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The Long and Short of It: Glossary on Skirts

This season’s favorite garment is undoubtedly the feminine staple; SKIRTS. Summers will see them in various patterns and prints. And the most important trend detail buzzing right now is the length and the hemline. Without delaying any further, BM brings on a selection of the most popular styles heading from the runways and hitting the streets avidly.


PEPLUM SKIRT: This is by far the most ‘hit’ skirt trend of this season, very up market and extremely chic. A high-waisted style, it looks the best in knee length.

This style can be sported for work wear with a formal shirt and can go on as an evening dress just by adding a sexy fitted top. Throw in some glamorous accessories and you are ready to sport the high fashion model look.

BODYCON SKIRT: A snug fitting skirt usually in lycra based fabrics, very comfortable and awfully stylish. It flaunts your curves just rightly.

BANDAGE SKIRT: Another body hugging style with an absolutely amazing contouring. Its specially patterned in bandage like panels to flatter your curves.

IRREGULAR HEM SKIRT: This style comes in varied forms and looks great with almost any kind of top. There are beautiful hems available in varied lengths. Remember hemlines are a major trend stop this season.  

PENCIL SKIRTS: A classic style from the 40’s, it has been a favorite amongst corporate women. Its back in trend again, and this time with color blocking as a seasonal add on. So choose wisely amongst various color options and wear patterns that suit your body the best.

LACE SKIRT:  Ever since spring, laces have crammed up the markets in various apparel utilities. And they are here to stay for a long while. So it might be a good idea to invest into a nice, colored chemical lace (the chunky looking lace) skirt which is easily available in various styles and hues. It’s an amazing day wear option, and it’s certainly glamorous so it can be used for the evenings out as well.

HIGH WAISTED A-LINE SKIRT: Bringing back the 50’s poodle skirt look, the high waisted A-line skirts are a major hot selling product. Go for a subtle hued sheer one, and add some wedges for a virtual time travel experience. Remember this season is all about reminiscing the eras gone by.

PRE PLEATED SKIRTS: These skirts have hit the markets in varied colors, lengths and styles. If you are a minimalist, go for the sheer plain one that flounces beautifully. And as for those of you, who love to add character to your clothing try the ones with amazing patterns in color blocking. It’s your one shot ticket to get awesome compliments.

Within this category you can also find an innovative skirt which is pleated on top and the pleats are released at the bottom which creates a tier like effect. Try the ones with ombre dyeing and let the world go gaga over you.

MAXI SKIRTS: Another crazily popular trend of the season, the skirt is floor length and makes an absolute impression. Perfect for day wear, the ones with ethnic scarf prints are the hottest this moment. Pair them up with free flowing, easy body tops or tees, and tan wedges or gladiators on the bottom. It’s the most comfortable skirts’ trend for the season.

MULLET SKIRTS: Lastly I bring to you, the most exciting skirts introduced to the markets so far. They come with a high low hemline combination and look the best in sheer georgettes and chiffons. You can also find them in pre pleated, color blocked or printed styles. They look extremely stylish and can be worn at anytime of the day, just by adding the right tops, shoes and accessories.


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