the pieces, I'd been disappointed by how easily they would snag or tear at the seams. So far, however, the silk kitten skort seems to be quite well-made and a lot less flimsy.

Overall, the silk kitten skort from O-Mighty is a really unique and adorable piece that looks exactly as expected. Because of its distinct style and construction, it's a bit hard to coordinate with clothing and I doubt it's a piece I'd wear often, but I'm pleasantly surprised by how it fits and feels, and I'm glad I bought it!

Review of the light pastel baby blue silk kitten asymmetric skort high-waisted skirt shorts from O-Mighty / Omighty / Omweekend.
Review of the light pastel baby blue silk kitten asymmetric skort high-waisted skirt shorts from O-Mighty / Omighty / Omweekend.
Review of the light pastel baby blue silk kitten asymmetric skort high-waisted skirt shorts from O-Mighty / Omighty / Omweekend.
Review of the light pastel baby blue silk kitten asymmetric skort high-waisted skirt shorts from O-Mighty / Omighty / Omweekend.
Review of the light pastel baby blue silk kitten asymmetric skort high-waisted skirt shorts from O-Mighty / Omighty / Omweekend.

[2]

The second item that I bought was the Xtina skirt in silky maroon. another silk piece by O-Mighty.


Review of the Xtina silky maroon lace-up silk bodycon mini skirt from O-Mighty / Omighty / Omweekend.
Review of the Xtina silky maroon lace-up silk bodycon mini skirt from O-Mighty / Omighty / Omweekend.

For some reason my photos make the skirt seem more red, but the actual color is accurate to O-Mighty's store photos, a bright red-purple maroon. This sexy silk skirt features three silk panels connected by two rows of black lace-up ties, lined with a black inner.

There aren't any buttons or zippers on this piece, so you have to slip it on and adjust it by loosening or tightening the black strings. The lace-up ties can be tied as tight or as loose as you want, so you can choose to show a lot of skin, just a bit, or none at all.

Review of the Xtina silky maroon lace-up silk bodycon mini skirt from O-Mighty / Omighty / Omweekend.
Review of the Xtina silky maroon lace-up silk bodycon mini skirt from O-Mighty / Omighty / Omweekend.
Review of the Xtina silky maroon lace-up silk bodycon mini skirt from O-Mighty / Omighty / Omweekend.
Review of the Xtina silky maroon lace-up silk bodycon mini skirt from O-Mighty / Omighty / Omweekend.

As with the silk kitten skort, this skirt is made of a luxurious silk fabric that's smooth and soft, and the deep wine red tone is gorgeous (the color looks a lot better in person than in my photos, trust me). I didn't see any loose threads or snags on the skirt either, and it doesn't seem too delicate or fragile.

I did find, however, that the panels don't lay flat, especially if you tighten the strings and move around. As you can see from my photos, the silk panels tend to bunch up a lot and it's annoying to have to keep pulling at the skirt to keep it flat. I don't believe the skirt was designed to look like this, so I'd consider this a design flaw of sorts.

But although the style doesn't work as intended, I'm not too upset with this. I actually like the ruched look of it, which works well to highlight the sheen of the silky fabric, and, in my opinion, adds more interest to the piece.

This skirt is surprisingly comfortable and the style is certainly one-of-a-kind, though I've noticed that the black strings tend to loosen a bit at the top, and the skirt is pretty short if you tie the strings really tight. It's a very sexy, daring style and I'm not sure I'd have the guts to wear it out, but I'm in love with the fabric, color, and design.

Review of the Xtina silky maroon lace-up silk bodycon mini skirt from O-Mighty / Omighty / Omweekend.
Review of the Xtina silky maroon lace-up silk bodycon mini skirt from O-Mighty / Omighty / Omweekend.
Review of the Xtina silky maroon lace-up silk bodycon mini skirt from O-Mighty / Omighty / Omweekend.
Review of the Xtina silky maroon lace-up silk bodycon mini skirt from O-Mighty / Omighty / Omweekend.
Review of the Xtina silky maroon lace-up silk bodycon mini skirt from O-Mighty / Omighty / Omweekend.
Review of the Xtina silky maroon lace-up silk bodycon mini skirt from O-Mighty / Omighty / Omweekend.

Overall

I had a happy experience ordering from O-Mighty, and was pleasantly surprised by the items I got. Though waiting for the package to deliver was frustrating, I'm glad that my items arrived in just 2 weeks instead of up to 4 weeks, and I'm satisfied with the quality of the pieces. I wish O-Mighty included a size chart or listed product measurements so it'd be easier to pick the right size, and I really wish their items were more affordable, because their designs are irresistible and I'm sure I'll be ordering again from them soon.

As always, thanks for reading!

xoxo,

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