March 21, 2011

[Guest Blogger] Finding the Perfect Full Skirt for YOUR Body Type

For this guest blogger post, I had to reach out to my shopping sista from another mista, Chandra (aka @ShiftC). For those of us searching for the perfect full skirt, she has come to the rescue...


What goes around comes around, and this cliche certainly applies to the fashion realm. Full skirts are making their way back to sales racks around the globe for spring 2011, and this dainty, lady-like trend can be enjoyed by virtually anyone.

In order to select the right skirt for your body type, consider these handy tips:

Petite: Petite framed ladies may raise their eyebrows at the thought of embracing the full skirt this season. Be at ease, dear petite framed women. Just be mindful of the skirt's length. Shun a dowdy and homely appearance by selecting knee length skirts. Avoid excessive prints; large patterns will swallow you whole.




Clockwise from top left: Skirt 1 Skirt 2 Skirt 3



Curvy: If you have a curvy apple shape a full skirt can provide a balance to the top half of your body. Another suggestion is to opt for full skirts that have side or back zippers; front zippers will provide unnecessary attention to your midsection. Pear shaped curves will want a solid full skirt and a funky, fun top on the upper half of your body. If you identify with a curvy hour glass figure you can play with the length of your full skirt. For you, full skirts are best worn with a curve enhancing top. A form fitting top also accentuates a smaller waist.




Clockwise from top left: Skirt 4 Skirt 5 Skirt 6



Slender: Slender ladies can create a fuller frame by opting to wear--a full skirt! It's all about the details. Amp up the volume by selecting overtly full and tiered skirts. Add curves by cinching a belt around your waist.




Left to right: Skirt 7 Skirt 8 Skirt 9




Where to Buy:
Because full skirts are back in the spotlight you can expect them to be at many nationwide department stores. Before spending major bucks on a full skirt consider these options:

1. Search Etsy for vintage full skirts. Vintage skirts have playful prints and eccentric details. Plus, you don't have to worry about running into someone else with the same skirt.

2. Head to a second hand store and pick up a gently used full skirt instead.

3. Find a floor length full skirt and take it to a tailor to be hemmed according to your measurements. Shey of Modesty is Pretty has several DIY blog posts that will get you inspired.

4. Check some of my favorite online stores: Talbots, Boden and TopShop

What's your perspective on the full skirt trend? No or Go?


I’m Chandra and I teach 20 second grade students by day, and am a blogging and social networking machine by night. I blog about modest fashion on MoMoMod—More Modern Modesty.

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Andrea @LuvSunflower said...

Hey Chandra,

My perspective on the full skirt trend is a Go, Go, GO... I am so in love with skirts 2, 3, and 5.

All the skirts are so girly and classy!

Thumbs up for me!!

March 21, 2011 at 1:35 PM  
Anonymous Chandra @ShiftC said...

Andrea, that is one reason why I intend to embrace the full skirt: girly and classy. I love vintage and vintage inspired pieces. With the full skirt I can have the best of both worlds.

Thanks for your comment!

Chandra
@ShiftC

March 21, 2011 at 8:29 PM  
Anonymous sartoriography said...

This is a great post! I love some of the skirts, especially the mustard one near the bottom. Yay for full, spring-y skirts!

March 21, 2011 at 8:45 PM  
Blogger God's Favorite Shoes! said...

I love a full skirt! You have inspired me to pull them from the back of the closet!

March 22, 2011 at 9:35 PM  
Blogger Kim {The Stylish Life} said...

Skirts can be tricky for me because I'm so narrow on the bottom. I love skirts but I have to try on several to get the right fit. Great post Chandra!

March 24, 2011 at 7:41 AM  

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