You Need To Know How to Wear a Full Skirt

You Need To Know How to Wear a Full SkirtBesides floral prints, one of the most feminine trends for spring is the full skirt. Most women can wear a full skirt, but the proportions can be tricky. I’ve talked about the midi length skirt before, and the same rules apply for fuller skirts whether they hit at mid-calf or at the knee. I really liked Simply Beloved’s history on the fuller skirt, dating back to the 1940’s and Christian Dior, but I wanted to add a few more tips I think she missed.

Here are my four tips for how to wear a full skirt this spring.

1. Mind your proportions and define your waist.

You Need To Know How to Wear a Full Skirt proportionsBy far the most important rule is to make sure that you pair your full skirt with a fitted top, crop top or tightly tucked in top. If you wear a billowy top with a full shirt, you will look frumpy and bigger than you actually are. The whole goal with a full shirt is to show off an hourglass silhouette and a tiny waist, so a fitted top is a must. Pictured: Tibi Skirt

2. Heels or pointy-toed shoes are best.

You Need To Know How to Wear a Full SkirtThe full skirt trend features wearing the skirts a bit longer, hitting below the knee or mid-calf. Since a lot of your legs will be hidden, it helps to choose high heels for height and to lengthen the leg. I like strappy heels as the first choice to wear with longer skirts because then you see a bit more skin on the foot.

Pointed toe flats or pumps are also an excellent choice because they elongate your leg line. I would avoid clunky boots (well, boots in general), rounded or square-toed flats, and most other flat shoes. They will look frumpy and don’t add height or lengthening that you need when you wear a fuller skirt. Pictured: Love and Liberty Skirt

3. Keep the accessories clean and simple.

You Need To Know How to Wear a Full Skirt - AccessoriesThe skirt is the star of this look, so keep your jewelry and accessories simple. I like the idea of very minimal jewelry, like stud earrings, simple chain necklaces, and very subtle bracelets. A scarf or large piece of jewelry will throw off the balance of the skirt. Keep your handbags on the smaller side as well. Clutches would be perfect, but a smaller shoulder or cross body bag would work too. Pictured: JOA Skirt

4. Prints are OK. Maybe.

You Need To Know How to Wear a Full Skirt - printsPrints can work very well on fuller skirts, assuming you aren’t very petite. If you are petite, you will need to choose solid skirts or a very small and subtle print. A large print will overwhelm your smaller frame. If you choose a printed skirt, just make sure to keep your top very fitted and in a solid color. Showing off your arms would also help balance the printed skirt. A printed top can work if your skirt is solid and you choose a subtle or classic print for the top. Just mind your proportions and fit. Pictured: Dolce and Gabbana Skirt

Have you tried the full skirt trend yet? Don’t be afraid! If you follow these tips, you can’t go wrong and the full skirt is a great way to transition to spring while feeling ultra feminine.


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