The way I remember it, the ‘90s was about three skirt silhouettes: the short A-line, the straight calf-length pencil with side slit, and the voluminous midi. These skirts were for the most part black because that was THE colour of the mid to late ‘90s.
The ’90s-inspired voluminous midi skirts below caught my attention at Zara. I think they’re fabulous for a few reasons:
- They look FRESH amidst a flooded retail market of knee-length pencil skirts and skater skirts. At last, we have something different.
- They’re long, which means that with hosiery (or leggings) and boots, there’s the potential to feel cosy in cold weather without wearing jeans or trousers.
- Some styles can look romantic, architectural, avant-garde and maximal.
- They look equally good on a straighter and a curvier figure.
- They work well with on trend crop tops, short asymmetrical tops, and tucked tops.
- They are great in motion, and have a fun “swoosh” factor.
Granted, they are easier to wear when you’re regular height or tall, because the lengths can overwhelm a short height. That said, if the length is slightly shorter and the silhouette more streamlined, petites are in business.
If you like to wear black skirts and black boots, this could be a fun “new” look for you. What do you think?