Trend Alert: Full circle skirts
Retro ladylike skirts have been slowly popping up on our sartorial radar for a while now – Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine rocked a great ankle-grazing skirt and bustier combo a few months ago, The Blonde Salad’s Chiara Ferrangni was spotted in a tulle version at Paris Fashion Week, and just this week, Nicole Richie stepped out in a bold Alberta Ferretti ensemble.
These long maxi skirts are a little more forgiving than last season’s tight tube skirt, and also add a touch of effortless glamour to even the simplest outfits. For the brave, it’s all about balancing out the proportions with a tiny shrunken top, but if you don’t have the abs for it just yet, ease into it with a tucked-in tee. The trend is best worn with a basic top and a loud statement skirt, although a cropped blazer will easily polish off your look.
Topshop Black Midi Tulle Skirt, £25, topshop.com
Every girl needs a go-to princess outfit, right? Leave the tiara at home, but add a sequinned top for that extra special occasion.
Tibi Paint Splatter Full Skirt, US$650, tibi.com
Mix things up by working this abstract art with a loose-fitting slogan tee.
House of Holland Full Skirt in Oilslick, £230, asos.com
Take the trend to party season with a billowy metallic cut. Add some jewelled drop earrings for an old Hollywood look.
Alice + Olivia Stapen Box Pleat Skirt, 257.01, shopbop.com
Just imagine you’re on a Roman holiday in this feminine full skirt.
Azzedine Alaia Plisse Soleil Pleated Skirt, £3,038, matchesfashion.com
Invest in a timeless classic – you’ll wear it forever.
H&M Suede Skirt, £79.99, hm.com
A great winter take on the trend, it’s best to wear this neutral shade with soft cream or white.
Urban Renewal Floral Jersey Knit Skirt, US$39, urbanoutfitters.com
Tone down the dressiness with a shorter midi-length and fun florals.
Milly Leather-Trimmed Silk Organza Maxi Skirt, £485, net-a-porter.com.
Too girly for you? Add some edge by teaming this dreamy skirt with a leather sheath.
ASOS Full Midi Skirt in Scuba, £38, asos.com
The thick neoprene will keep you warm, but leave it simple up top with a chic Breton or cashmere knit.
MSGM Floral Print Silk Midi Skirt, €475, mytheresa.com
Try a soft collared shirt and pointy-toed pumps with this romantic print.