My everyday cords, but in skirt form.
September 8, 2010 6:26 AM Subscribe
Help me brainstorm casual, neutral skirts that I can wear with a wide variety of colored T-style tops. Difficulty: slim-hipped, so skirt must be a full or flared cut.
posted by Bardolph to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (5 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a fairly casual dresser and love being able to mix-and-match fitted, colored long- or short-sleeved knit tops with relatively neutral bottoms (like jeans and khaki pants/shorts). I like the feel of skirts and would like to be able to do this using skirt bottoms as well.
The difficulty is that I'm a rectangle body shape, so pencil and even A-line skirts look awful on me. I really love 50's-style, ~knee-length box-pleated or swing skirts that sit below the waist and give me a bit of an hourglass; but the classic "neutral bottom" fabrics, like denim, corduroy, camo and khaki twill, seem too stiff and bulky to get made into full-cut skirts, and filmier fabrics in blue/tan tend to clash, texture-wise, with the plainness and... chunkiness(?) of my various jersey baby-Ts. (White and black are neutrals available in different fabrics, but both seem too dressy and too color-blocky when paired with bright, plain tops.) The few pleated denim skirts I've seen are very short and seem designed to broadcast "saucy schoolgirl" more than "grown-up married lady."
Can anyone recommend a skirt type that would work in the kinds of outfits I'm describing? Bonus points if I can buy it outright for<$35, but I'd also be grateful just to see some inspiration for future shopping and/or a possible sewing project.