Imagined conversation at the Steve Madden clothing factory:
“Sir, there’s been an accident. A huge batch of black jersey skirts got pulled through a shredder.”
“No problem! Just market them as swimsuit coverups and charge double the price!”
And voila, the “short hula skirt coverup” was born. [$42, Zappos]
I’m, like, 99 percent sure that this mini skirt is actually a hand towel, which is why I’m extra confused about the fact that it cost $955 full price, and $286 on sale. I mean, for those kind of prices, I’d expect at least a full size bath towel. [Shopbop]
The challenge: find 25 cute, summery, affordable skirts you’d love — for under $25 each! It was difficult, but we managed to do it, giving you tons of new options for your summertime wardrobe. Sheer skirts, flowery skirts, stripes and more — we’ve got it all. Click through to browse and shop!
Looking for an undeniably springy item to add to your wardrobe this season? Try a skater skirt. They’re comfy, flattering, and perfect for twirling around in meadows, which is what all of us do in springtime, right? Click through to check out seven of our faves in a variety of colors, patterns, and textures …
Girl Boy, AJ McLean got all dolled up for photographer Tyler Shields. This picture of AJ in drag was taken in preparation for his wedding according to Tyler’s website. AJ can sing, dance and wear women’s clothing.A man of many talents. How could his new wife have resisted?
We can’t help it—something about a dude in a skirt just makes us happy. We appreciate a man who is secure enough with his manhood to be in touch with his feminine side. So, for your viewing pleasure, here’s a slideshow of men looking fierce in skirts. [Celebuzz]
One of the biggest trends heading into this fall is the midi skirt. (Get it? Not maxi, not mini, but mid-length–took me a while to figure that one out.) These calf-length skirts feel delightfully retro–especially the swingy, pleated versions–and it’s always a bonus when a trend is work-appropriate. The problem? They can be tough to wear, especially for those of us who are vertically challenged. I’m 5’3 with short legs and on the rare occasion I find a midi skirt that actually hits at mid-calf (rather than dragging on the floor), it’s not particularly flattering. “Stumpy” is really the best way to put it. So what about you? Are you embracing the midi skirt or leaving it on the rack? [Shown: Pleated Midi Skirt, $190, ASOS]
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Everybody — from Hailee Steinfeld to Keira Knightley to Sienna Miller — is doing it: the feminine accordian pleat. These pretty little pleats are much more flattering than the big boxy ones that we are so used to seeing, and they come in ethereal and flowy fabrics such as chiffon and silk. Check out some of these star styles — from mini- to maxi — and consider trying the pleat yourself. [New York Girl Style] Keep reading »
Every few weeks, without fail, trend makers come out with a new style forecast, predicting what everyone will be wearing in the coming months. RIght now, The New York Times style section is calling for longer hems, citing dresses and skirts that skim ankles or end at the calf. But when you’re short, those longer lines don’t always work well. At five feet tall, I find that the perfect length for me is mid-knee–short enough that I look proportioned, but not so short that I feel like I’m dressing too young for my age (32). But everyone’s different, and what’s mini for you, might be maxi for someone else. So tell us: what’s your ideal skirt length? And what’s your favorite go-to skirt? Keep reading »
Cue the eyeroll. A British celeb style website called MyCelebrityFashion polled men on their girlfriends’ clothes and asked, “What trends make women look promiscuous?” Because you can tell a slut by what she’s wearing, duh.
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