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Back in the swing of things: S/S’s big skirt trend

Spring/summer’s new skirt shape is below the knee and full – think 1940s (not 50s) with a modern twist

Mon, Jan 13, 2014, 17:15


From left: skirts from River Island, New Look and Dorothy Perkins

That pun was really just an excuse for me to say: WOAH! How is it January 13th already? This month has just flown in - I somehow expected a nice slow build-up to a busier February, but the first two weeks of January have been choc-full of Xposé slots and Midday mayhem, as well as the regular work of Monday’s fashion page in The Irish Times (have you checked out today’s yet - on slow fashion?).

Of course, it’s also a way of talking about skirts – spring/summer’s are full, pleated numbers, hitting slightly below the knee (not quite midi, thank the fashion gods) and in an array of colours (white is BIG for S/S, although we could argue that white is the absence of colour, rather than a colour), prints (check is back, also florals – but bigger, more graphic, and lots of clashing) and in kilt-style (did anyone else feel serious skirt envy reading yesterday’s Sunday Times and seeing Laura Weir’s Asos number – sadly sold out in white, but on sale in red and grey?).

Pic via Fiorelli on Twitter

For inspiration, I’d recommend checking out Silicon Valley-based This Time Tomorrow – she rocks a below-the-knee skirt like no one else.