We are finally seeing knee-covering skirts in voluminous styles at retail level. Pencil skirts are still the order of the day in the fashion world, but a wider assortment is on the horizon. These six styles are examples of the change.
- Pink Tartan Print Pleated Midi Skirt: A watercolour floral midi that’s just as on trend as it is retro and classic. I love it when classics become trendy. Surprisingly, the pleats on this skirt lie quite flat around the waist and tummy, and there is plenty of length. Just beautiful and ever so romantic. It sold out at the Flagship Nordstrom in Seattle in a few days, we are that starved of this style of skirt.
- Rachel Roy Lace Trim Floral Print Pencil Skirt: Gorgeously unique because the front and back lace overlay creates an interesting mixed media effect over the floral. I love the placement of the print and the romantic feel of the floral. It was love at first sight when I saw this skirt, which is why I had it stripped off the mannequin and that was that. Runs a size small.
- Classiques Entier Leather Trim Jacquard Pencil Skirt: Chic and structured for the office.
- Halogen Leather A-Line Skirt: Trendy and fun matched with a soft upscale sweatshirt or cropped cable pullover. Great twirling ability as it balances romance with edge. Sits lower on the hip and runs large. If this were midi length, it may have ended up in my closet. Read the rave reviews.
- Topshop Mixed Print Tube Skirt: A striking pattern in a longer length that is easy to style.
- Leith Town Pleated Skirt: Another extremely on trend look for Fall and Winter. Match it with booties or ladylike pumps, and with something soft and cuddly on top. The faux leather looks very faux, like plastic. But I’ve come around to thinking that’s a fun look in itself. Polyurethane fabness. Why not?
Now that skirts are becoming longer and in some instances fuller, I’m giving them more attention. Great with pumps, booties, and dressy knee-high boots, while adding in the flair with hose.