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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fall trend #2: Maxi skirts

Maxi skirts are everywhere these days, and, to make the ladylike skirts even sexier, some designers have added thigh-high slits to show off some leg. Would you dare?

(Skirt above from Madewell)

84 comments:

Kasia Dietz said...

In Paris, yes I would dare! Legs or cleavage, never both ;)

Alexandra Rae said...

Love these skirts!! And yes I would dare. Well, with tights.

Tucker said...

yes! i wear mine all of the time (:

Kara Gehret said...

From a girl who hates her legs, Maxi skirts are like a sweet gift from the Heavens. LOVE them!

Jennifer King said...

Maxi skirts are a "heck yes" - I have the BellaDonna skirt from Madewell and I love it. I'm not so sure about the high slits, but I'd at least give it a whirl. I love wearing my maxi skirts with chambray, fitted tees.

Ash said...

why yes, in fact, i would double dare! I LOVE me some maxi skirts :) and I like this look, so much more professional and fall appropriate than how I'm used to wearing maxis..

Paislea Elyse said...

ahhhhh! i love maxi dresses and skirts!! they're so simple and really pretty!!!

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Lara {simply irresistible} said...

I say do! With a structured shirt or something casual.. flats or heels!

Joanna Goddard said...

kara, i love that. :)

Trista said...

I think a slit in a maxi skirt is cute without being too much.


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Joanna Goddard said...

kasia, i'm going to remember "legs or cleavage, never both" -- although it's easy for me since i never have cleavage!

Diana Mieczan said...

I totally would and this one is so beautiful. Kisses:)

A Cup of Sparkle said...

I would.. why not :) Probably not to work though...
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Erika Peterson said...

I love them! I'm eyeing a red one right now.

Bethany Suckrow said...

I would definitely wear one if I could style it that way. I dislike maxi skirts and dresses when worn with spaghetti straps or without a waist-defining belt, etc.

sylvie said...

maxis are my new best friend...and the slits are a fresh update for fall. :) i'm currently crushing on this super sweet striped skirt this season. :)
xo,
sylvie
http://www.silverylining.com

Baylee said...

I love this skirt!

Lisa Ragland said...

Combines modesty of the length with the defiance of the slit. YES. :)

anna of (green gable) said...

I love the idea of a thigh high slit. It's sort of like a secret weapon. Conservative from one angle, and super sexy from another!

xo, Anna of [green gable]

Fabiana ~ Ciao! Newport Beach said...

I love maxi skirts, and the on from VS is soooo sexy. I would love to wear that.

And I agree, legs OR cleavage. That's great advice.

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ciao

ss said...

my permanently pale legs are VERY much loving this trend!

Tragic Sandwich said...

Is it the slits that are new? Because I feel like I've seen maxi skirts and maxi dresses for a while now.

Anonymous said...

sexy really? It's a little to 19 kids and counting for me.

Brigette Olmos-Arreola said...

I am loving the maxi skirt trend right now. That stripes and mustard are my favorites for fall. I'm especially excited for a stripped maxi skirt I got at a local boutique similar to this one from free people.

http://www.freepeople.com/Rugby-Stripe-Column-Skirt/?cm_mmc=GoogleFeed-_-MerchantCenter-_-20794228-_-1

Kathleen said...

This is such a wonderful trend - I love it! None of my maxi skirts have slits up the side though . . . maybe I'll have to remedy that, because this one is very pretty.

Sammi said...

don't. i'm 4ft 10. a maxi skirt will just make me look tiny and fat.

Jackie Geschwind said...

at last, i feel so current! i recently started wearing my maxi again, like one in photo, from like 14 years ago!! (it even has the slit, not quite thigh-high but revealing nonetheless:)

Rayana Hope said...

i love it!!! definitely going to find/make this for myself

Anne Carlyle Lindsay said...

I love it! I bought one this weekend and wore it yesterday and felt wonderfully sexy for being so covered up. The slit is a must!

pnak said...

oh man. me and my short little stubby legs are sad about the maxi trend. they only make me look more stubby...maybe my 5'2" self can find a way to pull them off this fall!

kyracross said...

i always have a hard time deciding shoes after the summer. but love them for warm weather with sandles

Annie said...

I LOVE THAT. JUST ADD SOME LEATHER BOOTS FOR WINTER...
Anniex

Linka said...

I love the maxi skirts, but I'm not really into the thigh-high slits. I'd be holding the skirt together all day!

Jesse said...

love it, and hope i can pull it off with my bump!

Marit said...

LOVE!

Nicole said...

I wore a navy blue maxi skirt with a silk sleeveless blouse to a film screening last night and a girlfriend told me that I looked like I was "vacationing in Italy". Yes Please!

annie markantonatou said...

love skirts like these, but you must be really thin to wear them!

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fleur_delicious said...

yes to the maxi skirt, but no to the slit - I had a maxi or two with high slits in high school/college in the 90s and honestly? I feel a little old to be wearing the trend again in the same way that I did when I was in my late teens! (erm - plus, I'm not a string bean anymore!)

kaela d. said...

i'm a short 5'2" but i LOVE my maxi skirt. the trend really hasn't hit colorado yet, but i just got back from SF and got an awesome maxi with a cropped top. It's a nice new trend for those of us who are top heavy AND short. i get to wear it high waisted and totally show off my best features....love.

Kiana said...

I love the skirt with the slit but I think what makes this look work and not look Amish is the blouse and the awesome leather belt. Very cute!

Em said...

i have even seen bride's wearing maxi skirts. They sell a ton of them at BHLDN.

jen fuller said...

They look so pretty with button up shirts, too...very baby friendly :)
although...i'm only 5'2 so buying those can be tricky because i aaalways have to have them hemmed! boo!
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Molliee said...

I would love to dare! I am excited to wear maxi's for fall with boots and more covered up tops!

lindsey said...

now's the time to be packing away summer clothes... except for some of my transitional maxis... i'm never going back... I really love the Christian Siriao line for spring 2012... those are some serious maxis

Melissa Blake said...

I love this!! :)

Laura said...

Wow, I'm immensely surprised by how many commenters seem to like this trend. I think it looks incredibly outdated and don't think this is a trend that should be brought back. I like casual maxi dresses for summer, but maxi-skirts for office attire? I think it looks awful.

Rachel said...

Oh I love LOVE maxi skirts and dresses. So easy to wear. It's a great way to be totally comfy and not look like a slob!

Amy@OldSweetSong said...

I don't think us hippy gals can pull these off. MUCH more flattering on a lady with a straighter shape. I do wish though because they are super sassy.

Lilacs In May said...

If you have hips or a tummy they make you look like Mummy...

Giulia said...

I do dare. I wish I had the ones I wore in the 70s, tho.

xo

Rothwella said...

I'd love to dare if I wasn't about to have a baby. I think I have too much around in hips area even when not preggers.

Those who are tall and thin look great though! I'm also glad I'm not the only one who thought of the 90's when seeing these.

Dylan Drake said...

Yes, I would! I love maxi skirts they are so comfortable and when worn right can be sexy too.

Jill said...

I like the idea, but I have a problem with footwear - flat sandal like shoes seem the best bet, but it's already pretty chilly here in Seattle. Do you have shoe suggestions to pair with a maxi skirt (or dress!) for real Fall weather?

Anastasia said...

This summer in Tokyo I saw maxi skirts EVERYWHERE! I was surprised how well those tiny Japanese women could pull it off. They frequent key for them was pairing with high, high wedges.

Suzabell Muses said...

love long skirts but cannot wear the maxi pleated look with the gathered waist...i look like 2 ton tilly that way. Also noticed a few of these in newport vacationing over labor day. do be careful that the hemline is not filthy.

Sara Szatmary said...

I have one! And it's bright coral. I felt a little crazy buying one but I have been getting compliments ever since!

{molly beth} said...

I don't have a skirt, but I do have two dress that I LOVE! Sometimes I layer them, making them appear as skirts. They are so comfy and great!

I just did a post on high-waisted pants for fall, I'd love for you to stop by!
xoxo.
http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

Janna said...

Well I love the skirt on the model, but being a fairly short person I don't know if I could pull this look off even though I really like it

Carried Away said...

Love maxi skirts, but I still haven't found one that I love. I have one maxi dress that I love and even if I'm not a very tall person I like how it fits me.

balladofseasons said...

the most admirable maxi skirt that I came across was on 'the sartorialist'.

I've put it on my blog too:
http://balladofseasons.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-favorite-sartorialist-2.html

love xo

MostlyFlumxdArt said...

I would dare if I was 5'10 and weighed 120 lbs. Otherwise I will look like I am wearing my witch costume a little early.

Stacy said...

I love how it is office ready when a collared button-up is added up top. I would definitely dare (well, maybe not at the office :)!

Amanda said...

I'm coveting everything at Madewell lately... including that skirt.

The Cyclist's Wife said...

I am LOVING these. Need to add some to the wardrobe ASAP!

Jill said...

Nope, not me. I like my skirts shorter. If I want something covering my legs, I'll wear pants. :)

Jiyoonie said...

love the maxi. hard to find ones that look good on a shortie like me, but when i do...

Sandra P. said...

I have yet to buy one of these, but I love this one from Forever21 that I've featured on my blog -

http://bit.ly/qP5LDj

:]

Veronica said...

hell yeah.

Manu said...

i love them! But it can be a little tricky to find one that fits you well if you're not super tall and have a big b*tt like mine :( besos!

Taylor said...

HA! loved the "legs or cleavage" comment. I totally adore maxi skirts and have been waiting to find the right one...will it have slits up to my thighs? we shall see! Recently Erika P of Urban Grace wore one for a magazine spread...it was gorgeous and is on sale at Anthro right now.

Amy said...

I finally got brave enough to buy one this week, and I got tons of compliments when I wore it the next day with a tank and cardi!

Nisha said...

I absolutely love this skirt! I think the slit adds a nice shape to the maxi skirt!

laurenjeanallece said...

I just bought a navy blue maxi and I'm so excited to wear it with my knee high boots for autumn!

Not your average Jo said...

I would most definitely dare!

Red Penny said...

see these everywhere-- including fashion week-- and am convinced that unless you are 6'+, these skirts/dresses are supremely unflattering and cumbersome. i'll stick to just-above-knee-length A-line!

ourdreamlives said...

I kinda wasn't expecting maxi skirts to be so on trend come autumn/winter, but it seems like they're going to be! So maybe it's time I (finally) get round to buying one :)
Sally

Snappy Di said...

I think they are ugly and make life difficult for sitting, walking, climbing steps, getting into and out of a vehicle, etc. Been there, done that style decades ago. I wish it would just go away.

Ly said...

I wish I could pull of Maxi skirts...i'm too short.

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Wendy said...

Again, -yes-! I think maxi skirts make casual look elegant.

Fleur De Moi said...

Good lordy, who DOESN'T love an amazing maxi skirt! That outfit is FAB too!

hello, Friday said...

I'd wear it all day everyday if I'm only taller. xoxo

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Ally said...

YES I would!
xo
http://allykayler.blogspot.com/

jkyw said...

I love the trend on others but can't see myself wearing it. maybe next year i'll give it another go.

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