posted by Jo Frances on September 8, 2012 9:37 am
As an alternative to an A-line skirt, Lucky Magazine suggests the pleated skirt. But first, a primer: an A line is named for the shape it makes--narrow on top, then flaring to it's fullest point on the bottom. There are A line skirts, dresses and coats, and they are frequently recommended for pear-shaped women.
In contrast, the pleated skirt can be shaped as A line, pencil, straight, or full. Pleats seem to run contrary to the advice of avoiding anything that brings attention to "problem areas" but by placing the pleats on the side, these skirts don't produce that hideous pouch effect that pleated trousers do.
posted by Jo Frances on June 14, 2012 7:41 am
Combining two trends into one skirt, this style is an easy way to update your wardrobe:
posted by Jo Frances on May 17, 2012 12:28 pm
One signature piece, that is. Take this Vanessa Bruno skirt. It's $195 (originally priced at $560), which is admittedly a lot for a skirt. But it's obviously so well made and, yes, expensive looking that it will instantly elevate anything else you wear with it.
As much as I love finding bargains at Target, there are times I have to remind myself that quality does show. Spending a lot is no guarantee of finding well made clothes, but it certainly improves the odds.
posted by Jo Frances on March 12, 2012 8:04 am
$290.00 by Rag and Bone at Rag & Bone
...flaunt it! And this is the skirt to do just that. Made of a lightweight scuba fabric, this skirt hugs like a jersey, but is thick enough to hold rather than spotlight the jiggles.
posted by Jo Frances on February 8, 2012 10:55 am
Topping the list of basics that every woman "must" own, is a pencil skirt in a season spanning fabric like Super 120 (a lightweight wool). This skirt from J. Crew fits the bill, and in this color, it's a perfect updater. I've paired the skirt with other bright colors to show how well seemingly unrelated shades can look together.
posted by Jo Frances on February 2, 2012 9:32 am
I've been seeing a lot of accordion pleat skirts in magazines and stores lately. After a few seasons of slim sexy skirts it makes sense that the pendulum-swinging response would be a style that is loose and feminine.
A great over-40 silhouette (fitted over loose) would be to pair this with a snug sweater top, like a mock turtleneck.
posted by Jo Frances on December 5, 2011 12:10 pm
Ever wonder how celebs and their stylists seem to just look better dressed than everyone else, even when they're wearing things we have in our own closets? They mix it up! Every item here is a different pattern, color, texture or finish from the others.