Wednesday, July 18, 2012

On Trend: Layered Skirts

On Trend: Layered Skirts

We all love the peplum and tiered skirt looks that have been on fire over the last several months.  For those of you who may feel overwhelmed by these styles or who crave a new alternative, how about the layered skirt?  I like to think of it as the sister to the peplum and tiered skirts :)  I have received emails and read articles about the bulky, and sometimes unflattering, look of peplum and tiered skirts on certain body types.  Some women love the multi-layer skirt concept but shy away from peplum and tiered skirts for these reasons.  The layered skirt alternative provides a similar feel but with a more flattering appeal.

The layered skirt look can be achieved in a couple of different ways (depending on your creativity and comfort level).  The most conservative option would be a second layer of fabric under the outer layer which either peeks out from the hemline or is attached just under the hemline.  For those slightly more adventurous (which are most of my readers), try wearing two completely different skirts of different lengths on top of each other or wearing a skirt over a dress.  Fashion blogger, Megan, of  The Frugalista Diaries , is an expert at creating this type of look! :)

Spring 2012 runway inspiration...

Bottega Veneta Spring/Summer 2012

Versace Spring/Summer 2012

Continuing into Fall 2012...
Runway inspiration...



My favorite Nina Ricci paper bag skirt in various incarnations over the last couple of years...

L: leather  version  R: spring 2012 version / mytheresa.com  ($591 reg. $985)

Skirt-over-dress inspiration...



Picks to purchase...

Suno Layered Mini Skirt / mytheresa.com   ($178 reg. $591) 

The DVF Elley skirt...
Many versions of this amazing skirt...several options (l-r)  Diane von Furstenberg Elley Mini Eyelet Skirt / Saks.com   ($110),   Diane Von Furstenberg Elley Miniskirt / shopstyle.comDiane von Furstenberg Clean Elley Mini Skirt / barneys.com          

clockwise: Asos Crochet Lace Mini Skirt with Sheer Overlay  ($58),  3.1 PHILLIP LIM Pintucked Under Layered Mini Skirt / boutique1.com  ($561), Topshop Coral Layered Skirt   ($68), Oasap Pleated Skirt with Lined Shorts ($41)                

Oasap Long Distinctive Pleated Skirt with Outer Short Panel   ($85),  Watercolor Floral Skirt / pixiemarket.com  ($104),  Oasap Contrast Lace Panel Mini Skirt  ($61)    

And the perfect summer white layered skirt...


Do you love this look?

Cathy

44 comments:

  1. SUPER SUPER CUTE STYLE! I LOVE IT! VERY WELL DONE!

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  2. Adorei o blog, muito lindo, amei tudo. Parabéns mesmo, vou sempre estar aqui (:

    ontendency.blogspot.com

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  3. Love this style! Blake looks great in her fashion choices as well!

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  4. oooo, the Nina Ricci looks are fabulous!
    xo, Chelsea
    www.abitofsass.blogspot.com

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  5. love the layered skirt look!

    http://forallthatjas.blogspot.com/

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  6. Loving the layered skirt trend! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, your fashion and blog are both wonderful! :)

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  7. Hi!

    thanks for checking out my blog! I love this post! and your blog is amazing! I'm following you now via GFC and would love if you followed back =)

    Melanee
    xo
    http://melaneeshale.blogspot.com/

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  8. I'm really liking this trend.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  9. I love this kind of skirt, you selected great images, very inspiring!:) kisses!:)

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  10. thank u Cathy :) I really appreciate it :*

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  11. I love it!!!

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    xoxo

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  12. Hi dear, how are you, didn't realize how much I liked this layered trend until I saw this post, Love how the skirt looks on Blake Lively, with the different shades of green, that would be my favourite way to wear them

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  13. Great picks! I would love to add some of these items to my wardrobe!

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  14. These are so gorgeous!
    Especially loving the lacy one worn by Blake Lively!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  15. blake always looks amazing! xoxo from nyc & http://www.the-beautiful-things.com

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  16. I do like this look! I like the skirts created by DVF but I am not a fan of the skirt over the dress look...or the idea. I live in Chicago, summers are hot and humid. Frankly, the idea of a skirt worn over a dress (and most of my skirts and dresses have lining) just makes me think I'll be experiencing Menopause 15 years earlier than I need to be... Yeah I am not ready for that stage of my life...

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  17. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!
    And yes: I reallly love this kind of looks!

    Love,
    http://inass-myfashion.blogspot.nl
    P.S. CHECK MY NEW POST!

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  18. Love the white skirt!! So beautiful!! Kisses from Tunisia!!

    Babi
    www.voguebuster.net

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  19. never seen skirt over a dress but it does look nice :)
    XXX
    http://emnfashionandphotography.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. Oh wow, great trend-spotting! And so pretty!
    ♡ Lexi
    FASHION: Glitter & Pearls
    WEDDINGS: Glitter Weddings

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  21. hey hun, thank you for the comment on my blog, Yours is great and I would love us to follow each other...
    what you think?

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  22. yes, I like this look. Lovely images, I love the Marios Schwab´s one.
    thank you sharing:)
    xx chris

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  23. Really love this look

    & Amazing blog; FOLLOWED <3

    Lots of love; Pauline
    www.xpeachie.blogspot.com

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  24. Thankyou for your comment on my blog:)
    Would you like to follow one another? x

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  25. I so love a great skirt and these are stunning!

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  26. I also love layering a shirt with a skirt in a way that it pops out the bottom :)


    XX,
    Miranda

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  27. I'm definitely into them!! xo

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  28. I have to get used to it a little but I definitely like the trend! Blake lively's outfit looks gorgeous and i love the leather layered skirt! <3

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  29. Your blog is super cute! I'm following! :)

    xxx
    StephC

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  30. Totaly LOVE!!! I adore the way you present the stuff. Really great.

    Keep posting,

    www.nicoleta.me

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  31. Amaazing blog and I really love it.

    Very nice photos :))



    ~~follow each other?



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  32. thanks so much for your comment hun, following you now!

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  33. Blake lively always looks amazing!! :)


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  34. I love the skirt over dress trend!

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  35. Thank you for following me hun, I am following you now too! :)

    www.thesequincinderella.com

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  36. I am loving the skirt over dress trend too! Great blog!!

    xo Claire

    http://clairefile-neveralone.blogspot.com/

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  37. Thanks for your comment sweetie! you have a nice blog, i follow you with GFC, visit my blog and follow me too if you want ;)

    www.inspiredintheworld.blogspot.com

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  38. I love the last one! cute blog :)

    check out my shop! www.blindingbrightshop.blogspot.ca

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  39. I originally thought that layered skirts were kind of hard to pull off, but I'm really wanting one after seeing this post. My favourites are the skirts with some kind of abstract or geometrical print! Great post!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  40. love everything!

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com)

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