Safari Skirt

Safari Skirt

While the Safari Jacket was a staple of the BR Women’s wardrobe, a matching Safari Skirt was only offered in Summer 1986.

As advertised: “Patterned after a turn-of-the-century riding habit, our 100% Egyptian Cotton Safari Skirt is equally at home sidesaddle or astride (simply unbutton the front buttons for more legroom). Smoothly tapered over the hips, the skirt flares gently into a wide, mid-calf A line that’s ample yet not voluminous, a practical choice whether sitting or trekking. Matches out Egyptian Cotton Safari Jacket or Safari Pants.”

The short-lived Safari Skirt originally appeared as part of the Equestrienne Suit in Fall 1985.
A different model of Safari Skirt was shown in the 1987 catalog. Notice it doesn’t have the “riding” front buttons.

About The Author

Robyn Adams
Robyn's fascination with Banana Republic began in 1984 when her Alaskan adventurer father began buying the clothing and giving her the catalogs. She loved the clothes and as an artist she was drawn to the illustrations. She went on to study illustration at art college in BR's hometown of San Francisco and worked for years as a background artist for animation. She is now based in Oakland, CA as a graphic designer and illustrator with Secret Fan Base . She's been collecting and archiving at Abandoned Republic since 2011.

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