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Infertility is Fashionable!

Apparently, barren can mean an inability to conceive or carry a child as well as high end fashion that retails for $245.

Taken from the Saks Fifth Avenue Website:

Diane von Furstenberg’s Barren Full Skirt

An elegant, Italian design with elastic waist puffs out with a full, flirty flounce.

  • Concealed side zip
  • Side seam pockets
  • Gathers at waistband
  • About 19¼” from natural waist
  • Italian nylon/elastene; dry clean
  • Imported

    1 Louise { 02.16.10 at 1:59 pm }

    Wow – that’s all I can say. What a stupid name of a product if you want to enhance your brand. It’s like calling a wedding dress: divorce or seperation! Maybe not the same…but you get my drift! Wow!

    2 a { 02.16.10 at 2:03 pm }

    Well, I was at least hoping for something ugly…

    I don’t know what they’re smoking in the marketing department, but they got a hold of some bad shit.

    3 Jen { 02.16.10 at 2:07 pm }

    Sweet. Now fashion is mocking me along with my crappy eggs.

    4 TexasRed { 02.16.10 at 2:11 pm }

    Thumbs down!

    5 Kitty { 02.16.10 at 2:11 pm }

    Well, glad to hear I’m ahead of the trends for once.

    DVF can suck a toe.

    6 Sunny { 02.16.10 at 2:12 pm }

    Off to get me a new skirt! And maybe a shirt called “leukemia” to wear with it.

    7 Jendeis { 02.16.10 at 2:14 pm }

    Wow. Just wow.

    8 Rebecca { 02.16.10 at 2:46 pm }

    Well, that’s just ridiculous.

    9 HereWeGoAJen { 02.16.10 at 2:50 pm }

    Weird. Do you think they ran out of words? I saw one of the other dresses was named “slippery.”

    10 Katie { 02.16.10 at 2:54 pm }

    Well, I have to say… I like their barren better than mine. But that still deserves a “What the ?!?!”

    11 MeAndBaby { 02.16.10 at 3:21 pm }

    Ignorance in this case is not bliss. What kind of marketing dolt came up with that one?

    12 Heather { 02.16.10 at 3:33 pm }

    If I had known that…I would have waited 10 years to have my hysterectomy so I could suffer in silence while wearing my garb of barren-ness.

    13 LJ { 02.16.10 at 6:15 pm }

    Even if it weren’t weird to name a skirt barren, it is certainly bizarre to name a full skirt as such.

    14 loribeth { 02.16.10 at 7:06 pm }


    Reminds me of Googling “childless” & “childfree,” & coming up with mommy blog posts (!) along the lines of “Hurray, I’m childless this weekend!” (i.e., they got someone to take the kids for a few days) I wonder how happy they’d be if they found themselves REALLY childless?? Like many of us??

    15 B { 02.17.10 at 3:13 am }

    Well – it’s certainly not a skirt for a pregnant lady to wear. It’s very waist-ed.
    I quite like it. Sometimes I do want everyone to know how entirely not up the duff I am, and a little bit of jealousy directed at a non-baby waist seems well deserved considering all the jealousy I fight in myself while looking at baby waists.

    After all, the by line to PJ’s blog was Barren and Beautiful.

    We need a cool name to identify ourselves. You know, gay people get “queer” and we get……… ????? Ah – we get Stirrup Queens. Of course Mel, you are already ahead of us and it does have a bit more of a ring then “Barren”

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