I often get requests to create more skirt outfits for L&G. When I started making clothes for Second Life, I played around with the clothes type which Linden Labs call “skirt”, which is a mess. It never fits any avatar, has an ugly shape, and makes all efforts on texturing an annoying waste of time. Using prim based skirts were an alternative, but let’s be honest: You won’t get on the cover of the Vogue magazine with a flexi prim skirt. (/me smiles)
Then we got sculpties, and skirts became nicer looking – as long as you don’t try to wear them. It’s almost impossible to make a long, decent looking skirt out of these static sculptie prims.
And now we have mesh objects to create flexible 3D objects which adapt to avatar movement, and some of them look very nice. Of course there is a price for mesh skirts: You have wear transparency layers to hide the body parts that peek out of your outfit, and these cause brand new issues. Sometimes it seems that Linden Labs replaces one evil by another.
However, I’ve created 2 new outfits using skirt templates by other designers who are much more talented with prims than I am.
One is a complete revision of the ZYMONA NOIR outfit, which contains a mesh skirt. Actually my first outfit with mesh parts. I hesitated a long time to sell mesh parts, because many people still use older vievers, and the mesh stuff can only be seen with compatible new vievers.
The other one is the new SOPHIE combination which comes with very sheer version of my famous Valentina halter top:
Both are available in the L&G Skyshop and on Second Life Marketplace.