Trend Alert: Full Circle Skirts

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,
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,
Mix things up by working this abstract art with a loose-fitting slogan tee.

House of Holland Full Skirt in Oilslick, £230,
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,
Just imagine you’re on a Roman holiday in this feminine full skirt.

Azzedine Alaia Plisse Soleil Pleated Skirt, £3,038,
Invest in a timeless classic – you’ll wear it forever.

H&M Suede Skirt, £79.99,
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,
Tone down the dressiness with a shorter midi-length and fun florals.

Milly Leather-Trimmed Silk Organza Maxi Skirt, £485,
Too girly for you? Add some edge by teaming this dreamy skirt with a leather sheath.

ASOS Full Midi Skirt in Scuba, £38,
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,
Try a soft collared shirt and pointy-toed pumps with this romantic print.

Kimberlee Oo

Kimberlee is an Australian writer who gave up the reality to follow her dreams...Originally from Sydney, now living in Paris. Kimberlee spends her days writing, styling and eating croissants.