Fashion Trends, Skirts

Full skirts for Fall 2013

Full skirts: The Fashion Police love ’em, as you can probably tell from many of our outfit picks. When we heard that they’d be making a “comeback” for Fall 2013, then, our first reaction was, “Comeback? Why, where have they been?” and our second was simply, “Oh, who cares: bring it on!”

Yes, full skirts are officially back in fashion: so naturally, we want to know what you make of looks like this:

full skirts: fashion trend for Fall 2013

Full skirts for Fall 2013: Net-a-Porter

Full skirts, of course, have been around for a very long time, and while they’re most often associated with the 1950s, the concept is much older than that. It’s that 50s silhouette which the looks above are making reference to, however: the words “ladylike” and “feminine” are the ones most often used to describe this particular style, and as you can see, while some of these skirts have been given a bit of a modern edge, with slouchier shirts and a touch of chambray, it’s all still very classic, with pointed toe shoes and clutch bags.

full skirts from Net-a-Porter

Full skirts by (L-R): Roksnada Ilincic, Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors, Tibi

Full skirts come in every kind of length imaginable, but the look of the moment stays faithful to that 50s inspiration, with a midi length, nipped in at the waist, and cut either with our without pockets (our preference is WITH: we can never resist a skirt with pockets…).  It’s a style that many people resist, feeling that the longer length will be frumpy and old-fashioned, but if you want to give it a go, take a look at our article on how to wear a midi dress (The same rules apply), and consider giving the look a more contemporary edge by pairing your skirt with a slouchy sweater, logo T, or another, more casual piece.

Oh, and although the runway, as always, sets the trends, the high street is never far behind, and there are already plenty of affordable full skirts to choose from the usual suspects: take a look at the gallery below for a few of our favourites!

Gallery: Full Skirts

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