Full skirts on the brain

I was in Bloomingdale’s today and spotted these two darling looks. I’m kind of loving the fuller skirt for spring! It’s ladylike, comfortable, and generally flattering. While I would probably shorten both of these to be more knee-length, I’m still really into them. And check out those pops of yellow. Perfection.

Full skirts have a cool retro feel to them. And they’re considered flattering because they create the illusion of a small waist, while blossoming out at the hem (which helps to cover any below-the-waist areas you’re not too keen on). If you’re going to rock one of these, keep in mind this general rule: when you have volume in one place, keep it slimmer elsewhere. Therefore, if you’re going with a fuller skirt, the top should be more slim-fitting, and probably tucked in. And a belt never hurts!

Other than that, anything goes. These look fantastic with heels, chic summer sandals or simple ballet flats.

I’m still e-searching for the skirts above, but in the meantime, you can browse some fun full skirt options here,  here, and here.

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  1. Lena
    April 28, 2012 | 7:12 am

    I like both of these outfits and I agree with the pops of yellow being genius. I’m so glad full skirts are back I remember how hard it was to find them a couple of years ago.

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